Educational Webinars

ASCT offers member discounts on webinars and archived webinars. Webinars are also available to non-members.

Download the 2019 Educational Webinar Registration Form and mail or email to ASCT with payment. You will receive your webinar access information via email from ASCT after payment is received. Using your email address, the ASCT will send you the link to access the webinar. Participants can choose to hear the audio via the phone or over their computer speakers. Each webinar will offer one CE credit as defined by the ASCP CMP.

All Members and Non-Members may purchase ASCT educational webinars online by clicking here.

Individual Webinar Registration
$40 member (price per webinar)
$50 non-member (price per webinar)

Laboratory Webinar Registration
$150 member registers lab (price per webinar)
$175 non-member registers lab (price per webinar)
$500 member registers lab (price for any four webinars)

2019 Educational Webinar Registration Form 

January 23, 2019  
What Have We Learned Since Paris?

Christopher VandenBussche, MD
The John Hopkins Hospital
Department of Pathology

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 Educational Objectives:
1. Explain why The Paris System (TPS) for Reporting Urinary Cytology was created. 2. List the diagnostic categories of TPS and their criteria. 3. Discuss the performance of TPS based on recently published studies.

February 20, 2019

Communication in the Work Place

Guliz A. Barkan, MD
Loyola University Medical Center - Chicago
Department of Pathology

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Educational Objectives:
1. Understand the methods of effective communication, and how to better this crucial skill.
2. Discuss the best ways of giving and receiving feedback. 
3. Discuss the different ways of handling conflict using the Thomas Killmann Conflict mode instrument.

March 27, 2019
Cytopreparation: What techniques are best for cytologic samples?

Kelsey Snyder, MS, CT(ASCP)

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Educational Objectives: 
1. This session will cover a broad range of cytopreparatory techniques for exfoliative cytology, fine needle aspiration cytology and body cavity fluids.
2. The Papanicolaou and Diff-Quik stains will be heavily addressed, with focus on its components, use, and applicability to cytology
3. Advantages and disadvantages of formalin fixed cell blocks along with Cellient blocks will be discussed.



April 17, 2019
Head and Neck Cytopathology: p16 and HPVish


Abbey Lott Limbach, MD
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Department of Pathology

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Educational Objectives: 
1.     Discuss the role of human papillomavirus in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
2. Review Testing methods for human papillomavirus in head and neck specimens.
3. Illustrate testing methods for human papillomavirus using case examples.


June 26, 2019
Challenging cases in Serous Effusions


Donna M. Russell, MEd, CT(ASCP), HT(ASCP)
University of Rochester Medical Center

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Educational Objectives: 

1. Recognize patterns to differentiate reactive from malignant effusions
2. Identify malignant effusions and describe the use of immunohistochemical stains
3. Identify and describe diagnostic pitfalls in serous effusion cytology


July 17, 2019

Kidney FNA - Pitfalls and Clues

Eva Wojcik, MD
Loyola University Medical Center - Chicago
Department of Pathology 

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Educational Objectives:
Understand the indications and learn the potential complications of Renal FNA
2.      Recognize diagnostic clues and pitfalls of solid and cystic renal lesions
3.      Apply appropriate ancillary tests in FNA and CB material

August 21, 2019

The Engagement of Cytotechnologists in Genomic Selection Leads to Improved Outcome


Melissa Randolph, BS, SCT(ASCP) 

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Educational Objectives:
1.      This Webinar will serve to allow the participants to learn about our story of how we have been called to elevate the duties of a cytotechnologist by using their unique skills to form a necessary partnership with oncology while conserving the resources of our time-strapped pathologists.
2.     Describe the development of a pre-analytic process for tissue selection for multiple aspects of the laboratory.  This encompasses being able to assess standard of care requirements for the tumor in question and combines the aspects of selecting the best tissue and the best techniques that will allow for that selection.
3.     Describe the development and training of cytotechnologists to fulfill this need.  This encompasses both a morphologic understanding but also the skills of a great communicator.
4.    Describe some avant garde thinking that allows to us be very successful in dealing with “presumed” tissue exhaustion both in the cytology and surgical pathology realm.
5.    Discuss the pain points and buy in process necessary to “allow and respect” cytotechnologists performing this work.

September 25, 2019

The Masquerade of Mesothelioma

Emily Almeter, MS, CT(ASCP)
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY


Educational Objectives: 
1. Benign characteristics of mesothelial cells
2. Reactive vs. Malignant
a. Morphology
b. IHC stains
c. Clinical presentation
3. Mesothelioma masquerading as mets

October 23, 2019

Details Pending


Educational Objectives: coming soon


November 20, 2019

IHC Validation

Lynnette Savaloja Pineault, MBA, SCT(ASCP)
Anatomic Pathology Operations Supervisor
Regions Hospital, Saint Paul, Minnesota 

Educational Objectives: coming soon

December 11, 2019

EBUS ROSE with an Emphasis on Telecytology and Diagnoses other than Lung Cancer

Michael Thrall, MD
Methodist Hospital
Department of Pathology
Houston, Texas

Learning Objectives:

1. Demonstrate a system for using telecytology to facilitate EBUS ROSE that incorporates cytotechnologists
2. Describe EBUS ROSE scenarios that are not related to lung carcinoma, with their unique challenges
3. Understand how to triage specimen samples during ROSE when lymphoma and/or infection are in the differential diagnosis