39th European Congress of Cytology Milan @ Centro Congressi di Milano (MICO)
Sep 20 – Sep 24 all-day


The Italian Society of Pathology and Cytodiagnostics-Italian Division of International Academy of Pathology (SIAPEC-IAP), jointly with the Italian Society of Cytology (SICi), has the great pleasure and honor to organize the 39th European Congress of Cytology, on behalf of the European Federation of Cytology Societies (EFCS).

It will be held in Semptember 20-23 2015 in Milan in the Centro Congressi di Milano (MICO) during the 2015 Universal Exposition EXPO, which will offer visitors a veritable journey around the world, through the cultures, histories and innovations of over 140 participating countries.

The focused scientific program of the Congress will handle all the aspects of cytology from A to Z.

Highlight of 39th ECC will be: innovative technology in cytology, cytology in multidisciplinary context, quality control, quality assessment and improvement, requirements for training cyto-technicians and pathologists.

It will be a unique opportunity to reach expert cytopathologists coming from every part of Europe and beyond, and several specialty audiences in one location.

In addition to the most recent advances of the art, several practical cytology issues will be addressed in a number of workshops and slide seminars.

I am sure that the participation to this event will give the opportunity to spend days of intense and constructive work with the possibility to establish new scientific collaboration and new friendly interaction.

I wish to everyone willing to participate an interesting and pleasant stay.

See you in Milan.

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Luigi Di Bonito,
President of the 39th European Congress of Cytology
September Cyto-econference 2015
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Smartphone Applications in Cytopathology

September 22, 2015

Mohi Ghofrani, MD, MBA
Director, Cytopathology & Women’s Health
Peace Health Laboratories
Vancouver, Washington

These days many tasks, from the mundane to the exotic, have been simplified by a myriad of smartphone applications that take advantage of the numerous hardware components housed in these small handheld devices, so much so that the catchphrase “there’s an app for that!” has become ubiquitous. This presentation will review how smartphone technology may be utilized in day-to-day cytopathology practice, either by taking advantage of existing apps, or by developing an innovative idea into a novel application.

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Diagnostic Challenges In Fine Needle Aspiration And Exfoliative Cytology @ Casa Martelli Museum
Oct 14 – Oct 17 all-day

Diagnostic Challenges In Fine Needle Aspiration And Exfoliative Cytology

Jan F. Silverman, MD
Department of Pathology and Laboratory
Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Tarik M. Elsheikh, MD
Cleveland Clinic Laboratories
Department of Anatomic Pathology – Cleveland, OH, USA

Because of the limited number of seats, Participants are kindly requested to contact the Organization Office to check for availability.
To register please fill in the registration form and mail or fax it back to together with the receipt of payment of the
registration fee. A written confirmation will be sent to all Registrants.

Registration fee
€ 370,00 which includes registration

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Australian Society of Cytology 45th Annual Scientific and Business Meeting @ Australian Society of Cytology Inc 45th Annual Scientific and Business Meeting
Oct 16 – Oct 20 all-day

Australian Society of Cytology Inc
45th Annual Scientific and Business Meeting
Brisbane 16-19 October 2015.

2015 Tutorial – Brisbane
20-21 October 2015.

Advance notice, further information will be available in early 2015

Kind regards,
Cheryl Edgtton
Office Manager
Australian Society of Cytology Inc
283-287 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Phone +61 8 8238 3455
Fax +61 8 8238 3456

October Cyto-econference 2015
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Reporting of Pancreaticobiliary Cytology: A Quest for Standardization

October 27, 2015

Martha Bishop Pitman, MD
Director of Cytopathology, Associate Professor of Pathology
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology has developed a set of guidelines for pancreaticobiliary cytology including indications for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy, techniques of EUS-FNA, terminology and nomenclature of pancreatobiliary disease, ancillary testing, and post-biopsy treatment and management. All documents are based on the expertise of the authors, a review of the literature, discussions of the draft document at several national and international meetings over an 18-month period, and synthesis of online comments of the draft document on the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology web site []. This webinar selectively presents the results of these discussions and focuses on a proposed standardized terminology scheme for pancreaticobiliary specimens that correlate cytological diagnosis with biological behavior and increasingly conservative patient management of surveillance only. The proposed terminology scheme recommends a six-tiered system: Non-diagnostic, Negative, Atypical, Neoplastic [Benign or Other], Suspicious and Positive. Unique to this scheme is the “Neoplastic” category separated into “benign” (serous cystadenoma) or “Other” (premalignant mucinous cysts, neuroendocrine tumors and solid-pseudopapillary neoplasms). The positive or malignant category is reserved for high-grade, aggressive malignancies including ductal adenocarcinoma, acinar cell carcinoma, poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas, pancreatoblastoma, lymphoma and metastases. Interpretation categories do not have to be used. Some pathology laboratory information systems require an interpretation category, which places the cytological diagnosis into a general category. This proposed scheme provides terminology that standardizes the category of the various diseases of the pancreas, some of which are difficult to diagnose specifically by cytology. In addition, this terminology scheme attempts to provide maximum flexibility for patient management, which has become increasingly conservative for some neoplasms.

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