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Colorado Society  of Histotechnology
Spring Symposium, Denver CO
University of Colorado Health Science Center
March 4, 2000


7:30 am  -  8:00 am

		Dennison Auditorium

8:00 am - 9:30 am
		Microwave Technology,  Steven Slap, MA, M.Phil, Energy Beam
Sciences, Inc., MA
			The lecture will discuss how microwaves work,
explore the applications to which microwave ovens can be put to use in the
Histology Lab and identify its limitations and potential safety hazards.

9:30 am  -  10:00 am

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Online Classes
		Steven Slap, MA, P.Phil., Patsy Ruegg, HT(ASCP)
	Presentation of  histology related classes to be offered online in a
new outreach program sponsored by NSH

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Legal Issues Surrounding Autopsies,  Mark D. Orton, MD
 A case based review  of Colorado law regarding autopsies.

11:30 am  -  12:30 p.m.

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Business Meeting

1:00 pm  -  2:30 pm
		Characterization of Tumors and Tissue Elements by Paraffin
Section Immunohistochemistry,  Richard W. Brown, MD
		This workshop is designed to provide histotechnologists
performing immunohistochemical stains on a routine basis with a better
understanding of antibodies which can be applied to paraffin sections and
the ways in which they are used for diagnosis.  Included in the discussion
will be commonly utilized markers for carcinomas, leukemia/lymphoma, soft
tissue tumors, and primary brain tumors as well as newer "tumor specific"
markers, prognostic markers, and antibodies to infectious agents.  Specific
areas of discussion for each group of antibodies include 1) the antigen
identified and its distribution in both normal and neoplastic tissue, 2)
antibody-specific technical factors, and 3) cellular localization of both
true positive and potential false positive staining.

Classroom 'B'

7:30 am -  8:00 am

8:00 am  -  9:00 am
	Breast Cancer Research,   John McGinley
		This presentation will focus on a new animal model developed
by Dr. Henry J.Thompson at AMC Cancer Research Center in Denver. This model
is considerably shorter than conventional models.  In addition, it gives
breast cancer  researchers the opportunity to study both premalignant and
malignant lesions, similar to those occurring in humans. The model can be
used to study mammary development, carcinogenesis and is ideal for rapid
screening of chemopreventive agents, i.e. tamoxifen, vorozole, retinoic
acid, etc. Topics for discussion will range from rodent necropsy and mammary
gland whole mount preparations to immunohistochemistry and image analysis.
The importance of proper and consistent histologic technique will be
addressed  as well as challenges faced by histotechs in a research setting.

9:00 am  -  9:30 am
	Break in the exhibitor area

9:30 am  -  10:30 am
	Hot Topics in  Breast  Pathology: Histotechnologists as Crucial
Members of  the Breast Diagnostic Team, Meenakshi Singh, MD
				The talk will have a clinical component that
will focus on Sentinal node biopsy, Her-2-neu and ER/PR receptors and will
emphasize the crucial role that the histotechnologist plays as a member of
the breast diagnostic team.  The second component will include a comparison
of the pathology of mammary lesions in an experimental model with human
breast lesions.

10:30 am   -  11:30 am
		Rapid Diagnosis of Viral Infections for the 2000's,
Chris Robinson, MD

11:30 am  -  12:30 pm
	Lunch in th exbibitor area

12:30 p.m.  -  1:00 p.m.
	Business meeting

1:00 p.m.  - 2:00 p.m.
		Hospital vs Physician vs Insurance Billing: The True Chaos
Theory  Jackie Driscoll, MT(ASCP)
			Understand the relationship between all the involved
parties in billing and reimbursement issues.

2:00 pm  -  2:30 pm

2:30 pm  - :3:30 pm
		Billing/CPT4codes/ICDP codes/007 codes and Corporate
Compliance,  Barbara Davies, HT(ASCP)
			Feel overwhelmed with understanding the billing
process? Is it clear as mud? Diagnosis and billing codes will be presented,
as well as some practical guidelines.

		Contact Patsy Ruegg for more information and a registration

		Patsy Ruegg
		Path. Dept. B216
		4200 9th Ave.
		Denver, CO 80262
		303-315-5310 or

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