• Sep 30, 2019

    Colposcopy Standards (On Demand)

    Non Member: $35.00

    Colposcopy Standards Webinar Overview

    September 11, 2019 • 4:30 - 5:30 PM (Eastern)

    Cervical cancer screening programs are effective in the prevention of cervical cancers and have decreased rates in the US where it is available.  Central to screening is colposcopy, the use of a binocular microscope with illumination to carefully visualize the cervix and upper vagina.  Despite its widespread use, its diagnostic ability is limited by poor sensitivity and inter-observer reproducibility.  In 2017, the ASCCP attempted to address these limitations by creating standards for the procedure including: terminology, number of biopsies, and how the procedure is performed and documented.  The guidelines were meant to be translatable to a varied audience and adoptable widely.  This webinar reviews the 2017 Colposcopy Standards.



    Akiva Novetsky, MD, MS

    Akiva P. Novetsky, MD, MS is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is also the Chief Quality Officer for the Rutgers Cancer Center of New Jersey. Dr. Novetsky obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Yeshiva University and a medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology.

    Dr. Novetsky is an active member of ASCCP and currently serves as the Chair of the Assessment Committee and is a co-Chair of the 2020 ASCCP Scientific Meeting. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease and serves as a reviewer for multiple other journals. Dr. Novetsky served on the working groups that developed the Colposcopy Standards guidelines, published in 2017 and is currently serving on the working group and steering committee for the development of new management guidelines. Dr. Novetsky’s clinical expertise includes women’s cancers including: cervical, uterine, ovarian, vulvar, and vaginal cancers as well as the pre-malignant conditions associated with these diseases.



    Christine Conageski, MD

    Dr. Conageski is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Colorado School of Medicine. She completed her medical school training at the University of Cincinnati and her Gynecology/Obstetrics residency at the University of Colorado. She also completed a Masters in Clinical Science through the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

    Dr. Conageski is the Director of the University of Colorado Colposcopy Clinic. She practices general obstetrics and gynecology, and her clinical and research interests focus on HPV-associated diseases of the lower genital tract, screening disparities and infectious diseases of the lower genital tract. She has served as the course director for ASCCP Comprehensive Colposcopy course, as a member of the ASCCP Board of Directors, and is a member or chair of several ASCCP committees.



    Michelle Khan, MD, MPH

    Dr. Khan is a Physician with The Permanente Medical Group in Northern California. She completed her medical school training at Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Maters in Public Health at Rutgers – School of Public Health, residency in Gynecology/Obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and fellowship in Reproductive Infectious Diseases at the University of California San Francisco. Her clinical practices are located at Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. She practices general obstetrics and gynecology, with a focus on HPV-associated diseases of the lower anogenital tract.

    Dr. Khan is active in research related to HPV and other reproductive tract infections and has published in high-impact journals including Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Annals of Internal Medicine. She is an enthusiastic educator and has served as faculty for several ASCCP Comprehensive Colposcopy courses, ASCCP Annual meetings, and International Anal Neoplasia Society High-Resolution Anoscopy courses including a recent course in Cuba.

    Dr. Khan is a Member-at-Large on the ASCCP Board of Directors since 2014 and has been involved in several ASCCP committees including the Steering Committee for the Risk-Based Management Guidelines. For the Colposcopy Standards, she served as the Co-Chair for Working Group 1 – Terminology.



    Nicolas Wentzensen, MD, PhD

    Dr. Wentzensen is a Senior Investigator at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute. He earned his MD and a PhD in Applied Tumor Biology from the University of Heidelberg and a Master of Epidemiology from the University of Mainz before joining the National Cancer Institute in 2007. Dr. Wentzensen is conducting molecular epidemiology studies to understand the etiology of gynecological cancers and to develop new prevention methods.

    Dr. Wentzensen has worked on HPV-associated cancers for over 15 years and has focused on cervical disease detection and the development of biomarkers for cervical cancer screening from basic research to translation in clinical and epidemiological studies. He is leading several studies to clinically validate novel biomarkers for triage of HPV-positive women and he has established studies to analyze the accuracy of cervical colposcopy and biopsy in women with abnormal screening results. Furthermore, he is the lead investigator of a large cervical cancer biomarker research and discovery effort conducted at NCI. His work on cervical colposcopy and biopsy led to the development of the first ASCCP Colposcopy Standards, an effort that Dr. Wentzensen led in collaboration with ASCCP.

    Dr. Wentzensen is serving as an expert on several national and international committees, including the ACS, ASCCP, and ASCP Screening Guidelines for the Prevention and Early Detection of Cervical Cancer, the ASCCP Management Guidelines and the Lower Anogenital Squamous Terminology Standardization Guidelines.

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