Lab Diagnostics

Canine and Feline Cytology 1

held

 

18.01.2021 – 22.01.2021

25.01.2021 / 01.02.2021

Online Course

EURO 2.050.-

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Instructors

Francesco Cian (DipECVCP),
Paola Cazzini (DipACVP)

Course Overview

Cytology is an especially valuable diagnostic aid in veterinary medicine. It has the advantage of being an inexpensive technique with a lower degree of invasiveness and is able to provide a diagnosis with a very rapid turnaround time.

This online course will give you the basics you need for in house cytology from sampling techniques, to slide examination approach, and will focus in particular on the cytological presentation of the most common canine and feline pathological conditions of skin, ears, lymph nodes and selected fluids (cavitary effusions, urine). This will be achieved with a selection of online live webinars, written study material and diagnostic algorithms that the tutors have prepared for you.
The course will also include digital cytology cases that will help you gaining experience with the concepts learned throughout the course and will give you the same experience as being in front of the microscope. Every afternoon, you will have a few hours to solve these cases on your own, make a diagnosis and attempt to write a cytology report. These cases will then be discussed all together with the instructors at the end of the day.
You will also have the opportunity to interact with the tutors not only during the online classes, but also through an online forum and in dedicated online video sessions on Zoom.
At the end of the course, you will be presented with an online exam that will test your knowledge of all the topics discussed in the course and you will be asked to solve a clinical case and write a cytology report.

Course program (online live sessions)

Monday 18/01/21
9:00 – 10:00 Welcome, presentation of the course and its structure. (Cian and Cazzini)
10:00- 10:45 Sample collection, preparation and staining (Cian)
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Basic principles of inflammatory and neoplastic cytology (Cazzini)
12:15- 12:45 Ear cytology (Cian)
12:45-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:00 How to examine a slide and how to write a cytology report (Cian)
15:00-15:30 Pictures based cytology cases to start (Cazzini)
15:30-15:45 Cytology cases – familiarising with the digital platform (Cian)
15:45-16:15 Digital cytology assignments – 1 / 2 cases
16:15-16:45 Cytology assignments – solutions and discussion of cases (Cian and Cazzini)
Tuesday 19/01/21
9:00-10:00 Microscopic anatomy of skin and subcutis: the basics (Cian)
10:00-11:00 Cytology of skin and subcutis: inflammatory and non-neoplastic lesions (Cian)
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Cytology of skin and subcutis: epithelial tumours (Cian)
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:00 Cytology assignments – 4 cases
16:00 -17:00 Cytology assignments – solutions and discussion of cases (Cian and Cazzini)
Wednesday 20/01/21
9:00-10:00 Cytology of skin and subcutis: mesenchymal tumours (Cian)
10:00-11:15 Cytology of skin and subcutis: round cell tumours (Cian)
1115-11:45 Break
11:45-12:30 When cytology is not enough – advanced diagnostic techniques (Cian)
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:00 Cytology assignments – 6 cases
16:00-17:00 Cytology assignments – solutions and discussion of cases (Cian and Cazzini)
Thursday 21/01/21
9:00- 9:45 Lymph node cytology: an introduction (Cazzini)
9:45-10:30 Cytology of inflammatory, reactive and metastatic lymph nodes (Cazzini)
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Canine and feline lymphoma (Cazzini)
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:00 Cytology assignments – 6 cases
16:00-17:00 Cytology assignments – solutions and discussion of cases (Cian and Cazzini)
Friday 22/01/21
9:00-10:00 Cavitary effusions: introduction and classification (Cazzini)
10:00-11:00 Cytological presentation of cavitary effusions and additional tests (Cazzini)
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Urinalysis (Cian)
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:00 Cytology assignments – 6 cases
16:00-17:00 Cytology assignments – solutions and discussion of cases (Cian and Cazzini)

Case discussion (online live sessions)

Monday 25/01/21
19:00:20:00 Zoom session with Q&A and discussion of cases.
Monday 01/02/21
19:00:20:00 Zoom session with Q&A and discussion of cases.

Additional material

  • Recommended reading material: the participants will be provided with a list of reading material in case they want to study more into depth the topics discussed in the course.
  • Study material: the participants will be provided large amounts of written and printable study material that will cover all the topics discussed in the course in a more fluent format than the power point.