2023 Advance Cytopathology Education: Marketing the Cytologist

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Marketing the Cytologists: How Cytologists generate revenue for the Pathology Laboratory.

Celebrate Medical Laboratory Professional Week with a dynamic educational course designed to help enhance your knowledge and skills in advanced cytopathology practice.

The evolution of minimally invasive techniques and new diagnostic modalities placed new demands on medical laboratories. Cytologists find themselves uniquely poised to take on these new responsibilities. The Advanced Cytopathology Education Program will address potential roles for cytologists that go beyond screening cytology slides to add value and improve quality in the laboratory.

ACE will cover the current and future Cytopathology changes and developments with:

  • Highly comprehensive and customized educational sessions to enhance diagnostic techniques
  • Engaging and interactive educational strategies
  • A dynamic, world-renowned faculty
  • A professional and practice trends Q&A with cytology thought leaders

Target Audience

Primary audience: cytotechnologists, cytotechnology students, cytopathologists, pathology residents and cytopathology fellows

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role of HPV testing for cervical cancer and precursor lesions.
  • Accurately code for rapid onsite evaluations (ROSE) in the cytology practice.
  • Explain the basic knowledge of artificial intelligence and digital cytology.
  • Explain limitations in pelvic washing cytology and staging for positive specimens.
  • Demonstrate real-world benefits of advanced cytology roles to assist in marketing the evolution of the Cytologist.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.75 California Credits
  • 5.75 CMLE
  • 5.75 Florida Credits
  • 5.75 Participant
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Susan Alperstein, MS, CT(ASCP)
Christine Booth, MD
Jacqueline Cuda, BS SCT(ASCP)
Jenna LeBlanc, MS, CT(ASCP)CM
Sean McNair, MPH, CT(ASCP)
Liron Pantanowitz, MD
Donna Russell, MEd CT(ASCP) HT(ASCP)
Michele Smith, MS, SCT(ASCP)
Valerie Straubmuller, SCT(ASCP)
Christopher VandenBussche, MD, PhD

The faculty, committee members, Executive Board and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the ASC and to learners any financial relationships that have occurred within the last 24 months with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The ASC has reviewed the disclosures and mitigated all relevant financial relationships.

The following individuals have reported financial relationships: br>Oscar Lin, MD, PhD: Consultant – Hologic and Jansen
Liron Pantanowitz, MD: Consultant – Hamamatsu, Advisory Board for Ibex
Martha B Pitman, MD, FIAC: Consultant – Adenocyte, LLC
Donna K. Russell, Med, CT(ASCP), HT(ASCP): Advisory Board – Hologic Scientific
Christopher J. VandenBussche, MD, PhD: Advisory board Member – AlxMED

The following individuals have reported no relevant financial relationships:
Susan A. Alperstein, MS, CT(ASCP), Kristen A. Atkins, MD, Christine N. Booth, MD, Barbara A. Centeno, MD, Deborah J. Chute, MD, Amy C. Clayton, MD, Jacqueline M. Cuda, BS, SCT(ASCP), Sean A. McNair, MPH, CT(ASCP), Michelle D. Reid, MD, Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, MD, PhD, Momin T. Siddiqui, MD, FIAC, Michael J. Thrall, MD, Michele Smith, MS, SCT(ASCP), Sean McNair, MPH, CT(ASCP), Valerie Straubmuller, SCT(ASCP)

The ASC staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.


Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The American Society of Cytopathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Society of Cytopathology designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE)
The ASC designates this activity for a maximum of 5.75 Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) credit hours for non-physicians. The CMLE credit hours meet the continuing education requirements for the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Maintenance Program. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cytotechnologists with Licenses in Florida and California
This program is approved for 8.5 continuing education credits in the State of Florida and 5.75 in the State of California. The credit on each link is good for three years from the live presentation date.

Available Credit

  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.75 California Credits
  • 5.75 CMLE
  • 5.75 Florida Credits
  • 5.75 Participant


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