An Opportunity for You to Tell Your Favorite Cytology Story
Guest Blogger – Rosemary Tambouret, MD
Co-Chair, Public Affairs and Advocacy Committee
We need your help in spreading the word on the value of cytology to the general public and to our colleagues in other medical specialties; therefore, we have begun a new program that we hope you will embrace enthusiastically.
In January 2016, each ASC Committee was tasked by Dr. Wojick with selection of an initiative to focus on during the year. Since one of the Public Affairs and Advocacy Committee charges is to provide information on cytopathology to the public, we decided to ask each committee member to write an essay on some aspect of cytology important to them. On reflection, we thought why not open this creative challenge to all ASC members. And to really get your creative side revved up, in lieu of an essay, submit a poem, a slide show or a short video about you and cytology. A haiku verse might work for you, or how about a short animated movie? The piece can be serious or light hearted, you be the judge. Here are some topics just to get you thinking:
• Experiences with even an oblique tie to cytology
• How being a cytologist has expanded your world
• Interactions with patients and/or clinicians linked your work as a cytologist
• Episodes in the FNA clinic
• How your career in cytology began and developed.
Here is an example of a Haiku verse:
Switch on the light bulb
Swirl the knob to focus so the
Cells can tell their story
We will publish the works in print or on the Web site for professionals and for the general public. Wouldn’t it be great to do a Google search on cytology and have your creation pop up?
All entries will be displayed on the ASC Web site and the best will be honored at the Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. The very best will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes.
We look forward to your creation!