41ST EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF CYTOLOGY
Hotel Melia CastillaMadrid, SPAIN Visit the Venue to read more
On behalf of the European Federation of Cytology Societies (EFCS) and the Spanish Society of Cytology (SEC), I am honoured to invite you to the 41st European Congress of Cytology, to be held in Madrid, Spain, from 10-13th of June 2018. This ECC meeting intends to turn into a fruitful and stimulating encounter for professionals in the field of cytology, from all Europe and beyond. It will be an opportunity to share and communicate scientific advances.
The scientific programme will address traditional as well as challenging innovative aspects of cytopathology and interactive methodologies. It will include symposia covering morphology, new disease classifications, reporting guidelines, cervical cancer screening programmes, HPV assessment, molecular techniques and targeted therapies, quality assurance, technical and formative aspects in cytotechnology and cytopathology. It will also feature slide seminars and practical microscopic and non-microscopic workshops, video microscopy tutorials and roundtable discussions to promote debates. This program, together with the information shared through poster and platform presentations, will help us to update cytopathologists and cytotechnologists on the current practice of cytopathology.
In consonance with a positive environmental effort, we will embrace a paperless philosophy for the upcoming meeting and no handouts will be distributed on-site!. However, all information will be electronically available online prior to the meeting. For a period of time, most session materials and images will also be electronically available for the attendees after the meeting. Impressed copies of the handout will be ready upon request of the attendees.
Simultaneous translation will be available for Spanish-speaking attendees.
The venue, Hotel Meliá Castilla, one of the largest hotels in Europe, is strategically located in the city center with excellent access to and from any part of the city.
I look forward to meeting you in Madrid, and to enjoy together this exciting event.
Welcome to the 41st ECC meeting!
President of the Organising Committee
Lukas Bubendorf (Switzerland)
Edmund S. Cibas (USA)
Andrew Field (Australia)
Chris JLM Meijer (The Netherlands)
Ritu Nayar (USA)
José Palacios (Spain)
Fernando Schmitt (Portugal)
Peter JF Snijders (The Netherlands)
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Hotel Meliá Castilla ****
Calle del Poeta Joan Maragall, 43
Tel: (34) 91 5675000
Fax: (34) 91 5675051
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Strategically located in the city center with excellent access to and from any part of the city. Next to Paseo de la Castellana, the Real Madrid football stadium and the Golden Mile. Spacious, comfortable, soundproofed, outward-facing and bright rooms and certified as a cardio-protected area. Large capacity car park in the building. Convention Centre with magnificent and innovative facilities.
More than 7,000 m2 of meeting space makes the Meliá Castilla one of the largest hotels in Europe.
Due to its location and facilities, the Melia Castilla is chosen for meetings. Only 15 minutes from Madrid Barajas airport.
Abstract submission deadline 2018-03-01
There will be 2 types of presentation: Oral communication and Poster presentation. Author(s) must indicate the thematic area that best suits their papers. Each abstract must include a correct description of objectives, material and methods, results and conclusions, so that the Scientific Committee of the Congress can make a correct review.
HPV cervical screening
Lymph Node Cytology
Head and Neck Cytology (excluding Thyroid)
Molecular and Immunocytochemistry
Soft Tissue Cytopathology
Lung Cytology and Mediastinum
Gastrointestinal Cytology (including pancreas)
Training and teaching
All abstracts should be submitted and presented in English. Use clear language, avoiding complex characters or formulas difficult to undertand.
Abstracts review and notifications
After the review by the scientific committee, authors will be notified about results by March 5, 2018. If an abstract is accepted, the presenting author must register and pay the registration fee before April 15, 2018. Abstracts of non- registered authors will not be published.
Authors Registration: April 15, 2018
For accepted abstracts, at least the presenting author must be registered at the Congress before April 15, 2018. Co-authors may also register.
Abstracts must be sent through the Congress online platform.
During the abstract submission process, presenting authors must be clearly identified providing contact details (email required).
Author(s) must select the topic that best suits their paper.
Abstract cannot exceed in any case the 300 words. This does not include the abstract title, authors and their affiliations and references. Larger abstracts will not be admitted.
No graphs, tables or diagrams are to be included in the abstract submission.
A maximum of 3 abstracts can be submitted by the same first author.
All abstracts will be reviewed by at least two members of the Congress Scientific Committee. Final consideration will be of the Congress Scientific Committee.
In order to have the abstracts included in the final programme all presenting authors must register for the Congress before April 15, 2018.
For accepted abstracts, the presenting authors are required to be in attendance at their oral/poster sessions (allocated by the Congress organization).
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