Dear Philippe, Martin, Fernando and all collegues,
After all these comments from different countries, for integral, sub, super cytology etc and with our experience as medical doctors cytopathologists, since 1962 (more than half a century ), when GN Papanicolaou created our specialty here in Greece, we strongly support that cytopathology must be a specialty.
Only few months or more, for integral cytopathology and not only for Pap smears or other…, is not enough in our opinion for a fully cared quick diagnosis.
Cytopathology is every day in evolution. Few months for training is too much short. It must be, at least, three years.
Concerning the representants in UEMS, we strongly support that Greek cytopathologists, as members of EFCS and IAC since years, must be represented by themselves and not by others.
Is Greek Society of Pathology a EFCS or IAC member?
Do they have the right to vote at UEMS meeting ( I think no ) for or against the future of cytology while here in Greece , we do not work together, we have different departments with those of cytopathology fully organized, we have no contacts, because we have different specialties by law ?
Dr Chara Margari MD
President of the Hellenic Society of Clinical Cytology