On the cutting edge of cytology

Welcome to the 42nd
European Congress of Cytology

16-19 June 2019 • Malmömässan, Malmö, Sweden

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The 42nd European Congress of Cytology, Malmö, Sweden, 16/06/2019-19/06/2019 has been
accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with
26 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit
that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American
Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA
Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be
found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for
ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the
Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dear Colleagues

The Swedish Society of Clinical Cytology (SFKC) has been honoured by the European Federation of Cytology Societies (EFCS) with the privilege of hosting the 42nd European Congress of Cytology. The Congress will be held in Malmö, Sweden, from 16-19th of June 2019.

Malmö is Sweden’s third-largest city joined to Copenhagen in Denmark by the Öresund Bridge. With the Öresund Bridge, the motorway and railway link, it takes only 35 minutes by train from Malmö city center to the center of Copenhagen, Denmark, and 22 minutes to busy international Copenhagen Airport. The venue of the 42nd ECC, Malmömässan, is strategically located in Hyllie, the first train stop in Sweden on the way from the Copenhagen Airport to Malmö City and with excellent access to and from any part of the City.

The scientific program will address certain areas of cytopathology, both traditional as well as challenging innovative aspects such as cervical cancer screening programs, HPV assessment, automation, image analysis, new advances in molecular techniques and targeted therapies, and its application to cytology. At a practical level it will include conferences, symposia, microscopic and non-microscopic workshops, practical and virtual slide seminars and poster presentations dedicated to morphological, clinical, technical and formative aspects in cytopathology and cytotechnology. New disease classifications, reporting guidelines and quality assurance will also be discussed. The program will include several sessions especially addressed to residents/fellows and cytotechnologists.

We look forward to meeting you in Malmö, and to enjoy together this exciting event.

Welcome to the 42nd ECC meeting!

President of the Congress: Henryk A. Domanski
Vice-president of the Congress: Christina Kåbjörn-Gustafsson

Keynote Speakers

Professor Ben Davidson

MD PhD, Department of Pathology, Oslo University Hospital, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Professor Martha Bishop Pitman

MD, Head and Director, Cytopathology Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Professor em Anders Hjerpe

Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm

Professor Joakim Dillner

Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm

Important Dates

Call for abstracts:
15 november 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline:
28 february 2019
Abstract Notification:
15 march 2019

Registration opens:
1 february 2019
Early Registration Fee Deadline:
29 march 2019
Opening of EFCH:
16 juni 2019

Fly to Copenhagen Airport!

When visiting the ECC 2019 in Malmö, the easiest way to get here when flying is to book your flight to Copenhagen Airport. From the airport your are only 12 minutes away from the Malmö Exhibition and Congress Centre by train.

Platinum Sponsor for the ECC 2019 in Sweden


Hologic Sponsored Lunch Symposium

Monday 17 June, 13.00-14.30hrs, Congress Room Stortorget 1


The true value of ThinPrep® liquid-based cytology


Featured Speakers:

A new era in morphology: Digital cytology for cervical cancer screening

Michael Quick, Marlborough, US


ThinPrep®: Morphology and molecular testing on diagnostic cytology samples

Ashish Chandra, London, UK


The value of cytology in cervical cancer screening – recent data and perspectives from the US

Darren Wheeler, Las Vegas, US


From conventional cytology to LBC with HPV testing: Cervical screening in Luxembourg

Marc Fischer, Dudelange, Luxembourg



Panel Discussion and Questions

Silver sponsor for the ECC 2019 in Sweden


Title: Improving Triage of HPV Positive Women 



Biomarker Triage in HPV Primary Screening  

John O’Leary, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


Expert panelists

Henrik Edvardsson, Karlstad Central Hospital. Karlstad, Sweden

Anders Hjerpe, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Wassila El Alami, IHP, Nantes, France

Silver sponsor for the ECC 2019 in Sweden