The Council assists and supervises the Executive Committee. Besides its task of general supervision, the Council has the following specific powers:
Approval of the annual accounts prepared by the Executive Committee before presentation to the General Assembly.
Preparation and supervision of the election procedures, as well as acceptance or remittance of nominations for officers, Presidency or of any other society representative.
Long term decisions or decisions of strategic impact, in so far as no change of Statutes is required.
Preparation of any changes in the Statues or Bylaws, as well as supervision of the procedures involving their adoption.
Assistance to the actions of the Executive Committee, particularly in decisions of strategic impact for the organization of the annual congress, or any other events organized by the society.
The Council is composed of at least 13 members, namely the Executive Committee and at least eight other society members. The Council meets as necessary, with a minimumof twice a year.
Members elected in 2015
Prof. Dr. Peter Schirmacher Institut für Pathologie University Hospital Im Neuenheimer Feld 224 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Prof. Metka Volavšek Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana Korytkova 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dr. Tibor Tot Department of Pathology and Clinical Cytology Central Hospital Falun S-791 82 Falun, Sweden
Prof. Cord Langner Institute of Pathology Medical University of Graz Auenbruggerplatz, 25 8063 Graz, Austria
Dr. Xavier Matias-Guiu Hospital v. Arnaude Vilanova Dept. of Pathology Au Alcalde Rovira Rorize 80 25198, LLEIDA, Spain
Members elected in 2017
Prof. W Glenn McCluggage , FRCPath Consultant Gynaecological Pathologist and Professor of Gynaecological Pathology, Department of Pathology Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BA, United Kingdom
Dr. Maria Rosaria Raspollini Histopathology and Molecular Diagnostics University Hospital, Careggi - Florence Largo Brambilla, 3. 50134 Florence - Italy
Dr. Anastasia Konstantinidou Professor of Pathology Medical School National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece