2008 SLSC Fall Meeting

St. Louis Society of Cytology
2008 Fall Meeting

THYROID FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION: Recognizing Patterns and Avoiding Pitfalls

AND

CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING: The Bethesda System, ALTS, HPV testing and ASCCP Management Guidelines

Saturday, September 27th, 2008 ? Hilton St. Louis Frontenac

Lecture by:

Ritu Nayar, MD, FIAC
Professor of Pathology & Director of Cytopathology
Northwestern University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois USA

Sponsored by:

The St. Louis Society of Cytology

Objectives:

A. Thyroid FNA: Recognizing Patterns and Avoiding Pitfalls

1. Review the morphologic patterns seen in thyroid FNA cytology
2. Review some common pitfalls associated with thyroid cytology
3. Understand the reporting of thyroid FNA and its clinical implications, including the 2007 NCI state of the Science meeting recommendations.

B. Cervical Cancer Screening: the Bethesda System, ALTS, HPV testing and ASCCP Management Guidelines

1. Understand the 2001 Bethesda system terminology and its association with ASCCP management guidelines for abnormal cytology
2. Review the Bethesda Inter-observer Reproducibility Study findings
3. Understand the evolution of HPV in cervical cytology

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for practicing pathologists, pathology residents, cytotechnologists, and cytotechnology students.

Continuing Education Credit

The ASC designates this educational activity for a maximum of.3.5 Category R Credits.

Location:

Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
13 3 5 South Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 6313 I
Phone: (314) 993-1100. Fax: (314) 993-8546

Program Agenda:

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Registration with continental breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Opening remarks and Election of Officers

9:30 a.m. -10:15 a.m.
Lecture "Thyroid FNA: Recognizing Patterns and Avoiding Pitfalls"
By Dr. Ritu Nayar

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
15 minute break

10:30 a.m. -11:15 a.m.
Lecture continued

11:15 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
(Q & A)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lecture "Cervical Cancer Screening: the Bethesda System, ALTS, HPV testing and ASCCP Management Guidelines"
By Dr. Ritu Nayar

2:00-2:15 p.m.
(Q & A)

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Break

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Update on Missouri Licensure Bill

Our guest speaker: Dr. Ritu Nayar

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