Scientific Structure

Scientific Structure

“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 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: Non-Diagnostic Categories
in Cytology
Comparative discussion of the categories

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

(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?

MP14: New Terminology
Can we attain a common terminology in cytopathology: the rationale and the way forward

Keynote Lecture
Fernando Schmitt
Stemness and plasticity as driving forces in the history and the future development of cytopathology

Slide Seminars (with scanned slides) and Workshop

SL01 Gynecological Cytology
SL02 Gynecology – Endometrial Cytology
SL03 Thyroid Cytology
SL04 Breast Cytology
SL05 Lymph Node Cytology
SL06 Mesenchymal Cytology
SL07 Serous Fluids Cytology
SL08 Gynecological Cytology – HPV and Biomarkers
SL09 Molecular Cytology
SL10 Lung Cytology
SL12 NIFTP Thyroid Cytology
SL13 Pancreatobiliary Cytology
SL14 Urine Cytology

Platform (Traditional) Sessions
PS Cytotechnicians
PS EFCS Scientific Committee
PS Head & Neck (Salivary Gland Milan II)
PS Pancreatobiliary

Companion Meetings
CM Asia-Africa
CM Croatia
CM Finland
CM France
CM Germany
CM Greece
CM India
CM Italy
CM Papanicolau
CM Poland
CM Turkey
CM Ukraine

QUATE Course and Exam
Proferred Papers