Liaisons with other Societies including Development of Reporting Systems

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Aims of the Committee

The aim is to maintain a liaison between the Societies and the International Academy of Cytology, including the organization of the companion meetings.

Specific Topics

  • To collaborate strictly with the educational committee

Chair: Philippe Vielh
Members: Andrew Field, Donna Russel, Martha Pitman, Giancarlo Troncone
Members ex-officio: Massimo Bongiovanni and Fernando Schmitt


Dr. Philippe VIELH, MD, PhD, FIAC

Dr. Philippe Vielh directed the cytopathology unit at Institut Curie (Paris, France) for 13 years before moving to Gustave Roussy comprehensive cancer center (Villejuif, France) where he headed the cytopathology unit (2003-2015), the histocytopathology unit of the translational research laboratory (2007-2014), and the institutional biobank (2011-2014). He then worked (2015-2019) at the Laboratoire National de Santé (Dudelange, Luxembourg) where he was mainly in charge of cytopathology. He is now working at Medipath and the American Hospital of Paris (France).


Andrew Field, MB BS (Hons), FRCPA, FIAC

Dr. Field is head of the Department of Anatomical Pathology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, and Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales and Notre Dame University Medical Schools. He is currently the President of the International Academy of Cytology and a foundation member of African Strategies for Advancing Pathology, an organization that aims to advocate for and coordinate improvements in pathology services throughout Africa.

Donna russell, CFIAC

Donna Russell received her Master’s in Education from the University of Rochester Graduate School of Education and currently is the Education Coordinator of the Cytopathology Resident/Fellowship training program at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. She has been an employee at UR Medicine for over 30 years.  She is also the program director of the Master’s level Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center/Daemen College School of Cytotechnology and is currently teaching her seventh class. 

Dr. Martha Pitman, MIAC

Dr. Pitman is Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and practising pathologist in cytopathology and gastrointestinal surgical pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
She has been Associate Editor of Cancer Cytopathology and The Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology and is currently active on the editorial boards of several journals. She is the lead author of the PSC Pancreaticobiliary Terminology System for reporting pancreaticobiliary cytology as well as the new WHO Reporting System for Pancreaticobiliary Cytology. She is also on the Standing Committee (one of 5 series editors) for all WHO Reporting Systems.

Dr. Giancarlo Troncone

Dr. Giancarlo Troncone

Giancarlo Troncone, MD, PhD, is full professor of anatomic pathology at the University Federico II in Naples, Italy. He is director of The Department of the Public Health and of the cytopathology unit, the molecular pathology unit, and the master’s degree program in predictive molecular pathology. He is the coordinator of the PhD course in public health and preventive medicine. He was trained in pathology at the Nuffield Department of Pathology, University of Oxford (Oxford, United Kingdom), and in cytopathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). His research interests include the development, validation, and quality assessment of a wide range of morpho-molecular techniques on cytopathologic specimens in the field of predictive pathology of solid tumors. He maintains an active cytodiagnostic practice, which includes lung, thyroid, lymph node, and breast samples. He is the Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Molecular Pathology.