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Cytopathology Conference

Welcome to the second annual Cytotechnology Educational Conference on Oct. 19, 2019.  The event is at 7:30 a.m. at Auditorium 3,  Stanley S. Bergen Building, 65 Bergen St., Newark, NJ. Registration opens Sept. 9 and continues through Oct. 19.

This conference is an educational collaboration with a national cytotechnology organization, the American Society of Cytopathology and regional cytology communities of interest (alumni, practicing cytotechnologists, pathologists, clinical affiliates and employers.)

This conference is approved for three CMLE credits by the American Society of Cytopathology. ASC Course #5043

7:30 AM – On Site Registration & Breakfast
8:45 AM – Welcome & Introductions
9:00 AM – Dr. Andrey Gritsman. Thyroid
Cytology: Thinking Outside the Box
10:10 AM – Dr. Anjali Saqi. Enhancing Results of
Cytology Specimens: A Case-Based Approach
11:00 AM – Breakfast Break
11:30 AM – Dr. He Wang. Salivary Glands and the Milan
12:30 PM – Networking & Closing
Lectures & Registration

Learning Objectives: 

Thyroid Cytology: The Bethesda System Thinking Outside the Box
Speaker: Dr. Andrey Gritsman
Upon completion of the lecture, attendees will be able to:
1. Better understand the Bethesda Classification applicable to thyroid aspirates
2. Appreciate clinical correlations with cytological diagnosis
3. Better understand correlations between cytology and surgical pathology diagnosis
4. Identify indications for molecular testing of cytology specimens
5. Correlate the results of molecular testing with cytology findings
6. Identify errors and pitfalls in interpretations of FNA of Thyroid, including legal implications

2. Enhancing Results of Cytology Specimens: A Case-Based Approach
Speaker: Dr. Anjali Saqi
Upon completion of the lecture, attendees will be able to:
1. Discuss the upcoming CAP guidelines on how to improve handling of thoracic specimens
2. Discuss techniques and tips to perform touch preparations
3. Correlate molecular findings with cytologic patterns
4. Describe techniques to enhance triage and cell block preparations

3. Salivary Glands and the Milan System

Speaker: Dr. He Wang
Upon completion of the lecture, attendees will be able to:
1. Identify the most common salivary neoplasms
2. Discuss the cytologic patterns of common salivary gland neoplasms
3. Describe the rationale and organization of the Milan System
4. Identify pitfalls in salivary gland reporting with the system.

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For more info, contact Program Director Nadine A Fydryszewski, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM