Continuing Education Information

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Target Audience

This Meeting has been designed for pathologists, cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, students, and other members of the cytopathology community.

Educational Objectives

The American Society of Cytopathology’s 60th Annual Scientific Meeting will:

  • Update cytopathologists, cytotechnologists and anatomic pathologists on the current practice of cytopathology, review the latest techniques and guidelines, and update disease classification to achieve better diagnostic accuracy.
  • Encourage and promote greater knowledge of Cytopathology, small biopsies and ancillary testing to set the highest standards for quality patient care.
  • Foster research in the early diagnosis and effective treatment of human cancer and other diseases.
  • Provide a forum for advocacy on behalf of cytopathologists and their patients.


Earn Credits

Earn up to 52 CME and CMLE Credits

Credits by day: Friday 10.5 | Saturday 12.5 | Sunday 13.25 | Monday 12.25 | Tuesday 3.5

Continuing Medical Education (CME): The American Society of Cytopathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Cytopathology designates this educational activity for a maximum of 52 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE): The ASC designates this activity for a maximum of 52 Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) credit hours for non-physicians. The CMLE credit hours meet the continuing education requirements for the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Maintenance Program. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Earn up to 36.75 SAM Credits

Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs): The 60th Annual Scientific Meeting will offer 50 sessions (maximum of 36.75 credits) requiring completion of (SAM) to test knowledge. The two “Challenges in Diagnostic Cytomorphology” sessions, all Video Microscopy Tutorials, Workshops, Panel Luncheon Seminars and select Scientific Sessions qualify for SAMs.

American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification (MOC): The 60th Annual Scientific Meeting will have up to 90 courses available to help fulfill the CME requirements mandated by the American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. Each session will show one or more of the following icons to prove what competency areas are satisfied:

Patient Care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health, demonstrating a satisfactory level of diagnostic competence and the ability to provide appropriate and effective consultation in the context of pathology services.

Medical Knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (eg, epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to pathology.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement that involve investigation and evaluation of diagnostic and consultative practices, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvements in patient care practices.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills that result in effective information exchange and collaboration with patients, their families, and other health professionals.

Professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.

Systems-Based Practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide pathology services that are of optimal value.

The ASC will provide ONLINE session evaluations for all attendees to complete in order to receive a certificate for CME/CMEL/SAM credits.  This activity is approved for continuing education credits in the State of Florida and the State of California.