Rana S. Hoda, M.D., FIAC, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC Syed A. Hoda, M.D., New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
This course is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of The Pap Test (cervicovaginal cytopathological examination). The intended audience includes pathologists wishing to refresh and update their knowledge of this test, fellows and residents.
The emphasis will be on basic and practical matters. First, the relevant anatomical aspects and preparatory aspects of The Pap Test will be discussed. Second, the principles outlined in The Bethesda System will be presented. Third, the spectrum of findings in this test will be reviewed. Fourth, the cytological and clinical aspects of common lesions encountered in the test will be described using eight illustrative cases. Evolving developments in technique (including liquid-based preparations and HPV-testing) and emerging regulatory (including quality assurance) facets will be reiterated at appropriate points. At intervals, the participants' insights and inquiries will be welcomed.
A CD-ROM containing 50+ classical entities encountered in The Pap Test with accompanying legends will be provided. A complete syllabus as well as a print-out of the entire PowerPoint based course material will be distributed at the Meeting.
Upon completion of the course, the participants will be expected to develop an enhanced understanding of current cytological criteria and changing clinical concepts regarding The Pap Test.