• Comprehensive Colposcopy - San Diego

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    San Diego, California
    October 16, 2019 - October 19, 2019


    We encourage you to register for furture courses:   January 8-11 2019 or July 29-August 1.


    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, Colposcopy Standards and new concepts about HPV screening and triage, treatment methods, and HPV epidemiology. The course is designed to improve competencies, 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).


    FREE Add-On Course 

    Educate the Educators II
    Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM

    A buffet dinner will be provided by ASCCP. Separate registration is required.

    Educate the Educators II is supported by independent education grants from BD Diagnostics & Merck.

    For complete information on Educate the Educators click here

    Wyndham San Diego Bayside

    1355 N Harbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Discounted room rates are available for $209.00/per night.

    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 22.75 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.

    Educate the Educators II

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
    ASCCP designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 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.


    Christine Conageski, MD (Course Director)
    Sarah Feldman, MD, MPH
    Nancy Joste, MD
    Michelle Khan, MD, MPH
    Michelle Szymanowski, WHNP
    Alan Waxman, MD, MPH

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


    Registration TypeEarly Bird by 9/16   Regular
    ASCCP Physician Member $1000.00 $1050.00
    Physician Non-Member $1300.00 $1350.00
    ASCCP Physician Assistant, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Midwife, Researcher Member $900.00 $950.00
    Physician Assistant, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Midwife, Researcher Non-Member $1200.00 $1250.00
    ASCCP Trainee  $800.00 $850.00
    Trainee Non-Member $850.00 $900.00

    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.


    Food Allergies

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

    Wednesday, October 16

    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 (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]

    Thursday, October 17

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

    08:00 AM – 08:15 AM                     ASCCP Membership & the 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

    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

    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 – 02:15 PM                     Establishing U.S. Standards for Colposcopy Terminology

    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

    05:30 PM - 08:00 PM                     FREE ADD-ON COURSE: Educate the Educators II

                                                            (This event includes a buffet dinner provided by ASCCP. Pre-registration is required)

                                                            Topics inlcude:

                                                            Using HPV Testing for Cervical Cancer Screening
                                                            Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
                                                            HPV Vaccines

    Friday, October 18

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

    07:45 AM – 08:45 AM                     Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer: Colposcopy and Management

    08:45 AM – 09:15 AM                     Questions & Answers

    09:15 AM – 10:15 AM                     Glandular Lesions: Cytology, Colposcopy, and Histology

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

    10:30 AM – 11:15 AM                     Cervical Treatment: Indications, Ablative 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 and Prevention for Immunocompromised Populations

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

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

    02:45 PM – 03:15 PM                     Break

    03:15 PM – 05:00 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)


    Saturday,  October 19

    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/Visit Exhibits

    11:00 AM – 11:30 AM                     Case Studies Using the ASCCP 2013 Consensus Guidelines

    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM                     Putting It All Together

    12:00 PM                                         Adjourn



    Program subject to change.


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    Published on: 01/09/2019
    Last Revised on: 09/17/2019

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