Pathology Department Administrators (PDAS)

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PDAS Council Member Listserv - [email protected]


The Pathology Department Administrators Section (PDAS) of the Association of Pathology Chairs provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas to make recommendations concerning the business and administrative aspects of running an academic Pathology department.

PDAS Resources

Eligibility for Membership

Regular Members: The voting members of PDAS shall be individuals listed as a department administrator or business officer (or other equivalent term) of departments of pathology, clinical pathology and/or laboratory medicine in schools of medicine as designated by the Chair. Only one member may be designated by the department Chair to be a voting member. Names should be submitted by chairs to the APC office and updated yearly as needed. These same members shall be invited to participate in the PDAS listserv.

Associate Members: Associate members shall be selected by the Chair from among the members of departments of pathology, clinical pathology and/or laboratory medicine that do not meet the eligibility requirements above but whose education and networking would be advanced to provide for succession planning and other important purposes of the department. PDAS Council has determined it is appropriate for one institution to have up to two associate members; a request to have more than two associate members would be subject to review and approval.

Click here to apply for membership.  Please note that membership requests are subject to review and approval.

Emeritus Membership

  • About
    Former PDAS members are encouraged to stay engaged through a PDAS Emeritus membership. Emeritus members may attend meetings and participate in the committees or sections of the Association as deemed necessary to advance the mission of said committees, sections, and meetings. Emeritus members may not vote or hold elected positions on the PDAS Council. These members shall be invited to participate in the PDAS listserv.
  • Eligibility
    Former members of PDAS who wish to continue their affiliation with PDAS will require the approval of PDAS Council. To request Emeritus status and approval from Council, the former PDAS member must submit a letter of interest to PDAS Council. Current Emeritus members need not re-apply.
  • Applying for Membership
    To apply for membership, please email your letter of interest to the APC office at [email protected]