Jun
26
Tue
June Cyto-econference 2018
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Non-Salivary Gland Neoplasms and Conditions of Head and Neck

Zahra Maleki, MD

Fine needle aspiration has gained a significant popularity in evaluation of head and neck lesions due to its minimally invasive nature, lack of scar, and the possibility of repeating the procedure. There is also an increase in demand by clinicians and surgeons to receive a definitive diagnosis in order to avoid any unnecessary aggressive procedures. Although metastases are the most common mass lesions in head and neck, a wide variety of both benign and malignant neoplasms including rare conditions, may arise primarily in this anatomic site.This webinar reviews cytomorphology of head and neck mass lesions along with differential diagnosis.

 

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Jul
24
Tue
July Cyto-econference 2018
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Salivary Gland Cytology: Clinical context and a Pattern Based Approach to Diagnosis

Ajit S. Paintal, MD

This webinar will provide a concise review regarding the clinical approach to both the preoperative as well as post operative management of salivary gland neoplasms with a focus on the role of FNA biopsy in guiding treatment. A morphologic approach to diagnosis will be presented focusing on the major cytologic patterns seen in these tumors with an emphasis on the differential diagnosis of epithelial-stromal, basaloid, squamoid, granular, and high grade tumors. The proper role of ancillary studies in salivary gland cytology will be briefly discussed.

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Aug
28
Tue
August Cyto-econference 2018
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cervical Malignancies and Potential Pap Pitfalls

Rachel Conrad, MD

Rosemary Zuna, MD

Due to successful cervical screening programs, malignant Pap tests are decreasing in number in most laboratories. This leads to fewer opportunities for cytotechnologists and cytopathologists to view cervical malignancies on Pap tests and develop familiarity with cytomorphologic features of malignancy. As the recommended interval between Pap tests increases, prompt recognition of these features will become even more essential in providing quality patient care. This webinar reviews our experience with numerous Paps from confirmed cervical malignancies (squamous and glandular) with pertinent clinical, HPV, and histopathologic data. Key tips and challenging cases will also be discussed.

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Sep
25
Tue
September Cyto-econference 2018
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Molecular Diagnostics in Cytopathology: Opportunities, Limitations and Pitfalls
Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, MD, PhD

Molecular diagnostics is increasingly being utilized to help guide targeted therapy in solid organ tumors. Cytopathologists are at the forefront of triaging specimens during rapid on-site evaluation and selecting specimens for ancillary testing. Therefore, it is imperative that practicing cytopathologists stay abreast of up-to-date diagnostic and prognostic ancillary tests utilizing limited cytologic material. This presentation will focus on cytologic substrates for ancillary studies, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each, to help the participants triage and devise optimal strategies for ancillary testing in their own practices.

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Oct
3
Wed
ASC ASCP Annual Meeting Companion Meeting
Oct 3 all-day

ASCP Annual Meeting

Role of molecular tests in FNA of “Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules:” Correlation with Clinico-radiologic and Histologic Findings

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Baltimore, Maryland

Rema Rao, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College & New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

 Rana Hoda, MD
CBLPath, Rye Brook, New York