• Comprehensive Colposcopy - Phoenix

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    Phoenix, AZ
    October 26, 2016 - October 29, 2016

    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).

    Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

    50 East Adams Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85004 

    Book your hotel by October 3 to guarentee the conference rate of $199 a night.

     Book Hotel Online or call 1-800-309-8138*

    * Ask for the ASCCP Room Block

     

    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.

    Alan Waxman, MD, MPH, Co-Course Director
    Lisa Flowers, MD,  Co-Course Director
    Teresa Darragh, MD
    Christine Conageski, MD
    Michelle Szymanowski, RNC, MSN, OGNP
    Barbara Apgar, MD, MS 

     

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

     

    Registration TypeEarly Bird by 9/26Regular
    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-transferable.

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 

    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

    MODERN COLPOSCOPY: TECHNIQUE AND ESSENTIALS

    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

    CONTEMPORARY CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING

    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

    LOWER GENITAL TRACT HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS INFECTION

    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)

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

    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

    COLPOSCOPY OF THE ABNORMAL TRANSFORMATION ZONE

    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

    COLPOSCOPY OF CERVICAL CANCER

    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 Biopsy

    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

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

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

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

    THERAPEUTIC MANAGEMENT

    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

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

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

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

    CHALLENGES OF COLPOSCOPY

    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

    Published on: 04/29/2016
    Last Revised on: 08/23/2016