Cytology Working Group SOP

Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society (PBPS)
Cytology Working Group Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)


  1. The cytology working group will have 5 members: 2 co-chairs and 3 members.
  2. Term for chairs and members is 2 years (time period may be extended beyond 2 years with the approval of the Executive Committee).


Responsibilities of the cytology working group

  1. Obtains feedback from companion Cytopathology scientific programs and/or presentations at national cytopathology societies including the annual Companion Scientific Sessions at USCAP, ASCP, ASC as well as the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology.
  2. Presents on timely or guideline topics as well as regulatory and/or other issues at the annual meeting.
  3. Authors a case report to be published on the website and/or research papers related to the Society members’ studies, experience and the literature.
  4. May be requested to contribute interesting pancreatobiliary cytology cases for the interesting quarterly cases that is posted on the PBPS website

Responsibilities of the cytology working group co-chairs

  1. Organize the working group meetings and conference calls.
  2. Recruit additional help from other PBPS members and other experts from various disciplines as and when required.
  3. Report to PBPS Executive Committee regarding educational activities.

Responsibilities of the cytology working group members

  1. Actively assist the Chair of the Education committee in executing PBPS bylaws and SOP
  2. Organize the assigned educational goals.


Approved by Executive Committee 4/16/2020

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