Program Faculty Seminar

November 3-8, 2006

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


$100.00 Member Fee, $175.00 Non-Member Fee

Jill L. Caudill, M.Ed., SCT(ASCP)CM
Larry S. Fowler, M.D.

This seminar is open to cytotechnologist and cytopathologist educators as well as anyone else interested in cytopathology and cytotechnology education.

Once again we will offer a combined session for all educators in the morning. We will begin with a presentation on program structure for Canadian programs in cytology.  There will be discussions on job outlook and employer expectations for cytotechnologists lead by Indra Balachandran Ph.D., SCT(ASCP). Barbara Benstein, will lead a panel on discussions of program enhancements, looking at programs that are moving to Master’s levels, or in the planning process of making significant additions to their programs. Sandra Giroux, M.S., SCT(ASCP)  will lead a discussion on how to incorporate the automated screening technologies into programs.

Separate afternoon sessions will offer cytotechnologist educators the updates from the ASCP Board of Registry and the Cytotechnology Programs Review Committees (CPRC). The CPRC will focus on the self-study. We will also have some time for discussion of hot topics in cytotechnology education.

The resident/fellow educators will be offered updates on requirements for cytopathology training – both for residents and fellows. A session on competencies and outcomes assessment requirements for cytopathology fellowships will follow.

The groups will then come back together for the final topic of teaching management for all levels.


Educational Objectives:

  • provide opportunities for educators to network and share innovative education practices
  • provide an opportunity for cytologists to discuss relevant issues affecting trends and the future direction for cytology education
  • provide updates from the ASC Cytotechnology Programs Review Committee on new initiatives and guidelines
  • provide updates from accreditation and certification organizations including the ASCP Board of Registry, American Board of Pathology, and the Pathology Resident Review Committee on changes that impact cytology education

Program Faculty Seminar Schedule:

7:00 am to 8:00 am     Continental Breakfast

7:00 am to 9:00 am     Registration Open

8:00 am to 8:05 am     Welcome
Jill L. Caudill, M.Ed., SCT(ASCP)

8:05 am to 8:45 am     CT Education – Canadian Style
     Bessie Carydis, B.H.A., ART

8:45 am to 9:15 am      Facing Our Reality: The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee Workgroup – Cytology Proficiency Testing
     William Crabtree, Ph.D., SCT(ASCP)

9:15 am to 10:00 am     Entering the Real World: Job Outlook and Employer Expectations
     Indra Balachandran, Ph.D., SCT(ASCP)
Sue Stowell, M.S., SCT(ASCP)

10:00 am to 10:30 am     Break

10:30 am to 11:15 am     Curriculum Enhancements:  Responding to Changes in Professional Practice
Barbara Benstein, Ph.D., SCT(ASCP)CM
Karen B. Geils, M.S., CT(ASCP)
Shirley Greening, M.S., J.D., CFIAC
Allen Rinas, M.S., SCT(ASCP)CMIAC

11:15 am to 12:00 pm     Teaching with Automated Screening Instruments
     Maria Friedlander, M.P.A., CT(ASCP)
Sandra Giroux, M.S., SCT(ASCP)CFIAC
Karen Atkison, M.P.A., CT(ASCP)
Suzanne Werneke, B.A., CT(ASCP)

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm     Lunch on your own

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm     CT and Resident/Fellow Educators split up

3:15 pm to 3:45 pm     Break

3:45 pm to 5:00 pm     “NEW” Session Tracks for Educators
Two concurrent sessions for participants to choose from

Track A:  Cytotechnology Educators:

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm     Update – ASCP BOR Board of Governors
Barbara Benstein, Ph.D., SCT(ASCP)CM

BOR CT Exam Committee Updates
Jill L. Caudill, M.Ed., SCT(ASCP)

2:00 pm to 2:45 pm     CPRC – Update and Self Study Focus
Kalyani Naik, M.S., SCT(ASCP)
Maria Friedlander, M.P.A., CT(ASCP)

2:45 pm to 3:30 pm     Hot topics – Round-table Discussions
Jill L. Caudill, M.Ed., SCT(ASCP)
Donald Simpson, M.P.H., CT(ASCP)
WHISSL: Intergrating Problem-based Learning into the Program

Track B:  Residency/Fellowship Educators:

1:30 pm to 2:15 pm     Update of ABP and Pathology Requirements for Cytopathology Training
Larry J. Fowler, M.D.

2:15 pm to 3:00 pm     General Competencies and Outcomes Assessment
Now Required for Cytopathology Fellowships
Stephen Black-Schaffer, M.D.

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm     Questions and Answers

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm     Break

4:00 to 5:00 pm     Teaching Management in Cytopathology
Larry Fowler, M.D.
W. Stephen Black-Schaffer, M.D., M.A.
Deanna Iverson, M.H.S, SCT(ASCP)