Cytopathology Research Workshop

This workshop provides an overview of fundamental research skills for cytology. While the course was originally designed for trainees, the material is very useful information for established pathologists as well.

The format offers convenient virtual lectures that can be viewed whenever you like. A live interactive session will be scheduled in 2023.

To obtain access to this workshop you must first register using the following link: Cytopathology Research Workshop Registration. Once you have registered instructions will be sent to access the workshop.

Registration Fees:
ASC Member - $99
Non-Member - $149
Fellowship/Residency Programs - $399
Institution (Department) - $499

Have questions: Contact JoAnn Jenkins by email or call (302) 543-6583 ext 103 


Target Audience

This educational activity is designed for pathologists, fellows/residents, cytotechnologists, and other members of the cytopathology community.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop key skillsets for designing research studies including hypothesis generation, choice of control groups, appropriate statistical testing, navigating multi-institutional studies, and adhering to research ethics
  • Learn basic statistical tests essential for cytopathology research and provide additional statistics resources for more complex studies
  • Improve research communication via effective data visualization, poster design, platform presentation, and use of social media
  • Understand the process of writing the manuscript, submission, and publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Enhance networking to establish mentorship and foster collaborations within the cytopathology community
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 10.00 California Credits
  • 10.00 CMLE
  • 10.00 Florida Credits
  • 10.00 MOC II
  • 10.00 Participant
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Course Directors:
Vivian Weiss, MD, PhD
Paul VanderLaan, MD, PhD

Raul Gonzalez, MD
Tatsuki Koyama, PhD
Marcos Lepe, MD
Michiya Nishino, MD, PhD
Michael Thrall, MD
Paul VanderLaan, MD, PhD
Vivian Weiss, MD, PhD
Fei Ye, PhD, MSPH

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:
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: Ad hoc advisory board panel and Consultant – Roche
Paul VanderLaan, MD, PhD: Consultant: Gala Therapeutics, Galvanize Therapeutics and Ruby Robotics

The following individuals have reported no relevant financial relationships:
Susan A. Alperstein, MS, CT(ASCP), Kristen A. Atkins, MD, Guliz A. Barkan, MD, Christine N. Booth, MD, Barbara A. Centeno, MD, Deborah J. Chute, MD, Amy C. Clayton, MD, Jacqueline M. Cuda, BS, SCT(ASCP), Kara L. Hansing, MEd, SCT(ASCP)CM, Sara E. Monaco, MD, Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, MD, PhD, Momin T. Siddiqui, MD, FIAC, Raul Gonzalez, MD, Tatsuki Koyama, PhD, Marcos Lepe, MD, Michiya Nishino, MD, PhD, Michael Thrall, MD, Vivian Weiss, MD, PhD and Fei Ye, PhD, MSPH

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 enduring educational activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Pathology Continuing Certification (CC)
This product can help fulfill the CME requirements and Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) mandated by the American Board of Pathology Continuing Certification (CC) process. Earn up to 10.0 SAM Credit Hours.

Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE)
The ASC designates this activity for a maximum of 10.0 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 10.0 continuing education credits in the State of Florida and 10.0 in the State of California. The credit on each link is good for three years from the live presentation date.

Available Credit

  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 10.00 California Credits
  • 10.00 CMLE
  • 10.00 Florida Credits
  • 10.00 MOC II
  • 10.00 Participant


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