Program Faculty Seminar

Hilton Americas Houston

November 2-6, 2007

Houston, Texas

Program Faculty Seminar

7.75 Total CME Credits available
Pre-registration is required
($110.00 Member Fee, $220.00 Non-Member Fee)



Marty Boesenberg, SCT(ASCP)
Larry J. Fowler, M.D.

The 2007 Program Faculty Seminar continues to look toward the future of the profession but also concentrates on improving our Cytotechnology and Cytopathology Programs. The combined morning session focuses on techniques to enhance training effectiveness with presentations on Cultivating Professionalism, Conflict Resolution and How to Enhance Teaching Effectiveness.  The concept of Curriculum Mapping will be shared and how it assists in assuring that Programs adequately address all subject matters required by accreditation agencies, licensing agencies and our sponsoring institutions.

There are separate afternoon sessions with Cytotechnologists educators hearing updates about the activities of the ASCP Board of Governors and Board of Registry, CAAHEP, and the Cytotechnologist Program Review Committee (CPRC). Also, the CPRC is sponsoring a presentation on Emergency Preparedness curriculum requirements, to share his thoughts on the topic. The rest of the afternoon is devoted to a panel of educators, who provide information about Cytotechnology Programs Working Together: None of Us ‘R’ as Smart as All of Us. Attendees have the opportunity to break into small groups to share their talents and resources and work on making some of the ideas come to life.

The Cytopathology Residents’ and Fellows’ educators’ session focuses on updates from the American Board of Pathology and RRC regulation and Program Information Form (PIF) document completion, along with training program areas that have been most frequently cited as deficient and how they can be improved.  There is a discussion on Cytopathology Program Directors’ Forum – A Means to Provide Feedback and Suggestions to Regulatory Agencies. Representatives from the ASCP and the ASC are available to discuss new and existing Progressive Evaluation of Competency for Cytopathology Fellows.

When the two groups rejoin, three experts examine why we need to ask ourselves Are We Syphilologists?  They offer their predictions on the future for the profession and what cytology educators can do to help their students (and programs) remain viable.  It should be a fascinating experience!

The Program Faculty Seminar is open to cytotechnologist and cytopathologist educators and others who are interested in cytology education.


Educational Objectives:

  • provide opportunities for educators to network and share innovative educational practices
  • provide an opportunity for cytologists to discuss relevant issues affecting trends and the future direction for cytology education
  • provide updates from the ASC Cytotechnology Programs Review Committee on new initiatives and guidelines
  • provide updates from accreditation and certification organizations including the ASCP Board of Registry, CAAHEP, American Board of Pathology, and the Pathology Resident Review Committee on changes that impact cytology education

Program Faculty Seminar Schedule:

 8:00 am–8:05 am  Welcome
Marty Boesenberg, SCT(ASCP)
 8:05 am–9:00 am  Cultivating Professionalism
Barbara McGahey Frain, M.S., CT(ASCP)
Janie Roberson, SCT(ASCP)
 9:00 am–10:00 am  Conflict Resolution
M. Sue Zaleski, M.A., SCT(ASCP)
Marty Boesenberg, SCT(ASCP)
 10:00 am–10:30 am  Break
 10:30 am–11:00 am  How to Enhance Teaching Effectiveness
Marilee Means, Ph.D., SCT(ASCP)
 11:00 am–12:00 pm  Curriculum Mapping
Indra Balachandran, Ph.D.,
Joe W. Walker, Jr., SCT(ASCP)
 12:00 pm–1:00 pm  Lunch on your own

Track A – Cytotechnology Educators

 1:00 pm–1:20 pm  Update – ASCP BOR Board of Governors
Barbara D. Benstein, Ph.D., SCT(ASCP)CM

BOR CT Exams Committee
M. Sue Zaleski, M.A., SCT(ASCP)CAAHEP
Nancy J. Smith, M.S., SCT(ASCP)
Kalyani Naik, M.S., SCT(ASCP)

 1:20 pm–2:30 pm  Incorporating Emergency Preparedness
into our Curriculum
 2:30 pm-3:45 pm  Working Together: None of Us ‘R’ as
Smart as  All of Us
Jill L. Caudill, M.Ed., SCT(ASCP)CM
Donald D. Simpson, Ph.D., M.P.H.,
 3:45 pm–4:00 pm  Break


Track B Residency/Fellowship Educators

 1:00 pm–2:30 pm  Cytopathology Fellowship Director:
ABP & RRC Updates
Including Where Regs Go Wrong
Larry J. Fowler, M.D.
 2:30 pm–3:15 pm  Competency Testing
 3:15 pm–3:45 pm  Cytopathology Program Directors’ Forum:
A Means to Provide Feedback and
Suggestions to Regulatory Agencies
David C. Wilbur, M.D.
 3:45 pm–4:00 pm  Break

Participants rejoin as one group for this final session.


 4:00 pm-5:30 pm  Are We Syphilologists?
James Linder, M.D.
Ronald D. Luff, M.D., M.P.H.
Norman J. Pressman, Ph.D.