Lab Diagnostics

Lab Diagnostics: Cytology II



14.03.2022 – 18.03.2022


Online Course

EURO 2.050.-

EURO 1.950.- (early registration deadline: 1.11.2021)

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

Program Director/Principal Course Master:

Francesco Cian (DipECVCP),

Course Masters:

Paola Cazzini (DipACVP)
Kate Baker (DipACVP)
Eleonora Piseddu (DipECVCP)
Roberta Rasotto (DipECVP)

Course Overview

This second cytology course will focus on the remaining areas of cytopathology that are still clinically relevant but tend to be examined by more experienced personnel. The topics covered include cytology of internal organs (e.g. thoracic organs, liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands, gastrointestinal tract, uro-genital tract), cytology of fluids (e.g. nasal flush, TW, BAL, synovial fluids, CSF), and other districts (e.g. musculoskeletal system, eyes, histiocytic disorders). There will also be a small session on histopathology covering all the information a veterinarian should know before collecting and submitting a histopathological sample for analysis to an external laboratory. Correlation cytopathology-histopathology will also be discussed.

Similarly to CYTOLOGY 1, every day the participants will be presented with digital cytology cases to solve in order to put in practice what they learned during the course. Digital cytology will give you the same experience as being in front of the microscope and is the best way to learn cytology from home.

Course program (online live sessions)

Monday 14/03/22
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome, presentation of the course and its structure (Francesco Cian)
09:30- 10:30 Cytology of the thorax – mediastinum, lung, heart (Francesco Cian)
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Cytology of the respiratory tract – nasal flush, TW and BAL samples (Francesco Cian)
12:30-13:45 Lunch break
13:45-1415 Q&A
14:15-15:30 Cytology assignments – digital cases
15:30 -16:30 Cytology assignments – solutions and case discussion
Tuesday 15/03/22
9:00-10:00 Cytology of musculoskeletal system (Paola Cazzini)
10:00-11:00 Cytology of synovial fluid (Paola Cazzini)
1100-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology (Francesco Cian)
12:30-13:45 Lunch break
13:45-14:15 Q&A
14:15-15:15 Ocular cytology (Kate Baker)
15:15-16:15 Cytology assignments – digital cases
16:15-17:00 Cytology assignments – solutions and case discussion
Wednesday 16/03/22
9:00-10:30 Cytology of liver (Eleonora Piseddu)
10:30-11:15 Cytology of spleen (Eleonora Piseddu)
11:15-11:45 Break
11:45-12:45 Cytology of gastrointestinal tract (Francesco Cian)
12:45-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:30 Q&A
14:30-16:00 Cytology assignments – digital cases
16:00-17:00 Cytology assignments – solutions and discussion of cases
Thursday 17/03/22
9:00- 9:45 Cytology of pancreas and adrenal glands (Francesco Cian)
9:45-10:45 Cytology of external glands (mammary, salivary, thyroid) (Paola Cazzini)
10:45-11:15 Cytology of oestrus cycle (Eleonora Piseddu)
11:15-11:45 Break
11:45-12:45: Cytology assignments – digital cases
12:45-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:30 Cytology assignments – solutions and case discussion
14:30-15:00 Q&A
15:00-16:00 Cytology of male/female urogenital tract (Kate Baker)
16:00-16:45 Projected/digital cytology cases (Kate Baker)
Friday 18/03/22
9:00- 9:45 Histiocytic disorders – an overview (Francesco Cian)
9:45-10:45 Infectious agents in cytology (Paola Cazzini)
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Cytology and histology: unity is strength (Roberta Rasotto)
12:30-13:45 Lunch break
13:45-14:15 Q&A
14:15-15:45 Cytology assignments – digital cases
15:45-16:30 Cytology assignments – solutions and discussion of cases and Good byes

Case discussion (online live sessions)