Payment can be made either by Credit card, Debit Card or Demand Draft.
Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of “Tata Memorial Hospital”, payable at
Mumbai. Net banking option is not available for this purpose.
Renewal charges have to be paid in December every year for the continuity of EQAS
membership for the next year.
If any laboratory / institute wishes to get more than one signatory evaluated, a sum of Rs.
2360/-(Rs. 2000/- + Rs. 360/- @18% GST) (Two Thousand and Three Hundred Sixty Rupees
only) per each additional signatory will be charged. Those interested may please send us
the details of the additional signatories (Name, Qualification, Designation, Email ID,
Mobile No.) as early as possible.
Only registered participant will be allowed to evaluate the slides. In the absence of
registered participant no other person will be allowed to evaluate the slides.
At the time of slide evaluation, separate evaluation forms should be sent by each
signatory if more than one signatory is registered for evaluation. The feedback for each
evaluation form will be provided separately.
EQAS Diagnostic Cytopathology is an annual program which starts by 1st January and ends
by 31st December every year. The program consists of circulating a set of actual cytology slides
(gynaec, non-gynaec and FNAC cases) among the participants. The pertinent clinical data and format
of evaluation is sent or to the registered email ID of the participant. After evaluation, the slide box is
to be couriered from one participant to another as per the schedule intimated to the participants.
At the time of evaluation, participants should NOT label the slides or should NOT put any
mark on the slide.
Since the same slide box is circulated to all the participants, it is absolutely necessary that
the slides should be evaluated within 2 working days of receipt of the same, so as to
maintain the continuity of the cycle among all participants in 1 year. The slide box has to be
transported carefully so that the glass slides remain intact. In case any participant receives
any glass slide in broken condition, kindly inform program co-ordinator immediately at
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and also the previous participant, so that the reason for the breakage
can be found out.
The list of participants will be formed as per geographical distribution of the labs to
facilitate fast transport. The reception of slide box and generating feedback reports will be completed within the same year. However, the time of receiving the slide box may
depend on the number of participant in the same year. Each participant will be intimated
the list of participants and tentative schedule of their turn.
Kindly note that the duly filled evaluation forms have to be returned to us by email
(email@example.com) within a period of 2 days of receiving the slide box. Delayed
evaluation forms may not be considered for the analysis and feedback.
During the cycle, (Jan-Dec 2020) if there is any change in the email id, Mobile No., name
and address of the participating lab and the signatory please inform us well in advance to
ensure the smooth transport of the slide box from one participant to another.
It has been observed that, the signatory of the lab / institute registered with us for the
EQAS often leaves the lab without proper hand over/take over with the new signatory,
resulting in unexpected delay. Therefore, all participants are requested to inform us any
change in the signatory, well in advance to prevent the logistics problems.
TMH-EQAS Cytopathology also includes regular CMEs for participants as an appropriate
corrective measure for the diagnostic errors. It offers the participant a platform not only to
assess professional competency among fellow participants but also provides opportunity to
update and share the knowledge and skills in the field of clinical cytopathology. The CME
program also aims to educate other practicing pathologists and cytotechnologists who are
not registered EQAS members.
Kindly mark your envelopes / email with "EQAS Diagnostic Cytopathology" while sending
any EQAS correspondence to TMH.
The feedback will be sent to the participant after the evaluation forms are received by us.
Lab Manager & Co-ordinator EQAS
Department of Cytopathology
Room No. 129, 5th floor, Annex Building
Tata Memorial Hospital
Dr. Ernest Borges Road, Parel (E)
Mumbai – 400 012
Phone: 022 24177000, Extn:4356/4350
E. mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any queries / suggestion kindly email at email@example.com
Looking forward to hear from you.
With warm regards
Dr. Kedar Deodhar Dr. Sangeeta B. Desai
Professor & Pathologist Professor & Head
In-charge Cytopathology Section & EQAS Diagnostic Cytopathology Department of Pathology
Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Centre Tata Memorial Centre