Conference Handouts
For your convenience, conference handouts will be posted online as they are received.  
Click here to access the conference handouts webpage.  You will be prompted to enter the password you received in your email confirmation.


Bob Gay Lecture Series Speaker
sponsored by ASCT Services

Dina Mody, MD
Dir of Cytology Laboratory and Cytopathology Fellowship Program, Houston Methodist Hospital
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory  Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Glandular Cell Abnormalities and Mimics in Gynecologic Cytopathology
Molecular Testing in Gynecologic Cytology
Diagnostic accuracy of FNA cytology of salivary gland lesions: A 6-year retrospective review


Additional Conference topics and presenters

Phillip Valente, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center               
HPV Testing and the Pap Test
Michael Spears, MD, Pathology Associates            
FNAB of Lymphoproliferative Disorders with CPCs
Samantha Butler, MD, LT. Col, USAF MC,  San Antonio Military Medical Center    
FNAB of Thyroid Follicular Neoplasms with Molecular Diagnostic Testing and CPCs
Maribeth Gagnon,MS CT(ASCP)HTL, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention &
William Crabtree, PhD SCT (ASCP), Dept of Path & Lab Med, University of Indiana
CDC Cytology Workload Study Data Presentation
Joan Rossi, MA, CT (ASCP), Barnes Jewish Hospital  
Management Topic: Leadership during Changing Times
Deborah A. Hillsdon-Smith, MBA, LSSBB, SCT(ASCP)CT, Roche Diagnostics
Advancing Leadership Skills to Facilitate Effective Change in Cytology
Donna K. Russell, M.Ed., CT(ASCP)HT,UR Medicine
Cell Block Processing Techniques and Troubleshooting 
Karen Atkison, M.P.A.,CT(ASCP)CMIAC, Global Education Specialist, BD Life Sciences
Advancing the Future of Cytotechnology Profession in Changing Times    




METC Cytotechnology Program 50th Anniversary!
Saturday, April 29 ~ 6:00—8:00pm
ALL conference attendees are welcome to join this METC sponsored reception



Student Presentations
ASCT invites Cytotechnology students in cytotech programs to participate in the ASCT Student Case Presentations at our 2017 Annual Conference.  Present what you have learned during your cytology training and you will have the opportunity to win up to $150!
For more information, contact ASCT Education Chair, Changhong Ye


2017 Bob Gay Student Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Kim Kowalczik in memory of her father, Bob Gay, who made significant contributions to the education of cytotechnology students and was a founding member of the ASCT. The scholarship awards $1,000.00 and sponsorship (travel and accommodations) to the upcoming  ASCT annual conference to an outstanding student.  Click here to learn how to apply and for the application.