Lab Diagnostics

Cytology II

registration open


11.03.2024 – 15.03.2024

Online Course

EURO 2.450.-

EURO 2.350.- (early registration deadline: 1.10.2023)

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:


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 11/03/24
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome, presentation of the course and its structure
09:30- 10:30 Cytology of the thorax – mediastinum, lung, heart
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Cytology of the respiratory tract – nasal flush, TW and BAL samples
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 12/03/24
9:00-10:00 Cytology of musculoskeletal system
10:00-11:00 Cytology of synovial fluid
1100-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology
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 13/03/24
9:00-10:30 Cytology of liver
10:30-11:15 Cytology of spleen
11:15-11:45 Break
11:45-12:45 Cytology of gastrointestinal tract
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 14/03/24
9:00- 9:45 Cytology of pancreas and adrenal glands
9:45-10:45 Cytology of external glands (mammary, salivary, thyroid)
10:45-11:15 Cytology of oestrus cycle
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
16:00-16:45 Projected/digital cytology cases
Friday 15/03/24
9:00- 9:45 Histiocytic disorders – an overview
9:45-10:45 Infectious agents in cytology
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Cytology and histology: unity is strength
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