Dear colleagues, dear friends!
It is our great pleasure to invite you to come to Lovran from 23 to 26 April 2020 on behalf of the Croatian Society of Clinical Cytology and the Section for Analytical Cytology of the Croatian Medical Association and the Croatian Association of Cytotechnologists. We will share our experience, research and results from all fields of clinical and analytical cytology, as well as outline the future of cytology with the application of new, modern technologies. Particular attention will be given to cervical cytology and HPV testing and their combination in different cervical cancer screening modalities. We will discuss the application of uniform terminology in various areas of cytology, such as cytology of urine, thyroid, breast, salivary gland and effusion. The cytological specimen is the source of numerous, extremely important information at the morphological, cytogenetic and molecular levels, and we will show the application of such complex procedures upon which further therapy depends, for example, on pulmonary and haematological cytology. An important topic will be immunocytochemistry, whose usage on cytological specimens or cellblocks in everyday work is constantly increasing, either for the purpose of differential diagnosis or as predictive markers. The possibilities of cytology are endless, and we believe that our congress will be the place of new ideas and smart solutions.
We invite all clinical cytologists, residents, immunologists, cytogenetics, molecular biologists, cytotechnologists, pathologists, clinicians and all of you interested in cytology to join us. You are all welcome, from Croatia and the wider region. The congress is envisioned as a multi-day gathering of all participants, first in the scientific and professional part through plenary lectures, symposia, slide seminars, poster sections and workshops, and later by enjoying social events.
The time spent at the congress could be enriched by a visit to Kvarner, known for its tradition of health tourism and natural beauties and by enjoying interesting events offered by the neighbouring Rijeka, the European Capital of Culture 2020.
Take a few days, come to the picturesque Lovran where, with the scent of the sea and pines, we will live and think cytology.