American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Cyto E-conference series

2020-2021 Series Donna K. Russell, Chair UR Medicine Rochester, NY Mitigation efforts related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) have required everyone to work within rapidly changing, complex circumstances which create a variety of unique situations.  Many cytopathology professionals are now working remotely and are finding time for completing continuing education requirements. Education is about to be revamped and working remotely is [...]

Interobserver Reproducibility for The Standardized Terminology Systems: Bethesda-GYN, Paris and Milan

The 2019 - 2020 Cyto-econference Webinar Series Continues.....   January 28, 2020 3:00 pm ET     Daniel F. I. Kurtycz, MDUniversity of WisconsinMadison, Wisconsin   In this webinar, we will discuss the reasons for and some of the outcomes of the current diagnostic terminology systems. These structures were created by professional consortiums because of direct needs in diagnostic [...]

Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Solid and Cystic Pancreatic Lesions: A Review

The 2019 - 2020 Cyto-econference Webinar Series Continues.... February 26, 2020 3:00 pm ET Momin T. Siddiqui, MDWeill-Cornell MedicineNew York, New York The webinar will encompass slide review and extensive pictorial reviews of solid and cystic pancreatic lesions. Morphologic features needed for diagnosing these lesions will be discussed. Review of cell blocks as well as ancillary testing currently used for [...]

Glandular and Rare Lesions in GYN Cytopathology

The 2019-2020 Cyto-econference Webinar Series Continues…….. December 10, 2019      Donna K. Russell, MEd, CT(ASCP)HTUniversity of Rochester Medical Center Naples, New York This case based session explores a variety of squamous, glandular and rare lesions in gynecologic cytopathology, as well as their differentials. There will be emphasis on key features of challenging cases in both squamous and glandular lesions. [...]

Let’s Make the QA and QC More Meaningful and Effective for Your Lab

The 2019-2020 Cyto-econference Webinar Series Continues…….. November 26, 2019 Ghazal Khan, MBA, MS, CT(ASCP)University of Chicago MedicineChicago, Illinois In this brief talk to educate participants about the importance of quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) in a cytopathology laboratory, I will address why it is important to have a QA plan and what measures should be part of the [...]

Lung and Mediastinal Cytology

The 2019-2020 Cyto-econference Webinar Series Continues…….. October 22, 2019    Andre I. Moreira, MD, PhD Anjali Saqi, MD, MBA Anjali Saqi, MD, MBAColumbia University Medical CenterNew York, New YorkAndre I. Moreira, MD, PhDNew York University Langone HealthNew York, New York Small biopsy and cytology specimens are often the only available specimen for diagnosis and determination of prognostic and predictive markers [...]

Pulmonary Cytology: Is it Benign or Malignant? Diagnostically Challenging Cases and Mimickers

The 2019-2020 Cyto-econference Webinar Series Continues…….. September 24, 2019    Maria Luisa C. Policarpio-Nicolas, MDCleveland ClinicCleveland, Ohio This is a case-based didactic webinar that presents a spectrum of pulmonary/mediastinal specimens. Participants will be presented a variety of cases with diagnoses ranging from benign, reactive process to malignant. The differential diagnosis on the common and uncommon entities, ancillary tests and important [...]

Role of Cytology and Immunochemistry in Diagnosis of Metastatic Malignancies in the Lung: A Critical Appraisal

The 2019-2020 Cyto-econference Webinar Series Continues…….. August 27, 2019    Israh Akhtar, MD Varsha Manucha, MD Varsha Manucha, MD and Israh Akhtar, MDUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJackson, Mississippi Lung is one of the most common sites for primary and metastatic malignancies and a challenging site to diagnose primary versus a metastatic origin of the tumor on cytology. Pathologic diagnosis of [...]

Challenges and Pitfalls in Cytomorphology of Melanoma

June 25, 2019     Xiaoqi Lin, MD, PhD Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois Melanoma is a highly aggressive malignant tumor arising from skin, eye and internal organs. Melanoma frequently metastasizes to lung, liver, the central nervous system, and other diverse sites. Metastasis may be the first clinical presentation in some patients. Melanoma can present with various cytologic patterns including plasmacytoid, undifferentiated, [...]

Kidney FNAs – Clues and Pitfalls

The 2019-2020 Cyto-econference Webinar Series Continues…….. May 28, 2019    Eva M. Wojcik, MDLoyola UniversityMaywood, Illinois Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of the kidney has a non-disputable role in the diagnosis and treatment of renal lesions. Particularly, recent improvements in renal imaging techniques have brought renal FNA to the forefront, since small and asymptomatic renal masses are increasingly being detected. Consequentially, [...]

Cytopathology of Neuroendocrine Neoplasms of Pancreas & Gl Tract; Current Concepts & Controversies

The 2018-2019 Cyto-econference Webinar Series Continues with the Final Presentation! MARCH 26, 2019 • 3:00 pm ET Michelle D. Reid, MD, MS Emory University Hospital Atlanta, Georgia 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 [...]

February 26, 2019 • Aiming for the “Thornless R.O.S.E.”: Histomorphology Correlation for the Cytotechnologist

FEBRUARY 26, 2019 • 3:00 pm ET Cora Uram-Tuculescu, MD Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Richmond, Virginia 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 [...]

October 23, 2018 • Interpretation of FNA Material of Lymph Nodes Involved by Lymphoproliferative Disorders

OCTOBER 23, 2018 • 3:00 pm ET Marino Leon, MD University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 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 [...]

September 25, 2018 • Molecular Diagnostics in Cytopathology: Opportunities, Limitations and Pitfalls

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 • 3:00 pm ET Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, MD, PhD MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas 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 [...]

August 28, 2018 • Cervical Malignancies and Potential Pap Pitfalls

AUGUST 28, 2018 • 3:00 pm ET Rachel Conrad, MD Rosemary Zuna, MD University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 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 [...]