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Papanicolaou and Frost Cytopathology Tutorial

A Cornell and Johns Hopkins Partnership in Excellence

Dates: TBD


Drs. George N. Papanicolaou and John K. Frost are undoubtedly the most recognizable names in the world of Cytopathology and are widely considered pioneers and leaders in research and education. They both laid down a strong foundation for cytopathology and established world renowned laboratories at Cornell and Johns Hopkins, respectively. This 2-day course will be a testament to the continuing of a strong teaching tradition of the two departments. It will comprise of lectures, and interactive case presentations designed to provide the attendees with an in-depth discussion of the current diagnostic criteria and concepts in clinical Cytopathology.

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Statement of Need

Diagnostic cytopathology performs a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of non-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions. This course is intended to advance and develop the knowledge base of pathologists in cytopathology. Current criteria and concepts based on cytomorphologic evaluation and approaches to differential diagnosis are the core need for the practice of cytopathology. This course is designed to provide a practical update to cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, general pathologists and fellows/residents in training.

Course Goals and Objectives:

This CME approved course will lead to improved practice of cytopathology leading to enhanced patient care. At the conclusion of this course the attendees will be able to:

  • Evaluate cytologic criteria of various non-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions
  • Be familiar with updated terminology and reporting
  • Identify and avoid possible pitfalls in the daily practice of cytopathology
  • Appreciate the clinical implications of cytologic interpretations
  • Define the value and limitations of fine needle aspirations at various sites

Target Audience:

Cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, general pathologists, fellows and residents.

Location:

Weill Auditorium, C Building, 2nd Floor, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Tuition

The registration fee is $600 for Pathologists and $300 for Cytotechnologists, which includes the Tutorial, course materials, continental breakfast and coffee breaks. The fee does not include travel, housing or other meals.

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. When paying by check, it must be in U.S. currency and drawn on a U.S. Bank, made payable to the WCMC/Pathology Dept. International participants can contact us directly for our wire transfer information. When registering, please be sure to use a complete mailing address. The address with which you register will be printed on the master list of registrants.

Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation, the Tutorial fee is refundable less a $150 service charge. A front and back copy of your cancelled check must be submitted for a refund.

Course Materials

Course materials will be made available via email prior to the course. You will receive an email notification providing the link required to view and print the handouts. You may also opt to view the materials online during the course using your electronic device. We strongly recommend downloading the lectures prior to the course. Wifi will be provided at no additional charge.

Continuing Medical Education

Weill Cornell Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Weill Cornell Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Certification

This activity meets the American Board of Pathology’s Continuing Certification (CC) Program* requirements for Lifelong Learning (Part II) and Self-Assessment Module (SAM) and designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10 SAM Credit(s).
*The American Board of Pathology’s Continuing Certification (CC) Program is formerly Maintenance of Certification (MOC).

Faculty Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of Weill Cornell Medicine to adhere to ACCME Essential Areas, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support and content validation in order to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored programs. All faculty participating in sponsored programs are expected to disclose to the audience any potential, apparent, or real conflict of interest related to their contribution to the activity, and any discussions of off-label or investigational uses of any commercial products or devices not yet approved in the United States. All disclosures will be made at the time of this CME activity.

Credit for attendance at the regularly scheduled lectures are granted on an hour for hour basis and will be indicated at the bottom of the Tutorial certificate, which will be mailed to you 6 weeks after the program.

Transportation

From John F. Kennedy/LaGuardia Airports or Penn Station/Grand Central:

Taxi Cab into Manhattan: Advise the driver to take you to 413 East 69th Street (between First and York Avenues). NYC fares are $25 - 30 from LaGuardia and $45 - 50 from JFK.

From Newark, New Jersey:

http://www.amtrak.com

From Connecticut:

http://www.mta.info/mnr/

Other

A continental-style breakfast will be available from 7 a.m. in the foyer. The use of cell phones or video/audio recording during the lectures is prohibited.

Suggested Accommodation

Guest Facility at The Helmsley Medical Tower
1320 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Reservations: (212) 472-8400
Toll free: (800) HM TOWER
Fax: (212) 535-8524

Courtyard (Marriott)
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-317-7940

Courtyard (Marriott) (5-10 minute cab ride)
410 East 93rd Street
New York, New York 10128 USA
Phone: 1-212-410-6777

Renaissance New York Hotel 57 (5-10 minute cab ride)
130 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 753-8841

New York Marriott East Side (5-10 minute cab ride)
525 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 755-4000

New York Hotel Bentley (Walking distance, 7 blocks from Weill Cornell Medicine)
500 East 62 Street
New York, NY 10065
1-800-555-7555 (includes Canada) 

Requests for further information should be directed to:

Ms. Jessica Misner
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
1300 York Avenue, Room C-302
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-6464
jep2018@med.cornell.edu
www.cornellpathology.org

Course Goals & Objectives

This course is designed to update physicians on the latest advances in Cytopathology.

Target Audience: Cytopathologists, residents and cytotechnologists

Note: No video or audio recording will be allowed.

Schedule

The Papanicolaou and Frost 2018 Cytopathology Tutorial: July 26-27, 2018


SESSION I
Thursday, July 26, 2018

7:00 - 8:00am Registration and Breakfast
8:00am Opening Remarks, Introduction of Speakers and Tutorial Outline
Momin T. Siddiqui, MD and Syed Z. Ali, MD
8:05 - 9:00am Lecture: Thyroid
Syed Z. Ali, MD
9:00 - 9:30am Challenging Case Discussion 1: Thyroid
Syed Z. Ali, MD
9:30 - 9:45am Coffee Break
9:45- 10:15am Challenging Case Discussion 2: Thyroid
Grace C.H. Yang, MD
10:15 - 11:00am Lecture: Salivary Gland
Syed Z. Ali, MD
11:00- 12:00pm “2018 Papanicolaou and Frost Lecture” - Cervical cancer screening: from Dr. Papanicolaou to HPV testing, a paradigm shift. Where are we today and where do we go from here?
Dina R. Mody, MD
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00- 1:30pm Challenging Case Discussion: Salivary Gland
Rema A. Rao, MD
1:30 - 2:15pm Lecture: Pancreas - Solid Lesions
Momin T Siddiqui, MD
2:15- 3:00pm Lecture: Pancreas - Cystic Lesions
Momin T Siddiqui, MD
3:00 - 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15- 3:45pm Challenging Case Discussions: Pancreas
Rema A. Rao, MD
3:45 - 4:30pm Lecture: Kidney/Adrenal Gland
Christopher J. VandenBussche MD, PhD
4:30- 5:00pm Panel Discussion with the Speakers



SESSION II
Friday, July 27, 2018

7:00 - 8:00am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00am Lecture: Lung
Peter B. Illei, MD
9:00 - 9:30am Challenging Case Discussion: Lung
Peter B. Illei, MD
9:30 - 10:30am Lecture: Molecular and Ancillary Testing
Jonas J. Heymann MD
10:30 - 10:45am Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:15am Challenging Case Discussion: Molecular and Ancillary Testing
Jonas J. Heymann, MD
11:15- 12:00pm Lecture: Urinary Tract
Christopher J. VandenBussche MD, PhD
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00- 1:30pm Challenging Case Discussion: Urinary Tract
Christopher J. VandenBussche MD, PhD
1:30 - 2:15pm Lecture: Serous Cavity Effusions
Syed Z. Ali, MD
2:15- 3:00pm Lecture: GYN Tract - Squamous Lesions
Abha Goyal, MD
3:00 - 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15- 4:00pm Lecture: GYN Tract - Glandular Lesions
Abha Goyal, MD
4:00 - 4:30pm Challenging Case Discussion: GYN Tract
Susan A. Alperstein MS, CT (ASCP)
4:30- 5:00pm Panel Discussion with the Speakers
5:00pm Course Conclusion



Faculty

Course Directors

Momin T. Siddiqui MD, FIAC
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Chief, Papanicolaou Cytology Laboratory
Director, Cytopathology Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY
mos9084@med.cornell.edu

Syed Z. Ali MD, FRCPath, FIAC
Professor of Pathology and Radiology
Director, Division of Cytopathology
Department of Pathology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
sali@jhmi.edu

Weill Cornell Faculty

Susan A. Alperstein, MS, CT (ASCP)
Supervisor, Papanicolaou Cytology Laboratory
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY
sua9036@nyp.org

Abha Goyal, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY
abg9017@med.cornell.edu

Jonas Heymann, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY
jjh7002@med.cornell.edu

Rema Rao, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY
rer9052@med.cornell.edu

Grace C.H. Yang, MD, FIAC
Clinical Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY
gry2001@med.cornell.edu

Johns Hopkins Faculty

Peter B. Illei, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Department of Pathology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
pillei1@jhmi.edu

Christopher J. VandenBussche MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director, Cytopathology Fellowship Training Program
Department of Pathology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
cjvand@jhmi.edu

2018 Papanicolaou and Frost Lecturer

Dina R. Mody, MD
Professor of Pathology and Genomic Medicine
Medical Director of Cytopathology
Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
dmody@houstonmethodist.org

Tutorial Administration

Gina L. Imperato MPA
Administrator, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
1300 York Avenue, Room C-302
New York, NY 10065
Telephone (212) 746-6464
FAX (212) 746-8192
glimpera@med.cornell.edu

Jessica Misner
Administrative Specialist, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
1300 York Avenue, Room C-302
New York, NY 10065
Telephone (212) 746-6464
Fax (212) 746-8192
jep2018@med.cornell.edu

Weill Cornell Medicine Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6464 Fax: (212) 746-8192