Scientific Programme

ECC 2019

The scientific programme 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.

(Subject to change).

10.00 – 12.00

Companion Meeting India

Indian Academy of Cytologists
USG and CT guided FNAC of Abdominal Organs

Chairs:
Roque G. Wiseman Pinto, Goa Medical College. Bambolim, India

Speakers:

Introduction and Unusual lesions of the Abdominal Organs
Roque G. Wiseman Pinto, Goa Medical College. Bambolim, India

FNAC of Liver Lesions
Arvind Rajwanshi, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. Chandigarh, India

FNAC of Gall Bladder and Pancreas
Yookarin Khanglah, NEIGRIHMS (North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences). Shillong, India

Spectrum of Pancreatic lesions – USG guided FNAC Abdomen
Dilip Ramrakhiani, SMS Medical College. Jaipur, India

EUS guided FNAC of Pancreatic lesions; A Diagnostic Challenge
Nikita Oza, Shaw Mazumdar Cancer Center. Bangalore, India

Clinico Cytological profile of Abdominal SOL- A single Center experience in Eastern India
Niranjan Rout, Regional Cancer Center. Cuttack, India

SPEN of Pancreas
Hydatid Cyst of Ovary masquerading as a Tumor
Pavneet Kaur Selhi, Dayanand Medical College. Ludhiana, India

Primary Burkitts Lymphoma of Kidney
Mesenchymal Hamartoma of Liver
Shilpi Agarwal, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital. New Delhi, India

Sex Chord Stromal Tumor with Annular Tubules
Ovarian Lymphoma
Charanjeet Ahluwalia, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital. New Delhi, India

Spectrum of Tubercular lesions in Abdominal Masses mimicking malignancy
Vandana Puri, Lady Hardinge Medical College. New Delhi, India


10.00 – 12.00

Companion Meeting Croatia

Croatian Society of Clinical Cytology
Rare diagnosis in usual sites – case presentations

Chairs:
Danijela Vrdoljak-Mozetič, Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka. Rijeka, Croatia
Tajana Štoos-Veić, Dubrava University Hospital. Zagreb, Croatia
Ines Krivak-Bolanca, Merkur University Hospital. Zagreb, Croatia

Speakers:

Sclerosing polycistic adenosis and basocellular adenoma – salivary gland
Vesna Ramljak, Vivien Nikić, University Hospital Centre Sestre Milosrdnice. Zagreb, Croatia

Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma – neck
Iris Fabijanić, University Hospital Centre Zagreb. Zagreb, Croatia

Paraganglioma – neck
Marija Perić, University Hospital Centre Osijek. Osijek, Croatia

Spindle epithelial tumor with thymus-like elements (SETTLE) – thyroid
Alex Anton Bruno Lozić, General Hospital Pula. Pula, Croatia

Epitheliod hemangioendothelioma – lung and liver
Tajana Štoos-Veić, Dubrava University Hospital. Zagreb, Croatia

Extraskeletal Ewing’s sarcoma – peritoneal fluid
Sandra Kojić Katović, Ankica Vasilj, Ivana Maričević, University Hospital Centre Sestre Milosrdnice. Zagreb, Croatia

Pemphigus-like changes – vulvar smear
Ines Krivak Bolanča, Suzana Katalenić Simon, Merkur University Hospital. Zagreb, Croatia


10.00 – 12.00

Companion Meeting Japan

Japanese Society of Clinical Cytology
Respiratory cytology

Chairs:
Yuko Minami,  Pathology Department, The Center of Chest Diseases and Severe Motor & Intellectual Disabilities, National Hospital Organization Ibarakihigashi National Hospital. Ibaraki, Japan
Yukitoshi Satoh, Department of Thracic Surgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine. Kanagawa, Japan

Speakers:

Post Sydney reflections:  IAC proposal for cytology reporting system of lung tumors
Fernando Schmitt, Medical Faculty of Porto University. Porto, Portugal

Proposal of JSCC-JLCS reporting system for respiratory cytology
Akihiko Yoshizawa, Kyoto University Hospital. Kyoto, Japan 

Study on cytological structural atypia of lung cancer
Reiji Haba, Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University. Kagawa, Japan   

Nuclear grading of pulmonary carcinoma
Kosuke Inoue,  Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University. Kagawa, Japan 

Benign reactive atypical cells mimicking pulmonary carcinoma in respiratory cytology
Kunimitsu Kawahara, Depatment of Pathology, Osaka Habikino Medical Center. Osaka, Japan

Current status of mass screening for lung cancer by sputum cytology in Japan
Akira Sakurada, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Institute of Development, Aging, and Cancer, Tohoku University.Miyagi, Japan 

Diagnostic and predictive FISH in lung cytology
Lukas Bubendorf, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Genotyping and Subtyping based on LBC for Lung Adenocarcinoma
Ryota Tanaka, Department of Surgery, Kyorin University School of Medicine. Tokyo, Japan

Cytologic diagnosis of mesothelioma – Update with use of ancillary assays based on genetical changes in mesothelioma
Kazuki Nabashima, Department of Pathology, Fukuoka University School of Medicine and Hospital. Fukuoka, Japan 

 

10:00 – 12:00

SFKC Executive Meeting

 


13:30 – 15:30

Companion Meeting Finland

Finnish Society for Clinical Cytology
Head and Neck Cytology

Chair:
Ivana Kholová, Tampere University Hospital. Tampere, Finland

Speakers:

Pathologist performed US-guided FN(A)C: ultrasound image is modern medicine’s  stethoscope and the FNAC practising pathologist’s tool to an even better cytologic diagnostic work-up of both palpable and non-palpable lesions
Torill Sauer, Akershus University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Pitfalls in Salivary Gland Cytology
Jussi Tarkkanen, Helsinki University Central Hospital.Helsinki, Finland 

The Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland FNAs: One Year Experience from Tampere
Sinikka Porre,Erkka Tommola, Satu Tommola, Ivana Kholová, Tampere University Hospital. Tampere, Finland

Cell blocks in FNA: Triage to Increase the Cellular Yield
Heli Hakso-Mäkinen and Ivana Kholová, Tampere University Hospital.Tampere, Finland

HPV-related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma:  an update
Zahra Maleki, Johns Hopkins Hospital.Baltimore, USA


13.30 – 15.30

Nordic Cytology Meeting 

Chairs:
Dorthe Ejersbo,Vejle Hospital, Denmark
Paula Warnhag, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden 

Speakers:

Cytology in Norway today and future perspectives
Maj Liv Eide, University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway

Work of Cytotechnologists in Finland
Eeva Liikanen, University of Applied Sciences, Tampere, Finland

Cytology service on Iceland
Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir, The Icelandic Cancer Society, Reykjavik, Iceland

HPV-Based Screening Implementation in Denmark: Roles Are Changing
Dorthe Ejersbo, Vejle Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

Quality Control in Cervical Cytology: Major Rescreening Project in Sweden
Henrik Edvardsson, Karlstad Central Hospital, Karlstad, Sweden


13.30 – 15.30

Companion Meeting Diverse Cytopathology in Asia, Africa, USA and Canada

Chair:
Roque G. Wiseman Pinto, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, India

Speakers:

Rare cases on FNAC
Nirag Jhala, Department of Pathology  of  Temple University, New Jersey, USA

Recent Advances in the Cytology of Salivary gland lesions
Monika Roychowdhury, Tufts University School of Medicine. Boston, MA,USA 

Usefulness of Milan Classification in Salivary Gland FNAs
Darshana Jhala, Department of Pathology , Univetsity of Pennsylvania USA

EBUS in Lung cases and value of assessing Molecular Markers and Personalised Diagnostics on EBUS samples
Chandrani Ghosh, Discipline of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial  University of Newfoundland, Canada

Interesting cases in Cytology
Corneli Dittrich, South Africa Society of Clinical Cytology, South Africa

Saved by the Block ! First world practice in Sub Saharan Africa
Rubina Razack, Division of Anatomical Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Stellenbosch/ NHLS Tygerberg Hospital, Western Cape Region South Africa

Our Big Five ,an African Safari in Cytopathology
Danny De Wet, Department of Anatomical Pathology, Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa

Novel Markers in Immuncytochemistry
Tomoo Itoh, Department of Pathology, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Early detection of Endometrial Cancer by means of Endometrial Cytology
Yuko Sugiyama, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Kitasato, Minami-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan

EUS FNA from a Tertiary Cancer Center in Pakistan
Asif Loya, Medical Director, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

Recent advances in salivary gland Cytology part 2
Sumita Gokhale, StrataDx/Winchester Hospital, Director of Cytopathology and MicrobiologyWinchester, USA


13.30 – 15.30

Companion Meeting Poland/Sweden

Chairs:
Christina Kåbjörn Gustafsson, Departement of Pathology,General Hospital Ryhov,Jönköping Sweden

Elwira Bakula-Zalewska, The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology. Warsaw, Poland
Andrzej Marszałek, Poznań,Poland

Speakers:

Quality Control in Cervical Cytology: Major Rescreening Project in Sweden
Henrik Edvardsson, Karlstad Central Hospital. Karlstad, Sweden           

Analysis of 16,000 Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies of the thyroid performed and reported in Bethesda System at Institute of Oncology in Gliwice in the light of the current Polish guidelines – ”Diagnostics and Treatment of Thyroid Carcinoma
Agata Stanek-Widera, Tumor Pathology Department, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology. Gliwice Branch, Poland

The value of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in the examination of parathyroid glands
Elwira Bakuła-Zalewska, The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology. Warsaw, Poland            

Cell Block of pleural effusion and bronchial exfoliative cytology as an important aid for diagnosis and phenotyping
Tomas Seidal, Hallands Hospital. Halmstad, Sweden

Cytology Education in Poland
Andrzej Marszałek, Poznań, Poland

Cytology Education in Sweden
Christina Kåbjörn Gustafsson, Departement of Pathology, General Hospital Ryhov, Jönköping Sweden


13.30 – 15.30

Workshop FNA Simulation Using Phantoms: Practicing with a Model

Chairs:
Eduardo Alcaraz Mateos, Servicio de Patología (Anatomía Patológica) Hospital Universitario Morales Meseguer.Murcia, Spain
Tania Labiano, Hospitalary Complex of Navarra. Navarra, Spain

13:30 – 15:30 

Companion Meeting Euroasia

Chairs:

Binnur Önal, Duzce University, Istanbul, Turkey

Robert Osamura Keio, University, Nippon Koukan Hospital, Japan

 

Speakers:  

 Tips, Tricks and Best Practices of Social Media for Cytopathologists

Fikret Dirilenoglu, Near-East University, İzmir, Turkey  

C ytology Practices in the Autopsy Room and Feedbacks from the E-learning Platform of Eurocytology

Jamal Musayev, Azerbaijan Medical University, Baku, Azerbaijan 

Real Time’ Cytology in Kazakhstan and the perspectives for International   Collaboration on Routine and Molecular Diagnostics

Zhanar Yeleubayeva, Oncology InstituteAlmaty, Kazakhistan 

Cell blocks and Immunocytochemistry in Routine Diagnostic/ Educational  Fine Needle Aspiration and Exfoliative Cytology 

Ljube Ivkovski, Histolab, Skopje,Macedonia  

Use of cytology materials for genomic cytopathology

Robert Osamura, Keio University, Nippon Koukan Hospital, Japan

Discussion and Conclusions

Binnur Önal,  Duzce University, Istanbul, Turkey 

 


16.00 – 18.00

Companion Meeting British Association of Cytopathology


Cytopathology in the UK: Bridging the gap 

Chairs:

Alison Malkin, TU Dublin – School of Biological and Health Sciences, College of Sciences & Health. Dublin, UK

Alison Cropper, The Royal Derby Hospital. Derby, UK 

Speakers:

Primary HPV screening in the UK
Alison Cropper, The Royal Derby Hospital. Derby UK 

Expansion of roles for scientists in cytopathology
Allan Wilson, NHS Lanarkshire, UK

Digital technology: its advantages in the new era
Roberto Dina, Cellular Pathology -Imperial College London. London, UK

RCPath tissue pathways for diagnostic cytopathology specimens
Paul Cross, Queen Elizabth Hospital, Gateshead, UK


16.00 – 18.00

Companion Meeting Germany

Chairs:
Lutz Welker, Cytology Laboratory, LungenClinic Grosshansdorf. Großhansdorf, Germany
Marianne Engels, Institut für Pathologie. Uniklinik Köln; Germany

Speakers: 

Difficult diagnoses and pitfalls in serous effusion cytopathology
Marianne Engels, Institut für Pathologie. Uniklinik Köln; Germany

Touch imprint cytology of pleura biopsy specimens
Ralf Heine, Hospital St. Elisabeth und St. Barbara, Medical Clinic III. Halle (Saale), Germany 

PDL1 expression in nonsmall cell lung carcinoma: Comparison of immunocyto- and -histological results on surgical resected specimens
Lea van der Linde 1,2, Kümpers Ch3, Stellmacher F2,4, Perner S2,4, Reck M, Rabe KF1,2, Welker L1,21CytologyLaboratory, LungenClinic Grosshansdorf, Großhansdorf; 2Airway ResearchCenter North (ARCN), Deutsches Zentrum für Lungenforschung (DZL); 3Institut für Pathologie, Universitätskrankenhaus Schleswig-Holstein, UKSH, 4Pathologie, Forschungszentrum Borstel, Borstel, Germany

Lung cancer typing on small biopsies and cytology-Contribution of immunocytochemical analysis
Hatice Elmas1, Diel R3, Rabe KF1,2, Stellmacher F2,4, Reck M1,2, Welker L1,2 1Cytology Laboratory, LungenClinic Grosshansdorf, Großhansdorf; 2Airway Research Center North (ARCN), Deutsches Zentrum für Lungenforschung (DZL); 3Institut für Epidemiologie, Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Kiel; 4Pathologie, Forschungszentrum Borstel, Borstel; Germany

Cytological diagnosis of malignant mesotheliomas in effusions – Advantages and limitations
Lutz Welker 1, van der Linde LIS1,2, Stellmacher F2,3 1Cytology Laboratory, LungenClinic Grosshansdorf, Großhansdorf; 2Airway Research Center North (ARCN), Deutsches Zentrum für Lungenforschung (DZL); 3Pathologie, Forschungszentrum Borstel, Borstel; Germany


16.00 – 18.00

Companion Meeting Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology

Advantages and Disadvantages of Rapid On-site Evaluation of Fine-Needle Aspiration Specimens

Chair:
Fernando Schmitt, Medical Faculty of Porto University. Porto, Portugal                   

Speakers:

Thyroid FNA
Esther Diana Rossi, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy 

Pulmonary FNA
Lester Layfield, University of Missouri. Columbia, USA

Breast FNA
Andrew Field, St. Vincent’s Hospital. Sydney, Australia 

Lymph Node FNA
Helena Barroca, Hospital Center Sao Joao. Porto, Portugal

Pancreas FNA
Adele Fornelli, Ospedale Maggiore Carlo Alberto Pizzardi di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Advantages of ROSE for a pathology training program
Güliz A. Barkan,Loyola University Medical Center. Chicago, USA


16.00 – 18.00

Companion Meeting Turkey

Turkish Society of Cytopathology
Malignant Effusion Cytology 

Chairs:
Deniz Nart
Aysun Uguz,CukurovaUniversity, FacultyofMedicine. Adana,Turkey 

Speakers:

Metastatic Tumors
Aysegül A. Altinboga, Department of Pathology, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University School of Medicine, Bilkent, Ankara

 

Malignant mesothelioma
Pınar Uyar Göcün, Department of Pathology Bahcelievler, Ankara, Turkey

Pancreatic Cytology
Umut Aykutlu, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey


16.00 – 18.00

Companion Meeting Russia

Russian Association of Clinical Cytologists
The modern Russian cytology: traditions and innovations

Chairs:
Nadezhda N.Volchenko, P.Hertsen, Moscow Oncology Research Institute of the Russian Ministry of Health. Moscow, Russian Federation

Co-Chairs:
Irina P. Shabalova, Department of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics, Russian Medical Academy of Continuing Professional Education. Moscow, Russian Federation
Nadezhda V. Melnikova, Laboratory of Immunology, Oncocytology and Cell therapy in Oncology, Russian Scientific Center of Roentgenoradiology. Moscow, Russian Federation

Speakers:

The Advantages and Failures of Endometrial Cytopathology
Irina P. Shabalova,Department of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics, Russian Medical Academy of Continuing Professional Education. Moscow, Russian Federation;Karine T. Kasoyan, Larisa G. Sozaeva, Kirill I. Zhordanija., N.N.Blokhin Cancer Research Centre, Moscow

The immediate intraoperative cytological examination of sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer
Nadezhda N. Volchenko.,P.Hertsen Moscow Oncology Research Institute of the Russian Ministry of Health, Moscow, Russian Federation;Borisova O.V., Melnikova V.Yu., Ermolaeva A.G., Slavnova E.N., Razmahaev G.S., P.Hertsen Moscow Oncology Research Institute of the Russian Ministry of Health. Moscow, Russian Federation

Cytological diagnosis of central nervous system nonneoplastic lesions
Yurij K. Batoroev , Department of Pathology, Irkutsk Regional Cancer Center. Irkutsk, Russian Federation      

Cytological diagnosis of lymphomas
Slavnova Elena.N.,P.Hertsen Moscow Oncology Research Institute of the Russian Ministry of Health. Moscow, Russian Federation

The role of immunocytochemistry in the diagnosis of primary and metastatic ovarian cancer
Nadezhda V. Melnikova,  Laboratory of Immunology, Oncocytology and Cell therapy in Oncology, Russian Scientific Center of Roentgenoradiology.Moscow, Russian Federation, Yarovaya N., Bolotina N., Antonova I., Babaeva N., Federal State Budgetary Institution Russian Scientific Center of Roentgenoradiology of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Moscow


16.00 – 18.00

Companion Meeting Diverse Cytopathology Asia          

Chair:
Roque G. Wiseman Pinto, Goa Medical College. Bambolim, India

Speakers:

Rare cases in Salivary Gland Cytology
Dr Roque G. Wiseman Pinto, Goa Medical College. Bambolim, India

Interesting cases in Breast Cytopathology
Dr Gary Tse, Hong Kong

New Perspectives in Cervical Screening Programme in Korea
Dr Hye Kyoung Yoon, , Dept. of Pathology, Chief, Inje Biobank Busan Paik Hospital, Inje UniversityKorea

Cytopathology in Precision Medicine – Routine Practice setting
Dr Chiung-Ru Lai, Department of Pathology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan

Interesting cases in Cytology
Dr Jacqueline Hwang, Singapore

Cytology cases in Indonesia
Dr Lisfianha Lisna, Indonesia

Anal Cytology
Dr Dahlia Argamosa, Philippines College of Medicine, Phillipines

Atypical Glandular Cells – A diagnostic challange to the Cytopathologist
Dr Do Minh Hoang Trong, Head of Laboratory of Anatomical Pathology, Hoan My Saigon Hospital, Vietnam.

Diagnostic value of clot examination for malignant cells in serous effusions
Dr Shahid Pervez, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan

AUS / FLUS category ,The Bethesda System for reporting Thyroid Cytopathology
Dr Naila Kayani, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Advance use of Breast Cytopathology in the management of patients at first hospital visit
Dr Palitha R, Sri Lanka

BAL and Sputum for Cancer Lung
Dr Smriti Karki, Nepal


16.00 – 18.00

Workshop Gynecological Cytology-1. Glandular lesions

Chairs:
Amanda Herbert, St Thomas’Hospital. London, UK
Luigi Di Bonito, University Trieste, Trieste, Italy

Giovanni Negri, Pathology Unit, Central Hospital Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy

 

16:00 – 18:00

EACC Executive Meeting


18.30

Opening Ceremony

Time Room: Gustav 1 Room: Gustav 2 Room: St Knut 1 Room: St Knut 2 Room: Davidshall 1 Room: Davidshall 2
08.30-10.30 Gynecological Cytology Symposium 1 Breast Cytology Symposium Lung Cytology Symposium EFCS Slide Seminar Residents and Young Cytopathologist
Symposium 1
Workshop
Lymph Node Cytology
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break and Poster Exhibition
11.00-13.00 Gynecological Cytology Symposium 2 Salivary Gland Cytology Symposium Lymph Node Symposium Free Papers Digital Cytology
Short Course
Workshop Lung Cytology
13.00-14.30 Lunch Symposium/Poster Exhibition/Lunch Break
14.30-15.30 Keynote Lecture – Professor Ben Davidson
15.30-17.30 Soft Tissue and Bone Cytology Symposium Respiratory Cytology/ EBUS
Short Course
Consensus Terminology in Cytology Symposium Free Papers Cervical and Anal Cytology
Slide Seminar
Workshop Effusion Cytology

8:30-10:30

Gynecological Cytology Symposium 1

Cervical screening – learning from sharing

Chair

Paul Cross, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, UK

Speakers

Normal cytology before cervical cancer and HSIL – large scale rescreening project in Sweden

Henrik Edvardsson, Karlstad Central Hospital, Karlstad, Sweden           

Cervical screening in Ireland – Lessons from the Scally Review

Karin Denton, South&West Regional Cervical Screening Quality Assurance Reference Centre. Bristol, UK

Cytology – what will be lost with primary HPV screening?
Danijela Vrdoljak-Mozetič, Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka. Rijeka, Croatia

Combining cytology and molecular testing in a multidisciplinary approach to 21st century cervical cancer screening

Jesper Bonde, Department of Pathology, Hvidovre Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark 

8:30 – 10:30

Breast Cytology  Symposium

State-of-the art diagnosis of breast nodule(s)

Chairs

Beatriz Jiménez-Ayala, Instituto Jiménez-Ayala, Madrid, Spain
Elena Brachtel, Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA

Speakers

Introduction
Beatriz Jiménez-Ayala, Instituto Jiménez-Ayala, Madrid, Spain

Characterizing a breast nodule by imaging techniques
Brigitte Wilczek, Karolinska University HospitalStockholm, Sweden

Difficulties in breast core-needle biopsy
Wojciech P. Olszewski, The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology, Warsaw, Poland          

Difficulties in breast cytopathology
Elena Brachtel, Massachusetts General Hospital,  Boston, USA 

One-stop clinic for breast lesions, a French experience
Voichita Suciu, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France

Molecular breast cytopathology, an Italian experience
Fabrizio Zanconati, Department of Medical Science, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

Molecular breast cytopathology, a Swedish experience
Bo Franzén, Karolinska Institute and University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden 

Discussion and conclusions
Philippe Vielh, Laboratoire National de Santé. Luxembourg, Luxembourg

8:30 – 10:30

Lung Cytology Symposium

Chairs

Marianne Engels, University Hospital of Cologne. Cologne, Germany
Wlodzimierz Olszewski, The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology. Warsaw, Poland          

Speakers

The role of lung cancer cytopathology in the era of targeted therapy
Wlodzimierz Olszewski, The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology. Warsaw, Poland          

Molecular testing in lung cancer: DNA- and RNA-based analyses of cytological samples
Verena Tischler, Department of Cytology and Molecular Pathology at Dr. Senckenberg Institute of Pathology in Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

Instructive cases: Pitfalls, look-alikes and red herrings
Marianne Engels, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Diagnostic challenges in pulmonary cytology
Lukas Bubendorf, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

The new guidelines for respiratory cytology of the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology – theory and practice
Sule Canberk, Medical Faculty of Porto University, Porto, Portugal    

8:30 – 10:30

EFCS Slide Seminar

Chair

Rosario Granados

Co-Chair

Irena Kirbis Introduction

Speakers

First couple:

Qian, Xiaohua, and Wenchi Foo  : Neuroendocrine tumors: what lies beneath.

Second couple:

Giancarlo Troncone and Elena Vigliar: EGFR testing on cytological samples: can we break the rules?

Third couple :

Rosario Granados and Ana Gutierrez: FNA of breast seroma: a challenging cytological sample

Fourth couple :

Anna Ehinger and Nektaria Mylona: Unexpected breast lump diagnosed by FNA

8:30 – 10:30

Residents and Young Cytopathologists Symposium 1

Chairs

Martyna Trzeszcz, Department of Pathology and Clinical Cytology, University Hospital in Wroclaw; Poland & Corfamed Women’s Health Center Ltd. Wroclaw, Poland
Katie McDonald, Histopathology Department, Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Sheffield, UK

Ana Costa Braga, Department of Anatomic Pathology, Porto Hospital Center. Porto, Portugal

Speakers

Practical Approach to Breast FNA and the Newly Proposed IAC Yokohama System for Reporting Breast Cytopathology
Diana Felizardo, Institute of Oncology, Porto, Portugal  

How to Avoid Missing High Grade Lesions: The Foolproof Guide to Cervical Cytology
Katie McDonald, Histopathology Department, Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Sheffield, UK 

The Role of Liquid Based Cytology and Ancillary Techniques in the Peritoneal Washing Analysis: Our Institutional Experience
Damiano Arciuolo, Department of Woman and Child Health, Gemelli Policlinic Foundation. Rome, Italy

Pancreatic cytology – IHC in the diagnosis of adenocarcinoma
Charlotte Dufour, Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center. Lille, France

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided FNAB of cystic pancreatic tumours: a challenging diagnosis of a neuroendocrine tumour
Damjana Cimerman, Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana. Ljubljana, Slovenia

Infrequent entities diagnosed by EUS-FNA
Ricardo Veiga, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Hospital da Luz. Lisbon, Portugal

8:30 – 10:30

Workshop Lymph Node Cytology

Chairs

Mats Ehinger, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Pio Zeppa, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy


11:00-13:00

Gynecological Cytology Symposium 2

Cervical cytology cases that caused me problems

Chair

Ritu Nayar, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA        

Speakers

1 case
David Wilbur, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

2 cases
Donna Russell, University of Rochester Medical Center. New York, USA

2 cases
Ines Krivak-Bolanca, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

2 cases
Amanda Herbert, St Thomas’ Hospital. London, UK

2 cases
Stephen Burrows, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK

2 cases
Giovanni Negri, Hospital Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy

11:00 – 13:00

Salivary Gland Cytology Symposium

The new reality of salivary gland cytology reporting system. Two years of Milan System experience!

Chairs

Esther Diana Rossi, Catholic University Agostino Gemelli. Rome, Italy
Güliz A. Barkan, Loyola University Medical Center. Chicago, USA
Philippe Vielh, Laboratoire National de Santé. Luxembourg                                          

Speakers

Introduction to the classification systems from the Bethesda to the Milan;

Pre-analytical issues (imaging and FNAB) according to the literature: the pre-Milan system scenario: what was strong and what was weak in salivary cytology. Overview
Ivana Kholová, Tampere University Hospital. Tampere, Finland

Post-analytical issues: The role of ancillary techniques to refine the diagnoses: What is true and what is false. Focus on the role of ancillary technique in the Milan system
Franco Fulciniti, Istituto Cantonale di Patologia. Locarno, Switzerland 

The new scenario: The Milan System for salivary gland cytology and the Diagnostic criteria ofthe Milan System. An overview of the diagnostic categories
Ester Diana Rossi, Catholic University Agostino Gemelli. Rome, Italy  

The clinical implication of the Milan system in the management of salivary lesions. The practical approach of a classification system
Lester Layfield, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

Preliminary results with the adoption of the Milan system. What’s literature says
Philippe Vielh, Laboratoire National de Santé.,Luxembourg

11:00 – 13:00

Lymph Node Symposium

Chairs

Mats Ehinger, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
Pio Zeppa, University of Salerno. Salerno, Italy

Thomas Relander, Lund University Hospital,Lund, Sweden

Speakers

Lymph Node Fine-Needle Cytology: Pre analytical issues

Pio Zeppa, University of Salerno, Salerno,Italy

Cytomorphological patterns in FNA´s from lymph nodes

Mats Ehinger, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Standardized Reporting System for lymph node fine-needle cytology, The Sidney proposal

Pio Zeppa, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy

Relevance of the 2016 WHO Classification on Tumors of Lymphoid Tissues for the Cytologist

Despoina Violidaki, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

The Oncologists´Expections on the Cytologist for Lymphoma Diagnostics

Thomas Relander, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

 

11:00 – 13:00

Free Papers       

Chairs:

Torill Sauer,  Department of Pathology, Akershus University Hospital. Lørenskog, Norway

Eva Sigstad, Oslo University Hospital. Oslo, Norway

Jerzy Klijanienko, Institut Curie. Paris Cedex, Paris, France

Pathologist-Performed Ultrasound-Guided Salivary Gland Fine-Needle Cytology reduces inadequacy rates and improves specificity and sensitivity.

Richard Doughty, Katrine Høeg Lilland, Torill Sauer, Department of Pathology, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway

 

Diagnostic accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology for salivary glands tumors in paediatric patients.

Immacolata Cozzolino1 , Marco Montella1, Andrea Ronchi1, Giorgio Toni1, Giovanna

Ferrara1, Giuseppe Colella2, Renato Franco1

1 Pathology Unit, Department of Mental and Physical Health and Preventive Medicine, Napoli, Italy

2 Maxilofacial Unit, Università della Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’, Italy

 

Fine needle aspiration diagnosis of follicular neoplasm, Hürthle cell type is associated with higher risk of malignancy.

Tugba Taskin Turkmenoglu , Demet Yılmazer

1 University of Health Sciences, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Pathology Department, Ankara, Turkey

 

Rising trend of goitre in the northern India – Is it due to non usage of fortified salt?

Sudha Iyengar1 , Nitesh Rawat2

1 Professor , Department of Pathology Gajra Raja Medical College Gwalior Madhya Pradesh, India

2 Resident , Department of Pathology Gajra Raja Medical College Gwalior Madhya Pradesh, India

Subclassification of AUS/FLUS thyroid FNA as per 2017 TBSRTC: An analysis of Risk of Malignancy of different subcategories.

Prerna Guleria, Shipra Agarwal, Deepali Jain, Sandeep R Mathur, Venkateswaran K Iyer, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

 

Synovial Sarcoma in the left masseter muscle, a diagnostic challenge.

Tiago Cardoso Lima, Daniel Pereira Melo, Elisabete Rios, Helena Barroca, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João, Porto, Portugal

 

Current practices in immunocytochemistry among European cytopathology laboratories – preliminary results of the EFCS on-line survey.

Irena Srebotnik Kirbis1, Ruben Rodrigues Roque2, Margareta Strojan Flezar1

1 Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

2 Anatomic Pathology Service, Portuguese Institute of Oncology Francisco Gentil, Lisbon EPE, Portugal

 

Implementation of Diagnostic Medicine ABCDE Algorithm in our clinical practice: challenges and advantages.

Christina Zioga, Maria Parcharidou, Anna Blekatsi, “G. Papanicolaou” General Hospital, Department of Pathology, Division of Cytopathology, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Our Experience in Applying Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing in Cervical Cancer Screening in Rural China.

Xiaorong Sun, Baochuan Pang, Hua Li, Jian Wang, Wenchao Zeng, Wuhan University, Landing Research Center, Wuhan, China

            


11:00 – 13:00

Digital Cytology Short Course

Chair: 

Roberto Dina MD, Imperial College NHS Trust, London, UK

Co-Chair:

Arrigo Capitanio , MD, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden

 

Approaching digital cytology: methodological evolution.

Arrigo Capitanio, MD, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden

 

The Feasibility of Digital Cytology

Odille Bongaerts, CT-IAC Department of Pathology, Zuyderland Hospital, Sittard, The Netherlands

 

Trends in the use of e-learning platforms in cytology

Roberto Dina,  MD, Imperial College NHS Trust, London, UK

 

11:00 – 13:00

Workshop Lung Cytology 

Chairs

Marianne Engels, Institut für Pathologie, Uniklinik Köln. Köln, Germany
Ralf Heine, Krankenhaus St. Elisabeth und St. Barbara, Medizinische Klinik III. Halle/Saale, Germany 


14:30-15:30

Keynote Lecture Professor Ben Davidson, Oslo University Hospital. Oslo, Norway

 


15:30-17:30

Soft Tissue and Bone Cytology Symposium

Chairs

Andrew Field, St. Vincent’s Hospital. Sydney, Australia
Jerzy Klijanienko, Institut Curie,  ParisCedex. Paris, France

Johan Wejde, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Speakers

Spindle cell lesions of the breast and chest wall: their different and final diagnosis

Andrew Field, St. Vincent’s Hospital. Sydney, Australia

Spindle cell/myxoid tumors
Beata Bode-Lesniewska, University Hospital of Zurich. Zurich, Switzerland 

CIC-rearranged sarcoma
Vickie Jo, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA

Epitelioid Sarcomas
Jerzy Klijanienko, Institut Curie,  ParisCedex. Paris, France

GIST

Johan Wejde, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Applications of Ancillary Testing in the FNA Diagnosis of Bone Neoplasms
Xiaohua Qian, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA


15:30 – 17:30

Respiratory Cytology EBUS Short Course

Chairs

Hans Brunnström, Department of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden

Speakers

Advances in sampling techniques
Stefan Barath, Deparment of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Skåne University Hospital Lund, Sweden

IDYLLA – automated PCR platform in the detection of EGFR mutations in cytological samples obtained from transthoracic biopsy of lung tumours
Roman Monczak, Department of Pathomorphology, Regional Hospital in Zielona Góra, Poland

Experiences from comprehensive predictive testing on cytological material
Kajsa Ericson-Lindquist, Department of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden

Real time cytopathology and labarotary feedback (RTCF) versus traditional rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) for EBUS-TBNA of lung cancer staging

Luis De La Casas, Department of pathology and labaratory medicine, Univercity of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, USA


15:30 – 17:30

Consensus Terminology in Cytology Symposium

Chairs

Fernando Schmitt,Medical Faculty of Porto University. Porto, Portugal
Louis Thienpont, Onze Lieve Vrouw-Ziekenhuis. Aalst, Belgium

Speakers

The brave new world of the terminology
Fernando Schmitt, Medical Faculty of Porto University. Porto, Portugal

Breast-Yokohama
Andrew Field, St Vincent’s Hospital. Sydney,Australia

Effusion
Ashish Chandra, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHSfT, London, UK

Soft tissue
Henryk Domanski, Department of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden

Lymph node
Pio Zeppa, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy

Lung
Yukitoshi Satoh, Department of Thracic Surgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine. Kanagawa, Japan

Final Remarks


15:30 – 17:30

Free Papers                   


15:30 – 17:30

Cervical and Anal Cytology Slide Seminar

Chairs

Maria Nasioutziki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki, Greece
Binnur Önal, Duzce University, Istanbul, Turkey

Speakers

Cervical cases with unusual HPV/cytology correlation
Rosario Granados, Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Madrid, Spain    

Cervical & anal cases of multifocal disease
Dilaver Demirel, Professor of Pathology, Health Sciences University, Istanbul, Turkey 

Cervical & anal cases (multifocal disease)
Maria Nasioutziki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki, Greece

What does the data of broad surveys tell us about cervical screening?
Binnur Önal, Duzce University. Istanbul, Turkey


15:30 – 17:30

Workshop Effusion Cytology

Chairs

Anders Hjerpe, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
Katalin Dobra,  Karolinska University Hospital HuddingeStockholm, Sweden
Anna M. Domanski, Department of Clinical Genetics and Patology, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden

Time Room: Gustav 1 Room: Gustav 2 Room: St Knut 1 Room: St Knut 2 Room: Davidshall 1 Room: Davidshall 2
08.30-10.30 Cytotechnology Session 1 Digital
Slide Seminar
Lymph node
Slide Seminar
Free Papers Workshop Thyroid Cytology
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break and Poster Exhibition
11.00-13.00 Effusion Cytology Symposium Thyroid Cytology Symposium Pancreatico-Biliary and Liver Cytology Symposium IAC-EFCS Scientific Session Pediatric Cytology Symposium Workshop Breast Cytology
13.00-14.30 Lunch Symposium/Poster Exhibition/Lunch Break
14.30-15.30 Keynote Lecture – Professor Anders Hjerpe and Professor Joakim Dillner
15.30-17.30 Cytotechnology Session 2 Thyroid Cytology
Slide Seminar
Residents and Young Cytopathologists Symposium 2 Urine Cytology Symposium Workshop Digital Pancreatic Cytology Workshop Pediatric Cytology
19.00 Get Together Party

8:30-10:30

Cytotechnology Session 1

Education

Chairs

Veronika Anic Paradis, University Hospital Merkur, Zagreb, Croatia
Philippe Vielh, Laboratoire National de Santé, Luxembourg

Speakers

EFCS – EACC in the future
Beatrix Cochand- Priollet, Department of Pathology, Cochin Hospital, Paris, France

EACC recommendations for education of cytotechnologists
Veronika Anic Paradis, University Hospital Merkur, Zagreb, Croatia

Cytotechnologists in Sweden today
Paula Warnhag, Dept. of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden

Education and work of cytotechnologists in Finland
Eeva Liikanen, Tampere University of Applied Science, Tampere, Finland

Education of cytotechnologists in the Netherlands
Lia van Zuylen-Manders, Radboud University Medicine Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

The changing role of cytotechologists after implementation of HPV primary screening in Norway
Maj Liv Eide, Trondheim University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway

One year Master programme
Doğan Tekiner, Lunds University Hospital, Lund, Sweden

Melisa SantaLunds University Hospital, Lund, Sweden

Invasive cancer audit: what do we find and what should we tell women
Allan Wilson, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie, UK


8:30 – 10:30

Digital Slide Seminar 

Chair

Arrigo Capitanio, MD, Linköping University Hospital, Sweden

Co-Chair

Angeliki Papagiannopoulou MD, Linköping University Hospital, Sweden

Cases will be presented by:

Angeliki Papagiannopoulou MD, Linköping University Hospital, Sweden

Arrigo Capitanio MD, Linköping University Hospital, Sweden

Giovanni Negri MD, Central Hospital, Bolzano, Italy

Ilaria Girolami MD, University Hospital Verona, Italy

Luis E. De Las Casas MD, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA

Maurizio Pinamonti MD, University Hospital Trieste, Italy

Roberto Dina MD, Imperial College NHS Trust, London, UK

Snjezana Stemberger-Papic MD, Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka, Croatia

Sabine Pomplun MD, University College London Hospital, London, UK

 


8:30 – 10:30

Lymph node Slide Seminar

Chairs

Beata Bode- Lesniewska, University of Zürich, Switzerland

Immacolatat Cozzolino, Pathology Division of the Vanvitelli University of Naples, Italy

Speakers

Lymph node fine-needle cytology of infectious and reactive processes

Kusum Kapila, Quwait,  Rajwanshi  Arwind, Chandigarh India 

Lymph node fine-needle cytology of small B-cell lymphomas

Beta Bode Lesniewska, University of Zürich, Switzerland

Lymph node fine-needle cytology of large cell lymphomas

Mats Ehinger, University Hospital Lund, Lund, Sweden

Lymph node fine-needle cytology of Hodgkin lymphoma

Mousa Al-Abbadi, Amman, Jordan, Pranab Dey Chandigarh, India

Immunohistochemistry in Lymph node fine-needle diagnostics

Immacolata Cozzolino, Pathology Division of the Vanvitelli University of Naples, Italy

Flow Cytometry in Lymph node fine-needle diagnostics

Kloboves Prevodnik V. , Slovenia, Helena Barroca Porto, Portugal

FISH in Lymph node fine-needle cytology

Hyang-Mi Ko, Toronto Canada


8:30 – 10:30

Free Papers

Chairs

Christina Kåbjörn-Gustafsson, Departement of Pathology,General Hospital Ryhov, Jönköping Sweden
Eva Ramqvist, Karolinska Univeristy Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden


 


8:30 – 10:30

Workshop Thyroid Cytology

Chairs

Ivana Kholova, Tampere University Hospital. Tampere, Finland
Leena Krogerus,Helsinki University Central Hospital. Helsinki, Finland
Torill Sauer, Department of Pathology, Akershus University Hospital, Norway


11:00-13:00

Effusion Cytology Symposium

Effusion Cytology – diagnostic markers and predictive molecular testing

Chairs

Katalin Dobra, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
Anders Hjerpe, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden 

Short introduction
Katalin Dobra, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
Anders Hjerpe, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden

Cytopathologic diagnosis of metastaic adenocarcinoma
Pinar Firat, Koc University School of Medicine. Istanbul, Turkey

Primary effusion lymphoma
Mats Ehinger, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden 

Cytopathologic diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma
Binnur Önal, Duzce University, Istanbul,Turkey

Molecular characterisation of malignant effusions
Katalin Dobra, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge,  Stockholm, Sweden

Soluble biomarkers in malignant mesothelioma
Anders Hjerpe, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge,  Stockholm, Sweden

Early diagnosis by cytology implies better survival for malignant mesothelioma patients
Sulaf Abd-Own, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden


11:00 – 13:00

Thyroid Cytology Symposium

Still unsolved questions and challenges in thyroid FNA

Chairs

Massimo Bongiovanni, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois. Lausanne, Switzerland
Eva Sigstad, Oslo University Hospital. Oslo, Norway

Speakers

Differential diagnosis in FNA: thyroid and parathyroid. Role of immunocytochemistry and washout fluid analysis
Elwira Bakula-Zalewska,The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology. Warsaw, Poland        

NIFTP and the revised criteria: can we now diagnose NIFTP on FNA?
Sule Canberk, Molecular Pathology and Genetics at University of Porto, Ipatimup, Porto, Portugal

AUS/FLUS in our microscopes: Experience with cyto-histological correlation
Ivana Kholová, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

NGS and thyroid: a solution for indeterminate thyroid cytologies
Claudio Bellevicine, Naples, Italy

False-positive and medico-legal issues in thyroid FNA
David Poller, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham. Porstmuth, UK

Immunocytochemistry and molecular markers in thyroid FNA in Europe: pipe dream or reality
Dr. Catarina Eloy, Pathology Laboratory-Ipatimup, Porto, Portugal


11:00 – 13:00

Pancreatico-Biliary and Liver Cytology Symposium

Chairs

Martha Bishop Pitman, Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston, USA
Rosario Granados, Hospital Universitario de Getafe. Madrid, Spain     

Speakers

Changing trends in the use of FNA cytology of liver neoplasms
Rosario Granados, Hospital Universitario de Getafe. Madrid, Spain 

Application of the PSC Terminology System for Pancreaticobiliary Cytology to the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cysts
Barbara Centeno, Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa. Florida, USA 

Rising incidence of metastases to the pancreas: a challenge in everyday routine
Tajana Štoos-Veić. University Hospital of Dubrava. Zagreb, Croatia

Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms: an update for cytologists
Carlie S. Sigel, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. NY, USA  

The use of a molecular approach to EUS-guided FNA of pancreatic tumors.
Dolores Lozano, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra. Pamplona, Spain 

 

11.00 – 13.00

IAC-EFCS Scientific Session

From Papanicolaou staining to methylation in cervical and anal cancer screening

Chair

Fernando Schmitt, Medical Faculty of Porto University. Porto, Portugal

Co-Chair

Beatrix Cochand-Priollet,   Dept of PathologyCochin Hospital. Paris, France

Speakers

The role of cytology in anal cancer screening
Andreia Albuquerque, St. James’s University Hospital.  Leeds, UK

Morphological cytological diagnosis  and CINtec+
Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz,  Department of Applied Tumor Biology, Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Heidelberg. Heidelberg, Germany

HPV tests : techniques and results for cervical lesions
Dina R Mody,Houston Methodist Hospital and Bioreference Labs, Weill Cornell College. Houston, Texas, USA 

HPV tests and new molecular tools for HPV induced anal cancers
Hélène Péré, Virology Unit , Microbiology Dpt., European Georges Pompidou Hospital,Paris-Descartes University. France


11:00 – 13:00

Pediatric Cytology Symposium

Chairs

Jerzy Klijanienko, Institut Curie, ParisCedex. Paris, France
Helena Barocca, Hospital Center Sao Joao. Porto, Portugal

Speakers

Pediatric cytology: an Algorithmic Approach to Diagnosis
Zahra Maleki, Johns Hopkins Hospital.Baltimore, USA

FNA in superficial pediatric tumors
Jerzy Klijanienko, Institut Curie, ParisCedex. Paris, France

FNA in pediatric kidney tumors
Helena Barroca, Hospital Center Sao Joao. Porto, Portugal

FNA in pediatric lymphomas
Ambrogio Fassina, University of Padua. Padua, Italy

Importance of FNA-based molecular analysis in solid pediatric tumors
Sandra Wessman, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

From bench to bedside in pediatric tumors
Stamatios Theocharis, First Department of Pathology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece


11:00 – 13:00

Workshop Breast Cytology

Chairs

Philippe Vielh, Laboratoire National de Santé. Luxembourg
Beatriz Jiménez-Ayala, Instituto Jiménez-Ayala, Madrid, Spain


14:30-15:30

Keynote Lecture- Professor Anders Hjerpe and Professor Joakim Dillner, Stockholm, Sweden


15:30-17:30 

Cytotechnology Session 2

Non Gyn

Chairs

Veronika Anic Paradis, University Hospital Merkur. Zagreb, Croatia
Fernando Schmitt, Medical Faculty of Porto University. Porto, Portugal

Speakers

The role of Cytotechnologists in non gyn diagnostics and molecular cytology
Fernando Schmitt, Medical Faculty of Porto University. Porto, Portugal

The role of Cytotechnologists in transplantation diagnostics
Veronika Anic Paradis, University Hospital Merkur. Zagreb, Croatia

From smears to LBC – our experience in thyroid cytology
Ana Filipa Caeiro, Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca Hospital, Portugal

Cytomorphology of blood smear
Veronika Anic Paradis, University Hospital Merkur. Zagreb, Croatia

Foxp3 positive lymphocytes in cytologic smears of lymph node aspirates and their association with prognostic markers in patients with lymphomas
Biljana Jelic Puskaric

The many faces of lung carcinoids in liquid based cytology
Lars Övergaard, Dept. of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden

Fine needle aspiration of the breast and the use of ancillary tests

Francesco Pagano

Long-term immunoreactivity of antigens detected by immunocytochemistry on cytospins protected by polythylene glycol (PEG)
Irena Srebotnik Kirbis Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

EBUS and EUS assisted by cytotechnologist, experience from Akershus University hospital
Mette Kristin Pedersen, Akershus University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

 


15:30 – 17:30

Thyroid Cytology Slide Seminar

Chairs

Ivana Kholová, Tampere University Hospital. Tampere, Finland
Torill Sauer, Department of Pathology, Akershus University Hospital, Oslo, Norway 

Speakers

Case 1
Jaroslava Dušková, Prague, Czech Republic

Case 2
Nektaria Mylona, Department of Clinical Genetics and Patology, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden

Case 3
Beatrix Cochand-Priollet, Hospital Cochin, University Hospital of Paris, Paris, France

Case 4
Aleksandar Prazic, Department of Clinical Genetics and Patology, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden

Case 5
Massimo Bongiovanni, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland

Case 6
Esther Diana Rossi, Catholic University Agostino Gemelli. Rome, Italy


15:30 – 17:30

Residents and Young Cytopathologists Symposium 2

Chairs

Christina Kåbjörn-Gustafsson, Departement of Pathology,General Hospital Ryhov, Jönköping Sweden
Ricardo Veiga, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Hospital da Luz. Lisbon, Portugal

Speakers

Cytology Training in Finland

Riikka Salonen, Department of Pathology, Fimlab Laboratories, Tampere, Finland

Cytology Training in Portugal
Ricardo Santana Veiga, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Hospital da Luz. Lisbon, Portugal

Cytology Training in Czech Republic
Markéta Horáková, Department of Pathology, Charles University, Faculty of Medicine and Bioptical Labarotory, Pilsen, Czech Republic

Cytogy Training in Poland
Pawel Gajdzis, Department of Pathology,Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland

Cytology Training in Skane/Sweden
Ida Björnheden, Dept. of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden 


15:30 – 17:30

Urine Cytology Symposium

Chairs

Eva M. Wojcik, Loyola University, Chicago, Il, USA

Eric Piaton, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Centre de Pathologie EST, Hopital Femme-Mere-Enfant, Bron, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France

Lukas Bubendorf, Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

 Ashish Chandra, Department of Cellular Pathology, Guy’s & St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, London, England, UK

 

Speakers:

Introduction

Eva M. Wojcik, Loyola University, Chicago, Il, USA

The Paris system for Reporting Urinary Cytology: The quest for standardized terminology

Eva M. Wojcik, Loyola University, Chicago, Il, USA

N/C ratio – the basis of the Paris system

Eric Piaton, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Centre de Pathologie EST, Hopital Femme-Mere-Enfant, Bron, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France

Updates on Paris system, what worked what didn’t

Ashish Chandra, Department of Cellular Pathology, Guy’s & St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, London, England, UK

Ancillary Studies in Urine Cytology

Lukas Bubendorf, Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

 

 

 


15:30 – 17:30

Workshop Pediatric Cytology

Chairs

Jerzy klijanienko, Institut Curie, ParisCedex. Paris, France
Helena Barocca, Hospital Center Sao Joao. Porto, Portugal


15:30 – 17:30

Workshop Digital Pancreatic Cytology

Chair

Monique Fabré, Necker-Enfants Maldes Hospital, University Hospital of Paris, France

Time Room: Gustav 1 Room: Gustav 2 Room: St Knut 1 Room: St Knut 2 Room: Davidshall 1 Room: Davidshall 2
08.30-10.30 Free Papers Interventional Cytology Symposium CNS Cytology Symposium Radiology-Cytology Correlation cases Digital
Slide Seminar 2 
Workshop Urine Cytology
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break and Poster Exhibition
11.00-13.00 Cytotechnology Session 3 Molecular Cytopathology Symposium Head and Neck Cytology
Short Course
Companion Meeting ASC EFCS Executive Meeting Workshop Gynecological Cytology 2 – Squamous Lesions
13.00-14.00 Poster Exhibition/Lunch Break
14.00-15.00 Keynote Lecture – Martha Bishop Pitman
15.00-16:30 Veterinary Cytopathology Soft Tissue Cytology/Terminology, Reporting Cytology Teaching and Learning in Europe
16:35-17.00 Closing Ceremony

8:30 – 10:30

Free Papers

Chairs

Veronika Anic Paradis, University Hospital Merkur. Zagreb, Croatia
Lars Övergaard, Dept. of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden


8:30 – 10:30

Interventional Cytology Symposium

Chairs

Xiaohua Qian, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  Boston, USA
Carlie Sigel, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. NYC, USA                 

Speakers

Ultrasound-Guided FNA in the Academic Setting
Kyle Strickland, Duke University School of Medicine.Duke, USA

Ultrasound-Guided FNA in the Private Practise Setting
Nadir Paksoy, Cytopathology/FNA Private Practice, Izmit, Turkey

ROSE in superficial lesion FNA with a multidisciplinary team
Pehr Rissler, Dept. of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden

ROSE in deep seated lesion FNA with radiologic correlation
Xiaohua Qian, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  Boston, USA               

ROSE with digital cytology including EBUS and EUS
Carlie Sigel, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. NYC, USA                 


8:30 – 10:30

CNS Cytology Symposium

Chair

Elisabet Englund, Dept. of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden

CO-Chairs

Yuriy Batoroev, Department of Pathology, Irkutsk Regional Cancer Center, Irkutsk, Russian Federation

Alarice C. Lowe, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA

 

Speakers

Introduktion

Elisabet Englund, Dept. of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden

Lymphomas & Leukemias in CSF Cytology

Madelyn Lew, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Enhancing Cerebrospinal Fluid Evaluation Using Circulating Tumor Cell Testing

Alarice C. Lowe, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy- report of the case with touch cytology

Yuriy Batoroev, Department of Pathology, Irkutsk Regional Cancer Center, Irkutsk, Russian Federation

Intraoperative cytologi in CNS lesions: the Karolinska experience

Eva Ramqvist, Departement av Clinical Pathology and Cytology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Elisabet Englund, Dept. of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden


8:30 – 10:30

Digital Slide Seminar 2

Chair

Arrigo Capitanio, Linköping University Hospital. Linköping, Sweden


8:30 – 10:30

Radiology- Cytology correlation cases

Radiology/Pathology Team-Based Medicine: A Case-Based Presentation of Useful Correlative Features

Chairs

David C. Wilbur, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Scott F. Wilbur, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA

Speakers

This case-based session presented by a cytotechnologist, pathologist, and radiologist team, will discuss an interesting variety of lesions from fine needle aspiration and exfoliative specimens.  There will be emphasis placed on the correlative radiologic findings that can aid the cytologist in arriving at a correct diagnosis. The importance of team-based delivery of care, appropriate specimen triage, will be discussed and demonstrated to show how this model plays an integral role in providing patient-centered care.   Morphologic criteria will be discussed for both cytology and surgical pathology specimens, along with triage to the use of ancillary studies.  Pitfalls in both radiology and pathology will be highlighted through case presentations of common and uncommon findings representing differential diagnoses in a variety of body sites.

David C. Wilbur, Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA, USA
Scott F. Wilbur, University of Rochester. Rochester, NY, USA
Ritu Nayar, Northwestern University. Chicago, IL, USA
Donna Russell, University of Rochester. Rochester, NY, USA

8:30 – 10:30

Digital Slide Seminar

Chair:  

Giovanni Negri, Deptarment of Pathology, Central Hospital, Bolzano, Italy

Co-Chair: 

Arrigo Capitanio, Linköping University Hospital. Linköping, Sweden

 

Cases will be presented by:

Alarice Lowe, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School, USA

Angeliki Papagiannopoulou MD,  Linköping University Hospital, Sweden

Belen Lloveras, Deparment of Pathology at Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

Giovanni Negri MD, Dept. Of Pathology, Central Hospital, Bolzano, Italy

Ilaria Girolami MD, University Hospital Verona, Italy

Ivana Kholova MD, Fimlab Laboratories and Tampere University, Finland

Roberto Dina MD, Imperial College NHS Trust, London, UK

Rosario Granados MD, University Hospital of Getafe, Madrid, Spain


8:30 – 10:30

Workshop Urine Cytology

Chairs

Eva M. Wojcik,  Loyola University Medical Center. Chicago, USA
Eric Piaton, France
Lukas Bubendorf,  University Hospital Basel. Basel, Switzerland


11:00-13:00:

Cytotechnology Session 3

GYN

Chairs

Lia Van Zuylen-Manders,  Radboud University Medicine Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Paula Warnhag, Deparment of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden

Speakers

Results of HPV screening in the Netherlands
Lia Van Zuylen-Manders, Radboud University Medicine Center, Nijmegen the Netherlands

Primary HPV screening first year experiences
Ola Forslund, Deparment of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden

Risk of high-grade lesions after atypical glandular cells in cervical screening
Ingrid Norman, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden

Histopathologic correlation of atypical squamous cells, (ASC-US and ASC-H)  a retrospectivecross-sectional study
Elisabeth Fedl, Selbständiges Ambulatorium, Zytologisches Institut Graz

The quality of Papanicolaou staining assessed in a pilot interlaboratory comparison study
Irena Srebotnik Kirbis, Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Babes-Papanicolaou staining method
Paula Warnhag, Dept. of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden

A rare gynaecological case
Lia van Zuylen-Manders, Radboud University Medicine Center, Nijmegen the Netherlands

Unusual cases of uterine cervix
Vedrana Roger, Dept. of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden

Histiocytes in pap smear – a prediction of endometrial pathology
Karmela Sentija

Swedish Society for Cytotechnologists and what we do
Kamilla Backlund Arvidsson, Sweden


11:00 – 13:00

Molecular Cytopathology Symposium

Molecular Cytopathology: What is going on? Evolution of molecular testing

Chairs

Giancarlo Troncone, University of Naples FedericoII. Naples, Italy
Fabrizio Tabbo, Italy
Fernando Schmitt, Medical Faculty of Porto University. Porto, Portugal                    

Speakers

What oncologists need to know?
Fabrizio Tabbo, Italy

What we can do?
Kajsa E Linquist, Deparment of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden

Consistency and reproducibility in molecular tests
Fernando Schmitt, Medical Faculty of Porto University. Porto, Portugal

Strategies for detection of gene fusion in cytological material
Lukas Bubbendorf , University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Cancer progression and resistant mutation: liquid biopsy or rebiopsy?
Giancarlo Troncone, University of Naples FedericoII, Naples, Italy

PD-L1 challenges in cytological material
Massimo Bongiovanni,Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois. Lausanne, Switzerland

 

 


11:00 – 13:00

Head and Neck Cytology Short Course

Chair

Beata Bode-Lesniewska, University Hospital of Zurich. Zurich, Switzerland 

Speakers 

Cytopathologist Performed Ultrasound Guided FNAC of the Head and Neck Lesions
Richard Doughty, Akershus University Hospital, Norway

Primary or Secondary Tumor of the Head and Neck – How far Cytology Takes Us?
Eva Ramqvist, Departement av Clinical Pathology and Cytology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Cytology of the Orbita
Jerzy Klijanienko, Institut Curie, ParisCedex. Paris, France

Cytology of Mesenchymal Neoplasia of the Head and Neck
Beata Bode-Lesniewska, University Hospital of Zurich. Zurich, Switzerland

Pitfalls in FNA of Benign Salivary Gland Tumors, with Special Emphasis on Warthin’s Tumorand Pleomorphic Adenoma
Jens Enoksson, Dept. of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden


11:00 – 13:00

Companion Meeting ASC

American Society of Cytopathology

An Organ Recital of Cytology Odd Balls and their Differential Diagnosis

Chair

Güliz A. Barkan, Loyola University Healthcare System, Maywood, IL, USA

Speakers

Cysts are not always ductal: A cacophony of criteria

Martha Bishop Pitman, Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston, USA

Oncocytic Rhapsody

Barbara Centeno, , University of South Florida, FL, USA

On the curtain of spindle lesions

Esther Diana Rossi, Catholic University Agostino Gemelli, Rome, Italy

Wait  Wait…Don’t Tell Me. It is From The Kidney

Tatjana Antic, The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA


11:00 – 13:00

EFCS Executive Meeting


11:00 – 13:00

Workshop Gynecological Cytology 2- Squamous Lesions

Chairs

Ritu Nayar,  Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA
Donna Russell, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA


14:00-15:00

Keynote Lecture- Professor Martha Bishop Pitman, Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston, USA 


15:00-16:30

Veterinary Cytopathology

Chairs

Funda Yildirim, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkey

Speakers

Comparison between cytological and histopathological evaluations of canine mammary tumours

Funda Yildirim, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkey 

Cytological Aspects of Tumor Diagnosis in Veterinary Medicine

Arda Selin Tunc, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey 

Lutz Welker, Großhansdorf, Germany

 



15:00 – 16:30

Soft Tissue Cytology /Terminology, Reporting  

Chairs

Andrew Field, St. Vincent’s Hospital. Sydney, Australia
Jerzy Klijanienko, Institut Curie,  ParisCedex. Paris, France

Fernando Schmitt, Medical Faculty of Porto University, Porto, Portugal

Henryk Domanski, Henryk Domanski, Dept. of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden

Speakers

Introduction (Proposal of Diagnostic Categories)

Henryk Domanski, Dept. of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden

Example
Beata Bode Lesniewska, University Hospital of Zurich. Zurich, Switzerland 

Example

Andrew Field, St Vincent´s Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Example

Jerzy Klijanienko, Institut Curie, ParisCedex, Paris, France

Example

Beata Bode Lesniewska, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Example

Jan Köster, Dept. of Genetics and Pathology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Sweden


15:00 – 16:30

Cytology Teaching and Learning in Europe

Chairs

Danijela Vrdoljak-Mozetič, Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka. Rijeka, Croatia
Ambrogio Fassina, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

Speakers

The successful educational model in Cytopathology in relation to Histopathology and independent practice: The Greek case
Maria Nasioutziki, Medical School Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece     

Cytology’s Bright Future – a resident’s (hopeful) perspective
Ricardo Santana Veiga, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Hospital da Luz. Lisbon, Portugal

Focused areas of interest in Pathology: The Cytopathology case
Ambrogio Fassina, University of Padua. Padua, Italy

Virtual slides in teaching and learning cytology
Arrigo Capitanio, Linköping University Hospital.  Ljnköping, Sweden  

EFCS projects for education and transmission of knowledge in Cytology
Danijela Vrdoljak-Mozetič, Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka. Rijeka, Croatia 


16:35

Closing Ceremony