Cytopathology and Small Biopsy Update

February 18, 2023

LIVE (In-Person) and LIVESTREAM (Virtual) attendance options are available. 

Physicians and cytologists need the most up to date knowledge and strategies in pathology and cytopathology in order to provide the most appropriate ancillary testing for their patients and for guiding patient management. With the current update, attendees will learn the various new evidence-based reporting terminologies or updates to previously existing ones.. This will enable them to assess the patient’s risk of malignancy specifically regarding findings in thyroid, respiratory, urinary, body fluid, and pancreatobiliary cytology and small biopsies. By understanding these new site-specific reporting systems, attendees will know the risk of malignancy associated with each reporting category and appropriate ancillary testing; and therefore better guide management of their patients The World Health Organization under the guidance of the International Academy of Cytology and other organizations is currently in the process of publishing cytopathology reporting terminology. An update/status on these will be provided. Additionally, digital pathology and other new technologies, as they apply specifically to cytology and small specimens, will be discussed. New developments in the field that will impact patient care in the future will also be presented.

REGISTRATION TYPEFEE
Physician (Private physician, non-Houston Methodist)$245
Physician (Houston Methodist, HMPAQ member, or HMCC ACO PCP member)$50
Cytotechnologist$75
Resident / Fellow / Student$75

* In compliance with HM’s policy on Physician Non-Monetary Compensation regarding “Stark Law,” private physicians who reside and/or practice medicine within the Greater Houston Area are required to pay the full Fair Market Value registration fee.

Target Audience

Physicians, residents and fellows, cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, pathologists, residents and fellows in pathology, ENT, endocrinology, urology and internal medicine.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to: 

  • Describe the diagnosis molecular testing and management of thyroid nodules and update to the Thyroid Bethesda System Reporting Terminology.
  • Understand how the risk of malignancy in reporting terminology is affected by the inclusion of non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary like features (NIFTP).
  • Understand respiratory, pancreatobiliary, urinary and body fluid cytology reporting terminology, risk of malignancy associated with the various reporting categories, and new ancillary testing options
  • Apply appropriate molecular testing to small specimens for management of lesions of lung, pancreaticobiliary, urinary tract and other systems
  • Participants should be able to define risk stratification based on cytology and HPV testing in gynecologic cytology
  • Be current on the role of HPV testing in head and neck cancer and Lower anogenital tract reporting terminology
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Houston Methodist designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 6.75 Attendance
  • 6.75 Cytotechnologists
    This course has been approved for up to 6.75 hours by the American Society for Cytopathology for Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) for cytotechnologists.
Course opens: 
12/07/2022
Course expires: 
03/18/2023
Event starts: 
02/18/2023 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
02/18/2023 - 5:15pm CST
Cost:
$245.00
TIMEPRESENTATIONSPEAKER(S)
7:15 AMRegistration and Breakfast 
8:00 AMWelcomeDina R. Mody, MD
8:05 AMOverview of the Revised 3rd Edition Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid CytopathologyPaul A. VanderLaan, MD, PhD
9:00 AMQ & A Discussion 
9:05 AMWHO System for Reporting Pancreaticobiliary Cytology: An OverviewMomin T. Siddiqui, MD
9:55 AMQ & A Discussion 
10:00 AMBREAK AND POSTER REVIEW 
10:30 AMParis 2.0: Highlights and Updates in Urinary CytologyMomin T. Siddiqui, MD
11:10 AMQ & A Discussion 
11:15 AMComputational Cytology: Past, Present and FutureMichael W. Riben, MD 
11:55 AMQ & A Discussion 
12:00 PMLUNCH 
1:15 PMDiagnostic and Ancillary Testing of Pulmonary Cytopathology and Small Biopsy SpecimensPaul A. VanderLaan, MD, PhD
2:10 PMQ & A Discussion 
2:15 PMHPV Testing in Gynecologic Cytology and Primary HPV Screening. Current Status and Future DirectionsMichael J. Thrall, MD
2:55 PMQ & A Discussion 
3:00 PMBREAK AND POSTER REVIEW 
3:30 PMUpdate on HPV Testing in Head and Neck CancerMary R. Schwartz, MD
3:55 PMQ & A Discussion 
4:00 PMInnovative Next Generation Cytology Imaging and Implications for our PracticeSavitri Krishnamurthy, MD
4:25 PMQ & A Discussion 
4:30 PMUpdate on Other Cytology Reporting Terminologies (Body fluids, Salivary, WHO on Musculoskeletal, Lymph nodes)Elizabeth M. Jacobi, MD
5:00 PMQ & A Discussion 
5:15 PMAdjournment
LIVE (in-person) and LIVESTREAM (virtual) attendance options are available.

LIVE (in-person attendance) will be held in the Houston Methodist Research Institute, 6670 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030). 

LIVESTREAM information will be provided to registered learners. 

COURSE DIRECTORS
Dina R. Mody
Director of Cytology Laboratory
Houston Methodist Hospital
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
 
Mary Schwartz, MD
Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology Director
Houston Methodist Pathology and Genomic Medicine
 
GUEST FACULTY
Savitri Krishnamurthy, MD
Professor, Department of Pathology, Division of Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (term tenure), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
 
Michael W. Riben, MD 
Professor, Department of Pathology, Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine
Director of Anatomic Pathology Informatics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
 
Momin T. Siddiqui, MD
Medical Director of the Papanicolaou Cytology Laboratory
Professor , Department of Pathology
Weill Cornell Medical College, NY
 
Paul A. VanderLaan, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Director of Surgical Pathology, Director of Cytopathology, Director of Thoracic Pathology, Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
 
HOUSTON METHODIST FACULTY
Elizabeth M. Jacobi, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Academic Institute
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
 
Michael J. Thrall, MD
Professor of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Program Director, Cytopathology Fellowship,
Department of Pathology & Genomic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Available Credit

  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Houston Methodist designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 6.75 Attendance
  • 6.75 Cytotechnologists
    This course has been approved for up to 6.75 hours by the American Society for Cytopathology for Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) for cytotechnologists.
 
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FEES

REGISTRATION TYPEFEE
Physician (Private physician, non-Houston Methodist)$245
Physician (Houston Methodist, HMPAQ member, or HMCC ACO PCP member)$50
Cytotechnologist$75
Resident / Fellow / Student$75


* In compliance with HM’s policy on Physician Non-Monetary Compensation regarding “Stark Law,” private physicians who reside and/or practice medicine within the Greater Houston Area are required to pay the full Fair Market Value registration fee.