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CME Activities

Cervical Cytology Screening: New Clinical Management Guidelines *Credit Expired

Online CME Activity

This activity is no longer available for CME credit.

You may click the register now button to view the content, but will not be given an opportunity to claim credit.


There is no charge for this activity. 

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

Omnia Education, Inc.SM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Omnia Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Omnia Education estimates that participants will take 30 minutes to review the materials and participate in this activity.  Non-physicians may receive a certificate of participation for completing this activity. 

Instructions for Credit 

Review the following activity and complete the Pre-Survey and Post Survey and Activity Evaluation. There will be an opportunity at the conclusion of the activity evaluation for you to indicate how you would prefer to receive your certificate (email or mail).

Course Description

This web-based activity highlights The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Practice Bulletin Number 109 on cervical cytology screening; in particular, the faculty will review the evidence that supports recommendations regarding cervical cytology screening and HPV DNA testing in specific patient populations. 

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the continuing medical education needs of the practicing ob/gyns, family practice physicians, internal medicine physicians, general practice physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals with an interest in cervical cancer screening.

Learning Objectives 

  • Describe the current clinical guidelines and best practices for cervical cancer screening in all appropriate females
  • Implement an open and direct communication process with patients regarding the new guidelines for cervical cancer screening

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

To provide the highest quality of CME programming in compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Omnia Education requires that all faculty and planning committee members disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that produces healthcare goods or services. Omnia Education assesses conflict of interest with its faculty, planners, authors and reviewers of CME activities. Identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly reviewed and resolved by independent reviewers for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in the activity and patient care recommendations. Omnia Education is committed to providing its learners with high quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education. 

The following faculty have reported real or apparent conflicts of interest that have been resolved: 

Faculty Lecturer and Author

Mark Spitzer, MD
Chairman, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brookdale University Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
Professor, Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY

Financial Relationship Disclosure
Commercial Interest Speakers' Bureau: Merck & Co., Inc.
Consultant: Merck & Co., Inc.
Royalty: Elsevier
Ownership Interest: SABK


Lori A. Boardman, MD, ScM
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Financial Relationship Disclosure
No relationship reported

Thomas C. Wright, Jr., MD

Professor of Pathology
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University
New York, NY

Financial Relationship Disclosure
Consultant: Gen-Probe, GlaxoSmithKline,  Merck & Co., Inc.,
Roche Molecular Systems


Theresa Logan
Director of CME Content and Curricula
Omnia Education

Financial Relationship Disclosure
No relationship reported

Aimee Cancelliere
Director of CME Operations
Omnia Education

Financial Relationship Disclosure
No relationship reported

Sean T. Saunders, CCMEP
Director, CME Outcomes and Communications
Omnia Education

Financial Relationship Disclosure
No relationship reported

Ann Early
Senior Project Manager, Activity Planning
Omnia Education

Financial Relationship Disclosure
No relationship reported

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from QIAGEN Inc.

Original Release Date:

                                    February 15, 2010

Most Recent Review/Revision Date: 

     January 27, 2010

Expiration Date: 

                                                February 15, 2011

Steps to successfully completing this activity

To participate in this activity and receive credit, please follow the steps listed below.  Should you have any problems or questions, please call us at 800.889.4944.

Step 1:  Register for the activity by clicking the “Register Now!” button.  Omnia Education requires that you register prior to viewing online content.

Step 2:  Enter the information requested then click the “Register” button on the bottom of the screen.

Step 3:  You will be presented with a confirmation page, which will include a link to follow in order to immediately participate in the activity.  You will also be sent an email to the address with which you registered should you choose to participate in the activity at a later time.

Step 4:
  Click on the link on the confirmation page or in the confirmation email.  This will take you to the first page of a short Pre-Survey, which will assess your current knowledge on the subject being presented.

Step 5:
  Upon completing your review of the material, you will be presented with the Post-Survey and Activity Evaluation.  You will also be asked to claim your credits and provide us with instructions for sending you your certificate of participation.

***If you do not claim your credit(s), Omnia Education is unable to award you credit for participation in this activity.***

Step 6:  Three months after the completion of this CME activity, we will send you an email requesting your participation in an online survey.  This short survey will help us evaluate how healthcare professionals have changed their clinical practice as a result of participating in this activity.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Omnia Education presents this activity using basic internet formatting. We recommend the following hardware and software for best viewing:


  • Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Vista, or Macintosh OS X
  • Display resolution of 800 x 600 pixels or greater
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0

Other system configurations may work perfectly well, subject to your personal preferences. 

Disclosure Policy

To provide the highest quality of CME programming in compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Omnia Education requires that all faculty and planning committee members disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that produces health care goods or services.  We have obtained a completed disclosure forms for all faculty, reviewers and planners in order to inform the participants of any and all pertinent attested relationships. 


Opinions offered by the faculty are their viewpoints.  This presentation is not offered as defining a standard of care, nor is it intended to define an exclusive course of patient management.  Standards of medical care are determined on the facts and circumstances of individual patient profiles and this information is subject to change as scientific knowledge and advances in technology evolve. 

The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic decision making skills in applying or adopting any of the information provided here or by others for professional use. Links to other sites have been provided as non-exclusive additional sources of information on the subjects presented herein.  Once you elect to link to a site outside of Omnia Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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