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CME : 22.75

Comprehensive Colposcopy Course - San Diego

Oct 16 08:00 AM - Oct 19 12:30 PM, 2019   |   San Diego, California  United States Of America
Organized by : ASCCP
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Comprehensive Colposcopy Course is organized by American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) and will be held from Oct 16 - 19, 2019 at Wyndham San Diego Bayside, San Diego, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Course Description
This evidence-based course is designed for the beginning/intermediate colposcopist. It will also benefit clinicians needing updated information about the Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines, the Updated Consensus Guidelines for Managing Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and Cancer Precursors, Colposcopy Standards and new concepts about HPV screening and triage, treatment methods, and HPV epidemiology. The course is designed to improve competencies, medical knowledge, practice-based learning, patient outcomes, and /or systems-based practice. The participant should be a licensed physician or advanced practice clinician with an advanced clinical degree from an accredited institution and who makes gynecologic diagnosis and management decisions.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
• Describe the anatomy, cytology, histology, and colposcopic findings of the normal and abnormal cervix, vagina, and vulva (medical knowledge);
• Elicit and document an appropriate history including risk factors for lower genital tract neoplasia (medical knowledge, practice-based learning);
• Define the pathophysiology of lower genital tract neoplasia, including the role of oncogenic HPV in preinvasive and invasive diseases of the cervix, vagina, and vulva (medical knowledge);
• Define the Bethesda System of cervicovaginal terminology (medical knowledge);
• Apply new standards for cervical cancer screening, including HPV testing (systems-based practice);
• Describe the prevention of cervical neoplasia and genital warts using prophylactic HPV vaccines (medical knowledge);
• Discuss the challenges of colposcopy and management of cervical neoplasia for selected patient populations such as adolescents, women infected with HIV, underserved women, and pregnant women (medical knowledge, practice-based learning, patient outcomes)
• Perform appropriate cytologic sampling, colposcopic evaluation, and biopsies (including endocervical sampling), and become familiar with instrumentation and necessary supplies (practice-based learning);
• Recognize the diagnostic characteristics of cervical abnormalities (low-grade and high-grade cervical lesions as well as adenocarcinoma in-situ and cervical cancer) on cytologic, colposcopic, and histologic exam (practice-based learning);
• Interpret and correlate cytologic, colposcopic, and histologic results (practice-based learning);
• Formulate a plan of care for the management of women with Pap test abnormalities according to the most recent ASCCP Consensus Guidelines, the ASCUS/LSIL Triage Study (ALTS), and other evidence-based guidelines (practice-based learning, systems-based practice, patient outcomes);
• Describe, but not perform, treatment options to include cryosurgery and electrosurgical loop excision procedure (LEEP) of the cervix (practice-based learning);
• Summarize and explain the diagnosis and management of vulvar and vaginal neoplasia (medical knowledge, practice-based learning); and,
• Provide appropriate patient education and support (medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills).

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Nancy Joste
Nancy Joste


Michelle Szymanowski
Michelle Szymanowski

Nurse Practitioner

Alan G. Waxman
Alan G. Waxman

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Michelle Joanne Khan
Michelle Joanne Khan

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Venue Address

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
1355 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, California, United States Of America

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Wyndham San Diego Bayside,

1355 N Harbor Drive,

San Diego, California, United States of America 92101,


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