All Workshops are 60 EUR each

SUNDAY - Multifunctional Hall

  • 8:30 - 10:30

    Workshop Deep Organs guided FNA cytology


    Practical approach and cytology slides from procedures like EUS FNA, EBUS FNA, transvaginal US guided FNA or percutaneous US guided FNA of deep organs will be presented. Interesting examples and some rare lesions and tumours of deep thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic sites will be shown.

    Chairs
    Danijela Vrdoljak-Mozetič, Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka, Medical Faculty University of Rijeka, Croatia
    Tajana Štoos-Veić, Clinical Hospital Dubrava, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 11:00 - 13:00

    Workshop Effusions

    Effusions are common in routine cytology. This workshop is dedicated to beginner or experienced cytologists. We will present briefly how to manage samples at the laboratory and the use of common stains. Cytological analysis will be explained using both morphological criteria and immunocytochemistry in different samples (pleural, pericardial or peritoneal effusions). Most of the session will be devoted to slide examination and discussion with participants.

    Chairs
    Celine Basset, Department of Pathology and Cytology, IUCT-O, Toulouse, France
    Pinar Firat, Department of Pathology, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Turkey

  • 15:30 - 17:30

    Workshop Thyroid 1 Thyroid 1: Bethesda System in Our Microscopes

    The participants will become familiar with common thyroid gland cytological findings and their Bethesda classification. The microscopy slide series contain various cases with clinical and histological correlations.

    Chairs
    Ivana Kholová, Fimlab Laboratories and Tampere University, Finland
    Jaroslava Dušková, Inst. Pathol. 1st Fac. of Medicine, Charles Univ. Prague, Czech Rep.

SUNDAY - ROOM E

  • 8:30 - 10:30

    Workshop Head and Neck Head and neck Cytopatholgoy: Common, uncommon and challenging

    This workshop proposes an algorithmic approach to the head and neck cytopathology with emphasis on key cytomorphologic features and diagnostic pitfalls. It will cover a wide variety of entities including HPV-related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Practical points for rapid on site evaluation, optimal specimen collection, specimen triage and application of ancillary studies will be discussed. It will be structured in a PowerPoint presentation for an hour followed by a video microscopy tutorial of selected cases.

    Chair
    Zahra Maleki, MD The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • 11:00 - 12:00

    WORKSHOP 1: Everyday cytology dilemna

    Chair
    Jan Faryna
  • 12:00 - 13:00

    WORKSHOP 2: Everyday cytology dilemna

    Chair
    Jan Faryna
  • 15:30 - 17:30

    Workshop ROSE Rapid On-site Evaluation (ROSE) of Fine Needle Aspirations: Current Practice, Challenges and Successes

    This workshop will be a combination of a 45 minute didactic lecture on the operational process of ROSE in evaluation of FNA's. The participants will lwill learn key cytomorphologic features to assess for adequacy of these specimens in the commonest sites such as lung and pancreas. Focus will also be placed on ancillary testing while using ROSE during this lecture. This will be followed by a distribution of study sets from lung cytology for the participants to review common and some uncommon lesions which undergo ROSE for adequacy assessment. The faculty will facilitate this portion of the workshop with time available for the participants to ask questions regarding cases that they are reviewing on the microscopes. 

    Chair
    Momin Siddiqui, Weill-Cornell Medicine, New York, United States of America


SUNDAY - ROOM F

  • 11:00 - 13:00

    Workshop Immunohistochemistry Immunocytochemistry - quality and troubleshooting

    Characteristics of high quality immunocytochemistry reactions, criteria to assess the quality of immunocytochemistry, how to recognize poor quality and how to improve it will be demonstrated in the first part of workshop. In the second part the participants will be able to practice immunocytochemistry quality assessment and troubleshooting on real cases (the participants can also bring their own cases).

    Chairs
    Irena Srebotnik, Kirbis Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ruben Roque, Portuguese Oncology Institute, Lisbon; Portugal
  • 15:30 - 17:30

    Workshop Mesothelioma versus Adenocarcinoma Cytologic diagnosis of mesothelioma in effusion and its molecular updates

    Cytologic diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma (MM) in body effusion is challenging because MM spans a wide spectrum from mild atypia to poor differentiation overlapping with benign mesothelial proliferation on one hand and adenocarcinoma on the other. In this workshop, we will present varied morphology on smears, immunohistochemical staining on cell blocks and molecular testing updates to set up an algorithmic approach in diagnosis of MM in body effusion.

    Chairs
    Lan Chen, Beijing Hospital, China

    Speakers
    Cytology diagnosis of mesothelioma in effusion (45')
    Lan Chen, Beijing Hospital, China

    Molecular updates on mesothelioma (15')
    Kenzo Hiroshima, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

    Slides reading of mesothelioma and other rare cases in effusion (60')
    Lan Chen, Beijing Hospital, China

MONDAY - Multifunctional Hall

  • 8:30 - 10:30

    Workshop Breast Breast Cytology

    Chairs
    Fabrizio Zanconati, University of Trieste Pathology Unit Italy
    Maurizio Pinamonti, ASUITS UCO of Anatomic Pathology Trieste Italy
  • 11:00 - 13:00

    Workshop Digestive Digestive pathology

    Objectives of the digital workshop on gastro-intestinal cytology:

    The workshop will illustrate frequent and less frequent lesions one can encounter on cytological material from the digestive tract, including brushings and EUS-guided FNA.

    Fifteen cases will be presented during the workshop, including clinical history, diagnostic criteria, immunohistochemistry and molecular testing, if applicable.  The slides will be digitally available before the congress.


    Chairs
    Birgit Weynand, UZ Leuven, Belgium
    Barbara Centeno, Moffit Cancer Center, USA
  • 15:30 - 17:30

    Workshop Salivary glands 1

    In this workshop both real and digital cytology slides from FNAB samples will be available for the participants to study. The contributors to this workshop are: Dr. Franco Fulciniti (Locarno, Switzerland), Prof. Jerzy Klijanienko (Paris, France) , Dr. Roberto Dina ( London, UK), Dr. Arrigo Capitanio ( Linköping, Sweden), Dr. Zahra Maleki ( Baltimore MD, U.S.A.), Dr. Akihiko Kawahara ( Kurume, Japan). A large assortement of salivary gland lesions will be available for study and on site discussion.

    Chairs
    Franco Fulciniti, Istituto Cantonale di Patologia, Locarno, Switzerland
    Roberto Dina, Pathology Dept., Hammersmith Hospital, London U.K.
    Jerzy Klijanienko, Dept. Of Pathology, Institute Curie, Paris, France
    Zahra Maleki, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • 17:30 - 19:00

    Workshop Gynecology Pitfalls and Clues in Cervical Cytology: Is It a High Grade Lesion or Not?

    This workshop will provide an overview of benign, reactive, and neoplastic squamous and glandular lesions in cervical cytology. Both conventional and LBP (both ThinPrep and SurePath) will be represented in 175 glass slide packets with IHC/CB as applicable). Short interspersed powerpoint presentation will highlight pitfalls and clues in squamous and glandular lesion interpretation and patient management issues. Emphasis will be on high grade lesions (HSIL, AIS and invasive cancer)

    Chairs
    RITU NAYAR, MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    DONNA K. RUSSELL, M.Ed., CT(ASCP)HT, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA

MONDAY - ROOM E

  • 8:30 - 10:30

    Workshop Thyroid 2

    This workshop will be a practical session comprising conventional & liquid based cytology cases emphasising the differences between the two methods & the differing diagnostic criteria.

    Chairs
    David Poller, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, Portsmouth
    Guido Fadda, Catholic University of Rome
  • 11:00 - 13:00

    Workshop Lymph Nodes 1 Lymph node cytopathology

    Chairs
    Pio Zeppa, Department of Pathology, University of Salerno, Italy
    Immacolata Cozzolino, Department of Public Health, Pathology Unit, University of Campania "L. Vanvitelli", Italy
  • 15:30 - 17:30

    Workshop Lymphomas Lymph Node FNAB: diagnosis of reactive processes and lymphomas using pattern recognition and cell type assessment in a multidisciplinary setting

    This session will focus on the diagnosis of reactive processes and lymphomas in lymph node FNAB cytology using a pattern recognition and cell type assessment approach and the use of ancillary testing. The case presentations will emphasize this approach and highlight those cases needing ancillary testing.

    Chair
    Andrew FieldUniversity of NSW and Notre Dame University Medical Schools, Sydney, Australia

MONDAY - ROOM F

  • 8:30 - 10:30

    Latinoamerican Workshop Optimizing our EUS/EBUS specimens- how to get more from less in the endoscopy suite

    To highlight the importance of techniques used for obtaining fresh material, emphasizing the importance of rapid on-site assessment (ROSE).  To discuss main diagnostic pitfalls that may be encountered during on-site evaluation of specimens. To provide an overview of recent advances in molecular/immunological profiling of lung tumors.

    Chairs
    Miguel Perez-Machado, Royal Free Hospital, University College London, UK
    Mauro Ajaj Saieg, Camargo Cancer Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil


    Speakers
    TBA
    Maria Dolores Lozano, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
  • 11:00 - 13:00

    WORKSHOP Overview of the International System for seroud fluid cytology and video Microscopy Tutorial

    Neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders may cause changes in the cells and chemistry of the serous cavities. Many patterns of disease are well known, but approaches to diagnosis and terminology vary widely. In this video microscopy tutorial participants will share selected case material with emphasis on its relation to The International System (TIS) for Reporting Serous Fluid Cytology. New terminology as well as recent literature will be reviewed while discussing morphologic and physiologic changes found in the pleura, peritoneum and pericardium

    Chairs
    Daniel Kurtycz, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
    Zahra Maleki, Johns Hopkins University, USA

    There will be a one hour talk describing the International System and a second hour of Video Microscopy Tutorial.
  • 15:30 - 17:30

    Workshop Lymph Nodes 2

    Chairs
    Pio Zeppa, Department of Pathology, University of Salerno, Italy

TUESDAY - Multifunctional Hall

  • 8:30 - 10:30

    Workshop Gynecology 1 Challenges in Cytology of squamous and glandular lesions of the uterine cervix

    The workshop will cover challenging cases in cervical cytology, both squamous and glandular. It will be structured in a short lesson followed by individual evaluation of cytologic slides at the microscope, with final discussion of the most interesting cases.

    Chairs
    Giovanni Negri, Central Hospital Bolzano, Italy
    Maurizio Pinamonti, ASUITS UCO of Anatomic Pathology Trieste Italy/Department of Pathology, University of Trieste, Italy
  • 11:00 - 13:00

    Workshop Soft Tissue 1 Superficial and deep soft tissue and bone FNA

    A major focus of this workshop will be on cytological evaluation and presentation of diagnostic criteria of most common entities of soft tissue and bone neoplasm. Each workshop case provides a brief clinical information and the diagnosis, FNA smears and in some cases cell block sections, immunostains and histological sections.

    Chairs
    Henryk A. Domanski, Department of Clinical Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Skåne Univrsity Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
    Anna M. Domanski, Department of Clinical Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Skåne Univrsity Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
  • 15:30 - 17:30

    Workshop. Cyto-Coctail History reflected by using of past and new developments in cytology

    Slides will be offered to make a diagnosis under the microscope followed by short explanatory discussions, evaluating even controversies of all aspects of the presented topics.
    The slides will represent different organs and diagnoses (incl. cervical, head and neck, salivary, abdominal, etc.), they have been prepared using different old and new methods (Franzén-device, US guided, palpation guided, indirect CT guided sampling…), they will be presented using different „staining’s” ( H&E, Giemsa, Diff-Quick, immunocytochemical, molecular aspects, etc..) and the specimens themselves are also different (direct smears, LB, Cell Block, etc..). hence the name of the workshop :COCTAIL.
    We will try to refer everywhere to the new terminologies as well.

    Chairs

    Laszlo Vaas, University Hospital of Pest County and MD Ltd.,Hungary
    Peter Pogany, Medserv Kft., Hungary

TUESDAY - ROOM E

  • 15:30 - 17:30

    Workshop Breast Cytopathology

    Despite the wide use of the core needle biopsy in breast pathology, there is still place for the cytopathological diagnosis of breast lesions. We propose to review the broad spectrum of breast lesions both by fine needle aspiration and by intraoperative.

    Chairs
    Voichita Suciu, Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
    Mansour Mehzad, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

TUESDAY - ROOM F

  • 15:30 - 17:30

    Workshop Cytotechnicians Non gynecologic liquid-based cytology for beginners

    Chair
    Christian Garbar, Institut Godinot, Reims France

WEDNESDAY - Multifunctional Hall

  • 8:30 - 10:30

    Workshop Lung 1 Cytomorphology and molecular pathology in lung cancer diagnostics

    Following three short introductory talks of ten minutes each in this microscopy workshop there will be ample time for for individual reviewing teaching slide collections on lung cytology. The collections – deriving from different institutions – demonstrate the broad spectrum of different preparation and staining techniques used in lung cytology. Most of the teaching slides will contain cases of lung cancer and metastases, but there will also be a collection of benign cases with reactive changes sometimes posing difficult diagnostic problems. The glass slide workshop will be enriched by additional case demonstration using WSI.
    If because of Corona-related problems no face-to-face meeting is possible, instead of a glass slide workshop we will prepare an alternative programme using live microscopy and WSI.


    Chairs
    Marianne Engels, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany
    Lara Pijuán, Andujar Hopital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Ralf Heine, Krankenhaus St. Elisabeth – St. Barbara, Halle, Germany


    Speakers
    Cytomorphology of lung cancer
    Lara Pijuán Andujar, Hopital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

    Molecular pathology in lung cancer diagnostics using cytology specimens
    Marianne Engels, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany


    Lung tumors: Sampling techniques for cytology
    Ralf Heine, Krankenhaus St. Elisabeth – St. Barbara, Halle, Germany
  • 11:00 - 13:00

    Workshop Lung 2

    Chairs
    Włodzimierz Olszewski, Institute of Oncology Warsaw Poland
    Piotr Wiśniewski, Institute of Oncology Warsaw Poland
    Laetitia Collin, SCP Laboratoire des Feuillants, Toulouse, France
  • 15:00 - 16:30

    Workshop Gyneco 2 Glandular Lesions

    Chairs
    Michael Blanke, Labor Augsburg MVZ GmBH,Augsburg/Germany
    Margareta Strojan Flezar, Slovenia

WEDNESDAY - ROOM E

  • 8:30 - 10:30

    Workshop FNA On Phantoms FNA Simulation Using Phantoms: Practising with a Model

    The attendees will be able to acquire skills in the fine needle aspiration technique on simulated specific clinical scenarios with further diagnosis (cytohistological correlation with digitalized preparations) for a better understanding of the different diseases. In addition, attendees will be able to acquire enough knowledge to implement these methodologies in their own institutions as complementary tools together with traditional lectures, to enrich the resident and undergraduate medical student  experiences.

    Chairs
    Eduardo Alcaraz-Mateos, Morales Meseguer University Hospital, Murcia (Spain)
    Tania Labiano, Hospitalary Complex of Navarra. Navarra (Spain)
  • 15:00 - 16:30

    Workshop HPV Screening Challenging (solved) cases from an HPV screening programme

    This workshop starts with three short introductory remarks, including  the discourse on 1) the concepts of cervical cancer screening in the era of HPV vaccination, 2) introduction to the HPV tests applicable in population-based screening, and finally, 3) describing the HPV screening program in Finland, of which the problem cases have been selected for this Workshop. The presentation of the challenging (but solved) cases will be completed by both original microscopy slides (comprising the main part of the contents)  and using PowerPoints (for additional cases). The objective is to convince the participants how even the most challenging cases can be solved using the integral  co-operation between the different professionals involved in the implementation of the organised screening program.

    Chairs
    Kari Syrjänen, SMW Consultants Ltd, Finland
    Ivana Kholová, Tampere University and Fimlab Laboratories, Finland

    Speakers
    Cervical cancer screening in the era of HPV vaccination
    Kari Syrjänen, SMW Consultants Ltd, Finland

    HPV tests applicable for systematic screening
    Stina Syrjänen, Department of Oral Pathology, Institute of Dentistry, Turku University, Finland

    Organisation of the population-based HPV screening in Finland
    Ivana Kholová, Tampere University and Fimlab Laboratories, Finland

    Presentation of the cases using microscopy slides
    Ivana Kholová, Tampere University and Fimlab Laboratories, Finland

    Presentation of challenging cases by PowerPoint slides
    Ivana Kholová, Tampere University and Fimlab Laboratories, Finland

WEDNESDAY - ROOM F

  • 11:00 - 13:00

    Workshop Urinary

    The participants will be trained how to apply  Paris classification for more accurate diagnoisis. They will  gain an improession on the large spectrum of cytological changes and specific diagnostic challenges. 

    Chair
    Lukas Bubendorf, Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
  • 15:00 - 16:30

    Workshop Salivary glands 2 Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Salivary Gland Lesions: A Novel Practical Pattern Based Approach to Diagnosis

    Chair
    Matthew Zarka, Mayo Clinic Arizona. USA
    Longwen Chen, Mayo Clinic Arizona. USA
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