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2017-2019 Committees, Task Forces & Representatives

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

This Committee shall review these by-laws every six years. It may also entertain any motions to alter the by-laws triggered by the membership and the executive board.

Momin Siddiqui (chair)

Tarik Elsheikh

Claire Michael

Laura Tabatabai

David Chhieng

Scientific Program Committee

 This Committee shall be responsible for design, organization, and conduct of the scientific meetings and other educational efforts of the Society. This committee will also seek to develop, submit proposal, and obtain feedback of companion scientific programs and/or presentations at various national and regional pathology societies. including:


    Companion Scientific Session at USCAP Annual Meeting

    Companion Educational Lunch Session at ASC

    Companion Scientific Session at ASCP

    Collaborate in Annual Papanicolaou Cytopathology Course- as needed


Lester Layfield (Chair)

Andre Moreira

David Chhieng

Michelle Reid

Matthew Zarka

Liron Pantanowitz

Zubair Baloch

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee shall consist of at least two (2) immediate Past-Presidents of the Society. The most immediate Past-President of the Society shall be the Chair of this Committee. The Nominating Committee shall submit the names of nominees to offices elected by the membership (President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and members at large positions). Nominees for President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer should have preferably served on the Board of Directors. Any member of the Society may submit nominations to this Committee for consideration. The Nominating Committee shall make its recommendations to the Board of Directors at least ninety (90) days before the Annual Meeting at which they are to be considered.


The Nominating Committee shall make at least two (2) nominations for President-Elect and at least one (1) nomination for each of the remaining positions on the Board of Directors eligible to be filled by vote of the voting members.

The report of the Nominating Committee will be submitted at least thirty (30) days prior to the next Annual Meeting to the voting membership, and election will be by majority vote of the voting members by mail/Fax/e-mail ballot.


Tarik Elsheikh (Chair)

Phillip Vielh

Zubair Baloch
Andrew Field

L.C. Tao Educator of the Year and Yolanda Oertel Interventional Cytopathologist Awards Committee

Martha Pitman (Chair)
Claire Michael
Britt-Marie Ljung
Fernando Schmitt
Andrea Abati

Budget and Finance Committee

  • The committee shall work with the Treasurer to ensure the financial stability of PSC.

  • Receive requests for budget allocations from PSC Committees and Task Forces.

  • Prepare an annual budget for the ensuing year for review and approval by the Board of Directors.

  • Recommend to the Board of Directors change in fees for the membership in collaboration with the chair of membership committee.

  • Submit a financial report to the Board of Directors.

  • Annually report on the finding of the end-of-year audit by a Certified Public Accountant.

Eric J. Suba, MD (Chair)
Britt-Marie Ljung
Tarik Elsheikh
Oscar Lin

Research Committee

  • The committee obtains from USCAP a listing of abstract proposals that have been already accepted by USCAP for its annual national meeting.

  • The Committee reviews and scores/ranks abstracts submitted by first authors in training in the category of “Cytopathology”.

  • The research committee chooses a “first place” and “second place” research awards to pathologists-in-training (residents and fellows) at USCAP meeting, on an annual basis.

Liron Pantanowitz (Chair)
Stephen Schmechel
Sarah Bean
Scott Anderson
Fadi Salem
Sara Monaco
David Chhieng
Quisheng Si

International Scientific Program and Relations Committee

  • This committee will focus on developing companion scientific programs with international pathology societies and organizations.

  • It will also foster strong relationships with pathology organizations as well as organizations which focus on providing / improving the quality of much needed basic cytology screening services and education.

Zubair Baloch (Co chair)
Fernando Schmitt (Co chair)
Andrew Field
David Chhieng
Binnur Onal
Mauro Saleg

Membership Committee
  • The Membership Committee shall perform such duties as directed by the Board of Directors to increase membership roster and further the Society's goals of its members.

  • The committee shall screen and approve new members and will work closely with the secretary treasurer to keep and maintain an updated list of all the paid members of the society.

  • This committee is also in-charge of making sure that all paid members have access (print and online) to the current and the future line up of journals affiliated with PSC.

Claire Michael (Co-chair, USA and Canada)
Esther Diana Rossi, MD (Co-chair, International)
Angelique W. Levi, M.D.
Sule Canberk, MD
Momin Siddiqui, MD
Phillip Bomeisl

Newsletter and Publication Committee

  • This Committee shall assist in the publication of reports and documents generated by the standing committees.

  • It shall maintain the publication of a regular newsletter (at least twice a year) in pdf format to keep the membership informed of all activities.

  • The Newsletter editor shall be the chair of the committee.

Adebowale J Adeniran (Chair)
Oscar Lin
Aziza Nassar
Guoping Cai
Jay Wasman
Xin Jing

Education and Training Task Force

  • This committee evaluates the effectiveness of the overall PSC CME and CE Programs with scientific program committee and international scientific program committee.

  • The members of this committee are also responsible for soliciting educational content for pathology trainees (residents and fellows) for the PSC newsletter.

Laura Tabatabai (Chair)
Eric Huang
Diane Grunnes
Manju Harshan
Zesong Zhang
Carlie Siegel
Madge Eseuba
Rita Abi Raad

Standards of Practice Task Force

Standards of practice in cytopathology is an important area which needs to be addressed on a continual basis. This committee will work on developing standards of practice and guidelines for cytopathology using a variety of methodologies and resources, the parameters when developing these standards of practice include but are not limited to professional knowledge, application of methodologies and guidelines in practice, formal scientific presentations and discussions, learning and assessment and ongoing professional development.

The standard of Practice task force will:

  • Initiate the process to discuss and define general principals, skills, values and issues that encompass the overall and daily practice of cytopathology.

  • Once these recommendations and guidelines are drafted and posted on the PSC website, the committee will begin the process of review with feedback from discussion at scientific sessions and website feedback.

Matthew Zarka (Chair)
Ronald Balassanian
Pat Wasserman
Barbara Centeno

PSC Website Committee

  • Manage the web presence of PSC by developing and maintaining web content describing PSC and its mission.

  • Revise the PSC webpage to update latest information with any committee or the executive board.

  • Redesign and implement web content and other educational services that comply with the accessibility standards.

  • Coordinate with PSC newsletter committee to post and archive newsletters.

  • Support web presence of any PSC committee by posting, developing or managing appropriate and relevant content.

  • Co-ordinate with webmaster in updating the website content and functionality of the website.

Andre Moreira (Chair)
Michael Yang
Dan Kurtycz
Alessandra Schmitt
Sepi Mahooti
Emilio Madrigal

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