April Cyto-econference 2017
Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Urine Cytology: Diagnostic Criteria, Correlation with Biopsy and an Emphasis on Ancillary Studies

Jordan P. Reynolds, MD Assistant Professor of Pathology Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, Ohio

Urothelial carcinoma continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, and urine cytology is useful for initial diagnosis and surveillance of these tumors.  The Paris System of  Urinary cytology has proposed standardization of reporting urine cytology specimens.  In addition to morphologic criteria, there are many ancillary studies that are used in urine cytology specimens for detection of neoplastic and nonneoplastic conditions.  Examples include  BK FISH in polyoma virus infection, and the multicolored probe set FISH (UroVysion),  Immunocyt/uCyt+ and other markers.

Earn 2 credits per webinar

ASC/ASCP Advanced Cytopathology Education
May 13 @ 7:00 am – May 14 @ 2:00 pm

Are you Prepared to Meet Future Demands for Cytotechnologists?

Join us for a dynamic educational course designed to help enhance your knowledge and skills in advanced cytopathology practice.

future of cytoExpand your skills to be adaptable in this ever-changing industry.

Cytotechnologists across the country are experiencing a shift in professional practice. As the role of cytotechnologists continues to evolve, developing and enhancing new skills will be imperative to meet the growing demands of the field. This is the very reason we developed the Advanced Cytopathology Education Program (ACE).

ACE is a two-day educational program created to assist you in refining, expanding and strengthening your skills, providing you a proactive way to navigate your journey through the changing profession and to assure you remain an integral part of the laboratory team.


ACE will cover the current and future Cytopathology changes and developments with:

  • Highly comprehensive and customized educational sessions to enhance diagnostic techniques
  • Engaging and interactive educational strategies
  • A dynamic, world-renowned faculty
  • Fellow cytotechnologists sharing professional growth experiences
  • A professional and practice trends Q&A with cytology thought leaders

Primary audience: Cytotechnologists, Cytotechnology Students, Cytopathologists, Pathology Residents and Cytopathology Fellows.

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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