EACC Regulations (2015)

Created: 03 May 2016
Written by Veronika Anic

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REGULATIONS

OF THE EUROPEAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF CYTOTECHNOLOGY (EACC)  OF THE EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF CYTOLOGY SOCIETIES (EFCS)

 The EACC’s aims and activities include all subjects concerning the Cytotechnologist (CT) profession and is  responsible for the European Special Session for Cytotechnologist to be held during the annual European Congress of Cytology.

The committee is composed of Members, Chairperson, Secretary and Editor of the EACC website

Membership:

Members are nominated to sit in the EACC by the National Cytotechnology/Cytology Society in their home country; preferably one per European country. If more than one National Society exists in the country, it is possible that each Society have a member in EACC.

Membership of the EACC is by Society and not by individual. A retiring member is succeeded by a Cytotechnologist elected in his/her country for the EACC.

The elected member should preferably serve for at least 4 years.

Request for admission:

A request for admission of a National Cytotechnology/Cytology Society representative person for membership, shall be submitted to the Chairperson and Secretary of the EACC accompanied with a recommendation letter from the chair or secretary of the National Cytotechnology/Cytology Society that contains personal data of the proposed member/representative: name, surname, institution and address of employment, contact telephone number, email address and the full name and address of the National Society which the mentioned person will represent.).

  • A Member should fulfil the following requirements:
    • live and work in the country he/she represents and be reasonably fluent in written and oral    English
    • be a highly qualified Cytotechnologist with experience in the cytotechnology profession e.g. morphology, immunological and/or molecular- biological techniques
    • be acquainted with the national situation concerning cytotechnology e.g. education,    certification,  official recognition of the certificate, responsibilities, salaries, continuing education and member of the national society
    • should have experience at managerial level (i.e. Chief CT, member of a professional board, teacher)
    • to be in a position to attend European Cytology congresses, and thus participate at  the annual EACC Meeting and the Special Session for Cytotechnologists
    • to actively suggest subjects for discussion at the EACC meetings
    • to invite Cytotechnologists from his/her own country to contribute to the Special Session for Cytotechnologists, by presenting a lecture,a case history, a slide seminar or workshop notify the Secretary on any changes in personal data

Chairperson of the EACC 

  • Have been a member of the board of the EACC and served as secretary should preferably serve for at least 4 years

Responsibilities:

    • chair the annual EACC Meeting
    • chair the Special Session for Cytotechnologists at the European Congress of Cytology with commitment and active work contributes to the reputation, position and progress of EACC
    • officially together with the Secretary of EACC, cooperate with other professional organizations / societies on behalf of the EACC
    • examine together with the Secretary the request for admission of new members and all proposals for  the annual meeting
    • approves together with the Secretary all the material for publication on the EACC website

 Secretary of the EACC

  • preferably have been a member of the EACC and elected by its members
  • should preferably serve for at a 4 year term of office with the possibility of re-election When the chairperson retires, the secretary automatically replaces the chairperson

   Responsibilities:

    • officially together with the Chairperson of EACC, represent EACC and cooperate with other professional organizations / societies on behalf of the EACC with commitment and active work contributes to the reputation, position and progress of EACC
    • examine together with the Chairperson the request for admission of new members and all proposals for the annual meeting
    • organizes place, time and takes care of all additional needs for the annual meeting  draw up and distribute the agenda of the next annual EACC meeting in collaboration with the Chairperson,
    • organize the Special Session for Cytotechnologists at the Europpean Congress of Cytology in co-operation with the EACC members and the National EACC representative of the host country of the meeting 
    • record and send the minutes of the meeting to the members within 2 months
    • send a copy of  the minutes to the Secretary of the EFCS after each meeting
    • inform the Chairperson regularly of the progress in the organization of the Special Session
    • regularly and timely inform the members of  EACC of any changes and updates
    • approves together with the Chairperson all the material for publication on the EACC website

Editor of the website

  • preferably have been a member of the EACC and elected by its members 
  • should preferably serve for at least 4 years
  • edits and publish material on the website on behalf of EACC approved from the Chairperson and Secretary of EACC.

At least half of the members must be present or represented at the meeting in order to make decisions or changes in the regulations. Decisions are taken by simple majority of the votes. In the event of an equality of votes, the Chairperson or the one charing the meeting will have the casting vote.

The annual EACC Meeting takes place at every European Congress of Cytology.

A non member can attend the Meeting only if approval is given by the Chairperson and the Secretary of EACC. 

The Special Session for Cytotechnologists at the Europpean Congress of Cytology, is organized by the EACC in co-operation with the host country. The session is chaired by the Chairperson of EACC. If the Chairperson is unable to attend, the Secretary will chair the session.

August 2015

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