Members of all boards and committees are volunteers and they come to board meetings in their own time or as prearranged with their employer.
|President||Ms Jennifer Ross|
|Vice-President||A/Prof Lyndal Anderson|
|Secretary||Mrs Irene Crothers|
|Assistant Secretary||Ms Alison Mak|
|Treasurer||Mrs Michelle Blackwell|
Board Of Education
This Board was formed in 1995 and has its own Terms of Reference. The Chairperson has to be nominated from within the board, and he or she, and other members, can only hold office for 4 years.
Members of this Board currently meet twice a year.
The Tutorial comes under the auspices of the Board of Education and both the convenor and the faculty all volunteer their time.
This board reports directly to Council.
Currently Members of the Board of Education are:
|Chairperson||Dr Bryan Knight|
|Editor Cytoletter||Mr Anthony Henwood|
|Representative from Executive Committee||Ms Jennifer Ross|
|Website Scientific Manager||Mr Christopher Bodel|
|CEC Registrar||Mrs Alisa Williams|
|Tutorial Convenor||Dr Alina Miranda|
|Member||Dr Siaw Ming Chai|
|Member||Ms Debbie Ekman|
Board Of Examiners
Members of the Society are invited to participate on this Board as per the Terms of Reference established in 1993. The current President is always the Chair and the Chief Examiner is chosen from the standing Members of the Board.
The Board meets twice a year. At the meeting in March (usually held as a teleconference with 2 or 3 members meeting face-to-face only) applications are reviewed and the content of the examination is agreed upon. Two Members of the Board accept the major responsibility for at least one component of the exam. The microscopy examinations are the most time consuming and demanding component to prepare, as five or six matching sets of slides are required. All Board Members are asked to assist with providing slides.
The Examination is always held over two days on the last weekend in June. The venues are determined by the candidates having completed the survey on the CTASC Exam Application page of this site.
The Councillor and the Branch Committee (or their nominated representatives) are required to organise the venue, facilities and supervision of the examination in each state over the two day period. The National Office and the Examination Board provide support as required.
Five pairs of markers perform the marking of the examination. Each Board Member works with an invited marker from their State. Where possible the pair consists of one cytologist and one cytopathologist. Each pair is required to mark one theory question, and two questions from both the gynaecological and non-gynaecological microscopy papers. Pairs have one month to finalise their marking.
The Multiple Choice papers are marked manually at the National Office using a template.
All marked papers are then returned to the National Office. All data is entered on a spreadsheet. The Chief Examiner attends the National Office to review the results.
Results are sent by the National Office to all candidates by 1 September. Successful candidates are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting at the Annual Scientific and Business Meeting to receive their Certificates.
The Board also meets again in October at the time of the Annual General Meeting and Annual Scientific and Business Meeting. The results of the past examination are discussed and analysed and plans for the next examination are put in place.
This Board provides a written Annual Report to Council each year.
Currently Members of the Board of Examiners are:
|Chairperson||A/Prof Lyndal Anderson|
|Chief Examiner||Mrs Terese Boost|
|Board Member||Dr Hema Mahajan|
|Board Member||Ms Jennifer Buckseall|
|Board Member||Mrs Stephanie McKell|
|Board Member||Ms Diana Stockman|
|Board Member||Mrs Julie Weigner|
Elected members of Executive Committee and elected State Chairpersons (Councillors) form the body known as Council. The Rules state that ‘subject to the Act, the Regulations, the Rules, and any resolution passed by the Society’, Council ‘shall control and manage the affairs of the Society’ and do ‘all such things as appear’ ‘to be necessary or desirable for the proper management of the affairs of the Society’.
It is usual for Council to meet twice a year. The first meeting is held in March (teleconference) and the second meeting is held in conjunction with the Annual Scientific and Business Meeting in October.
Any financial member of the Society can contribute to the Agenda at these meetings however it is usual for this to be channelled via members of Executive or the Councillor in each State. Each meeting takes about four hours.
|ACT||Dr Mitali Fadia|
|New South Wales||Dr Hema Mahajan|
|Queensland||Mrs Alissa Cox|
|South Australia||Ms Jennifer Buckseall|
|Tasmania||Ms Karen Wolfswinkel|
|Victoria||Dr Karen Talia|
|Western Australia||Dr Bridget Cooke|
This body oversees the requirements and conduct of the examination process for the Fellowship of the ASC (FASC). The Fellowship Board functions as a sub-committee of the Board of Education and consists of a minimum of four members. Ideally the committee has an even balance of scientific and medical membership.
The role of Board is to formulate and conduct examination for the qualification Fellow of Australian Society of Cytology (FASC).
- Consideration and approval of candidacy.
- Setting and examining the various aspects of the Fellowship, in line with the Fellowship requirements.
- Review of the requirements from time to time.
- Awarding the qualification to successful candidates.
The Board will report to the Board of Education and to Council through the Chair or a nominee.
Currently members of the Fellowship Board are:
|Chairperson||A/Prof Paul Shield|
|Member||Dr Bastiaan de Boer|
|Member||A/Prof Elizabeth Salisbury|
|Member||A/Prof Vincent Williams|
Committee members can always be contacted through the national office.