Symposia 13 - Practical Considerations in the Application of The International System (TIS) for Reporting Serous Fluid Cytopathology
This session will begin with an introduction to the recently published TIS. The co-editors and lead chapter authors will present the diiagnostic criteria of different categories and their interpretation in conjunction with clinical findings and appropriate ancillary investigations. Practical advice on the reporting of mesothelial proliferations and peritoneal washings will be offered with illustrated examples and sample reports.
This educational activity is designed for pathologists, cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, students and other members of the cytopathology community.
- To enable trainers and trainees to apply TIS diagnostic categories to serous fluid samples
- To provide attendees with an approach to reporting challenging cases of mesothelial proliferations and peritoneal washings
- To update their knowledge about the choice of immunostains and other ancillary tests in characterizing malignant effusions
Ashish Chandra, MD, FRCPath, DipRCPath(Cytol)
Barbara Crothers, DO
Daniel Kurtycz, MD
Donna Russell, MEd, CT(ASCP)HT, CFIAC
Fernando Schmitt, MD, PhD, MIAC
Christopher VandenBussche, MD, PhD
DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
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:
Michael Berry, SCT(ASCP)MBCM: Stockholder-Hologic
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
The following individuals have reported no relevant financial relationships:
Susan A. Alperstein, MS, CT(ASCP), Kristen A. Atkins, MD, Zubair, Baloch, MD, PhD, Guliz A. Barkan, MD, Christine N. Booth, MD, Leigh Ann Cahill, BS, CT(ASCP)CMIAC, Barbara A. Centeno, MD, Deborah J. Chute, MD, Amy C. Clayton, MD, Jacqueline M. Cuda, BS, SCT(ASCP), Fang Fan, MD, PhD, Kara L. Hansing, MEd, SCT(ASCP)CM, Aparna M Mahajan MD, Sara E. Monaco, MD, Michiya Nishino MD, PhD, N. Paul Ohori MD, Lynnette S. Pineault, MBA, SCT(ASCP), Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, MD, PhD, Momin T. Siddiqui, MD, FIAC, Z. Laura Tabatabai, MD, Sana O. Tabbara, MD, Michael J. Thrall, MD, Dena M. Tonkovich, BS, CT(ASCP), Dawn L. Underwood, MS, CT(ASCP), Vivian L. Weiss, MD, PhD, Teresa Wood, MPH, BA, CT(ASCP), Lisa Zhang, MD, Ashish Chandra, MD, FRCPath, DipRCPath(Cytol), Barbara Crothers, DO, Daniel Kurtycz, MD, Fernando Schmitt, MD, PhD, MIAC
The ASC staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.
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 mandated by the American Board of Pathology Continuing Certification (CC) process. Earn up to 2.0 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 States of Florida and California. The credit on each link is good for three years from the live presentation date.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 2.00 California Credits
- 2.00 CMLE
- 2.00 Florida Credits
- 2.00 Participant