ASCP Teleconference: Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

HOT TOPIC: The 2012 Guidelines For Cervical Cancer Screening: What You Need To Know Now That “We” All Agree!

ASCP Teleconference: Cervical Cancer Hot Topic Webcast

As I recently blogged, the guidelines for cervical cancer screening have indicated that less screening has been shown to be as effective as prior guidelines recommending more frequent screening. I also discussed these guidelines here, and provided an overview.  This has certainly been a popular medical blog topic.

On May 14, 2012, Dr. Mark Stoler is providing an ASCP Teleconference, beginning at 1:00 p.m. CT. The excerpt from the webcast summary is as follows:

"The guidelines for cervical cancer screening used to be simple: A Pap smear every year. New guidelines released by ACS, ASCCP, and ASCP in March indicate that cervical cancer screening can begin later, be performed less often, and stop earlier than previously recommended. By doing so, the new guidelines ensure that we’re doing the right tests at the right times—which is better for our patients, striking a balance between the benefits of the life-saving screening tests and the harms of over-testing, which can include unnecessary invasive procedures and worry." ... "Following conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the epidemiologic and biological data on cervical neoplasia that form the basis of these guidelines.
  • Understand the concepts of clinical validation and the need to balance the benefits and harms of screening.
  • Place the new guidelines in context relative to prior guidelines and guidelines developed by other groups."

Now if that hasn't been enough to entice you to attend this webcast, perhaps the List Price and Member Price of $125.00 will. There are CME and CMLE credits available for this program.

I invite you to post your comments about this topic and/or on this blog. Just submit your comments in the comment section following this post.


About Jana Sullinger

GYN Pathologist and Cytopathologist. Special interest in quality assessment and use of online social media in sharing educational information about cytology and quality.

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