• San Diego, California
    July 29, 2020 - August 01, 2020

    Registration is now closed.


    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 ASCCP Consensus Guidelines for Management of Women with Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and Cancer Precursors, and new concepts about HPV screening and triage, treatment methods, and HPV epidemiology. This course is designed to improve competencies in 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.   


    Educational Objectives

    Upon completion of this educational activity, participants 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).


    Wyndham San Diego Bayside

    1355 North Harbor Drive
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Phone: 619-232-3861
    Group Rate: $209 single/double + tax
    Cutoff Date: June 30, 2020

    Continuing Medical Education (CME)

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

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
    ASCCP designates this live activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    For complete information on CME credits click here.



    Michelle Szymanoswki (Course Director)
    Patty Cason, MS, FNP
    Michael Gold, MD
    Jennifer Heim, MD, MSc
    Alan Waxman, MD, MS
    Irene Zink, MD

    Registration is now closed.


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


    Registration Type   Early Bird   
        (By 6/29)   
    ASCCP Physician Member $   995.00   $1,095.00
    Physician Non-Member $1,295.00 $1,395.00
    ASCCP Physician Assistant, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Midwife, Researcher Member $   895.00 $   995.00
    Physician Assistant, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Midwife, Researcher Non-Member $1,145.00 $1,245.00
    ASCCP Trainee  $   595.00 $   695.00
    Trainee Non-Member* $   695.00 $   795.00

    *Trainee Non-Members must submit proof that they are currently enrolled in a training program. Acceptable documents are a letter from your Department Chair or a Student ID.

    Government/Non-Profit rates are available (excludes Universities/Institutions). Please contact us at info@asccp.org for more information.

    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.


    Food Allergies

    If you have food allergies, please contact info@asccp.org with specific requests.

    Subject to Change


    06:30 AM – 08:00 AM

    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 (Participants rotate through each session)

      • Session A: Gallery of Images - The Normal Cervix, Squamous Metaplasia, and Transformation Zone
      • Session B: Common LGT Pathology Diagnosis
      • Session C: Hands-On “How to Focus” [Non-CME]


    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 2012 Management Guidelines

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

    10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
    Break/Visit Exhibits

    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    HSIL/CIN2, 3: Cytology, Colposcopy, and Histology with Case Studies and ASCCP 2012 Management Guidelines

    11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
    Lunch (on own)

    12:45 PM – 01:15 PM
    Assessment of Cervical Lesions: Determining Where to Biopsy

    01:15 PM – 01:45 PM
    Establishing U.S. Standards for Colposcopy Terminology and Practice

    01:45 PM – 02:15 PM
    Questions and Answers

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

    02:45 PM – 05:00 PM
    Breakout Sessions (Participants rotate through each session)

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



    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 – 09:15 AM
    Questions & Answers

    09:15 AM – 10:15 AM
    Glandular Lesions: Cytology, Colposcopy, and Histology with Case Studies and ASCCP 2012 Management Guidelines

    10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
    Break/Visit Exhibits

    10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    Cervical Treatment: Indications, Ablative and Excisional Techniques and Outcomes

    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
    Cervical Cancer Risk & Prevention for Immunocompromised Populations

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

    02:15 PM – 02:45 PM
    Questions & Answers

    02:45 PM – 03:00 PM

    03:00 PM – 03:30 PM
    Risk Based Management Consensus Guidelines

    03:30 PM – 05:15 PM
    Hands-On Workshops (Non-CME. Participants may rotate through in any order)

      • Workshop A: Colposcopes, Cervical Biopsy, ECC and Instrumentation
      • Workshop B: LEEP of the Cervix
      • Workshop C: Cryosurgery for CIN
      • Workshop D: Interesting and Complex Cases (Case Discussions)



    07:00 AM – 08:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast

    08:00 AM – 08:15 AM
    Management of Pre-Malignant and Malignant Diseases of the Vagina

    08:15 AM – 08:45 AM
    Benign Conditions of the Vulva and Condyloma

    08:45 AM – 09:30 AM
    Management of Neoplastic Diseases of the Vulva: VIN and Vulvar Cancer

    09:30 AM – 09:45 AM
    Questions & Answers

    09:45 AM – 10:00 AM

    10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Case Studies Using the ASCCP 2012 Consensus Guidelines

    10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Putting It All Together

    11:00 AM

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    Published on: 09/19/2019
    Last Revised on: 05/20/2020

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