Companion Meetings

Sunday June 10

08:30-10:30 (Room Escorial)
Companion Meeting Japan I
Topics on “Thyroid FNA, update”
Chairs:
Shigeo Yokoyama, Noguchi Hospital, Beppu, Japan
Guido Fadda, Catholic University, Foundation Agostino Gemelli University Hospital. Rome, Italy
Speakers:
Diagnostic value of thyroglobulin and calcitonin assay in thyroid FNA
Massimo Bongiovanni, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois. Lausanne, Switzerland
Cytology of NIFTP
Esther Diana Rossi, Catholic University Agostino Gemelli. Rome, Italy
New Japanese reporting system on thyroid FNA
Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa, Kuma Hospital. Kobe, Japan
Novel diagnostic clue in thyroid LBC
Ayana Suzuki, Kuma Hospital. Kobe, Japan
Differences between follicular variant and conventional papillary thyroid carcinoma according to Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology
Takashi Koshikawa, Shubun University. Aichi, Japan
Cytological contribution to health management survey for Fukushima nuclear power plant accident
Atsuhiko Sakamoto, Omori Red Cross Hospital. Tokyo, Japan

08:30-10:30 (Room 1)
Companion Meeting Mexico
Éxito y retos en el tamizaje del cáncer cervicouterino: México en el marco de Latinoamérica/

Success and challenges in cervical cancer screening: Mexico in the framework of Latin America
Speakers:
Retos y avances en el tamizaje de cáncer cervicouterino: experiencia en México/ Challenges and advances in cervical cancer screening: Experience in Mexico
Angel Fomperoza, Academia Mexicana de Citopatología AMCP. Mexico
Control de calidad externo en laboratorios del Programa de Cáncer cervicouterino en Mexico/External quality control in laboratories of the Cervical Cancer Program in Mexico
Ludwing E. Gonzalez, Instituto Nacional de Referencia Epidemiológica de México. Mexico
Tamizaje automatizado del programa de prevención de cáncer cervicouterino. Experiencia con Focal Point / Automated screening of Cervical Cancer Prevention Program. Experience with BD totalys system and Focal Point
Patricia Ortega, Academia Mexicana de Citopatología AMCP. Mexico

08:30-10:30 (Room Hidalgo)
Companion Meeting Turkey
Turkish Society of Cytopathology
Slide Seminar
FNA cytology files: Rare cases and mimickers you don’t want to miss
Chairs:
Pinar Firat, Koc University School of Medicine. Istanbul, Turkey
Aysun Uguz, Cukurova University, Faculty of Medicine. Adana, Turkey
Speakers:

Ozlem Aydin, Acibadem University, School of Medicine. Istanbul, Turkey
Dilaver Demirel, Health Sciences University, Gaziosmanpasa Taksim Training and Research Hospital. Istanbul, Turkey
Deniz Nart, Ege University Faculty of Medicine. Izmir, Turkey
Sevgen Onder, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Ankara, Turkey
Yasemin Ozluk, Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine. Istanbul, Turkey
Aysun Uguz, Cukurova University, Faculty of Medicine. Adana, Turkey

11:00-13:00 (Room Escorial)
Companion Meeting SLAC
La citopatologia en Latinoamérica: realidad y desafíos/

Cytopathology in Latin America: Reality and challenges
Chair:
Rosa Laudi, Hospital Ramos Mejía. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Speakers:

El presente de la citología ginecológica en la época de la biología
molecular / Gynecological cytology in the age of molecular biology
Oralia Barboza, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Mexico
Aciertos y errores en la prevención del cáncer cervico-uterino en
Brasil/ Hits and misses in the prevention of cervical cancer in Brazil
Luiz Collazo,
El laboratorio de citología en contexto de tamizaje VPH en el
conurbano bonaerense, Argentina / The implementation-incorporation of HPV screening in a cytology laboratory of a highly populated district of the Greater Buenos Aires Conurbation, Argentina
Claudia Casco, Hospital Paroissien de La Matanza. Buenos Aires, Argentina
El estado actual de la prevención del cáncer cervico-uterino en
Colombia / The current condition of cervical cancer prevention in Colombia
Esperanza Teuzada,
Retos y avances en el tamizaje de cáncer cervico-uterino: experiencia
en México, con énfasis en control de calidad externo de laboratorios / Challenges and advances in cervical cancer screening in Mexico
Angel Fomperoza, Academia Mexicana de Citopatología AMCP. Mexico
La citología anal convencional, dificultades y logros en Argentina / Challenges and opportunities in conventional anal cytology in Argentina
Lucía Cardinal, Hospital de Clínicas “José de San Martín”. Argentina

11:00-13:00 (Room Hidalgo)
Companion Meeting India
Indian Academy of Cytologists
Cytology of the salivary glands
Chairs:
Roque G. Wiseman Pinto, Goa Medical College. Bambolim, India
Arvind Rajwanshi, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. Chandigarh, India
Speakers:
Diagnostic dilemmas in salivary gland lesions
Arvind Rajwanshi, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. Chandigarh, India
Rare tumors-secretory carcinoma (MASC), cribriform adenocarcinoma, variant of myoepithelial carcinoma, salivary duct carcinoma
Shubhada V. Kane, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel. Mumbai, India
Non sebaceous lymphadenoma, retinoblastoma metastases to parotid
Sandeep Mathur, All India Institute of Medical Sciences. New Delhi, India
Lymphoepithelial carcinoma of salivary glands – diagnostic dilemma
Vandana Raphael, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong. Meghalaya, India
Tuberculosis of parotid gland
Yookarin Khonglah, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong. Meghalaya, India
Rare tumors of parotid
R.N. Rao, SGPGIMS Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow (Deemed University. India
Mucinous lesions of salivary gland
Rasika Gadkari, Indira Gandhi Govt Medical College Nagpur. Maharashtra, India
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma – A case report
Hansa Goswami, B.J. Medical College and Civil Hospital. Ahmedabad Gujarat, India
Experience of salivary gland lesions
Neelkamal Kapoor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal. M.P., India
Salivary gland carcinoma – 2 cases
Poonam Elhence, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur. Rajasthan, India
Cytology of clear cell tumors of salivary gland
Nikita S. Oza, Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre, Narayana Health City. Bangalore, India
Low grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma
Haimanti Sarin, Medanta The Medicity Hospital. Gurgaon, India
Cytology diagnosis of malignant giant cell tumor of parotid – A rare entity
Jyoti Priyadarshini Shrivastava, Gajra Raja Medical College and J.A. Group of Hospitals, Jiwaji University. Gwalior (M.P.), India
Mucinous variant of mucoepidermoid carcinoma
Brig Reena Bharadwaj, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. Maharashtra, India
Acinic cell carcinoma of parotid with granulomatous lesions
U. S. Dinesh, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad. Karnataka, India

15:30-17:30 (Room Escorial)
Companion Meeting Japan II
Endometrial cytology: An updated on diagnostic performance
Chairs:
Franco Fulciniti, Istituto Cantonale di Patologia. Locarno, Switzerland
Tadao K. Kobayashi, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine. Osaka, Japan
Speakers:
The Yokohama System: Results of the quest for a uniform cytopathological approach to directly sampled endometrial cytology
Yasuo Hirai, Tokyo Women’s Medical University. Tokyo, Japan
Evaluation of the clinical benefit of adopting the new reporting system (the Yokohama System) for Endometrial Cytology
Tetsuji Kurokawa, University of Fukui. Fukui, Japan
A reporting system for endometrial cytology: Cytomorphologic criteria-Implied risk of malignancy
Niki Margari, University General Hospital “ATTIKON”. Athens, Greece
Molecular approach for endometrial cytology and its value
Alessia Di Lorito, Santissima Annunziata Hospital. Florence, Italy

15:30-17:30 (Room Jardin)
Companion Meeting Finland
Finnish Society for Clinical Cytology
HPV primary screening: Finnish Experience
Chair:
Ivana Kholova, Tampere University Hospital. Tampere, Finland
Speakers:
HPV primary screening in Helsinki area: practical issues
Jussi Tarkkanen, Helsinki University Central Hospital. Helsinki, Finland
Glandular atypia in screening
Leena Krogerus, Helsinki University Central Hospital. Helsinki, Finland
Implementation of HPV primary screening: Laboratory experience from Tampere
Saara Kares, Fimlab Laboratories. Tampere, Finland
Cytotechnologist role in HPV primary screening
Piia Airaksinen, Fimlab Laboratories. Tampere, Finland
Results and experiences from HPV primary screening in Tampere area
Ivana Kholova, Tampere University Hospital. Tampere, Finland

15:30-17:30 (Room 1)
Companion Meeting Croatia
Croatian Society of Clinical Cytology
Diversity of cytology in clinical use
Chairs:
Danijela Vrdoljak-Mozetic, Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka. Rijeka, Croatia
Gordana Kaić, Merkur University Hospital. Zagreb, Croatia
Ines Krivak-Bolanca, Merkur University Hospital. Zagreb, Croatia
Speakers:

The diagnostic value of ophthalmic cytology
Roberta Rubeša-Mihaljević, Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka. Rijeka, Croatia
Small nonfunctional parathyroid cysts: Our experience
Ljubica Fuštar Preradović, General Hospital Vinkovci. Vinkovci, Croatia
Expression of hormonal and HER2 receptors in fine needle aspirates of lesions that are inaccessible for biopsy in breast cancer patients – experience and observations at our clinic
Edvina Maras Karačić, Iva Bobuš Kelčec, Merdita Agai, Marija Škerlj, Snježana Ramić, Vesna Ramljak
University Hospital for Tumors, Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital Center. Zagreb, Croatia
A genotype-phenotype relationship in myelodysplastic syndromes
Gordana Kaić, Merkur University Hospital. Zagreb, Croatia
Cytomorphology of synovial sarcoma
Tamara Mićić, Pula General Hospital. Pula, Croatia
Cytology and HPV testing in detection of squamous intraepithelial lesions of cervix
Ana Barišić, Vesna Mahovlić
University Hospital Centre Zagreb. Zagreb, Croatia
Dual stain reactivity as a marker for the residual lesions after the cervix biopsy
Ines Krivak Bolanča1, Suzana Katalenić Simon1, Višnja Orešćanin2
1 Merkur University Hospital. Zagreb, Croatia
2 Orescanin Ltd. Zagreb, Croatia
Upgrading cytologic diagnosis of urinary atypia in cystoscopy negative cases
Rea Taradi, Sanja Mrsić Davidović, Koraljka Gjadrov Kuveždić
University Hospital Centre Zagreb. Zagreb, Croatia
The value of urinary decoy cells findings in evaluation of active polyomavirus infection in renal transplant recipients
Marina Pažur, Merkur University Hospital. Zagreb, Croatia

15:30-17:30 (Room 2)
Companion Meeting Russia
Russian Association of Clinical Cytologists
New trends and modern opportunities of diagnostic cytopathology
Chairs:
Julia K. Glukhova, President of the Russian Association of Clinical Cytologists, Moscow, Russia
Irina P. Shabalova, Russian Medical Academy of Continuing Professional Education. Moscow, Russia
Nadezhda V. Melnikova, Federal State Budgetary Institution Russian Scientific Center of Roentgenoradiology of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation. Moscow, Russia
Speakers:
Multidisciplinary approach in diagnostic cytology
Irina P. Shabalova, Russian Medical Academy of Continuing Professional Education. Moscow, Russia
Rapid morphological diagnostics in oncology
Nadezhda N. Volchenko, P. Hertsen Moscow Oncology Research Institute of the Russian Ministry of Health. Moscow, Russia
Challenges and pitfalls in the preoperative morphological diagnosis of pancreatic malignancy
Tamazyan N.1, Mikhetko A .2, Ivko O.2
1 Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University. Saint Petersburg, Russia
2 Federal State Budgetary Institution N.N.Petrov NMRC of Oncology of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation. Saint Petersburg, Russia
The application of liquid-based Pap test and the expression analysis for postmenopausal women
Melnikova N., Yarovaya N., Zakharenko M., Antonova I., Senchukova A., Babaeva N., Bolotina N., Bozhenko V.
Federal State Budgetary Institution Russian Scientific Center of Roentgenoradiology of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation. Moscow, Russia
Cytological diagnosis of peritoneal washings for the detection of free cancer cell in patients with gastric cancer
Putova M., Noskova K.
The Loginov Moscow Clinical Scientific Center. Moscow, Russia
Human Papillomavirus infection: Sperm sediment cytology vs DNA-HPV. Case reports
Sapozhkova Z.1, Kasoyan K.2, Shabalova I.2
1 Institute of Laboratory Medicine. Moscow, Russia
2 Russian Medical Academy of Continuing Professional Education. Moscow, Russia

15:30-17:30 (Room 4)
Companion Meeting Euroasia
Cytopathology in Euroasia
Silk road journey of cells
Chairs:
Volker Schneider, IAC former gen. secretary, Germany
Binnur Önal, Duzce University. Istanbul, Turkey
Speakers:
Volker Schneider, IAC former gen. secretary, Germany
Morphomolecular diagnostics in breast cytology
Zhanar Yeleubayeva, Kazakhstan Institute of Oncology and Radiology. Almaty, Kazakhstan
Morphomolecular diagnostics in urinary cytology
Jamal Musayev, Azerbaijan
Morphomolecular diagnostics in thyroid cytology
Eka Barabadze, Georgia
Teleconference with Mongolistan, Ozbekistan, Kirgyzistan
Morphomolecular diagnostics in effusions cytology
Binnur Önal, Duzce University. Istanbul, Turkey
Q&A, mini quiz, awards

Monday June 11

11:00-13:00 (Room Doblon)
Companion Meeting – Diverse Cytopathology – Asia, Africa, USA
Chair:
Roque Gabriel Wiseman Pinto, Goa Medical College. Bambolim, India
Speakers:

EUS guided tissue acquisition from the pancreas. New needles and impact on cytopathology practices
Nirag Jhala, Temple University Hospital. Philadelphia, USA
Value of EBUS in the management of lung cancer including the value of cytology in the evaluation of PDL1
Darshana Jhala, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, USA
Thyroid FNAs. Experience at a community hospital
Megha Joshi, Winchester Hospital. Winchester, USA
Cytodiagnosis of breast tumors in our laboratory
Zhanar Yeleubayeva, Kazakhstan Institute of Oncology and Radiology. Almaty, Kazakhstan
The national quality improvement programme of cytopathology in Taiwan
Chiung- Ru Lai, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming Medical University. Taipei, Taiwan
FNA for plasma cell variant of Castlemans Disease. Diagnosis, potentials and pitfalls
B. Ping, Professor of Pathology, China
FNA of lymph node – a case report
Jacqueline Siok Gek Wang, Singapore General Hospital. Singapore
An unusually looking parotid nodule
Min En Nga, National University of Singapore, National University Hospital. Singapore
Pediatric FNA in South Africa
Colleen Wright, University of Witwatersrand. Johanesburg, South Africa
FNA of granulomatous lesions pertaining to tropical countries
Palitha Ratnayake, Teaching Hospital Candy. Sri Lanka
Gynecological cytology and cervical cancer, challenge for Sri Lanka
Priyani Amarathunga, University of Colombo. Colombo, Sri Lanka

Wednesday June 13

15:30-17:30 (Room Doblon)
Companion Meeting ASC
My most memorable case
Chair:
Syed Z. Ali, The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baltimore, USA
Speakers:
Barbara A. Crothers, Joint Pathology Center. Silver Spring, USA
A case of 19-year old woman with thyroid nodules and rectal bleeding
William C. Faquin, Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston, USA
Barbara Centeno, Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa. Florida, USA
A 79-year old female with a right upper eyelid and peri-orbital nodule
Momin Siddiqui, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital. New York, USA
Güliz A. Barkan, Loyola University Medical Center. Chicago, USA

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