Discrepancies and Errors in Cytology Cases with Emphasis on Recognizing the Sources of Errors
Farnaz Hasteh, MD
University of California, San Diego
This course with provide a practical review of a few litigation or missed diagnosed cytology cases that were identified after correlation with the surgical outcomes. Using case based presentation; this session will present these challenging gynecological and non-gynecologic cases. The goal of this course will be to increase the skills of cytopatholgist and surgical pathologists to recognize the potential diagnostic pitfalls in diagnosis. The erroneous diagnosis can cause delay in diagnosis or sometimes overtreatment and unnecessary surgeries. Our goal is to learn from these mistakes and improve our abilities to prevent future ones.
We will discuss the solutions for handling of similar cases with the list of differential diagnosis, clear cytopathology report and finally assessment of surgical outcomes.
This educational activity is designed for pathologists, cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, students and other members of the cytopathology community.
- Identify potential diagnostic pitfalls in diagnosis of similar cases.
- Learning the possibilities of using additional tools and studies like obtaining clinical history, communication with clinicians or requesting additional materials for preventing over-calling or under-calling diagnosis
- Increasing skills of cytopathologists and surgical pathologists to recognize the diagnostic pitfalls in challenging cases.
- Discussing the clinical outcome associated with possible erroneous diagnosis and the clinical outcomes.
Current ACCME guidelines state that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation(s). Therefore, it is the policy of the ASC to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All planning individuals participating in any ASC Educational Activity are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. Click here for a complete list.
The presenter has no conflicts of interest or financial relationships to disclose.
ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION STATEMENTS
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Statement
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 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
This product can help fulfill the CME requirements and Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) mandated by the American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. Earn up to 2.0 SAM Credit Hours.
Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE)
The ASC designates this activity for a maximum of 2.0 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 2 continuing education credits in the State of Florida and 1 in the State of California. The credit on each link is good for three years from the live presentation date.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 California Credits
- 2.00 CMLE
- 2.00 Florida Credits
- 2.00 MOC II
- 2.00 Participant