QUATE exam for Cytotechs:
still 2 opportunities in 2014 !
Aarthus and Turin
East Pennine Cytology
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
24—27 March 2015
We have 11 guests and no members online
Dear Cytologists, Cytotechnicians and interested parties!
ECC 2014 is just a week away! We are very excited to announce the final programme (now available for download on the official website: http://www.cytologygeneva2014.com/final-programme/ )- including the following plenary sessions:
Lung Cancer by William Travis (USA) on Sunday, 27 September 2014
Genomic Urinary Pathology by Bogdan Czerniak (USA) on Monday, 28 September 2014
Primvary HPV Screening by Chris Meijer (Netherlands) on Monday, 28 September 2014
and special guests:
Nathalie Broutet and Andreas Ullrich (Switzerland) who will be providing a sneak peek and answering questions regarding the new WHO guidelines!
Register today to not miss the groundbreaking talks or sign up for a workshop:
(Click or copy to your browser) https://www.symporg-registrations.com/ecc2014
If the exciting scientific news are not enough to entice you - we have also had a last minute change to the Conference Dinner location: It will now be taking place on Lake Geneva - Enjoy a cruise on the Simplon boat along lake Geneva, past many of Geneva’s famous sites including the Jet d’Eau and the United Nations building.
Prof. Roberto NAVONE, former Director of the U.O.A.D.U of Anatomic Pathology 1, of the ASO S. Giovanni Battista, Torino, Italy, and Prof Francesco Feoli, Consultant Pathologist at Institut Jules Bordet, Bruxelles, Saturday 29th Novembre 2014, will be holding the 21st Italian Edition of EFCS-QUATE Aptitude Test for Cytoscreeners in Cervico-Vaginal Cytology.
Expo Milano 2015 is a non-commercial Universal Exposition with some very unique and innovative features. Not only is it an exhibition but also a process, one of active participation among a large number of players around the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. It is sustainable, technological, thematic and focused on its visitors. Open from May 1 to October 31, 2015.
The extended role of cytotechnologists is the theme of the October issue and a review by E.G. Barr Fritcher and her co-authors from the Mayo Clinic is selected as Editor’s choice. This reviewdemonstrates not only the value ofFISH in improving the accuracy of endoscopic pancreatobiliary brushings but also the role of cytotechnologists in carrying out the procedure. A survey of cytotechnologists’ training (Anic and Eide), a Discussion Forum focused on Europe (Herbert et al.) and an editorial by H. G. Wiener all consider the implications for training of the increasing demand for cytotechnologists in non-gynaecological cytology at a time when their role in cytological cervical screening may be decreasing. Two articles (Breeze et al. and Shield et al.) demonstrate the role of cytotechnologists in rapid on-site evaluation of FNAs.
Please note that the full series of five articles on this theme in the October issue will be free access for the remaining months of 2014.
E.G. Barr Fritcher, B.R. Kipp, K.C. Halling and A.C. Clayton.
FISHing for pancreatobiliary tract malignancy in endoscopic brushings enhances the sensitivity of routine cytology
The ECC 2014 Congress is happy to announce the 4 winners of the Resident’s Puzzle.
The Resident’s Puzzle (see) will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 as a plenary session just before the closing ceremony. All residents were invited to submit an interesting / educational cytology case that they would like to present.
Dr. Fernando Schmitt, the coordinator of the session will be in touch with you shortly to discuss further steps!
In the past decade, since the publication of the second edition of the Bethesda Atlas in 2004, much experience has been gained with respect to the use and impact of the Bethesda terminology for cervical cytology in clinical practice. This includes progressive familiarity with morphology on liquid-based preparations, and further insights into HPV biology. We have also seen implementation of HPV vaccination, approval of HPV primary screening, and updated screening and management guidelines for cervical cancer.
This seems to be the right time to develop the third edition of the Bethesda Atlas for cervical cytology. Since minimal changes are anticipated to the reporting system as such, there will not be a consensus meeting in association with this update. Therefore, we have convened a task force comprised of a relatively small group of cytopathologists and clinicians/epidemiologists in order to expeditiously accomplish this task. Drs. Ritu Nayar and David Wilbur will serve as the editors of the third edition of the atlas.
We invite your input into this process by reviewing and commenting on the updates proposed by the working groups. Please follow the instructions below to provide your input.
The public comment period will remain open until June 15th 2014.
WEBSITE link http://bethesda.soc.wisc.edu
You will need to complete a short demographic survey and after it you will be given the password to take the 12 chapter surveys.
You will only need to do the demographic survey once, and may return multiple times to complete the 12 surveys.
Thank you for your time and valuable input into this process.
Bethesda 2014 Task Force
M. Branca and A.L. Filho
This book describes the screening programs for CC prevention, whether organized, opportunistic or spontaneous and also their merits and weaknesses. Monitoring of the pathways and procedures of CC screening are mandatory in order to minimise the risks (wrong diagnosis, over-diagnosis, over-treatment) and maximize the benefits. In an optimal setting, the women should be the focus of the screening intervention and receive basic information on the crucial points of CC screening, so as to improve women’s collaboration and compliance. The availability of alternative new screening tools to detect pre-cancer lesions provide new opportunities for CC prevention, as do HPV vaccines implemented in early life before viral exposure.
After the first insertion of the "Call for Cytologists"in the EFCS WebSite,
an interesting experience started and we publish now the first report on it.
(Note by WebMaster)
The Association of Italian Pathologists “Pathologists beyond the Borders” NGO (Patologi oltre Frontiera – http://www.patologioltrefrontiera.it) is carrying on a project for the creation of a screening program for the most frequent female cancers in Nigeria.
The project concerns the implementation of a screening program for cervical cancer (by Pap smear) and breast cancer in IMO State, one of 36 states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in a territory with a population of about 4.5 million inhabitants, with center in the capital, Owerri.
A collection of documents on the history, mission and future of cytopathology is harvested here: testimonies of those who lived the experiences of cytology as a pioneer in Europe and worldwide. We would like contributions , supports, criticisms and suggestions to make this session more interesting and participated. If you have material for publication here, please contact .
The Pathologist's role explained to the people: the invisible roots that support and strengthen clinical medicine. A movie prepared by the Italian Society of Pathology SIAPEC (text in English or in Portuguese languages, voices in Italian language).
A bunch of interesting, entertaining and informative events on the history of Cyto-Pathology by Dr Nadir Paksoy, actually presented in the Plenary section under the title of "Residents puzzles", at the 36th European Congress of Cytology held in Istanbul on 21-25 September 2011
A partial copy (what has been possible to recover) of the first version of the EFCS WebSite, managed by Alain Verhest
A 37-years tale! Lecture by O.A.H. Husain at the
EFCS from 1969 to 1989
The pioneers: an editorial in Acta Cytologica (1996)
Cytotechnologists 40 years after. A survey in Europe by Veronica Anic on education and training for Cytotechs.
Gabrijela Kocjan, MD, MB BS
Winifred Gray, MB BS, FRCPath
Tanya Levine, MA(Oxon), MBBS, RCDipPath(Cyto), FRCPath
Ika Kardum-Skelin, MD, PhD
Philippe Vielh, MD, PhD
Here's a succinct yet comprehensive guide to diagnosis in both gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology. Diagnostic Cytopathology Essentials provides quick answers to diagnostic problems in the cytological recognition and interpretation of a wide range of disease entities. It delivers the dependable guidance you need - in a user-friendly format that makes essential facts about any given condition easy to find and apply.
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