Rana S. Hoda, MD, FIAC, Syed A. Hoda, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, and Thomas A. Bonfiglio, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.
This interactive course will enable confident diagnosis of various reactive, benign and neoplastic glandular lesions on Pap Tests. Course discussion will revolve around 10 wide-ranging cases. Emphasis will be placed on morphological appearances of glandular lesions as seen on liquid-based preparations. Comparative analysis of lesions on conventional smears , common artefacts, diagnostic dilemmas and potential pitfalls will be demonstrated. The role of HPV testing in endocervical neoplasia will be outlined. Current diagnostic and management guidelines will be reviewed. The importance of histological and clinical correlation will be emphasized. Related quality assurance issues will be touched upon. Pre-registrants will receive a website address where they will be able to view virtual slides and still images from 10 illustrative cases and related multiple-choice questions in advance of the meeting. During the Course, this and additional material will be displayed and participants will be able to electronically offer responses with instant feedback. This interactive approach will enable thorough assessment of diagnostic skills. Practicing pathologists and pathologists-in-training will benefit from this course.
Participants in the Course will receive a CD-Rom with representative images of all ten cases. A comprehensive syllabus and a complete handout of the entire PowerPoint presentation of the Course will also be provided at the Course.
Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to: 1) diagnose various glandular lesions in liquid-based Pap Tests after formulating the appropriate differential diagnoses, 2) recognize differences in appearance of these lesions on conventional and liquid-based preparations; 3) utilize ancillary tools, including immunocytochemistry and HPV-testing, 4) realize limitations of cytological diagnoses, and 5) understand significance of the most current management guidelines.
(New Course) This course may be used for CME credits or SAM's credits.