Preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic cysts – Dr. Pitman

Title: Preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic cysts
Presenter: Martha B. Pitman, MD
Date: 31st of Jan, 2019
Location: Boston, MA
Download slideshow:  pathCast_31.01.2019.pdf
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The scope of cytopathology practice has grown increasingly complex in recent years with, for example, exposure to specimen types not previously sampled using cytologic methods, and the introduction of new techniques such as endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration. Larger needles used in these procedures are procuring small tissue biopsies that provide material for advanced ancillary studies that are now under the purview of the diagnostic cytopathologist. “Advances in Cytology and Small Biopsies” will provide pathologists and cytotechnologists with a comprehensive overview of and update on diagnostic pathology utilizing a combination of cytology and small biopsy specimens. The emphasis will be on the role of the cytopathologist as a multifaceted pathologist combining light microscopic criteria with ancillary testing, including immunocytochemistry, biochemical testing, and genetic analysis as they apply to diagnosis, prognosis, and targeted therapy. Advances in automation and standardized terminology reporting will also be presented. The lecture format of our course is supplemented by question and answer sessions. The last half day will be an educational case-based presentation on “mistakes made and lessons learned” focusing on quality assurance issues related to all aspects of cytopathology. For an additional fee, a limited number of participants will have the opportunity to attend “sign out with the faculty” style 10-headed microscope seminars using glass slides. A syllabus of the talks will be provided in a book form and electronic format.