Archived Cyto-econferences

Archived Cyto-econferences are a valuable educational tool for any cytopathologist, cytotechnologist, institution or lab that cannot commit to live presentation times or do not have internet access. 

The American Society of Cytopathology wants to ensure that you and your colleagues stay informed on current practices, new technologies and the constantly changing cytopathology profession.  We are aware of the demand for continuing education and offer 2 CME/CMLE/SAM credits per Archive.

Archives are recordings of the live monthly webinars, allowing you to view and listen to the presentation, as if you were there.  They are available within a couple weeks after the live presentation date.

Read more about How Archived Cyto-econferences Work and How To Register 

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Archived Cyto-econferences   - Complete, downloadable, reference sheet

Archived Cyto-econferences – by Series

Individual 2014-2015 archives are available through this web page Order link below with Item Codes 3600-A-L, respective to the months.

Archived Cyto-econferences – by Topic

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Archived Cyto-econferences Educational Objectives

  • Identify cytomorphologic characteristics of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the major organ systems including female genital tract, hepato-biliary system, lung, thyroid gland, and lymph node.
  • Recognize key cytopathologic features of normal and disease states in a variety of clinical specimens including conventional and liquid based preparations of exfoliative samples (brushings, CSF, serous cavity fluids urine) and fine needle aspirations.
  • Discuss current issues in gynecologic cytopathology and legal ramifications.
  • Identify the role and limitations of new and emerging technologies in clinical cytopathology, including image analysis, automation, flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry and molecular/cytogenetic techniques.
  • Discuss various types of quality assurance programs with a goal of improving patient care and meeting federal regulation standards.

 


Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The American Society of Cytopathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Cytopathology designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

This product can help fulfill the CME requirements and Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) mandated by the American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process.

The American Board of Pathology (ABP), along with the other 23 members of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), has committed to participating in a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. This program is designed to assist physicians in maintaining standards necessary for them to provide quality care in their chosen specialties throughout their careers. MOC is a continuous process that begins immediately after board certification. As of January 1, 2006, all primary and subspecialty certificates issued by the ABP are time-limited and expire on December 31st, ten years after they are issued.

MOC Part II (life-long learning and self-assessment) requires that each diplomat obtain an average of 35 Category 1 CME credits per year for each two-year period in the MOC cycle. Ten of these credits must be obtained from completion of self-assessment modules (SAMs). Eighty percent of the CME requirement must be directly related to the diplomat’s practice.

The ASC is committed to helping pathologists meet the life-long learning requirement and is working to ensure that our CME activities address learning needs across the six competency areas adopted by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), and that all aspects of practice are evaluated and outcomes are measured. The six areas of competency are patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.

Physicians must complete a Self-Assessment Module (SAM) to claim MOC credits for each teleconference.  These modules are online, after evaluating the session and they consist of 5-10 questions.  Physicians must get 80% of the questions correct to print a certificate.

Each educational activity in this catalog is labeled with one or more icons indicating the competency area addressed in the session’s content. This can help you develop an educational plan that meets your needs and builds knowledge/skills across the competency areas.

Patient Care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health, demonstrating a satisfactory level of diagnostic competence and the ability to provide appropriate and effective consultation in the context of pathology services.
Medical Knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (eg, epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to pathology.
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement that involves investigation and evaluation of diagnostic and consultative practices, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvements in patient care practices.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills that result in effective information exchange and collaboration with patients, their families, and other health professionals.
Professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
Systems-Based Practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide pathology services that are of optimal value.

Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE)

The ASC designates these activities for the indicated number of Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) credit hours and also fulfills requirements of the ABMS to participate in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.


Cytotechnologists with Licenses in Florida and California

This program is approved for 2 continuing education credits in the State of Florida and 1 in the State of California.  The credit on each link is good for three years from the live presentation date.