Scientific Sessions – Friday
|Friday, November 2, 2012|
|6: 00 pm – 8:30 pm||Hot Topic
Credit Hours: 2.5 CME/CMLE
The ASC Workload Recommendations for Automated Pap Test Screening: What are They and What "Best Practices" are Recommended for Their Implementation?
William N. Crabtree, PhD, SCT(ASCP)
Director and Associate Professor, Cytotechnology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Tarik M. Elsheikh, MD
Anatomical Pathology Medical Director
Cleveland Clinic Laboratories
Mark E. Brecher, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Senior Vice President
MariBeth Gagnon, MS, CT(ASCP)HTL
Division of Laboratory Science and Standards
Laboratory Science, Policy and Practice Program Office
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services
Karen Atkison, MPA, CT(ASCP)
Women’s Health Center
Sr. Director Applications & Scientific Product Support
(Please Note: Pre-registration is recommended.)
1. The recently adopted ASC productivity recommendations for automated Pap Test screening represent an important milestone in the advent of the Pap Test. These recommendations suggest best practices for implementation and clarification of the FDA guidelines for automated Pap Test screening. The primary objective of this session will be to educate the cytology community as to what the ASC’s recommendations are and how best to apply them in the cytology laboratory setting.
2. To allow a format for the primary stake holders in Pap Test screening the opportunity to comment on the new recommendations. This will be accomplished via a panel of invited experts in Pap Test screening from the following list.
The recently proposed recommendations by ASC represent an important milestone in regulating the cytotechnologist’s workload in automated Pap Test screening. These recommendations were also presented to CLIAC in February 2012. The fact that ASCP, ASCT, PSC, and ASC executive boards have unanimously approved those recommendations further emphasize our professional societies’ critical recognition of our need to address this issue in a timely fashion. But where do we go from here?