Category: Committee

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Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Members,

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to serve? We will have two open positions on the Education Committee and two open positions on the Membership/Website Committee.  Applicants must be a member (regular, associate or emeritus) who has paid annual dues (only $50/year for regular members). The 2-year term will begin after USCAP 2020.  If you are interested,  please reply with the information (indicate with a “X”) below along with your CV to Vince Hoang ( by February 14, 2020.

  • I am a member (regular, associate, emeritus) of Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society
  • I have paid 2020 membership dues (only applicable for regular members)
  • I would like to be considered for the Education Committee
  • I would like to be considered for the Membership/Website Committee
  • I know WordPress (blog tool/publishing platform) or am willing to learn
  • I have social media skills

Applications will be reviewed by Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Executive Committee.  The selected applicants will be informed via email.

Hot of the press! You can find the President’s letter on the website and learn what your Society does for you!  Look forward to learning with you at our Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Companion Meeting in Los Angeles on February 29, 2020.

Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Executive Committee

Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society is seeking volunteers for Case of the Quarter Subcommittee positions

Dear Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society (PBPS) members and other interested parties in the pancreatobiliary pathology community,

PBPS is seeking enthusiastic volunteers for Case of the Quarter Subcommittee positions.

Applicants need to be active members in (or they can join) the PBPS. The subcommittee will have 4 members. Term for all members is 2 years. Each member will generate a case report to be published on the website once a year.

If you are interested in, please send an email, along with your CV, to Dr. Olca Basturk ( by April 12, 2019. Applications will be reviewed by PBPS Executive Committee and chosen applicants will be informed via e-mail and will be posted in our website ( no later than April 30, 2019.

Olca Basturk, M.D.

(on behalf of PBPS Executive committee)


Olca Basturk, M.D.

Associate Attending Pathologist

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Department of Pathology

1275 York Ave. New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 639-6078


Grossing Working Group Update


Our initial charge from the Education committee was to:

  1. Evaluate the literature and assess the current state and
  2. Create a written document with recommendations on grossing pancreas specimens. 

With your input, we have completed #1, which we reported on at the inaugural USCAP 2018 Companion Society Meeting.  We are now converting our presentation into a manuscript.  

We would like to extend a special note of appreciation to those who have helped us accomplish these goals.   More than a decade ago, Dr. Volkan Adsay envisioned hosting an annual Pancreas Luncheon during USCAP that was open to all interested members, from international experts to residents, to discuss and work together towards resolving the most current issues in the field.  The first such luncheon was held in 2008.  His vision, as well as his tremendous efforts to organize this gathering every year, culminated in the establishment of the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society.  He served as the first President of our Society and together with the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Executive Committee supported our efforts.  We are grateful for Volkan’s attendance and contributions at our monthly calls; his knowledge was immensely valuable.  Also, we would like to thank Dr. Olca Basturk, who shared her expertise and provided critical support to the logistic aspects of this presentation. We want to acknowledge Dr. Alyssa Krasinskas in her new role as the President of the Society who will support our efforts moving forward. To the members of our team who relentlessly worked along our side, Drs. Deepti Dhall, Kee-Taek Jang and Jiaqi Shi, thank you!. 

Lastly, a sincere THANK YOU to our colleagues (pathologists and clinicians) for participating in the survey.  

Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Grossing Working Group Co-Chairs

Daniela and Grace