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 10 guests and no members online
The Union Européene des Médicines Specialistes (UEMS) represents more than 50 medical disciplines through various bodies and structures. The most important ones are the 41 Specialist Sections, which represent independently recognised specialties. They have created a European Board as a subgroup, in conjunction with the relevant European Society, with a view to defining European standards of medical education and training. They also contribute to the work of Multidisciplinary Joint Committees (MJC) which address fields of a multidisciplinary nature.
In preparation of the next Meeting of Pathologists of the UEMS Working Group 10th May 2014, in Uppsala, please read this message of the EFCS Secretary General.
EFCS and UEMS/Section Pathology have recognized that accreditation is becoming an integral part in the work of pathology and/or cytology labs. It already started to become mandatory in some countries and we expect it to spill over to the rest of Europe. Therefore EFCS would like to invite you to inform us about the respective national and/or regional accreditation/certification issues you are actually confronted with.
Please answer the questionnaire here
I hope that you will support this active approach to the future of cytology.
Do not miss this opportunity !
Presentations from the 6th European Tutorial of Cytopathology
Guimarães, Portugal, Portugal, 14 - 18 Oct. 2013
Slides presentations (lectures): beware of the dimensions of the files !
ZIP 200 MB
ZIP 360 MB
ZIP 160 MB
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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