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    Comprehensive Colposcopy with LEEP Course

    San Diego, CA
    Jul 10, 2024 - Jul 13, 2024

    Comprehensive Colposcopy - San Diego 2024 (Co-located with half-day LEEP Procedure Course)


    CME Info

    Comprehensive Colposcopy Course

    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 Updated Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines, the Updated National 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).

    Continuing Medical Education (CME) 

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

    Credit Designation Statement
    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. 

    Disclosures

    All those who have an opportunity to control or influence content (Faculty, Program Directors, Reviewers, Staff, etc), are required to complete a disclosure form based on the following instructions: 

    ASCCP members and the general public place great trust in the work of the Society. Real or perceived undisclosed conflicts of interest may jeopardize that trust and ASCCP’s effectiveness. Conflicts of interest also may affect the objectivity of decisions that ASCCP officers and volunteers make. To minimize the potential impact of possible conflicts of interest, the Board of Directors has determined that all participants in ASCCP activities must report all real or potential conflicts prior to the activity being developed and delivered to the learners. 

    Additionally, the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence require that we disqualify individuals who refuse to provide this information from involvement in the planning and implementation of accredited continuing education. 

    Please disclose all financial relationships that you have had in the past 24 months with ineligible companies (see definition below). For each financial relationship, enter the name of the ineligible company and the nature of the financial relationship(s). There is no minimum financial threshold; we ask that you disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies. You should disclose all financial relationships regardless of the potential relevance of each relationship to the education. 

    An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing,  selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. For specific examples of ineligible companies visit accme.org/standards.   

    The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to ASCCP any financial relationship(s) that have occurred within the prior 24 months with any ineligible companies. Financial relationships are defined as remuneration in any amount from ineligible companies in the form of grants, research support, consulting fees, salary, ownership interest (eg, stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds), honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers’ bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors, or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with financial relationships from planning or delivering content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion. ASCCP has reviewed all disclosures and mitigated all relevant financial relationships that have been identified.

    The following person(s) disclosed no financial relationships: 

    • Jennifer Brown, FNP-BC - Faculty
    • Melissa Gee, MD - Faculty
    • Edward J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD - Faculty
    • Amy Wiser, MD, FAAFP, IBCLC - Faculty 
    • Irene M. Zink, MD
    • Kerry Curtis – Staff
    • Liesl Robinson – Staff  

    Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) [Didactic and Hands-On]

    Is this educational activity right for me?

    The Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) course best serves licensed healthcare professionals who have an intermediate to advanced level of medical knowledge and colposcopic practice. The course is designed for those who have previously taken a basic colposcopy course and/or have completed a colposcopy rotation in residency or training, and now desire the opportunity for in-depth learning in LEEP. Ideal for those interested in offering a wider range of treatment to the women in their communities, the LEEP course will provide vital information on electrosurgical physics and safety, procedure techniques, and the necessary equipment and supplies. After successfully completing the course, participants are expected to partake in a hands-on mentored performance training as required for credentialing in new procedures by their home institutions, as this course alone will not prepare participants for independent practice. Participants will likely be those who have a sufficient patient volume to ensure that LEEP skills, once mastered, will be maintained.

    COURSE LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

    Educational Objectives

    Upon completion of this live educational activity, participants should be able to:

    • Apply the physics and electrosurgical principles of loop excision, especially as they relate to equipment safety;
    • Implement the criteria for appropriate triage of women to LEEP;
    • Identify the equipment and supplies needed to perform LEEP;
    • Recognize potential complications—both immediate and delayed—and how to manage them;
    • Explain the follow-up of women after LEEP;
    • Perform loop excision on inanimate models with sufficient skill to perform procedures under mentorship but not independently;
    • Assess practice populations to identify adolescent, middle reproductive age, and postmenopausal women appropriate for LEEP treatment;
    • Adopt standardized guidelines on the treatment of women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia;
    • Analyze practice experience to perform improvement activities; and
    • Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients through system complexities.

    Continuing Medical Education (CME) 

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

    Credit Designation Statement
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  ASCCP designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    Disclosures

    All those who have an opportunity to control or influence content (Faculty, Program Directors, Reviewers, Staff, etc), are required to complete a disclosure form based on the following instructions: 

    ASCCP members and the general public place great trust in the work of the Society. Real or perceived undisclosed conflicts of interest may jeopardize that trust and ASCCP’s effectiveness. Conflicts of interest also may affect the objectivity of decisions that ASCCP officers and volunteers make. To minimize the potential impact of possible conflicts of interest, the Board of Directors has determined that all participants in ASCCP activities must report all real or potential conflicts prior to the activity being developed and delivered to the learners. 

    Additionally, the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence require that we disqualify individuals who refuse to provide this information from involvement in the planning and implementation of accredited continuing education. 

    Please disclose all financial relationships that you have had in the past 24 months with ineligible companies (see definition below). For each financial relationship, enter the name of the ineligible company and the nature of the financial relationship(s). There is no minimum financial threshold; we ask that you disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies. You should disclose all financial relationships regardless of the potential relevance of each relationship to the education. 

    An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing,  selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. For specific examples of ineligible companies visit accme.org/standards.   

    The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to ASCCP any financial relationship(s) that have occurred within the prior 24 months with any ineligible companies. Financial relationships are defined as remuneration in any amount from ineligible companies in the form of grants, research support, consulting fees, salary, ownership interest (eg, stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds), honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers’ bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors, or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with financial relationships from planning or delivering content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion. ASCCP has reviewed all disclosures and mitigated all relevant financial relationships that have been identified.

    The following person(s) disclosed no financial relationships: 

    • Edward J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD - Faculty
    • Alan Waxman, MD, MPH


    Program

    Faculty

    Jennifer Brown, FNP-BC
    Bruner Family Medicine
    Denver, CO

    Melissa Gee, MD
    Mid Valley Comprehensive Health Center
    Van Nuys, CA

    Edward J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD
    Lexington Medical Center
    West Columbia, SC

    Amy Wiser, MD, FAAFP, IBCLC 
    Cascade Aids Project-prism Health
    Portland, Oregon

    Irene M. Zink, MD
    San Ysidro Health
    San Diego, CA


    Program

    Subject to Change

    Wednesday

    6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
    Registration                                                                                  

    7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibits

    8:00 AM – 8:10 AM
    Welcome and Opening Remarks                                                                                           

    8:10 AM – 8:40 AM
    The Normal Cervix: Cytology, Colposcopy, and Histology                                                         

    8:40 AM – 9:15 AM
    Epidemiology of HPV and Cervical Cancer                                              

    9:15 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 – 1:00 PM
    Lunch

    1:00 PM – 1:35 PM
    Colposcopy: Equipment and Supplies

    1:35 PM – 2:15 PM
    Colposcopy: The Procedure

    2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
    Questions & Answers

    2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    Break/Visit Exhibits

    3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    HPV Vaccines                    

    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM           

    • Breakout session A:  Gallery of Images:  The Normal Cervix, Squamous Metaplasia, and Transformation Zone
    • Breakout session B:  Common LGT Pathology Diagnosis
    • Breakout Session C:  Hands-On: "How to Focus"

    Thursday

    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM          
    Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibits

    8:00 AM - 8:15 AM          
    ASCCP Membership & the Colposcopy Mentorship Program

    8:15 AM - 8:50 AM          
    Colposcopy of the Abnormal Transformation Zone

    8:50 AM - 9:45 AM          
    ASC-US/LSIL/CIN1: Cytology, Colposcopy, and Histology with Case Stuides and ASCCP 2019 Risk-Based Management Consensus Guidelines

    9:45 AM - 10:15 AM        
    Q&A

    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 2019 Risk-Based Management Consensus Guidelines

    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM      
    Lunch

    12:45 PM - 1:15 PM        
    Assessment of Cervical Lesions: Determining Where to Biopsy

    1:15 PM - 1:45 PM           
    Establishing U.S. Standards for Colposcopy Terminology and Practice

    1:45 PM - 2:15 PM           
    Q&A

    2:15 PM - 2:45 PM           
    Break/Visit Exhibits

    2:45 PM - 5:00 PM           

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


    5:00 PM – 06:30 PM                    
    DEI Session – Amy Wiser, MD  (light refreshments served)

    Friday

    7:00 AM - 7:45 AM          
    Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibits

    7:45 AM - 8:45 AM          
    Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer: Colposcopy and Management of Microinvasive and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
    Q&A

    9:15 AM - 10:15 AM          
    Glandular Lesions: Cytology, Colposcopy, and Histology with Case Studies and ASCCP 2013 Management Guidelines

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

    10:45 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 PM - 1:00 PM        
    Lunch

    1:00 PM - 1:45 PM           
    Cervical Cancer Risk & Prevention for Immunocompromised Populations

    1:45 PM - 2:15 PM           
    Colposcopy in Pregnancy

    2:15 PM - 2:45 PM           
    Q&A

    2:45 PM - 3:00 PM           
    Break

    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM           
    Risk Based Management Consensus Guidelines

    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM           

    • Workshop A: Colposcopes, Cervical Biopsy, ECC and instrumentation
    • Workshop B: LEEP of the Cervix
    • Workshop C: Interesting and Complex Cases

     

    Saturday

    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM          
    Continental Breakfast

    8:00 AM - 8:15 AM          
    Management of Pre-Malignant and Malignant Diseases of the Vagina

    8:15 AM - 8:45 AM          
    Benign Conditions of the Vulva and Condylom

    8:45 AM - 9:30 AM          
    Management of Neoplastic Diseases of the Vulva: VIN and Vulvar Cancer

    9:30 AM - 9:45 AM          
    Q&A

    9:45 AM - 10:00 AM        
    Break

    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM      
    Case Studies Using the the ASCCP Risk-Based Management Consensus Guidelines   

    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM      
    Putting it All Together


    Hotel

    rancho-bernardo

    Rancho Bernardo Inn

    17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128, USA
    Phone: 858-675-8407
    Group Rate: $200 single/double
    Cut-off Date: June 7, 2024

    Pricing

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

     

    Registration Type Early Bird
    (By 6/11/24)
          Regular 
    ASCCP Physician Member $1095.00 $1,195.00
    Physician Non-Member $1,395.00 $1,495.00
    ASCCP Physician Assistant, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Midwife, Researcher Member $995.00 $1095.00
    Physician Assistant, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Midwife, Researcher Non-Member $1,245.00 $1,345.00
    ASCCP Trainee  $595.00 $695.00
    Trainee Non-Member* $695.00 $795.00
    LEEP Course Member $375.00
    LEEP Course Non-Member $425.00

    *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.

    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.


     

    PLEASE READ these important registration notices:

    1. By registering and purchasing access to this live, in-person, face-to-face event, you are agreeing to ASCCP's COVID-19 And Any Other Communicable Or Infectious Disease: Liability Waiver.

    2. ASCCP is Going Green. A few days before the course, you will receive an email with links to the course program and the slide decks. Please download any documents you need before coming on-site (wifi in the hotel is typically not strong enough to download these large files). If you prefer print, please print your hardcopies and bring them with you.

    3. Food Allergies and Vegetarian Requirements: Please email meetings@asccp.org with your request at least two weeks before the start of the course. Any requests made after this date may not be able to be accommodated. No requests will be accepted on site.

    Exhibits

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    LEEP

    Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP): 
    **separate registration required.

    12:30 PM – 12:35 PM Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Faculty: Alan Waxman, MD, MPH

    12:35 PM – 1:05 PM Indications for LEEP based on 2019 ASCCP Guidelines 
    Faculty: Alan Waxman, MD, MPH

    1:05 PM – 1:35 PM Physics and Electrosurgical Principles of Electrosurgical Loop Excision
    Faculty: E.J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD

    1:35 PM – 2:00 PM LEEP: Performing the Procedure 
    Faculty: Alan Waxman, MD MPH

    2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Break

    2:15 PM – 2:40 PM Comparison of Treatments: Ablation, LEEP and Cold Knife Conization
    Faculty: E.J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD

    2:40 PM – 2:55 PM The Post-LEEP Cervix
    Faculty: Alan Waxman, MD, MPH

    2:55 PM – 3:10 PM Questions & Answers
    All Faculty

    3:10 PM – 3:50 PM Breakout Session A: Equipment, Instruments & Supplies 
    Faculty: 

     Electrosurgical Generators
     Smoke Evacuators
     Electrodes
     Procedure Video

    3:50 PM – 4:30 PM Breakout Session B: LEEP Practicum – Preliminary Essentials
    Faculty: 

     Hands-On Simulated Procedure Practice
     Documentation and Informed Consent
     Technique of Injection of Local Anesthesia
     Simple and Top-Hat Excisions

    4:30 PM Adjourn

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