The 2017 Indian Health Review and Update Colposcopy Course
This program will bring together superb faculty of nationally known experts in colposcopy and lower genital tract disease to provide a review and update of colposcopy, vulvar and vaginal disease, and human papillomavirus. New developments will be extensively covered including the HPV Vaccine, use of HPV, DNA testing, and the new ASCCP Guidelines.
Who Should Attend?
The program is targeted for IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian clinic providers, but all colposcopists are welcome. It’s ideal for gynecologists and primary care providers who do colposcopy. If colposcopy and the management of abnormal Pap tests is a part of your practice, this course is for you. It’s an ideal review for experienced colposcopists as well as novices still in their preceptorship, and for those preparing for the ASCCP Mentorship Exam.
At the conclusion of the courses, attendees should be better able to
• Discuss the role of HPV in the development of cervical pre-cancer and cancer.
• Review the epidemiology of cervical cancer in Indian country.
• Differentiate the typical cytologic, histologic, and colposcopic findings of the normal cervix from low-grade, high-grade, and malignant lesions of the cervix.
• Demonstrate appropriate locations for biopsy on images of cervices and list the evidence supporting taking of multiple biopsies.
• Outline the evaluation of the vulva and vagina for premalignant and benign conditions.
• Discuss appropriate management for women with varying degrees of abnormality of the cervix.
• Use the new ASCCP Guidelines to manage women with abnormal Pap tests and biopsies.
• Review the FDA’s recent approval of primary HPV screening.
• List the indications for and appropriate populations for anal cytology.
• Review the new ASCCP Standards for the practice of colposcopy including quality assurance measures.
• Discuss the effect of HIV on women (and men) with HPV disease.
• Update the benefits and risks of available HPV vaccines.