Editor’s Choice: Cytopathology 2013;24(2)
The European guidelines for quality assurance in cervical cancer screening and the NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHS CSP) recommend audit of all aspects of screening histories of women who develop invasive cervical cancer; the NHS CSP takes this further by recommending that patients should be offered an opportunity to discuss the findings. The article chosen as Editor’s choice for free access during April and May is by Sherman et al., and examines the psychological issues resulting from such discussions drawing parallels with other situations that involve the delivery of bad news. The authors conclude that negative emotions generated can give way to more positive feelings of increased trust and reassurance. The accompanying editorial considers ‘disclosure’ from the point of view of laboratory staff presenting the findings of such audits.
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Dear Colleagues and Friends!
The Croatian Society of Clinical Cytology of the Croatian Medical Association had the great honor to organize, on behalf of the European Federation of Cytology Societies (EFCS), the 37th European Congress of Cytology (ECC) 2012 in Croatia, in the town of Cavtat near Dubrovnik, under the patronage of President of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia, Academy of Medical Sciences of Croatia, Croatian Medical Association and Croatian Medical Chamber.
Owing to the high response of renowned European, worldwide and Croatian professionals, the organizing team together with Penta, Zagreb, as technical organizer, and with precious help of the sponsor companies, invested all their efforts to prepare quality scientific as well as the social program for this ECC held in the country with a rich cytology tradition.
Martin Totsch has been elected Secretary General of EFCS and Ambrogio Fassina has been elected Treasurer of EFCS during the General Meeting of the EFCS Active Members, representing all National Societies federated into the EFCS.
Ika Kardum-Skelin, organizer and co-president of the EFCS Congress in Dubrovnik-Cavtat, has become the new President of the Federation.
The appointments for the Task force will be decided in the first meeting of the Board, planned in January 2013.
Totsch and Fassina at the 37th Eurpean Congress of Cytology in Cavtat ....
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.
The tutorial was held in Trondheim, Norway during 28.05 – 01.06 2012.
There were 60 participants from 12 countries (Norway=32, Denmark=6, Sweden=4, Finland=1, Netherlands=8, Austria=1, UK=1, USA=1, Croatia=2, Serbia=1, Romania=2 and Bulgaria=1).
The programme spanned the majority of topics within cytopathology: cervical cytology, urine, effusions, respiratory cytology including EBUS, biliary tract as well as fine needle aspiration cytology of thyroid, lymph nodes, salivary glands and breast.
The lecturers came from Norway (4), UK (2), Sweden (2), Finland (1), Austria (1), Czech republic (1) and Croatia (1).
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Appeal for volunteers for training teachers in Nigeria!! Come with us to educate local cytologists: they will be the best support for tumor prevention in their Country
The Association of Italian Pathologists “Pathologists beyond the Borders” NGO (Patologi oltre Frontiera) is preparing 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 serosal cavities are affected by a large number of benign and malignant processes, and serous effusions constitute one of the most commonly seen specimen types in cytopathology. Unlike other areas within cytopathology, which have practically become extinct, such as fine needle aspiration of the prostate, or that are being challenged by other diagnostic approaches, such as breast and cervical cytology in the context of core biopsies and HPV testing, respectively, effusions are here to stay.