Problem-Reaction-Solution: Special Circumstances with The International System for Reporting Serous Fluid Cytopathology
Barbara A. Crothers, DO, FCAP
The International System (TIS) for Reporting Serous Fluid Cytopathology is a newly proposed terminology intended to provide consistent, understandable reporting of body fluids. Serous fluids are challenging because of the diversity of entities that may occur in fluids, especially in peritoneal fluids. This webinar will addresses some of the diagnostic (such as mesothelioma) and reporting (such as ovarian borderline tumor) challenges and how to resolve them, as well as how to leverage laboratory statistics once implementing reporting to improve patient care.
This educational activity is designed for pathologists, cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, students and other members of the cytopathology community.
- Use the proposed International System Terminology for Reporting Serous Fluid Cytopathology
- Outline solutions for common fluid preparation problems
- Discuss if and when mesothelioma can be diagnosed on malignant effusions
- Construct terminology for ovarian tumors in peritoneal fluids
- Describe useful quality improvement statistics for serous fluids
Barbara A. Crothers, DO, FCAP
Associate Professor, Breast, GYN and Cytopathologist
Joint Pathology Center
Silver Spring, Maryland
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