BAC Webinars

BAC past webinars - recorded and available on the BAC YouTube channel

29th March 2022 - Harnessing the epigenetic footprint of cervical samples for breast and ovarian cancer detection and prediction

Dr Chiara Herzog gave an introduction and background a research programme aiming to detect four women’s cancers – breast, ovarian, endometrial, and cervical – using a single test, present current results and introduce the methodology of this new test, and provide an insight into ongoing and future trials looking at longitudinal risk monitoring using the WID test. 

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15th December 2021 - Intraoperative cytology of the female genital tract: an alternative to frozen sections?

Intraoperative cytology is underused due to lack of experience of this technique amongst pathologists/biomedical scientists combined with paucity of literature on how best to perform and interpret cells so obtained.

During this webinar Dr Angela Ralte focused on the technique of sampling for intraoperative cytology and use illustrative examples to highlight instances where this can play an invaluable role in the intraoperative surgical management of the patient.

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13th May 2021 - Digital cytology - views from the UK and USA 13th May 2021

The pros and cons of whole slide imaging in cytopathology, discuss the RCPath approach to digital pathology highlighting where cytology is different, and share some preliminary experience with the Hologic digital cytology system for screening cervical cytology LBC slides.

The speaker is Professor Liron Pantanowitz, Professor of Pathology and Director of Anatomical Pathology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA

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23rd April 2021 - Cancer audit, disclosure and duty of candour & invasive cervical cancer audit case presentations

Focus of this BAC webinar held 23rd April 2021 was cancer audit, disclosure and duty of candour, with invasive cervical cancer audit case presentations


Philippa Pearmain, Regional Head of the Screening Quality Assurance Service (Midlands & East), National cervical QA lead, PHE Screening

Alison Cropper, CSci FIBMS, University Hospitals of Derby & Burton, President of the BAC

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26th March 2021 - BAC Spring Tutorial

The BAC Spring Tutorial Programme included a talk and slide seminar on Ultrasound FNA by Dr Karen Villar Zarra as well as a panel discussion on Head and Neck FNA and Rapid Onsite Evaluation (ROSE) 

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24th February 2021 - Collaborative: The role of cytology in multi-disciplinary working

BAC Webinar held on Wednesday 24th February 2021 that was hosted by the Cytopathology Department, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

This webinar demonstrated how vital multi-disciplinary working is, with a particular focus on the role of cytology.

A diverse selection of presenters representing radiology, surgery, respiratory medicine and cytology, presented an exciting combination of MDT case discussions, as well as interesting cases, rapid on site evaluation and KRAS mutations in non-small cell lung carcinoma.

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11th September 2020 - Diagnostic Cytopathology cases

A range of cases presented by trainee and consultant cytopathologists including Dr Yurina Miki, Dr Mary Varia, Dr Martina Munonyara and Dr Josephine Wright. The webinar session was hosted by Dr Ashish Chandra, BAC Executive member from the Department of Cellular Pathology, Guys & St Thomas' NHSfT on 11th September 2020

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2nd October 2020 - Rapid On-Site Evaluation (ROSE) 

Presented at the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the BAC, Dr Anthony Maddox (BAC Chair) updates on Rapid On-Site Evaluation (ROSE)

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2nd October 2020 - HPV Primary Screening cases

Presented at the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the BAC, Helen Burrell (BAC Executive) provides six challenging HPV Primary Screening cases for discussion 

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27th October 2020 - Interesting, Difficult & Unusual cases 

British Association for Cytopathology webinar held on 27th October 2020 with cervical cytology cases presented by Mrs Alison Cropper, Dr Paul Cross and Dr Kay Ellis. Also features discussion on MDTs.

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26th November 2020 - Diagnostic Cytopathology cases West Herts

Five cases, variously involving diagnostic cytopathology, integrated cellular pathology and rapid onsite evaluation to be presented by both cellular pathologists (including trainees) and biomedical science staff.

The cases will hopefully illustrate morphological interpretation and diagnostic challenges as well as correlation of cytopathology, histopathology and radiology for educational and diagnostic purposes and how decisions in real time can improve patient outcomes

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