19th International Congress of Cytology – Yokohama
May 28 – Jun 1 all-day

19th International Congress of Cytology – Yokohama
May 28 – June 1, 2016

I am pleased to have the honor of announcing that the 19th International Congress of Cytology (ICC2016) will take place in Yokohama, Japan, from 28 May to 1 June, 2016.

I cordially invite you to participate in what promises to be a memorable conference.

The history of the International Academy of Cytology (IAC) goes back to 1957.
Dr. Kazumasa Masubuchi was one of the contributors to the establishment of this international body. The Japanese Society of Clinical Cytology (JSCC) was then set up and officially established in 1962.
Now, the JSCC comprises over 11,000 members including 5,000 cytopathologists and 6,000 cytotechnologists. Some 5,000 participants attend its biannual domestic conferences.

At ICC2016, we intend to focus on two subjects. The first is the potential of new developments in cytodiagnosis made possible through the merge of various new technologies derived from diverse fields of medical science, along with the usefulness of cytology as a screening or diagnostic modality. The second is to explore the innovative steps we are compelled to take in the future, through sharing the experiences and research achievements of all the participants.

Yokohama is a vibrant port city, only 30 minutes from central Tokyo and Haneda International Airport. Since its opening as an international shipping port in 1859, the city has been Japan’s window on the world and has played a leading role in the country’s modernization. Thus, attendees of the ICC2016 will be able to enjoy its blend of tradition and an international outlook along with the hospitality of its citizens in a safe, comfortable environment, all of which make it a very appealing destination. A variety of social events and optional tours have been planned to make your stay an enjoyable one.

I look forward to welcoming many of my fellow professionals in the field of Cytology from Japan and abroad in May 2016.

Yours sincerely,

Daisuke Aoki

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Colorado Society of Pathologists’ Annual Meeting: Stars in the Mountains
Jun 15 – Jun 17 all-day

July 15-17, 2016 Stars in the Mountains


Register Now for Colorado Society of Pathologists’ annual meeting, Stars in the Mountains. We are proud to announce the following speakers:

Friday, July 15: Jonathan I. Epstein, M.D., Urology and Oncology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital 

Saturday, July 16: Andrew L. Folpe, M.D., Soft Tissue PathologyThe Mayo Clinic

Sunday, July 17: Lester D. Thompson, M.D., Head and Neck Pathology, Southern California Permanente Medical Group

June Cyto-econference 2016
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pediatric Cytopathology

June 28, 2016

Lisa A. Teot, MD (photo)
Director of Cytopathology and Director of Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program
Boston Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

This presentation will provide a comprehensive discussion of selected common and uncommon lesions encountered in the pediatric population. For each case the cytologic features will be reviewed, a differential diagnosis will be developed based on the cytologic and clinical findings, and the role of ancillary studies in narrowing the diagnostic considerations or arriving at a definitive diagnosis will be discussed. Limitations and diagnostic pitfalls pertinent to each case will be discussed, with emphasis on features unique to pediatric specimens. The cases will include infectious diseases, lymphoid proliferations and round cell malignancies, as encountered in fine needle aspirates or exfoliative samples.

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Florida Society of Pathology: Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference
Jul 23 – Jul 24 all-day
July Cyto-econference 2016
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Role of Touch Imprint Cytology of Needle Core Biopsies in Adequacy Assessment: Change in Practice Pattern

July 26, 2016

Vijayalakshmi Padmanabhan, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology, Medical Director of Cytopathology
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire

Needle core biopsies (NCB) are replacing classic FNA in many institutions across the US, and intra-procedural cytological assessment of the Touch Imprint (TI) cytology of NCB is often requested by radiologists. In this webinar, we will discuss the role of TI cytology of skinny NCB in adequacy assessment – preparing the specimen, differentiating the morphological features from classic FNA and the advantages and pitfalls of this technique.

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