Massachusetts Medical Society: Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical Cancer Screening Course

This course has expired and is available for content purposes only.

In 2012 a group of experts met to revise the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) Consensus Guidelines. The goal was to revise previously agreed on evidence-based consensus guidelines for managing women with abnormal cervical cancer screening tests. This included CIN (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia) and AIS (adenocarcinoma in situ) Previously the society had agreed on adopting cervical cancer screening guidelines for longer screening intervals and co-testing of HPV.

This CME activity is formatted into a series of four slide presentations that will explain the revised guidelines specifically for primary care practitioners.

Section 1: Background, Epidemiology & Preinvasive disease
Section 2: Terminology, Cytology & Pathology
Section 3: Techniques of Screening, Screening Guidelines & Special Screening Situations
Section 4: Techniques for Evaluation & Treatment of Preinvasive Disease

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the epidemiology of cervical cancer.
  • Explore the cytology and pathology of cervical cancer.
  • List screening options and provide supporting evidence for these options.
  • Summarize screening guidelines and special screening situations.


Annekathryn Goodman, MD
Assistant Director, Vincent Gynecologic Oncology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School

Course Fees:   Free

Course Credit:  2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ . Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Participants must pass an exam with a score of 70% or better to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credi t.™

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