2019 San Juan, Puerto Rico


Conference handouts and CE

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Join the American Society for Cytotechnology and the American Society of Cytopathology as we bring together the long standing ASCT Annual Conference and the Advanced Cytopathology Education (ACE) Conference.

The ASCT is committed to bringing key educational opportunities to its members and cytopathology professionals so that they are able to meet current and future needs in the area of cytopathology. In this way, teaming up with the ASC and ACE is a natural fit:

  • ACE, at its core, is structured to bring advanced cytopathology topics to regional areas based on current and emerging needs.

  • ACE is an education program created to assist you in transitioning into other practice areas by refining, expanding and strengthening your skills. This is the most proactive way for you to navigate your journey through your changing profession so that you remain in demand and an integral part of the laboratory team.

The ASCT and ACE conference will cover the current and future Cytopathology changes and developments with:

  1. Highly comprehensive and customized education sessions to enhance diagnostic techniques

  2. Engaging and interactive educational strategies

  3. A dynamic, world-renowned faculty

Primary audience: cytotechnologists, cytotechnology students, cytopathologists, pathology residents and cytopathology fellows.  Take charge of YOUR future and advance YOUR Cytopathology skills with ACE and ASCT!

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Topics & Speakers

Friday, May 4
Head and Neck Cytology: An Update with Challenging Cases and Ancillary Studies
Benjamin Witt, MD
University of Utah ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, Utah

Cytology of Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary like Nuclear Features (NIFTP)
David Chhieng, MD
University of Washington School of Medicine - Seattle, Washington

The History of the Microscope Including Current Applications and the Evolution of Digital Imaging in Laboratory Medicine
Orly Ardon, PhD, MBA, Program Manager
ARUP Laboratories - Salt Lake City, Utah

Overview of CLIA Cytology Regulations
Beverly Haigler-Daly, CT(ASCP), Executive Director
ASCT Services, Inc. - Matthews, North Carolina

Brenda L. Schultz, SCT(ASCP), Technical Director
ASCT Services, Inc. - Stoughton, Wisconsin

UroVysion FISH to Detect and Monitor Urinary and Pancreatobiliary Cancers
G. Denice Smith, PhD, MS, CT(ASCP)
Associated Regional and University Pathologists - Salt Lake City, Utah

Michael C. Berry, SCT(ASCP)MBCM
ARUP Laboratories - Salt Lake City, Utah

ASCT Services Overview
Beverly Haigler-Daly CT(ASCP)
Executive Director
ASCT Services, Inc. - Matthews, North Carolina

Saturday, May 5

Bob Gay Lecture Series”:  The Paris System (TPS) for Reporting Urinary Cytology - Implementation of TPS into a Daily Practice                                             
Eva M. Wojcik, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois

“Building on the Best” – A Review and Update on Bethesda Thyroid 2017
Syed Z. Ali, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore, Maryland

Without Change, There Is No Journey
Michele A. Smith, MS, SCT(ASCP)
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene - Madison, Wisconsin

Laboratory Inspections:  Top Ten Inspection Deficiencies--Helpful Advice on How to Avoid Them
Barbara A. Crothers, DO
Joint Pathology Center - Silver Springs, Maryland

Maria A. Friedlander, MPA, CT(ASCP)CMIAC
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - New York, New York

Advances in EUS-FNA of the Pancreas
Martha B. Pitman, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

EUS-Guided FNA of Solid Pancreatic Masses
Barbara A. Centeno, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida

Microscopic Workshop:  Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Lung
Momin T. Siddiqui, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York

Sunday, May 6
Challenges and Pitfalls in rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) for EUS/EBUS Procedures
Michael R. Henry, MD
Mayo Clinic and Foundation
Rochester, Minnesota

Bob Gay Lecture Series”:  Kidney FNA - Pitfalls and Clues
Eva M. Wojcik, MD                                             
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois

Current Molecular Approaches to Cervical Cancer Screening and Testing
G. Denice Smith, PhD, MS, CT(ASCP)
Associated Regional and University Pathologists
Salt Lake City, Utah

Transbronchial Aspiration of the Lung and Mediastinum: Diagnosis and Specimen Management for Optimal Patient Care
Barbara E. Chadwick, MD
Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah



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 live educational activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE)

The ASC designates this activity for a maximum of 18.25 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 18.25 continuing education credits in the State of Florida and 18.25 in the State of California. The credit on each link is good for three years from the live presentation date.



What's happening in Salt Lake

Theatre, dance, music, visual arts, museums, sports and more, Salt Lake is a busy place. Annual Festivals and Events are joined by traveling productions, concerts, special exhibits at museums, competitive sports, and just about any event you can imagine. A beautiful, safe, and vibrant destination, Salt Lake combines unparalleled access to natural recreation, a bustling economy, dynamic nightlife, remarkable history, warm hospitality, and Utah's Greatest Snow on Earth.™


Things to Do

There's so much to see and do in Salt Lake, the hardest part about planning your trip will be narrowing down your options, which range from the weird and unusual to the beautiful and exhilarating.

In addition to Salt Lake's full calendar of events, there are thousands of interesting places, sights, and curiosities waiting to be explored. Check out the arts and culture scene, shop til you drop, take in some pro sports, research your family history, or get your nature fix in the mountains. Salt Lake also happens to be the perfect place to plan a trip to awe-inspiring nearby national parks.


You're never far from your next great Salt Lake meal because a surprisingly diverse assortment of cafés and restaurants are waiting for you. From great American classics to dining options from every corner of the world, you will find exactly what your tastebuds are craving for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Eat hearty to keep up your energy - Salt Lake also boasts a vibrant nightlife with nightclubs, sports bars, piano bars, pubs and martini bars; which means there's plenty here to keep you up long after the sun goes down. 


Salt Lake City is one of North America’s most accessible destinations due to an award-winning airport and the fact that it’s just a 13-minute drive from downtown.  Salt Lake City International Airport is one of the West's major hubs, served by 10 airlines and their affiliates offering over 625+ scheduled flights per day to/from 96 non-stop destinations. It is also closer to the city it serves than nearly any other airport. Find out more about the airport.

TRAX light rail is the most affordable and convenient way to get downtown from the airport--a 20-minute ride takes you into the heart of Salt Lake. At just $2.50 each way, the 'Green Line' is quick, simple, and a great way to save some money. Just head to the south end of Terminal 1, purchase your pass, and board the train--which departs every 15 minutes. Weekday service begins at 5:30 am and runs until 11:30 pm. Find out more about Salt Lake's public transportation, including schedules and maps, at rideuta.com

Another option is a shared-ride van like SuperShuttle, or Express Shuttle. A number of share-ride services operate from the airport, and prices are approximately $15 one-way.

If you're looking for a fun and quick way to get around downtown, don't pass up the opportunity for a bike taxi ride--complete with music and good conversation. 


Hilton Salt Lake City Center
255 Southwest Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

From the Hilton's central downtown location, walk to the awe-inspiring Salt Lake Temple, the landmark Capitol and Eccles Theater. Hike City Creek Canyon Historic District and indulge in downtown’s trendy food-and-drink scenes. Easy access to the TRAX train system makes exploring the city affordable and convenient.

Photos and information courtesy of the Salt Lake City CVB. VIsit at www.visitsaltlake.com