Symposia 5 - Beyond All Limits: Challenging Cases in Thyroid Cytopathology
Thyroid cytopathology depends on a multidisciplinary diagnostic approach, particularly when dealing with difficult, rare and challenging cases. The session will use a power point-based presentation of challenging and rare entities encountered on thyroid FNA. The speakers will discuss the cases in an unknown interactive fashion and will follow a multimodal approach when arriving at the final FNA diagnosis (such as clinical history, imaging findings, molecular and other ancillary tests, etc.) The case presentation will conclude with a short discussion of the final histopathologic diagnosis.
This educational activity is designed for pathologists, cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, students and other members of the cytopathology community.
- Recognize and proficiently diagnose difficult entities in thyroid cytopathology
- Interpret morphologically similar lesions and list the differential diagnoses
- Apply a sound working knowledge of the role of ancillary testing in hard-to-classify lesions
Syed Z. Ali, MD, FRCPath, FIAC
Zubair Baloch, MD, PhD
Fabiano Callegari, MD
Edmund S. Cibas, MD
Dong Eun Song, MD, PhD
Elena Vigliar, 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, Syed Z. Ali, MD, FRCPath, FIAC, Fabiano Callegari, MD, Edmund S. Cibas, MD, Dong Eun Song, MD, PhD, Elena Vigliar, MD, PhD
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