Wisconsin Colposcopy Network Symposium

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

9:00am - 3:00pm

The registration period has closed for this event.



Registration open through 11/10/2017 11:00 AM EST


Please join HCET for the biennial Wisconsin Colposcopy Network Symposium on November 15, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Madison, WI. This event will provide the latest in colposcopy practice and knowledge, and is open to nurse practitioners, physicians, and other clinical staff who work in a public health setting providing women's health cancer screening and colposcopy services.

Please note that this event was originally scheduled for July 11, 2017, then cancelled and re-scheduled to November 15, 2017. Thank you for your understanding.


Patty Cason, RN, MS, FNP-BC, President of Envision SRH is a family nurse practitioner with a specialty in Gynecology. She has practiced for over 30 years in a wide variety of clinical settings and is an assistant clinical professor, lecturer and guest lecturer at the UCLA School of Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She is currently contracted by Essential Access Health; UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health; Contemporary Forums; Upstream Initiative; Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (Title X training center); California Department of Public Health Cancer Detection Section; Affiliates Risk Management (ARMS) for Planned Parenthood Federation; UCLA School of Nursing; JSI; and ContraMed. Ms. Cason is a clinical advisor and phase two and phase three investigator trainer for a new intrauterine contraceptive.

Dr. Michael Policar, MD, MPH currently serves as a clinical professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. From 2005 through 2014, he was medical director of UCSF Program Support and Evaluation for the Family PACT Program, the family planning and STI program operated by the California State Office of Family Planning. Between 1999-2005, Dr. Policar was vice president of Medical Affairs and chief medical officer of the NorthBay Healthcare System in Fairfield, CA, and in the preceding five years, served as Medical Director of the Partnership HealthPlan of California, also based in Fairfield, California, vice president for Medical Affairs at the Planned Parenthood Foundation of America, Inc., medical director of the Women's Health Center at San Francisco General Hospital, and medical director of Planned Parenthood of Alameda/San Francisco.

Dr. Daniel Kurtycz, MD is a professor (Clinical Health Sciences Faculty) in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI. Dr. Kurtycz is also the director of both the Preventative Disease Section, and of the School of Cytotechnology, at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.


Dr. Daniel Kurtycz, MD:

  1. Review LAST (Lower Anogenital Squamous Terminology)
  2. Discuss status of healthcare industry's detection of cervical cancer via HPV cells.
  3. Translate the pathologist's perspective on colposcopy.

Dr. Michael Policar, MD, MPH:

  1. Explore new strategies for post-treatment follow-up.
  2. Review current colposcopy treatment, techniques, and coding.
  3. Discuss vulvar lesions: vulvoscopy and vaginoscopy.

Patty Cason, RN, MS, FNP-BC:

  1. Discuss advanced practice nurse practitioner role and perspective on colposcopy, a service typically provided by a physician.
  2. Demonstrate how to counsel patients effectively and compassionately regarding a colposcopy diagnosis.

Support Provided By

Wisconsin Division of Public Health Women's Health-Family Planning and Reproductive Health Program and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.



Symposium Location & Lodging


Crowne Plaza Hotel Madison

4402 E. Washington Avenue

Madison, WI 53704




There is no registration fee for this event. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


This symposium is intended for nurse practitioners, physicians, and other clinical staff who work in a public health setting providing women's health cancer screening and colposcopy services.

Nursing Contact Hours

A total of 4.5 nursing contact hours will be available for this event.

Nursing : Contact Hours - 4.5

*Health Care Education and Training, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-410, 12/1/2018)

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