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12th Annual EFCS Tutorial – POSTPONED in 2021

7 June 2021 - 11 June 2021

Due to the worldwide spread of Coronavirus and the resulting measures that have been implemented in most European Countries, we decided to postpone the 12th Annual EFCS Tutorial, which was scheduled in Trieste from 8 to 12 June 2020, to the year 2021.

New date: from 7 to 11 June 2021
Venue: Trieste

The 12th Residential Tutorial of the European Federation of Cytology Societies, consisting of lectures and microscope slide-based workshops in gynaecological and non-gynaecological cytopathology, will take place at the University Hospital of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149 Trieste – Italy

A formidable opportunity for Cytologists: 4 days and half of full immersion in Clinical Cytology: high quality lectures, cases studies, practical sessions with individual microscopes.
It is possible to exploit a concomitant QUATE exam.
Local Host: Fabrizio Zanconati
EFCS Tutorial Chair: Luigi Di Bonito
The registration fee is 600 € and it includes attendance at the tutorial, documentation, lunches & refreshment breaks and social events as per programme


We recommend the Hotel Roma 3*** Hotel

single standard room breakfast included (city tax € 2,00 per night – excluded) 75,00 Euros
double standard room breakfast included (city tax € 2,00 per night – excluded) 85,00 Euros

Hotel Roma is a comfortable 3 stars hotel in the heart of Trieste’s old town. It is at easy reach both if you arrive by train, as it is located at just 3 minutes walking distance from the station, and if you arrive by car, thanks to many paying car parks located close to it. Hotel Roma is the ideal solution for your stay in Trieste. Hotel Roma is recently renovated and conveniently located in a lively but quiet area, allowing a peaceful rest. Wi-Fi connection is free and available in the whole hotel.

The bus stop for the Tutorial Venue is in front of the hotel (18 minutes journey)

For serervation please contact:
Hotel Roma
Via Ghega, 7 – 34132 Trieste – Italy
tel +39 040 370040/371607 – fax +39 040 3483574

Alternatively you can book at the Hotel Milano 3***

single standard room breakfast included (city tax € 2,00 per night – excluded) 70,00 Euros
double standard room breakfast included (city tax € 2,00 per night – excluded) 80,00 Euros

Hotel Milano is located in the city centre, a 5-minute walk from Trieste Train Station and bus stop to the Airport.
Parking 150 mt from hotel (€ 12,00 per night)
It is 200 mts from Hotel Roma where you will find the bus stop for the Tutorial Venue

For reservation please contact:

Hotel Milano
Via Ghega, 17 – 34132 Trieste – Italy
tel +39 040 369680 – fax +39 040 369727

Registration Form

QUATE Cervical cytology examination – 12th EFCS Tutorial Friday June 12th 2020.

A QUATE examination will be held during the 12th EFCS Cytology Tutorial in Trieste. The examination will be held on Friday 12th June 2020 starting at 13.30 hours. The QUATE exam will not finish until after 19.00 so results will be sent to candidates once marked.
Candidates who wish to sit the exam MUST register using the QUATE application form ( https://www.efcs.eu/quate-introduction/). The application form MUST be sent to Dr Paul Cross (paul.cross1@nhs.net) and Mr Allan Wilson (Allan.wilson@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk).
The fee for the QUATE examination is separate to that of the Tutorial and MUST be paid before the exam. Details are given on the QUATE application form.
The fee for the Cytology Tutorial does NOT include the fee for the QUATE examination.
More general information on the exam can be found on the EFCS website (https://www.efcs.eu/quate-introduction/).
An outline of the actual examination and some recommended educational material can be found at (https://www.efcs.eu/quate-exam/).

NO registration or payment can be taken on the day of the exam.
All candidates MUST register for the exam before the deadline of Friday 23rd May 2020.
All candidates MUST complete and send the QUATE examination form as requested.

Proof of payment and photo identification will be required on the day of the examination.
Proof of registration for the Tutorial will also be required for those who are paying at the lower QUATE examination rate.

National societies are encouraged to support QUATE examinations and if you have any questions about the exam please contact either the QUATE examiners Mr Allan Wilson (Allan.wilson@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk) or Dr Paul Cross (paul.cross1@nhs.net).


7 June 2021
11 June 2021
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University Hospital of Trieste
Strada di Fiume 447
Trieste, 34149 Italy
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