Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) Department of Cytopathology EQAS - Diagnostic Cytopathology (2022) is organized by Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) and will be held from Jan 01 - Dec 31, 2022 at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Start DateTime: 01-01-2022
End DateTime: 31-12-2022

The Department of Cytopathology Tata Memorial Hospital was established in 1951, by Dr. D. J. Jussawala, former Director of Tata Memorial Centre and Founder Honorary Secretary of Indian Cancer Society. The laboratory was started as a collaborative effort of the Indian Cancer Society and the Medical Division of the Department of Atomic Energy. The Department of Cytopathology became part of Tata Memorial Centre in May 1972 and merged with the Department of Pathology in February 1978.

It was accredited by the Indian Academy of Cytologists in 1980 as a laboratory offering specialized diagnostic services and later in 1984 as a training and examination centre in Cytopathology.

Professional competency of Cytopathologists and Cytotechnologists is vital for offering an accurate diagnosis. Competency can be assessed by regular and periodic proficiency tests. Participation in External Quality Assurance Scheme (EQAS) is one of the pre-requisites for accreditation and quality control. However, EQAS Cytopathology service is not readily available in India.

Considering the need of EQAS Cytopathology in India, the Department of Cytopathology, TMH initiated this service in 2007 with only a few participants. Over the years this program has grown extensively and at present, more than 300 laboratories (400 participants) from all over India are registered for this programme. Currently the programme covers the diagnostic aspects in cytopathology. Since 2016, two cycles of EQAS Diagnostic Cytopathology per year have been introduced.

Although started as free of cost in 2007, the EQAS Cytopathology has become a paid service since 2013.

Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available


Registrations Open
27 Sep, 2022
Registrations Open
Registrations Ends
30 Dec, 2022
Registration Ends
Event Start Date
01 Jan, 2022
Event Start Date
Event End Date
31 Dec, 2022
Event End Date






Tata Memorial Hospital
Department of Cytopathology, Annex Building, 5th Floor, Room No. 129, Parel
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