• Comprehensive Colposcopy - Tampa

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    Tampa, FL
    January 03, 2018 - January 06, 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, and new concepts about HPV screening and triage, treatment methods, and HPV epidemiology. The course is designed to improve competencies and 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).

    Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

    2900 Bayport Dr.
    Tampa, FL 33607

    (Note: This is also the meeting location)

    Conference Room Rates: $179 a Night

    Conference Rates will be available until December 1.

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    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 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nancy Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP [Course Director]
    Claudia Werner, MD [Course Co-Director]
    Michael Gold, MD
    Debra Heller, MD
    Megan Huchko, MD, MPH
    Candice Tedeschi, NP

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


    Registration TypeEarly Bird by 12/3   Regular
    ASCCP Physician Member $1000.00 $1050.00
    ASCCP Physician Assistant, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Midwife, Researcher Member   $900.00   $950.00
    Physician Non-Member $1300.00 $1350.00
    Physician Assistant, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Midwife, Researcher Non-Member $1200.00 $1250.00
    Resident/Student — Members Only    $800.00   $850.00

    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, January 3

    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                                                         

    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

                                                        Session A: Colposcopic Findings w/Squamous Metaplasia and Transformation Zone
                                                        Session B: Common LGT Pathology Diagnosis
                                                        Session C: Hands-On "How to Focus" [Non-CME]


    Thursday, January 4

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

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

    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
                                                        Session A: Interactive Case Discussion & Slide Identification
                                                        Session B: Selecting Where to Biopsy
                                                        Session C: Condyloma, LSIL, HSIL & Cancer


    Friday, January 5

    07:00 AM – 07:45 AM                     Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibits

    07:45 AM – 08:45 AM                     Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer: Colposcopy and
                                                                Management of Microinvasive and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    08:45 AM – 09:45 AM                     Glandular Lesions: Cytology, Colposcopy, and Histology with                    
                                                                Case Studies and ASCCP 2013 Management Guidelines

    09:45 AM – 10:00 AM                     Break/Visit Exhibits

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

    10:45 AM – 11:15 AM                     Adolescents and Young Women: A Unique Population                

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

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

    01:00 PM – 01:45 PM                     Cervical Cancer Risk and Prevention for Immunocompromised Populations

    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: Electrosurgical Loop Excision of the Cervix
                                                        Workshop C: Cryosurgery for CIN
                                                        Workshop D: Interesting and Complex Cases

    Saturday, January 6

    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


    *subject to change


    Published on: 10/29/2015
    Last Revised on: 12/04/2017