American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)

The American Society of Cytopathology (ASC), founded in 1951, is a distinguished national professional society of physicians, cytotechnologists and scientists who are dedicated to the cytologic method of diagnostic pathology. The ASC’s diverse membership of more than 3000 individuals includes representatives from other countries who share a vision of education, research and continuous improvement in the standards and quality of patient care. The ASC is a unique society that provides a forum where physicians and cytotechnologists can interact and network with each other on both a personal and professional level.

Recognizing that the future of medicine is in building teams of healthcare providers, the ASC collaborates with other professional organizations and government agencies to address issues relating to cytopathology. The ASC is involved with patient advocacy groups on patient/community education issues. Education remains a primary focus of these collaborations, with the outcome of improved patient care.

Educational Opportunities
The educational programs of the ASC are of prime importance to its members and to the Executive Board. The ASC recognizes the need to quickly integrate evolving basic science insights and experimental/newly available techniques into research and clinical practice, and addresses this need through its educational programs. To meet the educational needs of its constituents, the ASC has developed an ambitious, set of integrated programs. Educational enhancement is offered through Annual Scientific Meeting, Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, ASC Cyto-econference Series, ASC eJournal Club, ASC Case Studies, Progressive Evaluation of Competency, The ASC Bulletin, ASC Listserv and the ASC Web site (

ASC Membership
Most importantly, it is a Society of and for its membership. It is committed to a dynamic interaction of health care professionals now and into the twenty-first century with dedication to maintenance of the highest professional standards in diagnostic cytopathology. Benefits of being an ASC member are numerous and cover a broad spectrum of professional and personal needs. As a member of the ASC, you have available the opportunity to provide and utilize resources necessary to foster professional, academic and scientific growth in the field of cytology. Members are entitled to compliment subscription of the Journal of American Society of Cytopathology, and reduced subscription rates Cancer Cytopathology, ACTA Cytologica, Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology, Cytopathology, and Diagnostic Cytopathology.

American Society of Cytopathology
100 West 10th Street, Suite 605
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Phone: 302-543-6583,
Fax: 302-543-6597

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