Scientific Program

Scientific Program

“The diagnosis by aspiration is as reliable as the combined intelligence of the clinician and pathologist makes it.” (Stewart 1933). The use of the combined intelligence would lead us to the melting point where different ideas dissolve in an equilibrium. The main purpose of the congress is to find this equilibrium.

Melting point sessions (MP) will to be organized as plenary sessions which will discuss the main hot topics of today’s cytology with the involvement of the congress delegates i.e., with active participation of the working part of European cytologists.

Each MP session will have two Chairs and three Experts who will initiate introductory talks raising burning, sensitive problems. One of the Experts will be a young cytopathologist, while another one will be an experienced pathologist without any whatsoever involvement in cytopathology!  The Chairs will conduct the hopefully open and mutually gently aggressive discussions and the floor will be open for all delegates to contribute to the topic.

The 12 Melting Point Sessions

MP 1: Gynecology I.
Quo vadis „basic” cytology?

MP 2: Gynecology II.
Combined activity leads to true, reliable, safe judgement of cervical cancer risk.

MP 3: Thyroid
Developing popularity, developing scientific background, growing diagnostic expectations…..

MP 4: Breast
Evergreen method with controversial practice, style, results for the future

MP 5: Lymph Node
Cellular, molecular, therapy oriented, diagnostic and follow-up method which is possibly to overgrow histology

MP 6: Mesenchymal Lesions
Endless combination of rare diagnoses, methods, primary vs. second look sampling…… and intelligence

MP 7: Serous Fluid
Fluids with and without cells and its multifaceted clinical significance

MP 8: Education, Spreading Ideas
How to multiply knowledge effectively…

MP 9: Molecular Cytology
The level of final truth is not necessarily written in the DNA, but nothing happens without functioning DNA/RNA…

MP 10: Scientific Publication
Who drives who and what is influential enough

MP 11: YEFCS (Young Cytopathologists’ Session)
Realities and dreams in a young cortex…

MP 12: Where is the Real Significant
Place of Cytology in the Field of Diagnostic Morphology? Who is who in the lab and why?

Keynote lectures

KL1: State of Our Profession
KL2: The Pathologist’s Views on the Cytology

Slide Seminars (with scanned slides)

SL Breast Cytology
SL Gynecological Cytology I. (Conventional)
SL Gynecology II. (Liquid-based)
SL Lymph Node Cytology
SL Lung Cytology
SL Mesenchymal Cytology
SL Molecular Cytology
SL Pancreatobiliary Cytology
SL Salivary Gland Cytology
SL Serous Fluids Cytology
SL Thyroid Cytology
SL Urinary Cytology

Companion Meetings

CM Asia-Africa
CM Croatia
CM Finland
CM France
CM Germany
CM Greece
CM India
CM Italy
CM Papanicolau Society of Cytology
CM Poland
CM Turkey
CM Ukraine

Traditional Sessions

TS Lung Cytology
TS Salivary Gland, Changes in Milan terminology
TS Thyroid Cytology, NIFTP
TS Not Evaluable Slides – What are the Criteria?
TS Urinary Cytology

QUATE Course and Exam

Proferred Papers