Special Course

These sessions will focus on morphologic criteria used in interpreting cytopathology specimens. A variety of specimen types will be covered in two separate sessions; one will deal with exfoliative cytology and the other with FNA cytology. Each session will include four, 45-minute lectures.

Educational Objectives:
1. Review important cytomorphologic features of various non-neoplastic and neoplastic entities
2. Recognize morphologic mimics and thus avoid pitfalls


These sessions will focus on morphologic criteria used in interpreting cytopathology specimens. A variety of specimen types will be covered in two separate sessions; one session will deal with exfoliative cytology and the other with FNA cytology. Each session will include four, 45-minute lectures. The focus of these courses can be summed up as Back-to-the-Basics. The courses will be moderated by Dr. DeMay. The faculty are experts in the field and will share well-known criteria as well as personal experiences essential to accurate interpretation.

PLEASE NOTE: Entry into Cytomorphology I and Cytomorphology II each require separate tickets, which will be collected by a volunteer stationed at the entrance of each Special Course session room. The Scientific Program Committee requests that you respect this policy and not attempt to enter without a ticket.

November 12, 2010
8:00 am - 11:15 am Special Course
Credit Hours:3.0
CYTOMORPHOLOGY I - EXFOLIATIVE CYTOLOGY
Serous Effusions – Richard M. DeMay, M.D.
GYN-I (Squamous) – Michael S. Facik, M.P.A., CT(ASCP), CFIAC
GYN-II (Glandular) – Thomas A. Bonfiglio, M.D.
GU – Dorothy L. Rosenthal, M.D., FIAC


1:00 pm - 4:15 pm Special Course
Credit Hours:3.0
CYTOMORPHOLOGY II - FNA CYTOLOGY
Thyroid - Richard M. DeMay, M.D.
Lung – Kristen A. Atkins, M.D.
Salivary Glands – William C. Faquin, M.D., Ph.D.
Pancreas – Gregg A. Staerkel, M.D.