Conference registration is open! Be sure to register by March 27 to receive the early-bird discounted registration rate.  Luncheons and the microscope workshop have limited space - be sure to register early and secure your seat!

To register:
Download the full conference brochure with agenda

Download the two-page registration form only

Only able to attend for one-day? ASCT offers one-day passes!

To register for a one day pass (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) use the PDF form above.  Indicate the day(s) you would like a one-day pass and email, mail or fax it to ASCT.

Students: register using the above PDF form, so ASCT may process your complimentary registration!

Register Online:

1. First:  log in using your username/email and personal password.  If you do not have a log in, create an account using the link on the bottom left of page.
2. Click "Register for Conference" button on upper left side of web page
3. Proceed through registration steps selecting workshops, lunches, tour, etc
4. Checkout and review registration before payment processing

Not a current member?  First, log in or create an account and select a one or two year membership option.  Then, proceed with registering for the annual conference.


Conference Handouts
For your convenience, conference handouts will be posted online as they are received.  
Click here to access the conference handouts webpage.  You will be prompted to enter the password you received in your email confirmation on April 18.


Thursday River Cruise (This option is currently full)
3:45 - 5:30pm, Thursday, April 27

$50 per person (includes appetizers & drinks)
Step aboard a River Walk barge for an exciting and entertaining narrative of the rich history of the San Antonio River Walk. Upon boarding one of the river barges, one can expect to see many of San Antonio's most popular spots and most significant historic areas to the humor and varied commentary of the tour-guides. 


Bob Gay Lecture Series Speaker
sponsored by ASCT Services

Dina Mody, MD
Dir of Cytology Laboratory and Cytopathology Fellowship Program, Houston Methodist Hospital
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory  Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Glandular Cell Abnormalities and Mimics in Gynecologic Cytopathology
Molecular Testing in Gynecologic Cytology
Diagnostic accuracy of FNA cytology of salivary gland lesions: A 6-year retrospective review


Additional Conference topics and presenters

Phillip Valente, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center               
HPV Testing and the Pap Test
Michael Spears, MD, Pathology Associates            
FNAB of Lymphoproliferative Disorders with CPCs
Samantha Butler, MD, LT. Col, USAF MC,  San Antonio Military Medical Center    
FNAB of Thyroid Follicular Neoplasms with Molecular Diagnostic Testing and CPCs
Maribeth Gagnon,MS CT(ASCP)HTL, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention &
William Crabtree, PhD SCT (ASCP), Dept of Path & Lab Med, University of Indiana
CDC Cytology Workload Study Data Presentation
Joan Rossi, MA, CT (ASCP), Barnes Jewish Hospital  
Management Topic: Leadership during Changing Times
Deborah A. Hillsdon-Smith, MBA, LSSBB, SCT(ASCP)CT, Roche Diagnostics
Advancing Leadership Skills to Facilitate Effective Change in Cytology
Donna K. Russell, M.Ed., CT(ASCP)HT,UR Medicine
Cell Block Processing Techniques and Troubleshooting 
Karen Atkison, M.P.A.,CT(ASCP)CMIAC, Global Education Specialist, BD Life Sciences
Advancing the Future of Cytotechnology Profession in Changing Times    



IAC EXAM Offered Again This Year
Saturday, April 29, 2017 ~ 8:00am - 12:00pm

Enroll for this exam by March 4 on the IAC website:


METC Cytotechnology Program 50th Anniversary!
Saturday, April 29 ~ 6:00—8:00pm
ALL conference attendees are welcome to join this METC sponsored reception



Student Presentations
ASCT invites Cytotechnology students in cytotech programs to participate in the ASCT Student Case Presentations at our 2017 Annual Conference.  Present what you have learned during your cytology training and you will have the opportunity to win up to $150!
For more information, contact ASCT Education Chair, Changhong Ye


2017 Bob Gay Student Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Kim Kowalczik in memory of her father, Bob Gay, who made significant contributions to the education of cytotechnology students and was a founding member of the ASCT. The scholarship awards $1,000.00 and sponsorship (travel and accommodations) to the upcoming  ASCT annual conference to an outstanding student.  Click here to learn how to apply and for the application.