Who we are

The British Association for Cytopathology

The British Association for Cytopathology (BAC) was formed in 2011 following the merger of the British Society for Clinical Cytology (BSCC) and the National Association of Cytologists (NAC). 
The aims and objectives of the Association are:

  • To encourage the science and art of Cytopathology by encouraging higher standards in Cytopathology for the benefit of the public
  • To encourage research in Cytopathology and related fields and the publication of useful results

The BAC hosts an annual scientific meeting providing a stimulating scientific programme including symposia, lectures and workshops. Speakers are often internationally renowned and the event allows delegates to come together in a convivial atmosphere.
The BAC also hosts expert day tutorials on topical issues of interest in both gynaecological and non-gynaecological cytology. Members of the BAC will benefit from reduced registration fees for BAC events.

The BAC is the voice for cytology on numerous stakeholder professional groups. This list is not exhaustive but includes: the NHS Cervical Screening Programme, the Department of Health, Royal College of Pathologists, Institute of Biomedical Science, European Federation of Cytology Societies and worldwide through the International Academy of Cytology.


Inaugural BAC Executive Meeting 2011

Contact Us

BAC Office 
12 Coldbath Square 
London EC1R 5HL 
t: +44 (0) 20 7278 6907 
e: mail@britishcytology.org.uk