• Comprehensive Colposcopy

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    Providence, RI
    July 27, 2016 - July 30, 2016

    Comprehensive Colposcopy

    Is this educational activity right for me?

    This evidence-based course is designed for the beginning/intermediate colposcopist. It will also benefit clinicians needing updated information about the newly published 2012 Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines, the Updated Consensus Guidelines for Managing Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and Cancer Precursors, and new concepts about HPV screening and triage, treatment methods, and HPV epidemiology. The course is designed to improve competencies I medical knowledge, practice-based learning, patient outcomes, and /or systems-based practice. The participant should be a licensed physician or advanced practice clinician with an advanced clinical degree from an accredited institution and who makes gynecologic diagnosis and management decisions.

    Course Competencies and Objectives

    Upon completion of this educational activity and its post-test and evaluation tool, the participant should be able to:

    • Describe the anatomy, cytology, histology, and colposcopic findings of the normal and abnormal cervix, vagina, and vulva (medical knowledge);
    • Elicit and document an appropriate history including risk factors for lower genital tract neoplasia (medical knowledge, practice-based learning);
    • Define the pathophysiology of lower genital tract neoplasia, including the role of oncogenic HPV in preinvasive and invasive diseases of the cervix, vagina, and vulva (medical knowledge);
    • Define the Bethesda System of cervicovaginal terminology (medical knowledge);
    • Apply new standards for cervical cancer screening, including HPV testing (systems-based practice);
    • Describe the prevention of cervical neoplasia and genital warts using prophylactic HPV vaccines (medical knowledge);
    • Discuss the challenges of colposcopy and management of cervical neoplasia for selected patient populations such as adolescents, women infected with HIV, underserved women, and pregnant women (medical knowledge, practice-based learning, patient outcomes)
    • Perform appropriate cytologic sampling, colposcopic evaluation, and biopsies (including endocervical sampling), and become familiar with instrumentation and necessary supplies (practice-based learning);
    • Recognize the diagnostic characteristics of cervical abnormalities (low-grade and high-grade cervical lesions as well as adenocarcinoma in-situ and cervical cancer) on cytologic, colposcopic, and histologic exam (practice-based learning);
    • Interpret and correlate cytologic, colposcopic, and histologic results (practice-based learning);
    • Formulate a plan of care for the management of women with Pap test abnormalities according to the most recent ASCCP Consensus Guidelines, the ASCUS/LSIL Triage Study (ALTS), and other evidence-based guidelines (practice-based learning, systems-based practice, patient outcomes);
    • Describe, but not perform, treatment options to include cryosurgery and electrosurgical loop excision procedure (LEEP) of the cervix (practice-based learning);
    • Summarize and explain the diagnosis and management of vulvar and vaginal neoplasia (medical knowledge, practice-based learning); and,
    • Provide appropriate patient education and support (medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills).


    Educate the Educators is a FREE CME Course being offered on Thursday, July 28 from 7:00-9:30 PM.

    The introduction of HPV vaccines in 2006 and the widespread adoption of HPV testing created a need for educating the clinical community about the role of HPV infections in anogenital disease, appropriate clinical usages of HPV testing, and about the potential benefits of vaccination against HPV infections.   In response to this need, the ASCCP developed an Educate the Educator program, which was a series of training courses designed specifically to address confusion in the clinical community after the introduction of cotesting, and the first generation of HPV vaccines - with the greatest challenge being in the smaller and mid-sized communities that lack clinicians who have expertise in this area.  

    Topics include:

    Giving Effective Presentations       
    Natural History HPV Testing      
    Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines       
    HPV Vaccines

    You will have the option to add this FREE course upon completing your regsitration for the Comprehensive Colposcopy Course. For more information on the ETE program visit the website.


    One West Exchange Street
    Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 598-8000

    Conference rates are available for $169 a night.

    ASCCP cannot guarentee these rates afer June 27

    Book Online or Call 1-800-525-9300*
    * Ask for the ASCCP Room Block

    This landmark hotel in Providence is connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center, Dunkin’ Donuts Center and the new Providence Place Mall. With this premier Providence downtown hotel location, guests at Omni Providence Hotel will find themselves within walking distance of the city's main college campuses, historic attractions, gourmet restaurants, upscale shopping, entertainment and more. Providence was recently named No. 3 in America's Most Charming Cities by Travel + Leisure.

    ACCME Accreditation

    The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The ASCCP Comprehensive Colposcopy course was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME’s Essential Areas and Elements and Updated Criteria (see www.accme.org).

    Continuing Medical Education Credits

    ASCCP - The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    • Candice Tedeschi, NP, Co-Director
    • Alan Waxman, MD, Co-Director
    • Larry Leeman, MD
    • Veronica Lerner, MD
    • Dennis O'Connor, MD
    • Cara Mathews, MD
    Register Early to receive special pricingEarly Bird by 6/27Regular
    ASCCP Physician Member $995.00 $1045.00
    ASCCP Physician Assistant, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Midwife, Researcher Member $895.00 $945.00
    Physician Non-Member $1295.00 $1345.00
    Physician Assistant, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Midwife, Researcher Non-Member $1195.00 $1245.00
    Resident/Student — Members Only $795.00 $845.00

    Cancellation Policy: Written cancellation must be received at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Any notice received by this time will be refunded, less a $100.00 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after this time.

    Registration is non-transferrable.


    6:30 am – 7:25 am Registration/ Continental Breakfast/ Visit Exhibits

    7:25 am – 7:30 am Opening Remarks

    The Cervix

    7:30 am – 8:00 am The Normal Cervix: Cytology, Colposcopy, and Histology


    8:00 am – 8:30 am Colposcopy: Equipment and Supplies

    8:30 am – 9:00 am Colposcopy: The Procedure

    9:00 am – 9:15 am Coffee/Tea Break and Visit Exhibits


    9:15 am – 10:00 am The Bethesda System, LAST and Pap Test Performance

    10:00 am - 10:30 am Cervical Cancer Screening: New Approaches

    10:30 am – 11:00 am Primary Screening

    11:00 am – 11:30 am Questions and Faculty Panel Responses

    11:30 am – 12:45 pm Lunch provided


    12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Epidemiology & Molecular Basis of HPV Infection

    1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Interpreting Cytology and Histology: Terms and Reports

    1:45 pm – 2:15 pm HPV vaccines

    2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Questions and Faculty Panel Responses

    2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Coffee/Tea Break and Visit Exhibits

    3:00 pm – 5:15 pm Workshops (CME, Participants Rotate Through Each)

    * WORKSHOP A: Slide Seminar: Gallery of Benign Cervical Colposcopic Findings

    * WORKSHOP B: Slide Seminar: Normal Cervix, Squamous Metaplasia, and Transformation Zone

    * WORKSHOP C: Common Lower Genital Tract Pathology Diagnosis (cases)


    6:30 am – 7:15 am Registration/ Breakfast/Visit Exhibits

    7:00 am - 7:15 am ASCCP Membership and Mentorship Program

    7:15 am – 7:30 am Questions and Faculty Panel Responses


    7:30 am – 8:00 am Colposcopy of the Abnormal Transformation Zone

    8:00 am – 9:00 am ASC/LSIL/CIN1: Cytology, Colposcopy and Histology with Case Studies and ASCCP Management Guidelines

    9:00 am – 9:30 am Coffee/Tea Break and Visit Exhibits


    9:30 am – 10:30 am HSIL/CIN 2, 3: Cytology, Colposcopy and Histology with Case Studies and ASCCP Management Guidelines

    10:30 am – 11:00 am Assessment of Cervical Lesions: Determining Where to Biop



    6:30 am – 7:15 am Registration/Breakfast/Visit Exhibits

    7:15 am – 7:30 am Questions and F


    11:00 am – 11:15 am Questions and Faculty Panel Responses

    11:15 am – 11:30 am Coffee/Tea Break and Visit Exhibits

    11:30 am – 1:45 pm Workshops (CME, Participants Rotate Through Each)

    * WORKSHOP: Interactive Case Discussions and Slide Identification

    * WORKSHOP B: Slide Seminar: Selecting Where To Biopsy

    * WORKSHOP C: Slide Seminar: Condyloma, LSIL, HSIL and Cancer

    7:00-9:30 PM *FREE Educate the Educators Session* (See 'Overview' tab for more info)


    7:30 am – 8:30 am Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer: Colposcopy and Management of Microinvasive and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    8:30 am – 9:30 am Glandular Lesions: Cytology, Colposcopy, Histology with Case Studies and ASCCP Management Guidelines

    9:30 am – 10:00 am Coffee/Tea Break and Visit Exhibits

    10:00 am – 10:20 am Cervical Cryotherapy: Indications, Technique and Outcomes

    10:20 am – 11:00 am Electrosurgical Loop Excision of the Cervical Transformation Zone: Indications, Technique, Outcomes

    11:00 am – 11:15 am Questions and Faculty Panel Responses

    11:15 am – 1:30 pm Workshops (non-CME, Participants Rotate Through Each)

    * WORKSHOP A: Hands-on Practicum: Colposcopes, Cervical Biopsy, ECC and Instrumentation

    * WORKSHOP B: Hands-On Practicum: Electrosurgical Loop Excision of the Cervix

    * WORKSHOP C: Hands-On Practicum: Cryosurgery for CIN


    6:30 am – 7:15 am Registration/Breakfast/Visit Exhibits

    7:15 am – 7:30 am Questions and Faculty Panel Responses


    7:30 am – 8:00 am Pregnancy: Case Studies and Management

    8:00 am – 8:30 am Management of Benign and Malignant Disease of the Vagina

    8:30 am – 9:10 am Benign Conditions of the Vulva and Condyloma

    9:10 am - 9:30 am Management of VIN and Vulvar Cancer

    9:30 am – 10:00 am Questions and Faculty Panel Responses

    10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee/Tea Break and Visit Exhibits

    10:30 am – 11:00 am Adolescents and Young Women: A Unique Population

    11:00 am – 11:30 am Case Studies using the ASCCP Updated Consensus Guidelines

    11:30 am – 12:00 pm Roundtable on ASCCP Consensus Guidelines

    12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Putting It All Together: Test your Colposcopic Skills

    12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Questions and Faculty Panel Responses

    12:45 pm Adjourn

    * Subject to change

    Publish Date: 03/28/2016
    Modified Date: 07/01/2016