In house cytology of skin masses- tips and tricks
Have you been frustrated by your cytology samples and getting the right cytologic diagnosis? Here is your opportunity to develop those skills. This webinar will outline the tips and tricks to getting a cytologic diagnosis. We will start with how to increase your chances of a diagnostic quality sample – covering sample collection and preparation. We follow with an outline of a systematic approach to evaluation of cytologic specimens – identifying inflammation versus neoplasia and criteria of malignancy, and categorization of neoplasia as epithelial, mesenchymal, round cell, and neuroendocrine. We will then explore some of the exceptions to our cytology rules and guidelines of when to seek out help from an expert. All complemented with lots of pictures of clinical cytology specimens.
Recording from 21.02.2019
Dr Natalie Courtman, BVSc MANZCVS MVS GCUT DipACVP
Natalie graduated from the University of Sydney and spent nine years in small animal practices in Australia and the UK before embarking on her pathology career at the Royal Veterinary College in the UK. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in clinical pathology, and has a Masters in Veterinary Clinical Studies from Murdoch University and membership of the ANZCVS in Small Animal Medicine and Pathobiology. She has worked in private veterinary laboratories and at the University of Melbourne training DVM students and residents. Her passion is helping vets and vet nurses find and understand the clues that will help them diagnose disease in their patients.