Lab Diagnostics

Lab Diagnostics: Cytology I

registration open

 

Luxembourg

04.11.2024 – 08.11.2024

EURO 2.550.-*

EURO 2.450.-*(early registration deadline: 20.05.2024)

* eLibrary access is included in the course fee

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

Program Director/
Principal Course Master:

Dr. Francesco Cian (DipECVCP)

Course Master:

Dr. Paola Cazzini (DipACVP)

Course Overview

Cytology plays a pivotal role in veterinary medicine, serving as a valuable diagnostic tool. Its cost-effectiveness, minimal invasiveness, and swift results make it an indispensable technique.

This course provides essential knowledge for in-house cytology, covering sampling techniques, slide examination methods, and emphasizing the cytological presentation of common pathological conditions in dogs and cats, including those affecting the skin, ears, lymph nodes, and specific fluids such as cavitary effusions and urine. The course also incorporates a combination of live presentations, written study materials, and diagnostic algorithms.

Participants will engage in practical sessions, utilizing individual microscopes to gain hands-on experience, reinforcing the concepts learned during the course. These practical cases will be collectively discussed with the instructors at the end of each day.

Our course encourages active participation and includes dedicated Q&A sessions to foster interaction between participants and instructors.

Upon completion of the course, a comprehensive end-of-course test will evaluate your understanding of all the topics covered.

By the end of this course, you’ll be well-prepared to independently perform cytology examinations for most samples from skin, lymph nodes, and cavitary effusions.

Course program (subject to change)

Monday 4/11/24
09:00 – 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 Approach to slide examination and how to examine a slide and how to write a cytology report (Cian)
15:00-17:00 Projected cytology cases (Cian and Cazzini)
Tuesday 5/11/24
09:00-9:30 Microscopic anatomy of skin and subcutis: the basics (Cian)
09:30-10:00 Cytology of skin and subcutis: inflammatory and non-neoplastic lesions (Cian)
10:00-11:00 Cytology of skin and subcutis: epithelial tumours (Cian)
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Cytology of skin and subcutis: mesenchymal tumours (Cian)
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:00 Practical cytology session (Cian and Cazzini)
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30 -17:30 Solutions and discussion of cases (Cian and Cazzini)
Wednesday 6/11/24
09:00-10:00 Cytology of skin and subcutis: round cell tumours (Cian)
10:00-11:15 Cytology of skin and subcutis: round cell tumours (Cian)
1115-11:45 Break
11:45-12:30 Lymph node cytology: an introduction (Cazzini)
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:00 Practical cytology session (Cian and Cazzini)
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30 -17:30 Solutions and discussion of cases (Cian and Cazzini)
Thursday 7/11/24
09:00- 10:00 Cytology of inflammatory, reactive and metastatic lymph nodes (Cazzini)
10:00-11:15 Canine and feline lymphoma (Cazzini)
11:15-11:45 Break
11:45-12:30 When cytology is not enough – advanced diagnostic techniques (Cian)
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:00 Practical cytology session (Cian and Cazzini)
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30 -17:30 Solutions and discussion of cases (Cian and Cazzini)
Friday 8/11/24
09:00-10:00 Cavitary effusions: introduction and classification (Cazzini)
10:00-11:00 Cavitary effusions: special 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 Practical cytology session (Cian and Cazzini)
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30 -17:30 Solutions and discussion of cases (Cian and Cazzini)