Educational Webinars

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

Download the 2018 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.

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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)

2018 Educational Webinar registration form

January 17, 2018
Improving Patient Care Through Molecular Testing for Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules


Sallie McAdoo, MS
Director of Medical Affairs
Certified Genetic Counselor
Veracyte, Inc.
Houston, Texas

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Educational Objectives

  • Describe the Rule-in versus Rule-out clinical utility of molecular testing for indeterminate thyroid nodules
  • Explore the importance of study design for commercialization of a molecular diagnostic
  • Distinguish between the molecular methodologies for supplementing indeterminate thyroid FNA sample diagnosis (DNA, microRNA, mRNA) and the data behind them
 

March 21, 2018
HPV Testing in Head and Neck Cancer: New Evidence-Based Guidelines


Mary R. Schwartz, MD
Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology
Jack L. Titus Chair in Pathology
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

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Educational Objectives

  • Understand the key clinical, morphologic, molecular and prognostic differences between HPV-related and smoking related head and neck cancer
  • Recognize what types of cancers and specimens are appropriate to test for HPV and which are not; and the clinical reasons for this
  • Understand the new CAP evidence-based guidelines for HPV testing in head and neck cancer
 

April 25, 2018 
Quantitative Cytology and its Emerging Role in Daily Practice


Liron Pantanowitz, MD
Professor of Pathology & Biomedical Informatics
Director of Pathology Informatics
Director of Cytopathology UPMC Shadyside
Director of Pathology Informatics Fellowship
Department of Pathology, UPMC Shadyside
Pittsburgh, PA

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Educational Objectives

  • Discuss the emerging practice of quantitative cytology
  • Provide specific examples where cytologists need to qantify samples
  • Introduce participants to the field of computer-assisted image analysis
 

June 20, 2018
The Bethesda System for Cervical Cytology - Update and Beyond


Patricia G. Tiscornia-Wasserman, MD
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
Director of Cytopathology
Columbia University Medical Center
Melville, New York

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Educational Objectives

  • Discuss the impact of the Cervical Cytology Bethesda System on Standaradized Reporting Terminaology and Management Guidelines
  • Recognize common pitfalls and key features of glandular abnormalities
  • Understand HPV vaccine uptake in the USA


July 18, 2018 
Milan System for Salivary Gland FNA


Esther Diana Rossi MD PhD MIAC
CO-responsablE of the Italian national group of Head and Neck Pathology-GIPATEC-Siapec
Division of Anatomic Pathology and Histology
Catholic University-Fondazione Policlinico Universitario “A. Gemelli”
Rome, Italy

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Educational Objectives

  • To provide details about the new classification system for salivary cytology (The Milan System)
  • To be familiar with the proposed categories of the new classification system
  • To describe the details about the entities and their morphological evaluation with a uniform diagnostic system




August 29, 2018 
Molecular Testing in GYN Cytopathology



Dina R. Mody, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

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Educational Objectives 

  • Discuss the history of cervical cancer screening and its current status
  • Provide an update on the role of HPV testing in gynecologic cytology
  • Discuss the potential pitfalls in cytology and FDA-approved HPV testing platforms as it relates to squamous and glandular lesions
  • Present potential future scenarios depending upon different resource settings and vaccination status



September 12, 2018 
Conflict Resolution for Cytopathologists and Cytotechnologists



Christine N. Booth, MD and Deborah J. Chute, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio

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Educational Objectives    

  • Define the general types of conflict and types of conflict management
  • Discuss a diagnostic approach to conflict resolution
  • Practice skills to help resolve conflict within the laboratory and in professional settings


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October 17, 2018 
Immunohistochemistry:  Cell blocks, Double Stains and Emerging Stains

Donna K. Russell, MEd, CT(ASCP)HT
UR Medicine
Rochester, New York
  

Educational Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of adequate sampling and cell block preparation for FNA and fluid preparation
  • Present emerging tests and ancillary techniques utilizing cell block samples
  • Discuss immunohistochemical panels and double stains for cytologic interpretation


November 28, 2018 
Anal Cytology:  An Update


Vohra Poonam, MD
University of California San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Educational Objectives

  • Review the epidemiology of anal cancer, including the incidence of anal carcinoma and its precursor lesions. 
  • Learn about recommendations for screening including: Why screen? Who to screen? How to screen?
  • Learn cytologic features of anal intraepithelial lesions.
  • Discuss the role of HPV testing and biomarkers in anal cytology.
  • Briefly address clinical management.
     

December 19, 2018 

Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules on Liquid-Based Preparations:  Cytopathologic and Molecular Analyses

Rana S. Hoda, MD
CBLPath Inc.
Rye Brook, New York

Educational Objectives

  • Recognize the TBS 2017 criteria of indeterminate thyroid nodules on FNA
  • Identify cytologic features of FNA of indeterminate thyroid nodules processed as liquid-based preparations (LBP)
  • Understand the molecular genetics of various indeterminate thyroid nodules on FNA with histologic correlation