Interobserver Reproducibility for The Standardized Terminology Systems: Bethesda-GYN, Paris and Milan
Daniel F.I. Kurtycz, MD
In this webinar, we will discuss the reasons for and some of the outcomes of the current diagnostic terminology systems. These structures were created by professional consortiums because of direct needs in diagnostic cytopathology, and in hopes of improving diagnostic consistency between institutions and observers. The methods used to create the systems and the associated reproducibility studies will be discussed. Unanswered questions and aspirations of the systems will be considered.
This educational activity is designed for pathologists, cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, students and other members of the cytopathology community.
- Understand the rationale and aims for the recent standardized terminology systems of Bethesda-Gyn, Paris and Milan
- Review how the diagnostic terminology systems were created
- Evaluate the performance of volunteers vs. system authors in the interpretation of images from the respective atlases
- Understand tools used to evaluate diagnostic consistency across classifications (eg. CT's vs SCT's vs pathologists), laboratory volumes and years of experience
- Discuss the need for diagnostic consistency in cytologic interpretation
Daniel F.I. Kurtycz, MD
University of Wisconsin
The presenter has no conflicts of interest or financial relationships to disclose.
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 (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 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