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The COVID-19 pandemic: Implications for the cytology laboratory

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A Webinar will take place on Tuesday 8-9pm GMT.

This review paper from the Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology provides an assessment of the current state of knowledge about the disease and its pathology, and the potential presence of the virus in cytology specimens.

It also discusses the measures that cytology laboratories can take to function during the pandemic, and minimize the risk to their personnel, trainees and pathologists. In addition, it explores potential means to continue to educate trainees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is also a learning opportunity in the form of a Webinar which in BST time will be 8-9pm on Tuesday 31st March 2020 with the author Stefan E. Pambuccian, MD Vice Chair of Faculty Development Loyola University Medical Center Maywood, Illinois.