The American Society of Cytopathology is hosting the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando Nov. 8-12. Designed by the Scientific Program Committee, this year’s meeting offers attendees the opportunity to network with peers, learn new trends and hear cutting-edge scientific advancements in cytopathology from the experts.
Benjamin Kipp, Ph.D., Michael Henry, M.D. and Amy Clayton, M.D. will be representing Mayo Clinic at the meeting.
Dr. Kipp will be part of the symposium, “State of the Art Symposium: Guiding the Cells – The Cytologist’s Role in Procurement, Diagnosis, and Molecular Studies of Lung Carcinomas and Mesotheliomas,” on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 2:00-5:30 p.m. Comprised of four speakers,the symposium will discuss the guidelines in lung cancer nomenclature and recommendations for molecular testing, biopsy diagnosis and triaging specimens for potential ancillary testing, the pros and cons of laboratories sending the specimens out for testing or performing the tests within their own laboratory, and the appropriate way to handle the material and validate the test.
Dr. Henry will lead the round table discussion, “Not Just for Cytology Anymore: Consensus Recommendations for the Nomenclature of Cervical/Vaginal Biopsies,” on Monday, Nov. 11 from 12:00-1:45 p.m. The round table will cover recent recommendations from the ASCCP and CAP consensus conference which discussed the nomenclature for all HPV related squamous lesions of the lower ano-genital tract. Recommendations include preneoplastic and superficially invasive squamous lesions, in addition to the use of ancillary testing, specifically p16, to help classify these lesions.
Dr. Clayton will be presenting the video microscopy, “Detection of Biliary Tract Malignancy: Cytomorphology and FISH Applications,” on Monday, Nov. 11 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. Focusing on the morphologic challenges of diagnosing biliary tract malignancy in biliary brush specimens, the video microscopy will present cases that exemplify those morphologic features that are most helpful in establishing a definitive diagnosis. Cases will also be presented that demonstrate the known overlapping features between reactive atypia and neoplasia and when ancillary studies may be of benefit.
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