This annual event is an update for pathologists and BMS working in Cytopathology. It will provide an overview of RCPath documents relevant to cytopathology that have been written or revised this year. The recently proposed International terminology for reporting serous fluid samples will be presented. There is also a session dedicated to cytotechnology and molecular testing.  

Please note that these events have proved very popular in the past and have become fully booked in a very short space of time, so please book early via our website to avoid disappointment.





09.15 Registration and refreshments
10.00 Welcome and introduction
Short presentations

10.05 RCPath Tissue Pathways for Diagnostic Cytopathology -  Dr Paul Cross
10.20 Workload guidance for Cytopathology - Dr Gareth Rowlands
10.35 ROSE and reporting diagnostic cytopathology by BMS - Dr Anthony Maddox
10.50 Cytopathology training: challenges and opportunities - Dr Louise Smart
11.15 Lecture - The International system for reporting serous fluid cytopathology - Dr Ashish Chandra
11.45 Lunch

Chair- Dr Anthony Maddox

12.45 Cytopreparatory techniques including cell blocks - Ms Nadira Narine
13.15 Molecular diagnostics - Mr Robbie Wilson TBC
13.45 Refreshments

Trainees session
Chair-Dr Paul Cross and Dr Louise Smart

Case presentations and audits to cover the following topics Serous Fluids, Salivary gland and EBUS cytology
14.15 Serious Fluids- Dr Ryan Canning
14.35 Salivary Gland- Dr Conrad Hayes
14.55 Salivary Gland- Dr Lauren D'Sa
15.15 EBUS- Ms Leonie Gliski
15.35 EBUS- Mrs Teresa Russel
15.55 EBUS- Dr Emma O'Hare
16:15 Close

Registration Fees

Online rates

Members £198.00

Concessional £106.00 - Includes trainees, BMS, non-consultant Clinical Scientists, retired & nurses

Non-members £275.00

Offline rates (payments via cheque/invoice or on the day payments)

Members £233 

Concessions £139 - Includes trainees, BMS, non-consultant Clinical Scientists, retired & nurses

Non-members £306


To be held at the Royal College of Pathologists, 6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT.



  • Dr Paul Cross

    Consultant Cellular Pathologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

    Paul is the President of the British Association for Cytopathology and is currently a Consultant Cellular Pathologist, reporting both histology and a wide range of cytology. Paul has over 35 years of experience in pathology, and have a main interest in gynaecological pathology, cervical cytology and diagnostic cytology. He has 85+ published papers and several book chapters, and have contributed to or led on the production of numerous cytology guidances in the UK. Paul has helped develop the UK NEQAS diagnostic cytology technical EQA scheme, and is now helping develop a digital cytology interpretative EQA scheme also. He has been lead on several RCPath Cytology guidance documents, including the Tissue Pathways for diagnostic Cytopathology document.

  • Nadira Narine

    Clinical and Biomedical Scientist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

    Nardira is a consultant Biomedical Scientist in the cytology department of Manchester Foundation Trust. She reports on both cervical and non gynaecological cytology and also lead the cytology section of the Urology MDT.