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The Father of Cytology and the Originator of the Pap test – one of the most effective screening tests that has been instrumental in the significant reduction of incidence and mortality from cervical cancer.
The Society is proud
to carry Dr. Papanicolaou’s name


Stay up to date with various Cytopathology seminars and conferences which highlight advances and technological breakthroughs.

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Dear Members of the PSC:

Ever year PSC presents two awards to the cytopathologists in recognition of their work at our annual meeting.

The awards committee is now accepting nominations for these awards to be presented at the 2015 Companion Meeting at USCAP.

*The Educator of the Year Award* is presented to a Pathologist in recognition of his/her meritorious service, and contributions to the field of cytopathology education. The award is presented during the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology Companion Meeting held during the annual meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. The award also includes $1,000.00 made possible by the generosity of Dr. L.C. Tao.

Nominees for this award should have demonstrated significant contributions to the field of cytopathology education, including but not limited to: active participation in, or development of, exemplary training programs and educational activities at the state, regional and national levels. Any member of the Society may submit nominations to the Award Committee for consideration.

*The Yolanda Oertel Interventional Cytopathologist Award* is an annual award started to acknowledge the contribution of pathologists to the fine needle aspiration service. The award recognizes those who promote the use of fine needle aspiration, and encourage other pathologists to utilize fine needle aspiration.

Any cytopathologist promoting or utilizing the fine needle aspiration service is eligible for the award.

Please nominate for one or both of these awards and submit-

  • CV of the nominee
  • A photograph of the nominee
  • A statement regarding the accomplishments of the nominee

The above information will be distributed to the Awards Committee who will decide upon the winners. The winners will then be approved by the Executive Board and Officers of the Society.

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Contact the Board via Email
President Matthew Zarka M.D. 
SecretaryLongwen Chen, MD, PhD
Treasurer David Chhieng M.D.
Past President David Chhieng M.D.