May Cyto-econference 2017
May 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Breast Cytology: Common Entities and Diagnostic Challenges

Uma Krishnamurti, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Emory University Atlanta, Georgia

This case-based webinar will focus  on the cytological features of common benign and malignant conditions of the breast along with their histologic correlates in the different specimen types evaluated. There will be a comparison of breast cytology with breast core needle biopsy and a discussion of diagnostic limitations of breast cytology. There will also be discussion of testing of predictive markers on breast cytological specimens.


Earn 2 credits per webinar

June Cyto-econference 2017
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Cell Block, the Empowerment of Cytology in Precision Medicine

Melissa L. Randolph, BS,  SCT(ASCP)

Technical Coordinator, Cytopathology Indiana University Health Indianapolis, Indiana

This webinar will provide the participants with tools to help assess adequacy of the cell block during the procurement phase. Discussion will focus on how different types  of fixation contribute to the ability of the specimen to coagulate or solubilize during centrifugation. The importance of developing both a consistent process for creating a cell  block, as well as taking the time to educate histology colleagues of pre-analytic issues that are directly proportional to the success of  the preparation. Additional techniques that can be incorporated in the lab using both alcohol fixed and air dried smears to salvage ancillary testing despite cell block failure will  be addressed.


Earn 2 credits per webinar

July Cyto-econference 2017
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Patterns and Pitfalls of Common and Uncommon Entities of the Endocervix

Blythe K. Gorman, MD

Assistant Professor Houston Methodist Hospital Houston, Texas

This is a case-based didactic  webinar that explores a variety of endocervical lesions with emphasis on the  correlation between cytology and histology. Participants will be presented with a  spectrum of cases, with diagnoses ranging  from benign to premalignant to malignant. A review of common and uncommon entities will focus on how pathologists can avoid pitfalls, use ancillary studies appropriately, and distinguish among morphologically  similar entities. Participants will also get pointers on differentiating between high  grade squamous lesions involving glands and true glandular lesions, as well as insights into the pitfalls associated with metaplasia,  polyps, and endometrial sampling. Key features for diagnosis and work up of  uncommon lesions will also be discussed,  including various subtypes of endocervical  adenocarcinoma. In addition, a review of current management guidelines for glandular lesions will facilitate more effective  communication of diagnoses to other  members of the patient’s healthcare team.


Earn 2 credits per webinar

August Cyto-econference 2017
Aug 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Quality Improvement in Cytopathology

Stephen Raab, MD

Professor of Pathology University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, Mississippi

So you want to improve your cytopathology laboratory quality? This webinar examines how cytopathology laboratories implement quality improvement activities by providing theoretical and practical examples. Laboratory patient care quality improvement takes place through three main methods: 1) model-based change (e.g., process adoption from what works in other labs), 2) process-based change (e.g., Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle of incremental improvement), and 3) worker-focused-based change (e.g., transformational change based on worker empowerment). Strengths, weaknesses, outcomes, barriers, and training for these different methods of change will be discussed.

Earn 2 credits per webinar

29th European Congress of Pathology
Sep 2 – Sep 6 all-day