QUATE exam for Cytotechs:
5 opportunities in 2014 !!!
Thursday May 22nd and
Friday May 23rd, 2014
University Medical Center Groningen
Faculty: Prof.dr. S.Z. Ali, Baltimore, USA,
Drs. B.M. van Hemel, Groningen,
Dr. T.J.N. Hiltermann, Groningen,
Prof.dr. R. DeMay, Chicago, USA,
Mrs. C.W. Verver, course organiser, Groningen
We have 9 guests and no members online
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.
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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