• 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 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 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 7

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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 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nancy Berman, ANP-BC, NCMP [Course Direcor]

    Additional Faculty to be Determined.

    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

    07:00 am - 07:50 am             Registration/Breakfast/Visit Exhibits

    07:50 am - 08:00 am             Welcome and Opening Remarks 

    08:00 am - 08:45 am             Colposcopy Standards

    08:45 am - 09:00 am             Questions & Answers

    09:00 am - 09:30 am             The Normal Cervix: Cytology, Colposcopy, and Histology

    09:30 am - 10:00 am             Colposcopy: Equipment and Supplies

    10:00 am - 10:30 am             Colposcopy: The Procedure

    10:30 am - 10:45 am             Coffee/Tea Break and Visit Exhibits

    10:45 am - 11:30 am             Performing Pap Smears: Evolution of Technique and Terminology        

    11:30 am - 12:15 pm             Cervical Cancer Screening: New Approaches

    12:15 pm - 12:30 pm             Questions & Faculty Panel Responses

    12:30 pm - 01:30 pm             Lunch (provided)

    01:30 pm - 02:00 pm             Epidemiology of HPV and Cervical Cancer

    02:00 pm - 02:30 pm             Interpreting Pathology Reports Based on LAST

    02:30 pm - 03:00 pm             Colposcopy of the Abnormal Transformation Zone

    03:00 pm - 03:30 pm             Questions & Faculty Panel Responses

    03:30 pm - 03:45 pm             Coffee/Tea Break and Visit Exhibits

    03:45 pm - 05:15 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 - 07:30 am             Breakfast/Visit Exhibits

     07:30 am - 07:45 am             ASCCP Membership and Mentorship Program

    07:45 am - 08:15 am             HPV Vaccines

    08:15 am - 09:15 am             ASC/LSIL/CIN1:  Cytology, Colposcopy and Histology

    09:15 am - 10:10 am             HSIL/CIN 2, 3: Cytology, Colposcopy and Histology

    10:10 am - 10:30 am             Coffee/Tea Break and Visit Exhibits 

    10:30 am - 11:00 am             Assessment of Cervical Lesions: Determining Where to Biopsy

    11:00 am - 11:30 am             Questions & Faculty Panel Responses

    11:30 am - 01:00 pm             Lunch (on your own)

    01:00 pm - 03:15 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             Breakfast/Visit Exhibits

    07:45 am - 08:45 am             Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer

    08:45 am - 09:45 am             Glandular Lesions: Cytology, Colposcopy, Histology

    09:45 am - 10:15 am             Questions & Faculty Panel Responses

    10:15 am - 10:45 am             Coffee/Tea Break and Visit Exhibits                                  

    10:45 am - 11:05 am             Cervical Cryotherapy: Indications, Technique and Outcomes

    11:05 am – 11:45 am            Electrosurgical Loop Excision of the Cervical Transformation Zone

    11:45 am - 12:15 pm             Questions & Faculty Panel Responses

    12:15 pm - 12:30 pm             Break

    12:30 pm - 2:30 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 - 07:45 am             Breakfast/Visit Exhibits                        

    07:45 am - 08:00 am             Questions & Faculty Panel Responses

    08:00 am - 08:30 am             Pregnancy: Case Studies and Management

    08:30 am - 09:00 am             Management of Benign and Pre-malignant Disease of the Vagina

    09:00 am - 09:40 am             Benign Conditions of the Vulva and Condyloma

    09:40 am - 10:10 am             Management of VIN and Vulvar Cancer

    10:10 am - 10:30 am             Questions & Faculty Panel Responses

    10:30 am - 10:45 am             Coffee/Tea Break                                                                                     

    10:45 am - 11:20 am             Adolescents and Young Women: A Unique Population

    11:20 am - 11:55 am             Case Studies Using the ASCCP 2013 Consensus Guidelines

    11:55 am - 12:30 pm             Putting It All Together: Test your Colposcopic Skills

    12:30 pm - 12:40 pm             Questions & Faculty Panel Responses

    12:40 PM                               Adjourn



    *subject to change


    Published on: 10/29/2015
    Last Revised on: 06/23/2017