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Tutorial 2017

10th Annual Tutorial in Cytopathology

Created: 20 December 2016
Written by Arrigo Bondi

Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
Monday 5th to Friday 9th
June 2017


The 10th Residential Tutorial of the European Federation of Cytology Societies, consisting of lectures and microscope slide-based workshops in gynaecological and non-gynaecological cytopathology, will take place at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

A formidable opportunity for Cytologists: 4 days and half of full immersion in Clinical Cytology: high quality lectures, cases studies, practical sessions with individual microscopes. See previous experiences.
It is possible to exploit a concomitant QUATE exam.

Tutorial Host: Christina Kåbjörn Gustafsson

Tutorial Chair: Luigi Di Bonito

The registration fee is 600 € and it includes attendance at the tutorial, documentation, lunches & refreshment breaks and social events. 
Accomodation: we recommend the Hotel Panorama: (tutorial venue). it will make discount rates to participants in the Tutorial: report the code EFCS2017 when booking. Price will range from 97 € (single) to 134 € (double) for night, basic configuration.
For reservation e-mail to or tel. +46-31-767 70 00.

Details on Quality Hotel Panorama

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Quality Hotel Panorama

Created: 16 January 2017
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Quality Hotel Panorama is your conference, spa and leisure hotel in Gothenburg.

A welcoming and personal atmosphere awaits you, and an ideal location close to the best that Gothenburg has to offer! We want your stay at our hotel and in our city to be memorable, so that we see you again soon!

Close to everything Gothenburg has to offer
Quality Hotel Panorama is just a short walk from Korsvägen square, Liseberg amusement park and Universeum science centre. The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, Chalmers University, Carlanderska Park, Scandinavium Arena and Avenyn are within walking distance, and the E6 and E20 highways just a few minutes away by car. Many of our rooms offer stunning views of Gothenburg from our beautifully located, 13-storey hotel.

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Brasserie P. is the hotel's restaurant and bar. We serve a nice, big breakfast here with lots of organic options, and in the evening a carefully composed à la carte menu with an extensive wine list. Panorama also has a big-screen TV! Contact reception for current matches and TV broadcasts.

Our newly-renovated relaxation area is now open. Admission is free for hotel guests. Here we have a sauna and outdoor jacuzzi to offer you a wonderful, relaxing time.

No need to break your exercise routine! Our recently renovated and well-equipped gym is open 24 hours, every day.

10th EFCS Tutorial - Programme

Created: 13 December 2016
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The Swedish Society of Clinical Cytology

10th Annual EFCS Tutorial 5 – 9 June 2017

Sahlgrenska University Hospital,
Gothenbur, Sweden

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Local Host: Christina Kåbjörn Gustafsson  ( )
EFCS Tutorial Chair: Luigi Di Bonito ( )

Monday 5th June: 

8.30 – 9.00    Introduction and pre-test (Luigi Di Bonito)

9.00 – 10.00 Lecture: Technical aspects of cytology including special stains and ancillary techniques (Eva Darai Ramqvist and Henryk Domanski)

10.00 – 10.30 Lecture: Lymph nodes (reactive, metastases and lymphomas) (Edneia Tani)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30  Workshop: Lymph nodes (Edneia Tani)

12.30 – 13.00 Interactive slide seminar: Lymph nodes (Edneia Tani)

13.00 – 14.00  Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Lecture: Liver, biliary tract and pancreas cytology (Anders Hjerpe and Henryk Domanski)

14.30-16.00  Workshop: Liver, biliary tract and pancreas cytology (Anders Hjerpe and Henryk Domanski)

16.00 – 16.30  Coffee break

16.30 – 17.00 Interactive slide seminar: Liver, biliary tract and pancreas cytology (Anders Hjerpe and Henryk Domanski)

17.00 – 17.30 Lecture: rapid on-site evaluation of FNAs (Henryk Domanski)

18.30 – 21.00 Welcome reception

Tuesday 6th June:

8.30 9.00  Serous effusions (pleura and peritoneum, mesothelioma, metastasis) (Anders Hjerpe)

9.00    10.30 Workshop: Serous effusions (Anders Hjerpe)

10.30 – 11.00  Coffee break

11.00 – 11.30  Interactive slide seminar: Serous effusions (Anders Hjerpe)

11.30 – 12.00  Lecture: Respiratory tract cytology including EBUS and recent advances (Lukas Bubendorf)

12.00 – 13.00 Workshop: Respiratory tract cytology (Lukas Bubendorf)

13.00 – 14.00  Lunch 

14.00 – 14.30 Workshop (continued): Respiratory tract cytology (Lukas Bubendorf)

14.30 – 15.00  Interactive slide seminar: Respiratory tract cytology (Lukas Bubendorf)

15.00 – 15.30 Lecture: Salivary glands (Jerzy Klijanienko)

15.30 – 16.00 Workshop: Salivary glands (Jerzy Klijanienko)

16.00 - 16.30  Coffee break

16.30 – 17.30  Workshop (continued): Salivary glands (Jerzy Klijanienko)

17.30 – 18.00 Interactive slide seminar: Salivary glands (Jerzy Klijanienko)

Wednesday 7th June:

8.30 - 9.00    Urine cytology – classification, morphology and new techniques (Lukas Bubendorf)

9.00 - 10.00  Workshop: Urine cytology (Lukas Bubendorf)

10.00 – 10.30 Interactive slide seminar: Urine cytology (Lukas Bubendorf)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 11.30 Lecture: Cytological diagnostics of breast lesions and new technologies (Jerzy Klijanienko)

11.30 – 13.00 Workshop: Breast FNAC including immunocytochemistry and cyto-histological correlation (Jerzy Klijanienko)

13.00 - 14.00  Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Interactive slide seminar: Breast FNAC (Jerzy Klijanienko)

14.30 – 15.00 Lecture: Thyroid FNA including classification and new technologies (Beatrix Priollet)

15.00 – 16.00 Workshop: Thyroid FNA (Beatrix Priollet)

16.00 – 16.30  Coffee break

16.30 – 17.00 Interactive slide seminar: Thyroid FNA (Beatrix Priollet)

17.30 – 23.00 Visit to the archipelago and dinner

Thursday 8th June:

8.45 - 9.45 Gynaecological cytology – technical aspects (staining, liquid-based and conventional cytology) and HPV test in primary screening (Anders Hjerpe)

9.45 - 10.30   Lecture: Classification, reactive changes, low- and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, squamous cell carcinoma and ASC (Roberto Dina)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 Workshop: Squamous lesions, reactive changes and ASC (conventional and liquid-based cytology) (Roberto Dina / Giovanni Negri)

12.30 – 13.00 Lecture: Glandular lesions, reactive changes and AGC (Giovanni Negri)

13.00 – 14.00  Lunch  

14.00 – 15.30  Workshop: Glandular lesions, reactive changes and AGC (conventional and liquid-based cytology) (Giovanni Negri / Roberto Dina) 

15.30 – 16.00 Lecture: New technologies in cervical cytology (Giovanni Negri)

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break 

16.30 - 17.00  Interactive slide seminar: Gynecological cytology (Luigi Di Bonito)

17.00 – 17.30  Lecture: Eurocytology (Roberto Dina)

Friday 9th June:

8.30 – 9.00 Lecture: Low-grade and ASC-US cytology with HPV triage; outcome and indication for follow-up (Amanda Herbert)

9.00 – 10.30 Workshop: Squamous and glandular lesions and look-alikes, ASC, AGC

(conventional and liquid-based cytology) (Amanda Herbert, Giovanni Negri, Roberto Dina)

10.30 – 11.00  Coffee break

11.00 – 12.00 Interactive slide seminar: Gynecological cytology (Luigi Di Bonito)

12.00 – 12.30 Post-test and feedback discussion (Luigi Di Bonito)

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QUATE Examination Timetable – Friday 9th June

14.30             Candidate registration and ID check

14.45              Instructions to candidates

15.00              Written paper (MCQ)

16.00               Break

16.30             Screening test (slides 1 to 8)

17.55              Short Break

18.05             Screening test (slides 9 to 16)

19.30              Exam finishes

20.30             Exam results posted for candidates to view


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