Mottos of the congress: “combined intelligence” and “melting point”
“The diagnosis by aspiration is as reliable as the combined
intelligence of the clinician and pathologist makes it.” (Stewart 1933).

László Vass

Harmony, regularity in all instances designs at all microscopic, immunohistochemical, molecular, proteomic levels at the last end the absence of disease which we may call in morphology health. Health viewed is the beauty itself! Cytopathology in all its aspects recognizes, fights against disharmony, irregularity and diseases which have always been present in life, especially in our 21st century world. We, cytopathologists gather now in Budapest for the 44th Congress of EFCS with the hope, it will help us finding and fighting diseases for a better future.

I invite everyone interested in cytology and being aware of the above questions to come to Budapest for three days learning each other’s knowledge, diverse ways of thinking. Please let us gather our arguer, disputer, controversialist brain for moving towards a healthier world. The Congress will take place from 1-4 October 2023. It is organized in a hybrid structure; however, we all will be happier and more active if being present personally. Our wish is a three days long lively, continuous personal and scientific activity in a series of traditional and non-traditional session.

The ‘background’ of it is the active, charming, historical, and modern city of Budapest.
Let us take the challenge, please come, it will be our great privilege to see you all in Budapest!

László Vass, MD PhD, FIAC
President of the EFCS

registration fees

regular fees

Delegate, EFCS member*690 EUR
Delegate non-member740 EUR
Students and residents510 EUR
Cytotechnicians510 EUR
Slide seminars (SL)95 EUR
Company Personel510 EUR

*Coming from a coutry that is a member of the EFCS. For the list of the member contries, please visit:


The organizers offer virtual participation for those how cannot come to Budapest for the Congress.

The programs of the Plenary Room, including all MP Sessions and Room View 5 including 10 Slide Seminars will be available via zoom. Virtual participants will have access to the slides of the Slide Seminars and to the mobile application of the Congress with the abstracts and other interesting features.