Jan
22
Tue
January Cyto-econference 2019
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Paris System for Reporting Urine Cytology – The WHY, HOW and WHAT to Watch Out For

Shikha Bose, MD

Urine cytology, with cystoscopic examination, remains the standard of practise in the initial evaluation of lower urinary tract lesions to rule out bladder cancer. However, cystoscopy is invasive and may miss some flat lesions, whereas cytology is not very useful in the detection of low-grade papillary neoplasms. Thus, The Paris System for Reporting Urinary Cytology has been developed by members of the American Society of Cytopathology and the International Academy of Cytology to standardize the reporting of urine cytology cases with the goal of improving the detection of high grade urothelial carcinoma. Morphologic criteria for the diagnosis of urothelial carcinoma and intermediate categories of atypia have been better defined. The criteria for each of the categories are based on the best available clinical outcomes evidence. The webinar will address the morphologic features of the different diagnostic categories using case based examples and will identify the potential pitfalls.

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Feb
26
Tue
February Cyto-econference 2019
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Aiming for the “Thornless R.O.S.E.”: Histomorphology Correlation for the Cytotechnologist

Cora Uram-Tuculescu, MD

Cytotechnologists are increasingly involved in rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of lung and liver needle core biopsies as well as in the selection of material for ancillary testing. Knowledge of histomorphology is essential in being prepared for these new roles. The main goals of this webinar directed towards cytotechnologists are: 1) to reinforce ROSE confidence and ability while avoiding common diagnostic pitfalls; 2) to translate cytomorphology skills into histomorphology to more precisely gauge adequacy at ROSE and to ensure a better triage of cases for further studies. Histopathologic features of common entities in correlation with cytomorphologic characteristics will be discussed as a case-based presentation. H&E stained needle core biopsy slides and concurrent touch preparation smears will be used to address diagnostic limitations and pitfalls. A step-wise approach on how to triage needle core biopsy specimens for additional studies (immunohistochemistry, cytogenetic and molecular) will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on common challenges in daily practice based on input from our own cytotechnologist team.

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Mar
26
Tue
March Cyto-econference 2019
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cytopathology of Neuroendocrine Neoplasms of Pancreas & Gl Tract; Current Concepts & Controversies

Michelle D. Reid, MD, MS

Neuroendocrine neoplasms of the pancreas and gastrointestinal tract are diverse tumors with variable cytomorphology and grades. While the cytologic diagnosis of classical examples is straightforward, exceptions exist that create challenges in diagnosis and distinction from key differentials. This webinar will explore the cytomorphologic repertoire of well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors and poorly-differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma with emphasis on morphologic pitfalls, grading methodologies and distinguishing features from frequent mimics. Additionally, pitfalls and limitations of cytology and ancillary testing in diagnosis and grading will be explored as well as tumor nomenclature at metastatic sites, wording of reports and handling of grade-discordant and ambiguous cases.

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May
5
Sun
20th International Congress of Cytology
May 5 – May 9 all-day
Jun
16
Sun
42nd European Congress of Cytology
Jun 16 – Jun 19 all-day