• Comprehensive Colposcopy - Atlanta

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    Atlanta, GA
    October 24, 2018 - October 27, 2018

    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 Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines, the Updated Consensus Guidelines for Managing Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and Cancer Precursors, Colposcopy Standards and new concepts about HPV screening and triage, treatment methods, and HPV epidemiology. The course is designed to improve competencies, 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).

    Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia

    4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road
    Atlanta, GA 30346
    Discounted room rates are available for $149.00/night.

    ACCME Accreditation

    ASCCP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Continuing Medical Education Credits

    ASCCP designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Christine Conageski, MD (Course Director)
    Additional faculty to be determined.

    Not an ASCCP Member? Join now to get discounted registration.


    Registration TypeEarly Bird by 9/19   Regular
    ASCCP Physician Member $1000.00 $1050.00
    Physician Non-Member $1300.00 $1350.00
    ASCCP Physician Assistant, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Midwife, Researcher Member $900.00 $950.00
    Physician Assistant, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Midwife, Researcher Non-Member $1200.00 $1250.00
    ASCCP Resident/Student   $800.00 $850.00
    Resident/Student Non-Member $850.00 $900.00

    Registration includes one copy of the ASCCP Alogorithm Booklet

    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-transferable.

    Wednesday, October 24 

    06:30 AM – 08:00 AM      Registration

    07:00 AM – 08:00 AM      Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibits

    08:00 AM – 08:10 AM      Welcome and Opening Remarks                                                        

    08:10 AM – 08:40 AM      The Normal Cervix: Cytology, Colposcopy, and Histology              

    08:40 AM – 09:15 AM      Epidemiology of HPV and Cervical Cancer                                       

    09:15 AM – 10:00 AM      Performing Cervical Cytology Tests (Special Bonus: DNA Testing)              

    10:00 AM – 10:20 AM      Break/Visit Exhibits

    10:20 AM – 11:05 AM      Cervical Cancer Screening: New Approaches                                      

    11:05 AM – 11:35 AM      The Evolution of Lower Genital Tract Terminology

    11:35 AM – 12:05 PM      Questions & Answers

    12:05 PM – 01:00 PM      Lunch (provided)

    01:00 PM – 01:35 PM      Colposcopy: Equipment and Supplies                                               

    01:35 PM – 02:15 PM      Colposcopy: The Procedure                                                                    

    02:15 PM – 02:30 PM      Questions & Answers

    02:30 PM – 03:00 PM      Break/Visit Exhibits

    03:00 PM – 03:30 PM      HPV Vaccines                                                                                

    03:30 PM – 05:00 PM      Breakout Sessions
                                              A: Gallery of Images: Normal Cervix, Squamous Metaplasia, Transformation Zone
                                              B: Common LGT Pathology Diagnosis
                                              C: Hands-On "How to Focus" [Non-CME]

    Thursday, October 25 

    07:00 AM – 08:00 AM      Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibits

    08:00 AM – 08:15 AM      ASCCP Membership & Colposcopy Mentorship Program      

    08:15 AM – 08:50 AM      Colposcopy of the Abnormal Transformation Zone                                     

    08:50 AM – 09:45 AM      ASC-US/LSIL/CIN1: Cytology, Colposcopy, and Histology with Case Studies and ASCCP 2013 Management Guidelines

    09:45 AM – 10:15 AM      Questions & Answers

    10:15 AM – 10:45 AM      Break/Visit Exhibits

    10:45 AM – 11:45 AM      HSIL/CIN2, 3: Cytology, Colposcopy, and Histology with Case Studies and ASCCP 2013 Management Guidelines

    11:45 AM – 01:00 PM      Lunch (on own)

    01:00 PM – 01:30 PM      Assessment of Cervical Lesions: Determining Where to Biopsy        

    01:30 PM – 02:30 PM      Establishing U.S. Standards for Colposcopy Terminology and Practice

    02:30 PM – 02:45 PM      Break/Visit Exhibits

    02:45 PM – 05:00 PM      Breakout Sessions
                                              A: Interactive Case Discussion & Slide Identification
                                              B: Selecting Where to Biopsy
                                              C: Condyloma, LSIL, HSIL & Cancer


    Friday, October 26

    07:00 AM – 08:00 AM      Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibits

    08:00 AM – 09:00 AM      Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer: Colposcopy and Management of Microinvasive and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    09:00 AM – 10:00 AM      Glandular Lesions: Cytology, Colposcopy, and Histology with Case Studies and ASCCP 2013 Management Guidelines

    10:00 AM – 10:45 AM      Cervical Cryotherapy: Indications, Technique and Outcomes                   

    10:45 AM – 11:15 AM      Questions & Answers

    11:15 AM – 11:45 AM      Adolescents and Young Women: A Unique Population                

    11:45 AM – 01:00 PM      Lunch (on own)                

    01:00 PM – 01:45 PM      Treating Immunocompromised Patients                                               

    01:45 PM – 02:15 PM      Colposcopy in Pregnancy                                                                              

    02:15 PM – 02:45 PM      Break/Visit Exhibits

    02:45 PM – 03:15 PM      Workshop videos/instructions/what to expect     

    03:15 PM – 05:00 PM       Hands-on Workshops & Case Discussions (Non-CME)
                                               Workshop A: Colposcopes, Cervical Biopsy, ECC and Instrumentation
                                               Workshop B: Loop Electrosurgical Excision of the Cervix
                                               Workshop C: Cryosurgery for CIN
                                               Workshop D: Interesting and Complex Cases


    Saturday,  October 27

    07:00 AM – 08:00 AM      Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibits

    08:00 AM – 08:30 AM      Questions & Answers

    08:30 AM – 09:00 AM      Management of Pre-Malignant and Malignant Diseases of the Vagina

    09:00 AM – 09:30 AM      Benign Conditions of the Vulva and Condyloma                                  

    09:30 AM – 10:15 AM      Management of Neoplastic Diseases of the Vulva: VIN and Vulvar Cancer

    10:15 AM – 10:45 AM      Questions & Answers

    10:45 AM – 11:00 AM      Break

    11:00 AM – 11:30 AM      Case Studies Using the ASCCP 2013 Consensus Guidelines      

    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM      Putting It All Together: Test Your Colposcopic Skills

    12:00 PM                           Adjourn



    Program subject to change.


    Published on: 11/01/2017
    Last Revised on: 01/26/2018