FEATURE FRIDAY: Harvard Medical School’s Advances in Cytology

Cytology is an ever growing field in the medical industry and Harvard Medical School’s Advances in Cytology course is the field’s leading event for a comprehensive overview of, and update on, diagnostic cytology. The emphasis of this course “will be on light microscopic criteria, with the incorporation of immunocytochemistry, molecular biology, and automation as they apply to cytology.” The format will include a standard lecture, with Q&A sessions, allowing for attendees to engage with the presenters and ask questions about current best practices. A portion of the course will include “recent advances in the application of molecular, cytogenetic, and quantitative methods as adjuncts to cytologic diagnosis.” 18 attendees will have the opportunity to attend Brigham and Women’s Hospital to review an extensive collection of teaching cases.

Learning Objectives Include:

-Recognize the full range of diagnostic approaches to complex cytological problems in all body sites.

-Evaluate current and potential applications of automated screening, liquid-based preparation methods, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics and immunohistochemistry.

-Assess the impact of new technologies on cytology practice.

-Apply consensus guidelines for the management of gynecological conditions and abnormalities.

Established in 1782, Harvard Medical School is one of the top medical schools in the world and provides innovative and top-level CME courses. Advances In Cytology will be one such course and we recommend you head to Boston June 7-11 for this amazing course and enjoy some fabulous New England summer weather, and plush setting at The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. You can find out more about this course here and see a full catalog of HMS’s live CME events by following this link.