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10th Annual Tutorial in Cytopathology

Created: 20 December 2016
Written by Arrigo Bondi
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Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
Monday 5th to Friday 9th
June 2017

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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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Eurocytology: new website

Created: 21 April 2015
Written by Arrigo Bondi

EuroCytology Restiled !! Visit the new site.

  • new layout, elegant and easy to navigate.
  • 8 languages available; the translations are consistent with the National Curriculum approved at Country level
  • Virtual Slides arranged by topic, besides the images included in the courses
  • A full page dedicated to the QUATE, with related news, events, and a mock up of the official QUATE exam! Click here to have a look!
  • Contact form, for any technical or content related communications. Click here to write us a message
  • Resources section, with downloadable documentsNews and information about Events, and the whole list of Virtual Slides
  • List of Partners and Institutions of interest: take a tour in the About section and find out who collaborates with Eurocytology
  • The new technology makes it easier to update the contents: follow the news to keep track of new Teaching Material, Virtual Slides and Self Assessment Tests

New books

Created: 11 November 2013
Written by EFCS Webmaster

BrancaBookCancer screening and control

M. Branca and A.L. Filho

This book describes the screening programs for CC prevention, whether organized, opportunistic or spontaneous and also their merits and weaknesses. Monitoring of the pathways and procedures of CC screening are mandatory in order to minimise the risks (wrong diagnosis, over-diagnosis, over-treatment) and maximize the benefits. In an optimal setting, the women should be the focus of the screening intervention and receive basic information on the crucial points of CC screening, so as to improve women’s collaboration and compliance. The availability of alternative new screening tools to detect pre-cancer lesions provide new opportunities for CC prevention, as do HPV vaccines implemented in early life before viral exposure.

Read more: New books

New books

Created: 13 June 2013
Written by Arrigo Bondi

Kocjan Diagnostic BookBooks on cytology

Gabrijela Kocjan, MD, MB BS
Winifred Gray, MB BS, FRCPath
Tanya Levine, MA(Oxon), MBBS, RCDipPath(Cyto), FRCPath
Ika Kardum-Skelin, MD, PhD
Philippe Vielh, MD, PhD

Diagnostic Cytopathology Essentials

Here's a succinct yet comprehensive guide to diagnosis in both gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology. Diagnostic Cytopathology Essentials provides quick answers to diagnostic problems in the cytological recognition and interpretation of a wide range of disease entities. It delivers the dependable guidance you need - in a user-friendly format that makes essential facts about any given condition easy to find and apply.

Read more: New books

Quality Hotel Panorama

Created: 16 January 2017
Written by EFCS Webmaster

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.

Experience Brasserie P.
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.

Relaxation
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.

Gym
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


 

9th Annual Tutorial in Cytopathology

Created: 26 October 2015
Written by Arrigo Bondi
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Billund, Denmark
Monday 9th to Friday 13th
May 2016

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The 9th 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 Legoland Hotel & Conference Center, in Billund, Denmark.

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: Dorthe Ejersbo

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 Legoland Hotel (tutorial venue): 101 € per night (single room) or 128 € per night (double room; please specify the name of the person with whom you will share the room).

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QUATE Test - Information to Candidates

Created: 11 August 2015
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QUATE Aptitude Test
Information to Candidates

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General information

The Exam comprises two components; written and practical

The pass mark for each section of the exam is as follows:

  • Written 50%
  • Screening test 75%

Candidates must pass both sections in order to be awarded an overall pass.

The examination papers will be marked on the day of the exam.
Successful candidates will receive their certificate on the day.  Those that fail will receive feedback on where they failed.

Written Paper

Comprises Multiple Choice Questions only.        

  • 50 questions in one hour
  • Choose the bestanswer from the five listed
  • It is in your best interest to attempt ALL the questions.
  • Marking
    • one mark for each correct answer
    • zero for missing or incorrect answers.

The written paper is usually available in both English and the language of the host country.

There is a useful mock examination that sits on the Eurocytology website.  Candidates can assess their competence using this.  The link is: http://www.eurocytology.eu/en/quate
Please note the pass mark on the Eurocytology website is set at 80%.  In the real exam it is 50%

Screening   

    • 16 slides to screen.
    • Slides rotated every 10 minutes for conventional smears and 8 minutes for LBC. The slides will be screened in two batches of eight slides.

    A refreshment break will be provided between the two screening sessions.

    • You will not see the slide again once you have passed it on. Do not mark the slide in any way.
    • You MUST choose ONE answer ONLY in the diagnostic category and mark this on the answer sheet.
    • All slides are considered satisfactory for reporting.
    • If HPV changes (koilocytosis) are present the slide must be called abnormal and graded accordingly.
    • Marking
      • two marks for a correct answer
      • zero for a missing answer, overcalling a negative slide or a major discrepancy in the grading of an abnormality (for instance LSIL called cancer)
      • Some slides carry one mark for an almost correct grading such severe dyskaryosis  calledLSIL or a glandular lesion called as squamous.
      • Calling an abnormal slide normal (negative) will result in a minus score which means you will fail the exam.
      • An overcall of a negative smear as abnormal in the screening test scores zero.

    Repeated overcalling of negative slides is the most common reason for failing the screening test.

     

    There is no exact syllabus  for the QUATE examination, but candidates are expected to have a good understanding of the general principles and cytological findings found in the operation of a cervical cancer screening programme. This would include a knowledge and understanding of :

    • the causesof cervical cancer
    • principles of screening programmes with an emphasis on cervical screening programmes
    • laboratory processing and handling of cervical cytology samples
    • cytological reporting of cervical screening samples
    • common infections and incidental findings identified in cervical screening samples
    • the common histology and types of cervical cancer
    • common treatment options for cervical cancer and FIGO staging
    • relevant European guidance relating to cervical screening programmes

    The above list is not exhaustive, but indicates the wide range of knowledge required for candidates for this examination.  Standard text books will cover much of this, but web based resources such as :

     

    EFCS : http://www.efcs.eu/

    Eurocytology :http://www.eurocytology.eu

    IARC :https://www.iarc.fr/

    Cy-Test :https://cytest.crs4.it/moodle/

    EFC :http://efcolposcopy.eu/recommendationsguidelines/

     

    Reading of cytology journals, such as Cytopathology, can also help. See :http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2303

QUATE Test in Vienna

Created: 01 April 2015
Written by Marlies Nemeth

Wiener Neustadt, Austria, Saturday 4th July 2015

NeedleAspiration Cytology Course 2015

Created: 07 April 2015
Written by Henryk Domanski

FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY FOR PRACTICING CYTOPATHOLOGISTS AND CYTOTECHNOLOGISTS.

Lund, Sweden. 8-12 June, 2015

A major focus will be on lesions of the lung, thyroid, head and neck, lymph nodes, breast lesions as well as liver, pancreas, soft tissue, bone and skin. Other important areas such as preparation techniques, immunocytochemistry, molecular genetics, and pitfalls in FNA diagnosis will also be covered. The course includes lectures on all the topics. Microscopes will be available and there will be six slide workshops with time for discussion with experts in the main FNA areas.

To the programme and the application form:  Fine needle aspiration course 2015

Hotels in Ljubljana

Created: 18 November 2014
Written by Helena Gutnik

Accomodation in Ljubljana, suggested hotels (***)

They are appropriate because they are all in the walking distance from the tutorial venue. The reservations made in the subscription form will be addressed to the Park hotel (as long as availability!!) because the Tutorial fee was adjusted to their prices.

The price for B&B could be higher in remaining two hotels and the reservation must be made by the subscriber (select the Tutorial fee only in the subscription form !).

Park Hotel Ljubljana, Tabor 9, 1000 Ljubljana (convention with the Tutorial organization)

City hotel Ljubljana, Dalmatinova str. 15, 1000 Ljubljana (reservation must be made by subscribers)

Hotel Meksiko, Njegoševa 6K, 1000 Ljubljana (reservation must be made by subscribers)

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Ljubljana - Tutorial 2015

Created: 15 November 2014
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Monday 4th to Friday 8th
May 2015 

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8th Annual Tutorial in Cytopathology (Fully booked)

Created: 15 November 2014
Written by Helena Gutnik and Margareta Strojan Fležar
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Monday 4th to Friday 8th
May 2015 

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This residential tutorial, consisting of lectures and microscope slide-based workshops in gynaecological and non-gynaecological cytopathology, will take place at the Institute of Pathology, Faculty of  Medicine University of Ljubljana, Korytkova 2, Ljubljana.

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 hosts: Helena Gutnik and Margareta Strojan Fležar
President and Vice-President of the Slovenian Society of Cytopathology
EFCS Tutorial Chair: Luigi Di Bonito

The registration fee is 350 € and it includes attendance at the tutorial, documentation, lunches & refreshment breaks and social events
Accomodation: from 300 to 375 € (see subscription form).
It  includes all the above plus 5-nights B&B accomodation at Park Hotel Ljubljana.    Other Hotels

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QUATE Test in Torino

Created: 05 September 2014
Written by Nick Dudding

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21st European Aptitude Test (EFCS-QUATE) for Cytoscreeners in Cervico-Vaginal Cytology 

TORINO (Italy), November 29th 2014

Prof. Roberto NAVONE, former Director of the U.O.A.D.U of Anatomic Pathology 1, of the ASO S. Giovanni Battista, Torino, Italy, and Prof Francesco Feoli, Consultant Pathologist at Institut Jules Bordet, Bruxelles, Saturday 29th Novembre 2014, will be holding the 21st Italian Edition of EFCS-QUATE Aptitude Test for Cytoscreeners in Cervico-Vaginal Cytology.

Read more: QUATE Test in Torino

2014 Tutorial Handouts

Created: 22 April 2014
Written by Amanda Herbert

Tutorial handouts are availabe before the beginning of the lessons:

Gynecological
Cytopathology

Non Gyne
Part 1

Non Gyne
Part 2

Gynae
Technical methods
 
 Non Gynae
Tecnical methods

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2014 Tutorial subscriptions

Created: 12 April 2014
Written by EFCS Webmaster

 List of accepted subscriptions for the 7th EFCS European Tutorial on Cytology - Istanbul 2014

Title FirstName FamilyName Email CityTown Country Date Fee Bank
Prof. Ahmed Elhabashi 6 October city Egypt 16/03/2014  €   900,00 wt
Dr. Mutaz Mohammed Nur Waterford Ireland 16/03/2014  €   624,00 paypal
Mrs Erina de Leeuw Rotterdam The Netherlands 16/03/2014  €   936,00 paypal
Dr. Antonio Polonia Porto Portugal 17/03/2014  €   624,00 paypal
  Mona Antonsen Tromsø Norway 17/03/2014  €   936,00 paypal
Dr. Michael Scarpatetti Graz Austria 17/03/2014  €   936,00 paypal
  Frank Smedts Delft The Netherlands 17/03/2014  €   900,00 wt
Dr. Erica Isidoro Trieste Italy 17/03/2014  €   600,00 wt
Dr. Doris - Marilena Ionescu Bucharest Romania 18/03/2014  €   900,00 wt
Mr Marius Bagdonas Kristiansand Norway 18/03/2014  €   900,00 wt
  Veronica Olsen Tobiassen Kvaløysletta Norway 18/03/2014  €   936,00 paypal
  Gulnara Leshkina Moscow Russian Federation 21/03/2014  €   936,00 paypal
Dr.  Dilaver Demirel Istanbul Turkey 27/03/2014  €   624,00 paypal
  Svitlana Pishchanska Kiev Ukraine 27/03/2014  €   936,00 paypal
Drs klaas-jan Hoogduin Oud ade The Netherlands 27/03/2014  €   936,00 paypal
Dr. Jamal Musayev Baku Azerbaijan 27/03/2014  €   624,00 paypal
Mrs Nzinga Basto Leitão Gomes Moita Portugal 01/04/2014  €   900,00 wt
Dr. Tal Goldman Afula Israel 03/04/2014  €   624,00 paypal
  Jasim Abduula Dammam Saudi Arabia 08/04/2014  €   936,00 paypal
  Nivea Amorim Alcantara   Leiden  The Netherlands 09/04/2014  €   900,00 wt
  Maja Mišić Slavonski Brod Croatia 13/04/2014  €   624,00  paypal 
  Iva Mardešić Vinkovci Croatia  14/04/2014  €   624,00 paypal 
Mrs Britta Loefdahl Stockholm Sweden 14/04/2014  €   900,00 wt 
Mr Robert Nilsson Stockholm Sweden  14/04/2014   €   900,00  wt
Mrs Zhanar Yeleubayeva Almaty Kazakhstan 15/04/2014   €   900,00  wt
Mr Kalelkhan Imanmadi Almaty Kazakhstan 15/04/2014  €   900,00 wt
Mrs Aiman Kurmanova Almaty Kazakhstan 15/04/2014  €   900,00 wt
  Tomas  Tvarusis Siauliai Lithuania 17/04/2014  €   936,00 paypal
  Serdar Altınay Bağcılar Turkey 21/04/2014  €   624,00 paypal 
Dr. Nazia  Faheem Tullamore Ireland 22/04/2014  €   624,00 paypal 
certified cytopathologist Sule Canberk Istanbul Turkey 24/04/2014  €   600,00 wt
  Mehmet Uhri kucukcekmece / istanbul Turkey 24/04/2014  €   600,00 wt
MD Atay Uludokumaci Mardin Turkey 24/04/2014  €   600,00 wt
Dr Asuman Kilitci Golkoy-Bolu Turkey 24/04/2014  €   600,00 wt
  Turkan A. Rezanko Izmir Turkey 24/04/2014  €   600,00 wt
Dr Canan Sadullahoglu Bornova/Izmir Turkey 25/04/2014  €   600,00 wt
Dr. Nilüfer Kadıoğlu Düzce Turkey 25/04/2014  €   900,00 wt
  Tolga BAĞLAN Ankara Turkey 25/04/2014  €   600,00 wt
  Ayşegül Aksoy Altınboğa Ankara Turkey 25/04/2014  €   600,00 wt
  Mehmet Ali Uyaroğlu İzmir Turkey 25/04/2014  €   600,00 wt
  Dilek Ece Kartal / Istanbul Turkey 25/04/2014  €   600,00 wt
cytopathologist Davut Sahin Istanbul Turkey 25/04/2014  €   600,00 wt
  Hale Demir Istanbul turkiye 28/04/2014  €   624,00 paypal 
Dr. Sezer Kulacoglu Ankara Turkey 29/04/2014  €   936,00 paypal 
Dr. Servet Guresci Ankara Turkey 29/04/2014  €   936,00 paypal 
  Ebru Tastekin Edirne Turkey 30/04/2014  €   936,00 paypal 
  Nuray Can Edirne Turkey 30/04/2014  €   936,00 paypal 
Dr. Gülçin Güler Şimşek Ankara Turkey 30/04/2014  €   600,00 wt
Prof. Şahande Elagöz Sivas Turkey 30/04/2014  €   600,00 wt
cytolog Madina Koshmagambetova Almaty Kazakhstan 01/05/2014  €   936,00 paypal 
Dr. Rabia Bozdogan Arpaci Mersin Turkey 01/05/2014  €   600,00 wt
MD Ertugrul Oruç Istanbul Turkey 01/05/2014  €   600,00 wt
  Şafak Ersöz Trabzon Turkey 01/05/2014  €   600,00 wt
  Meltem Oznur Tekirdağ Turkey 01/05/2014  €   600,00 wt

2014 Tutorial subscription form

Created: 15 March 2014
Written by EFCS Webmaster

2014Istanbul

European Federation
of Cytology Societies

The 7th Annual EFCS Tutorial

Istanbul, Turkey

Monday 5th May to
Friday 9th May 2014

a formidable opportunity for Cytologists
4 days and half full immersion in
high quality teaching of Cytopathology

The registration fee is 600 € and it includes attendance at the tutorial, documentation, lunches & refreshment breaks and social events (welcome reception, concert).
- 900 € includes all the above plus 5-nights B&B accomodation (*).

(*) Accomodation price is for one person in double room. There are limited (30) double rooms for attendants. Subscribe now: first-come first-served !!

It is possible to pay the fee in two ways: through Paypal or credit card online payment and through direct bank transfer.

The online payment is charged with 4% of bank expenses:
the online payment ensures the immediate reservation for a tutorial position.

If you pay with the bank transfer, the reservation will become effective when the money bank transfer is completed (3-4 days).
All bank charges should be met by the subscriber

QUATE subscription form

Created: 23 January 2014
Written by EFCS Webmaster

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Aptitude Test for Cytotechnologists

Registration Form

Name:

 

Address (work):

 

email address:

 

Qualifications (with date):

 

Total number of slides screened:

 

Date employment in cytology commenced:

 

I apply to sit the Aptitude Test with (please select you chosen technology): Conventional smears / Surepath LBC or ThinPrep LBC

 

Signature:

 

Date:

 

This application must be approved by your head of Department
(as verification that the applicant fulfills the entry criteria):

 

Signature: Head of Department

 

Date:

 

The examination fee of is determined by the local hosts. Please check the amount with them and the include the appropriate fee with this form.

(registration form in DOC format)

QUATE Hosting

Created: 23 January 2014
Written by EFCS Webmaster

QUATE exam: Information
for host organisations

General

The local host/organisation will be responsible for processing of applications and fees, and acceptance of the candidates as being appropriately qualified to enter the examination

The standard entry fee for the examination is 150 - 180 euros per candidate. However the fee is set by the local organiser and is collected by the local host organisationwho will be responsible for paying any examination expenses incurred. Any surplus funds will be retained by the local host organisation. (N.B. neither the Chief Examiner nor Examination Administrator have any mechanism for the handling of examination fees on the day of the examination). All candidates MUST pay in advance of sitting the examination. Proof of payment and a photo ID will be required of all candidates on the day of the examination.

The visiting examiners (normally the Chief Examiner and Examination Administrator, but more may be required especially if there are more than 20 candidates) do not charge a fee but require refund of their travelling expenses (air fares at economy class) and two nights’ hotel accommodation and reasonable living expenses.

Financial viability of each session is the responsibility of the local host organisation, but in general it is recommended that sessions for fewer than eight candidates are unlikely to be financially viable.


 

Venue requirements

It is very important given the importance of the examination that those offering to support the examination can satisfy the following criteria:

  1. A quiet examination room for candidates, with 1.5m spacing between examination stations. Candidates must not directly face each other.
  2. Benching should be at an appropriate height for microscopy.
  3. Appropriate seating must be provided (i.e. adjustable height and back).
  4. Hosts must be able to provide one invigilator per examination room.
  5. If there are conventional and LBC candidates, separate rooms, invigilators and timers should be provided for each room. If there are more than 16 candidates per preparation type, the candidates will need to be split into two groups requiring separate rooms ,and an extra invigilator will be needed. Specific timetable arrangements may be required to keep the two groups of candidates apart.
  6. There must be a separate quiet room for examiners with tea/coffee making facilities.
  7. Modern microscopes (and spares) for use by candidates and examiners.
  8. Electronic timers with spare batteries for timing the written exam and the slide circulations
  9. Spare pens and paper.

On the day it is expected that local hosts will be present to allow candidates entry to the host facilities and provide signposting where necessary

Other points:

  1. There is an upper limit of32 candidates per preparation type for each examination.
  2. Please send the exam administrator a list of candidate names by email at least four weeks in advance of the examination.
  3. On the day of the examination the exam administrator will require proof of examination fee payment and photographic proof of identity from each candidate (e.g. Passport). Please inform the candidates of this requirement.

On no account can a candidate be allowed to sit the examination without proof of identity.

  1. Please DO NOTsend cash or cheques to the exam administrator.
  2. Monies will be paid into a nominated EFCS account ultimately. Some centres have reimbursed the examiners legitimate costs at the time, with appropriate receipts, whilst others pay all monies to the EFCs to arrange payment to the examiners later on.

General information

Sample LBC exam timetable

09:00              Candidate registration and ID check

09:30              Instructions to candidates

10:00              Written paper (MCQ)

11:00              Break

11:15              Screening test (slides 1 to 8)

12:30              Lunch Break

13:15              Screening test (slides 9 to 16)

14:30              Exam finishes

16:00              Exam results given to candidates to view or posted if requested

QUATE General Information

Created: 23 January 2014
Written by EFCS Webmaster

QUATE exam:
General Information

APTITUDE TEST IN CERVICAL CYTOLOGY SCREENING

The QUATE (Quality Assurance, Training and Examinations committee) Aptitude Test is an international examination for cytotechnologists who fulfil the criteria for accreditation in their own countries. It is designed to provide an objective assessment of a cytotechnologist’s competence to screen conventional cervical smears or liquid based cytology samples and is available in traditional Papanicoloau, Surepath or Thinprep technologies.

It is held at least once a year, generally on the day of the opening of the European Congress of Cytology, but can also be run in any host country providing sufficient notice is given to the organising committee. These additional examination sessions should ideally be organised by the relevant national cytology society or through an EFCS Council or QUATE Committee member, but approaches from other cytology training centres will be considered. The examination is intended primarily for EFCS member countries but it may be possible to offer the examination in non-European countries by prior agreement of the EFCS/QUATE committee.

As the QUATE Committee is currently in abeyance the Examination Committee will report directly to the EFCS Council from 2012 onwards.

Terminology used is according the "European Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Cervical Cancer Screening".

The examination is held in English or translated into the language of the host country given sufficient time to do so.

National societies are encouraged to support QUATE examinations and if you have any questions about the exam or are interested in hosting one in your own country please contact either Mr  Allan Wilson, Examination administrator, at or Dr Paul Cross, Lead Medical Examiner,  at

Normally at least six months’ advanced notice is required to hold a session of the examination

Further information for potential hosts is available here


 Application for the QUATE Exam

Applications for the QUATE Exam must be made to, and approved by, the local organiser. There are no agreed standard criteria for entry, but applicants should be aware that some European countries have rigorous entry criteria for their own “registry” examinations For example, entry to the UK Certificate in Cervical Cytology Examination, on which the Aptitude Test is based, requires candidates to have seen 5000 LBC cervical samples and completed 2 years training in cervical cytology. This information is included to give an indication of the standard expected by the examiners.

Entry fee: The entry fee will be collected by the local organiser of each examination from whom the fee and collection details are available (NOT the Chief Examiner or Examination administrator).

If the QUATE examination is part of a tutorial, then the tutorial application process will ask if you are intending to sit the QUATE examination. If so, then an extra fee for the QUATE examination will be charged in addition to that of the tutorial itself. If the QUATE examination is being held a standalone examination, the application will be to either of the lead examiners directly. In some countries, the local organiser of the QUATE examination may coordinate the applications and liaise with the examiners.

All applicants MUST pay in advance of sitting the examination. This will be either as part of the tutorial meeting application, directly to the local organiser or directly to a nominated EFCS account. The application process for each sitting will indicate costs and the process being used. All candidates will be asked for proof of payment at photo identification on the day of the QUATE examination.

To view or print the Form for Application click here:  APPLICATION FORM

 

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