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  Cytopathology at CAP ’05





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June 2005
PAP/NGC Programs Review

The CAP ’05 annual meeting in Chicago, Sept. 11–15, will offer many cytopathology courses led by current and former members of the CAP Cytopathology Committee. The highlight will be Rules and Tools: Cytology Mock Exam, consisting of six half-day sessions to be held Sept. 10, 11, and 12 to help prepare attendees for the CMS-required cytology proficiency test. Each session will include a proctored practice proficiency testing exam, as well as lectures outlining the CLIA ’88 regulations and grading scheme, diagnostic pitfalls in proficiency testing, and retesting strategies. This proficiency testing course is included in the CAP ’05 global fee; however, space is limited and preregistration is required.

Several video microscopy sessions will be presented, each worth 1.5 CME/CE hours to attendees. These include Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided FNAB of Pancreatic Cysts by Martha Pitman, MD, which will feature a case-based approach and emphasize mucinous cysts, ancillary testing, and pitfalls in diagnosis.

David Wilbur, MD, will offer Body Cavity Fluid Examinations: Problem Patterns and Their Resolution, and Teresa Darraugh, MD, will hold a microscope tutorial on anal cytology, with an emphasis on identification of HPV-related lesions of the anal canal, primarily using liquid-based preparations. Dina Mody, MD, will present Glandular Lesions in Cervicovaginal Cytology and use conventional, ThinPrep, and SurePath preparations to review glandular lesions and their benign mimics. A scientific session, Current Issues in Gynecologic Cytology, will be offered by Dr. Wilbur and Theresa Voytek, MD, and focus on automated screening and preparation devices for gynecologic cytology.

For more information or to register for CAP ’05, visit or call 800-758-5590.

Karen M. Clary, MD
Rochester (NY) General Hospital
Member, CAP Cytopathology Committee