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Cytology get together – christmas edition


It has been a difficult year for all of us, but Christmas is approaching, and we all need a little bit of distraction and fun. Dr Kate Baker and I want to invite you to a special cytology rounds sessions with a Christmas twist. Join us online on Facebook on the 16th of DECEMBER at 2PM EST (7PM BST) and wear your Christmas jumper (or anything that makes you feel Christmassy). We have some nice cytology cases to share with you. And if you want to take part to the cyto challenge… take a picture of yourself in your Christmas jumper and tag us on Facebook and Instagram. #ChristmasCytology

(UPDATE) Below you will find the link to watch the cytology get together that Kate and I have prepared for you on December 16th at 2pm EST / 7pm BST. We are looking forward to seeing you there… and do not forget to wear with Christmas jumper and share your pictures on the socials! #cytologychristmas

All courses now avaliable ON DEMAND

All courses now avaliable ON DEMAND

All our cytology and haematology online courses are now available on demand! What does it mean? It means you can start them at any time and complete them at your own pace. You will have plenty of webinars, study material, diagnostic algorithms, an online forum to interact with the tutor and lots of digital cases that will give you the same experience as being in front of the microscope!

For more information and registrations, check the link below.


More summer events

More summer events

This month we have two cytology events that may interest you.

A series of skin cytology webinars and part of a DERMATOLOGY PROGRAM in collaboration with ESAVS-ASIA. 

Webinars are in English and single registrations are available (link).

On the 10th and 11th of August there is a two-day cytology course in collaboration with the British Society of Veterinary Pathology. Talks are in English and Portuguese depending on the speaker.

For more information and registrations, check this link.


Summer events

Summer events

This coming month, on top of our regular online courses, we have three daily events that may interest you and will keep you company during this Summer month. Details below. Enjoy!

(FREE) CYTOLOGY WEBINAR on the 6th of July (Italian language) on an interesting case of cerebrospinal fluid cytology in the dog.

Link to register: HERE

CYTOLOGY WEBINAR on the 15th of July (in English but doubled in Russian language) two talks on cytology of bone marrow (2h) and cytology of epithelial tumours (1h) in dogs and cats.

More info: HERE

VIRTUAL CONGRESS on the 11th of July (in English language) organised by VetCPD and covering different aspects of small animal medicine, including a talk on cytological examination of cavitary effusions in dogs and cats.

More info: HERE

New cytology course (in Italian)

(UPDATE) New cytology course in italian

Aggiornamento del 06/06/2020: il corso ha riscosso molto successo e sono terminati i posti. Abbiamo però deciso di organizzare una seconda edizione del corso dal 15 settembre al 15 ottobre 2020. [more info]


Vi presentiamo il primo corso online completo di citopatologia cutanea veterinaria che, grazie all’utilizzo della citologia digitale, vi permetterà di svolgere le esercitazioni come se foste davanti ad un microscopio.

Il corso è diviso in 5 moduli, per un totale di 14 lezioni, e vi insegnerà le corrette tecniche di campionamento, allestimento e colorazione dei preparati citologici, ma soprattutto vi aiuterà a riconoscere le caratteristiche citologiche delle più comuni lesioni infiammatorie e neoplastiche cutanee e sottocutanee del cane e del gatto. Nell’ultima parte vi fornirà anche delle indicazioni su come interpretare e scrivere un referto citologico e sulle tecniche diagnostiche avanzate talvolta necessarie quando una diagnosi citologica definitiva non è possibile. Il corso è arricchito inoltre da utili algoritmi diagnostici che rappresentano un valido aiuto nell’esame del preparato citologico e nella sua interpretazione.

I video delle lezioni saranno accessibili in modalità on demand H24 e, al termine del corso, verrà organizzata una Live Session di domande su ZOOM con il relatore per chiarire dubbi e porre domande.


Free cytology webinar

Free diagnostic webinar

Free cytology webinar

During the last few years, lots of colleagues have expressed desire to know more about advanced diagnostic techniques such as cytochemistry,  mmunocytochemistry, cell blocks, flow cytometry and PARR. We are pleased to announce that Dr Brett Stone (DipACVP) will give a free online lecture for all on us on our Facebook page (link) on Tuesday 19th of May. More details to follow. Stay tuned!

Digital Cytology has landed!

Digital cases veterinary cytology

Digital cytology has landed!

We are proud to be the first in the world 🌎 to introduce digital cytology in our online cytology courses, as collaboration between VetCPD and Lacuna Diagnostics.

Digital cytology allows you to visualise and navigate through the smears at the computer having the same experience and freedom as sitting in front of the microscope. This feature has recently been introduced as diagnostic tool in a few veterinary diagnostic laboratories all around the world but so far, has never been used as a teaching tool for vets 🧑‍🏫 and we are very proud to be the first to do this. 🎉 

By joining our online courses (on top of the webinars, study material and live forum), you will have access to a selection of digital slides and will be able to look at them at the computer in full freedom 👩‍💻, as if you are in front of the microscope. 🔬 You just need a computer, internet connection and a link that we will provide you, no additional programs or complicated instructions, easy peasy! You will be the one choosing which areas of the slide to look at, which magnification to use, which cells to consider and which elements to ignore etc… This is the best practical way to learn cytology as, when solving cases from static pictures, you are biased by the selection the pathologist has made. By doing this, we will recreate what happens in real life and you will become more confident 💪 for when it will be time to go back to the microscope in real life. 🔬 After you looked at these digital cases, you will have the opportunity to watch a recorded video guided solution I have prepared for you.

I hope you will enjoy this new feature and you are excited, as we are, to try this for the first time in an online course. 🎉

How does a digital smear look like? Have a sneak peek below.

How does a video recorded presentation of a case look like? Click here.

How can I join these online courses? it is very easy… just one CLICK away!