Oakstone CME Cytopathology – Masters of Pathology Series

Cost: $795

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This online CME program, led by Christopher J. VandenBussche, MD, PhD, is designed to improve the general pathologist’s understanding and confidence in the diagnosis of cytopathology specimens. Masters of Pathology Series – Cytopathology is divided by specimen type, with experts in each area sharing short, high-yield lectures. Additionally, editors of four major reporting systems participate in informal, podcast-type discussions of their systems with a pathologist. It’s continuing medical education that will help you to:

  • Gain familiarity with new reporting systems and the updates being made to existing systems
  • Compare methodologies and recognize cytomorphologic features
  • Generate standardized reports that are more useful clinically, and better understood by clinicians
  • Contribute to better patient outcomes and optimize patient care

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to do the following:

  • List ancillary tests that should be ordered on lung specimens when a new diagnosis of non-small cell carcinoma is made
  • Describe changes made in the newest version of The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology
  • Name the diagnostic categories used in The Paris System for Reporting Urinary Cytology
  • Understand situations in which a diagnosis of Salivary Gland of Uncertain Malignant Potential (SUMP) can be made
  • Recognize the cytomorphologic features of common bone and soft tissue tumors on fine needle aspiration
  • Compare different methodologies used for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing

Intended Audience

This educational activity is geared towards the pathologist in practice or training or cytotechnologist to provide a comprehensive review of cytopathology.

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