Vision and Mission Statements and Values

Vision, Mission and Values


The American Society of Cytopathology defines and promotes excellence in cytopathology striving for the highest quality of patient care.


The American Society of Cytopathology is the premier organization for the promotion of cytopathology with its primary focus on:

  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Public Education
  • Research
  • Professional Practice Issues and Standards
  • Ethics
  • Advocacy in Behalf of Members, Patients, Providers


Quality– Ensuring the welfare of our patients.

Integrity– Maintaining the highest ethical standards in all professional conduct.

Leadership– Leading our discipline through innovation, education and advocacy.

Collaboration– Enhancing mutually respectful inter-professional partnerships among pathologists, cytotechnologists, clinicians, and other members of the healthcare team, as well as promoting inter-society partnerships.