Cytotechnology program celebrates 50th anniversary

Program is only one of its kind in Alabama.

The UAB School of Health Profession’s Cytotechnology Program, the only program of its kind in Alabama, celebrates its 50 year anniversary this summer. The event, held in concert with the Cytology Association of Alabama, is at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at The Club, located at 1 Robert S. Smith Drive in Birmingham.

The keynote speaker is renowned cytotechnology expert Marshall Austin, M.D., Ph.D., whose areas of research interest include cervical cancer screening, cervical neoplasia risk stratification modeling and risk management and new cervical screening technologies. Austin, a past president of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASCT), will discuss type I and type II cervical cancers, as well as targeted educational rescreening.

The event is a continuing education program open to all cytotechnologists, pathologists, gynecologists, pathology residents and cytotechnology students. Please contact Joanne Brock at jbrock@uab.edu or 205-934-1374 for more information.

The UAB Cytotechnology Program, which predates the establishment of UAB as a separate university, is one of 31 accredited programs in the nation, and one of only five that awards a master’s degree.

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