Educational Webinars

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

Download the 2020 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)
$700 Member signs up the lab (price for all scheduled webinars in the current membership year.)

2020 Educational Webinar Registration Form 

January 8, 2020
The Pursuit of Happiness

Barbara A Crothers, DO
Joint Pathology Center
Silver Spring, MD

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Learning Objectives
Highlight the impact of stress on healthcare professionals
Describe some recent evidence for reducing stress
Provide tools for decreasing stress and increasing happiness

February 26, 2020
Employee Engagement in the Laboratory: Empowering a Positive Workforce

Jodie M. Woodside MS, CT (ASCP)CM
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Rutland, Vermont

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Learning objectives:
Learn what employee engagement is
Learn advantages and disadvantages to employee engagement
Learn ways to engage employees in the lab

March 18, 2020
Aspiration Cytology of Neck Cysts in Adults: Morphologic Features and Ancillary Testing Strategies

Dr. Christopher Griffith 
Cleveland Clinic 
Cleveland, Ohio 

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Learning Objectives:
Name common differential considerations in adults with a cystic neck mass
Discuss the challenges encountered in evaluating aspiration material from an adult with a neck cyst
Identify cytologic features in neck cyst aspirates which increase the likelihood of metastatic carcinoma
Apply optimal ancillary testing stragtegies to detect high-risk Human Papillomavirus in neck cyst aspiration material

April 22, 2020
Molecular Cytopathology in an Era of Precision Medicine: Doing More with Less

Dr. Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri  
MD Anderson Medical Center
Houston, Texas

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Learning objectives:
To provide an overview of the current molecular testing performed in cytopathology for clinical management of patients
To compare and contrast different cytologic specimen preparations and discuss various processing and handling techniques to identify pre-analytical variables for successful molecular testing
To illustrate the practical implementation of the specimen acquisition process and triage and the issues pertaining to collecting an adequate sample for molecular testing

May 12, 2020  (RE-SCHEDULED TBA)
Cytopathology of Pediatric Small Round Cell Tumors

Dr. Lisa Teot
Boston Children's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the cytologic features of common and uncommon small round cell tumors that occur in children and list differential diagnostic considerations for these entities
  • Describe appropriate ancillary studies to enhance the cytologic diagnosis of pediatric small round cell tumors
  • Discuss the limitations of and diagnostic pitfalls in the cytologic diagnosis of pediatric small round cell tumors

 

June 10, 2020
Soft Tissue and Bone FNA

Dr. Benjamin Witt
Associate Professor of Anatomic Pathology
University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Learning Objectives: 
Employ cytomorphology to differentiated soft tissue and bone lesions into general diagnostic categories
Based on morphologic categorization implement directed panels of immunostains to work within the appropriate differential diagnosis
Gain familiarity with instances wherein fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) testing can inform the diagnosis

July 22, 2020
Importance of ROSE and Role of the Cytotechnologist

Donna K. Russell, MEd, CT(ASCP)HT
Education Coordinator, Residency/Fellowship Training Program
University of Rochester Medical Center
Program Director, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center/Daemen College
School of Cytotechnology

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe advantages and disadvantages of ROSE.
  • Discuss billing procedures for ROSE.
  • Illustrate the practical implementation of specimen acquisition and triage of specimens for ROSE

 

August 19, 2020
Lower Cutoff Threshold for p16 Staining in Cell Blocks From Head & Neck FNA Specimens Required to Avoid False Negative Results

Bennett Wilson, MD
Chief Resident
UR Medicine
Rochester, NY 

Objectives:

  • At the conclusion of this talk participants will be able to describe the College of American Pathologists guidelines regarding HPV status determination for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Learners will be able to compare common tools for HPV status determination for surgical and fine needle aspiration cytology specimens.
  • Participants will be able to contrast the unique challenges for the interpretation of the most common testing method, p16 immunohistochemistry.

 

September 16, 2020 
EBUS-TBNA: Principles for Cytotechnologists to Consider During ROSE (and Beyond)

Dr. John Stewart
Professor and Cytopathology Section Chief
MD Anderson Medical Center
Houston, Texas

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the 4 main roles of EBUS-TBNA and their impact on ROSE
  • How is adequacy defined?
  • How is FNA technique reflected on the direct smears and how might that impact ROSE?

 

September 17, 2020 
EBUS-TBNA: Principles & Applications of Molecular Testing in Cytologic Samples  

Dr. John Stewart
Professor and Cytopathology Section Chief
MD Anderson Medical Center
Houston, Texas
Learning Objectives:

  • What are the two most important criteria for assessing the adequacy of a sample for PCR or NGS-based testing?
  • How many cells are needed to recover 1 ng of DNA, and why do you need to know this?
  • Why is tumor-mapping more easily done on smears than on FNA cell block sections?

 

October 2020
Wave of the future:  expansion of the cytotechnologist scope of practice through USG FNA

Jackie Cuda, BS, SCT(ASCP)CM
Cytology Supervisor UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside Hospital

Karyn Varley, MS, SCT(ASCP)CM
Program Director, Cytology and Histology Schools UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the challenges of introducing US into the FNA practice
  • Implement a plan for training and performance measures for cytotechnologists assisting in USG FNAs
  • Review plans for ongoing competency assessment of cytotechnologist trained in USG FNA

 

November 2020 
TBD

Karen M. Atkison, MPA, CT(ASCP)
Consultant:  Educationa and Training, Instructional Design, eLearning
Medical Diagnostics Expertise

Amber Donnelly, PhD, MPH, SCT(ASCP) 
Professor & Director
Cytotechnology Education, College of Allied Health Professions
University of Nebraska Medical Center

 

December 16, 2020
Lynch Syndrome

Dr. Jennifer Findeis-Hosey
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Director, GI/Hepatobiliary Pathology Service
Director, Pathology Curriculum for Undergraduate Medical Education 
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the clinicopathologic features of Lynch Syndrome.
  • Interpret mismatch repair protein immunohistochemical stains as pertaining to Lynch Syndrome screening. 
  • Recognize the role of pathology in Lynch Syndrome screening.