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AACC: Impact of Preanalytical Variables on Critical Care Point of Care Testing [0]
Course sponsor: American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
n in-depth exploration of how preanalytical variables affect POC critical care testing and a discussion of several cases with an invited laboratory professional to follow the lecture. Participants will learn the sources of preanalytical variability in these critical care tests, how POC has some advantages over testing in the core laboratory, and how proper sample handling can improve the test result quality. Tips will be reviewed for improving sample quality when measuring sodium, potassium, ionized calcium, lactate, blood gases and co-oximetry and a few case scenarios will be presented to illustrate these points.   Contact hours - 1.00
March 28, 2017; 02:00 PM, UTC -07:00
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AACC: Impact of Preanalytical Variables on Critical Care Point of Care Testing [0]
Course sponsor: American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
n in-depth exploration of how preanalytical variables affect POC critical care testing and a discussion of several cases with an invited laboratory professional to follow the lecture. Participants will learn the sources of preanalytical variability in these critical care tests, how POC has some advantages over testing in the core laboratory, and how proper sample handling can improve the test result quality. Tips will be reviewed for improving sample quality when measuring sodium, potassium, ionized calcium, lactate, blood gases and co-oximetry and a few case scenarios will be presented to illustrate these points.   Contact hours - 1.00
March 28, 2017; 02:00 PM, UTC -07:00
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Aneurysms - Review of Pathology, Treatment and the Patient Experience [0]
Course sponsor: Medical Imaging Ed
The presentation is about aneurysms and after rupture, the effects of a sub arachnoid hemorrhage. It is about a student doing clinical placement at a hospital when an aneurysm ruptured and how it was an RTR clinical coordinator’s involvement that saved her life. After survival, it was the MRT professionals at Fanshawe College that guided the student to come back to education.   Contact hours - 1.00
April 12, 2017; 12:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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ASC: Breast Cytology - Common Entities and Diagnostic Challenges [0]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
This case-based webinar will focus on the cytological features of common benign and malignant conditions of the breast along with their histologic correlates in the different specimen types evaluated. There will be a comparison of breast cytology with breast core needle biopsy and a discussion of diagnostic limitations of breast cytology. There will also be discussion of testing of predictive markers on breast cytological specimens.   Contact hours - 1.00
May 23, 2017; 03:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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ASC: Cell Block Techniques [Cme]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
This webinar will review cell block techniques commonly used at different cytology laboratories including collodion bag, saline-thrombin, Histogel, filter paper, and clot techniques. Limitations and advantages of each system will be reviewed. Best practices for fluids versus FNA biopsy will be reviewed. Critical steps important for producing a superior cell block will be discussed.   Contact hours - 1.00
October 24, 2017; 03:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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ASC: Digital Cytology - Current & Future Practice [Cme]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
Digital cytology is being increasingly used worldwide. This webinar will address digital imaging technology and usage related to current and future practice in the field of cytopathology. Current practical applications of digital cytology include telecytology, proficiency testing and virtual education. Future imaging trends that will be covered include whole slide imaging for Pap tests, image analysis, optical coherence tomography and nanoscale imaging.   Contact hours - 1.00
November 28, 2017; 03:00 PM, UTC -05:00
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ASC: Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration - Challenges & Pitfalls [Cme]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is an important procedure for evaluating mediastinal masses and lymphadenopathy given its minimally invasive nature and ability to spare patients from having more invasive procedures (e.g. EBUS-TBNA for lung cancer staging in lieu of mediastinoscopy). The on-site evaluation of these FNAs is essential in order to answer an important question (ex. neoplastic vs. non-neoplastic) and to decide if a more invasive procedure is required. Due to the importance of the clinical decisions and the need to have rapid answers based on limited material, it is essential for pathologists to understand how far they can go in their immediate assessment and how the diagnosis rendered will impact the surgical decision making. This webinar will emphasize the diagnostic challenges and pitfalls in a casebased approach.   Contact hours - 1.00
January 23, 2018; 03:00 PM, UTC -12:00
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ASC: Fine Needle Aspiration and Biopsy in the Management of Ovarian Cancer Including Potential Pitfalls [Cme]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
Ovarian carcinoma is the most common cause of death of patients with gynecologic cancer. These neoplasms are often high grade and approximately 75% are diagnosed at advanced stage with peritoneal involvement (stage III) or distant spread (stage IV). Currently, many patients receive neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) prior to definitive surgery. The goal of NACT is to reduce morbidity and mortality and to increase the likelihood of optimal debulking. Many of these patients undergo fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of omental or pelvic tumors to determine the histologic type and grade of malignancy, and to distinguish gynecologic malignancies from other tumors. An accurate diagnosis on FNAB is critical so that the clinician can determine the role of NACT for the patient. Reaching an accurate diagnosis involves several steps, including assessment of adequacy (so that sufficient material is available for interpretation and IHC), work-up of the case, and interpretation. This webinar will cover all of these steps and will highlight potential pitfalls. A case presentation format will be used to cover the most common diagnoses, difficult diagnoses and unusual cases.   Contact hours - 1.00
December 12, 2017; 03:00 PM, UTC -05:00
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ASC: Pancreaticobiliary Cytology—Problem Cases [Cme]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
EUS-FNAs of pancreatic masses and bile duct brushings are effective modalities in the diagnostic workup of patients with suspected neoplasms. Nonetheless, diagnostically challenging cases are occasionally encountered. How do we as pathologists communicate our level of concern for neoplasm in our reports when we cannot render a definitive cytologic diagnosis and how will this affect the patient’s clinical management? What adjunct testing modalities are available to reconcile indeterminate cytologic interpretations? This webinar will emphasize what pathologists need to include in a report if an indeterminate diagnosis (atypical/suspicious) is rendered and what the possible clinical implications of that report could be.   Contact hours - 1.00
March 27, 2017; 03:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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ASC: Patterns and Pitfalls of Common and Uncommon Entities of the Endocervix [Cme]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
This is a case-based didactic webinar that explores a variety of endocervical lesions with emphasis on the correlation between cytology and histology. Participants will be presented with a spectrum of cases, with diagnoses ranging from benign to premalignant to malignant. A review of common and uncommon entities will focus on how pathologists can avoid pitfalls, use ancillary studies appropriately, and distinguish among morphologically pointers on differentiating between high grade squamous lesions involving glands and true glandular lesions, as well as insights into the pitfalls associated with metaplasia, polyps, and endometrial sampling. Key features for diagnosis and work up of uncommon lesions will also be discussed, including various subtypes of endocervical adenocarcinoma. In addition, a review of current management guidelines for glandular lesions will facilitate more effective communication of diagnoses to other members of the patient’s healthcare team.   Contact hours - 1.00
July 25, 2017; 03:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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ASC: Practical Approach to Cervical Squamous and Glandular Lesions [Cme]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
  Contact hours - 1.00
February 27, 2018; 03:00 PM, UTC -05:00
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ASC: Practical Approach to Cervical Squamous and Glandular Lesions [Cme]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
  Contact hours - 1.00
February 27, 2018; 03:00 PM, UTC -05:00
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ASC: Pulmonary Cytology Guidelines – PSC Companion [Cme]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
This webinar describes the recommendations by the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology for categorization of respiratory specimens. The categorization scheme includes diagnostic criteria as well as malignancy risk estimates for each category. Six categories are used: nondiagnostic, negative for malignancy, atypical, neoplastic, suspicious for malignancy, and malignant. The two indeterminate categories of atypical and suspicious are clinically useful because they stratify malignancy risk. The neoplastic category is useful for its ability to deal with non-malignant neoplasms and stratify them into benign and low grade. Molecular testing of non-small cell carcinomas will be briefly addressed.   Contact hours - 1.00
September 26, 2017; 03:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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ASC: Quality Improvement in Cytopathology [Cme]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
  Contact hours - 1.00
August 22, 2017; 03:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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ASC: The Cell Block, the Empowerment of Cytology in Precision Medicine [Cme]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
This webinar will provide the participants with tools to help assess adequacy of the cell block during the procurement phase. Discussion will focus on how different types of fixation contribute to the ability of the specimen to coagulate or solubilize during centrifugation. The importance of developing both a consistent process for creating a cell block, as well as taking the time to educate histology colleagues of pre-analytic issues that are directly proportional to the success of the preparation. Additional techniques that can be incorporatated in the lab using both alcohol fixed and air dried smears to salvage ancillary testing despite cell block failure will be addressed.   Contact hours - 1.00
June 27, 2017; 03:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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ASC: The New Diagnostic Paradigms in Follicular Patterned Lesions of the Thyroid and Affects on Reporting of Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Specimens [0]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
It has been proposed to classify the non-invasive follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC) as “non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary like nuclear features” (NIFT-P). No doubt this change in the name i.e. not calling FVPTC as “carcinoma” can lead to much confusion or add to it. This presentation will discuss the current diagnostic criteria for the follicular patterned lesions of the thyroid and the impact of this reclassification of FVPTC as “not carcinoma” on the reporting of thyroid FNA specimens.   Contact hours - 1.00
March 28, 2017; 03:00 PM, UTC -07:00
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ASC: The New Diagnostic Paradigms in Follicular Patterned Lesions of the Thyroid and Affects on Reporting of Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Specimens [0]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
It has been proposed to classify the non-invasive follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC) as “non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary like nuclear features” (NIFT-P). No doubt this change in the name i.e. not calling FVPTC as “carcinoma” can lead to much confusion or add to it. This presentation will discuss the current diagnostic criteria for the follicular patterned lesions of the thyroid and the impact of this reclassification of FVPTC as “not carcinoma” on the reporting of thyroid FNA specimens.   Contact hours - 1.00
March 28, 2017; 03:00 PM, UTC -07:00
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ASC: Urine Cytology: Diagnostic Criteria, Correlation with Biopsy and an Emphasis on Ancillary Studies [Cme]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
Urothelial carcinoma continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, and urine cytology is useful for initial diagnosis and surveillance of these tumors. The Paris System of Urinary cytology has proposed standardization of reporting urine cytology specimens. In addition to morphologic criteria, there are many ancillary studies that are used in urine cytology specimens for detection of neoplastic and nonneoplastic conditions. Examples include BK FISH in polyoma virus infection, and the multicolored probe set FISH (UroVysion), Immunocyt/uCyt+ and other markers.   Contact hours - 1.00
April 25, 2017; 03:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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CBMTG: Novel Agents in the Treatment of Acute and Chronic GVHD [0]
Course sponsor: Canadian Blood And Marrow Transplantation Group
  Contact hours - 1.00
May 10, 2017; 03:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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Face the Future: Laboratory Ergonomics Solutions [0]
Course sponsor: American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)
Ergonomics is one of the least understood aspects of laboratory safety. Laboratory staff have for years been used to working in ways that are unhealthy in the long term, and laboratory safety professionals are tasked with convincing them why changing is so important. As the laboratory workforce ages, the effects of an ergonomically poor workplace are becoming more and more apparent and it is costing labs money. This program will help participants understand the ergonomics regulations put in place over the past few years, and it will teach ways of explaining the reasons for these important practices to lab staff. The program details good ergonomic practice specifics for several laboratory sections in the clinical lab, pathology labs, and specimen collection areas.   Contact hours - 1.00
April 13, 2017; 01:00 PM, UTC -12:00
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Finding the Right Balance: Automated and Manual Workflow Process [0]
Course sponsor: Sakura
Managing the pathology process is complicated and often creates conflict. How much automation can be used, or more correctly how much automation will my manual process support? Which raises the question, if automation offers so many benefits, why aren’t all Pathology laboratories fully automated? Manual processes put pressure on people to be correct, in all details of their work, at all times; the problem is that people aren’t perfect, however much we wish we were. With manual processes the level of service (rate and quality) is dependent on individuals and this puts a requirement on management to provide training continuously for staff to keep them motivated and to ensure they are following the correct procedures. As we all know, it can be all too easy to accidentally switch materials or details and end up with inconsistency in quality and delay Turnaround Time. This is often an area where significant money can be saved by implementing automation. When mistakes are made or changes or corrections are needed, often a manual process must be completely reworked rather than just updated. There is always the obvious balance of cost vs benefit, as a laboratory grows and adds people and functions the benefits of automation increases. But, when a laboratory is growing that’s the time to implement automation, however that is also the time that there is substantial pressure on existing resources and it becomes the hardest time to make a change. The most significant factor to be considered before automating the process, good processes must already be in place. Just dropping in automation, in most cases, won’t improve the process. The most effective way to get return on investment from automation is where a good manual process exists, find the right balance.   Contact hours - 1.00
March 23, 2017; 01:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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Luo Channels and Muscle Channels with Giovanni Maciocia: Physiology, Pathology, and Acupuncture Treatment [0]
Course sponsor: Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine
Dr. Giovanni Maciocia is one of the most highly respected practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Europe. In this course, join Dr. Maciocia as he shares important insights of the luo and muscle channels. Luo channels are a network of channels that interlaces the entire body. There are two difference levels –superficial and deep. Muscle channels are a network of secondary channels that include both muscle and tendon. This course will present the physiology, pathology, and clinical use of the luo and muscle channels. The pathways of the luo channels from the Ling Shu will be described in detail, and the distinction between the luo area and luo channel highlighted. The pathology of the luo channels, particularly qi stagnation, blood stasis, bleeding, and masses as well as treatment protocols will be covered.   Contact hours - 6.00
September 23, 2017; 09:00 AM, UTC -07:00
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