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.

Earn 2 credits per webinar

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.

Earn 2 credits per webinar

Advanced Cytopathology Education
Apr 6 @ 7:00 am – Apr 7 @ 12:30 pm
20th International Congress of Cytology
May 5 – May 9 all-day
42nd European Congress of Cytology
Jun 16 – Jun 19 all-day