The Rules of the Society were established as per the Associations Incorporation Act 1991. The Rules were formally adopted in October 1994 and since then only one adjustment has been made to include the election of non medical members to office bearing positions.
Copies of 'The Rules' of the Society are sent to every new member of the Society.
Members of all boards and committees are volunteers, as is the Editor of Cytoletter, and they come to board meetings in their own time, or as prearranged with their employer.
Costs to attend these meetings are covered by the Society and where necessary include transport (air/cab/parking) and accommodation.
Meetings are held in March and October. Each meeting is scheduled for a half day and members of Council, the Board of Education and the Board of Examiners meet for lunch provided by the Society.
The names of members of Executive and Council, as well as the Chair of the Board of Education and the Chief Examiner of the Board of Examiners, and the Editor of Cytoletter are listed in the 'Contents' page of Cytoletter each quarter. Communication with them can always be made through the national office if you are not sure of their contact details via your own Branch committees.
The Objects of the Society are:
- to provide a forum for exchange of ideas on cytology;
- to foster an interest in the training of cytologists;
- to endeavour to achieve uniformity in the interpretation and reporting of cytological findings;
- to advance the knowledge and standards of cytology by means of seminars, lectures, case conferences and publication of relevant material in existing journals or by the publication of broadsheets;
- to encourage research in cytology;
- to establish liason with similar bodies having similar aims in other countries;
- to represent the special interests of cytological services before the various levels of government, and other organisations representing the interests of the professions and health services.