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

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

Responsibilities of the grossing working group

  1. Tasked to develop a consensus on basic guidelines for the pathologic evaluation (grossing) of pancreas specimens.
  2. Assess the current state and possible improvements in the pathologic evaluation of pancreas specimens through literature analysis.
  3. Seek consultation from other experts in various disciplines who are not members of the committee, as and when necessary.
  4. Analyze and collate results to develop a consensus on basic guidelines for the pathologic evaluation of pancreas specimens, which will be circulated among the members.
  5. Upon approval by the PBPS Executive Committee, the guidelines or manuscript will be published as work of the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society.

Responsibilities of the grossing working group co-chairs

  1. The co-chairs organize the working group meetings and conference calls.
  2. Recruits additional help from other PBPS members and other experts from various disciplines as and when required.
  3. Report to the PBPS Executive Committee about the educational activities.

Responsibilities of the grossing working group members

  1. Actively participate in goals of the working group and assist the co-chairs in developing the guidelines for the pathologic evaluation.

Approved by Executive Committee 4/16/2020