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BAC Spring Tutorial 2023

18th March 2023 Hodgkin Building, Guys Hospital, London SE1 1UL

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BAC Spring Tutorial Saturday 18th March 2023

The BAC are delighted to announce the programme for the Spring Tutorial 2023, which will be held in person at Guy’s Hospital, London. The tutorial will incorporate a series of talks in the morning with microscopy workshops in the afternoon.

The first presentation by Philippa Pearmain will focus on the interpretation and categorisation of cervical cytology slides for invasive cervical cancer audit. 

The slide workshop will provide participants the opportunity to review and categorise cancer audit cases followed by a discussion session on how standardised the categorisations are and may be of particular interest to anyone undertaking slide reviews in cervical cytology.

The following presentations are on diagnostic cytopathology. The presentation by Prof. Danijela Vrdoljak-Mozetič will focus on cytology of the peritoneal serous fluid in gynaecological oncology and Dr Maria Buttice is presenting on pancreaticobiliary cytopathology: diagnostic approach and reporting terminology. 

The diagnostic cytology microscopy workshop will cover a range of samples including serous fluids, biliary tract, head and neck and respiratory tract, providing a range of interesting cases for trainees as well as practicing pathologists and biomedical scientists to review.


09.30-10.00 Registration, coffee and welcome

10.00- 10.40 Invasive cervical cancer audit

Philippa Pearmain, Regional head of screening quality assurance (Midlands & East)/national cervical QA lead, NHS England - Screening QA Service

10.40-11.20 Cytology of the peritoneal serous fluid in gynaecological oncology.

Prof. Danijela Vrdoljak-Mozetič, Department of Pathology and Cytology, Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka, Croatia

11.20-12.00 Pancreaticobiliary cytopathology: diagnostic approach and reporting terminology.

Dr Maria Buttice, Consultant Pathologist, Guys & St Thomas’s Hospital

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-17.00 Microscopy slide workshops 

Cervical Cancer Audit slide review  

Diagnostic Cytology cases


BAC & IBMS members and trainee pathologists £100

Non-Members and qualified pathologists £120

Places are limited so please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.