EHA-SWG Scientific Meeting: Integrated approach to demanding hematological diagnoses, from MDS to leukemias
Dates: September 10-12, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Chair: MC Béné
Co-chair: G Zini
The EHA Scientific Working Group “Leukemia diagnosis: morphology and flow cytometry” and EHA organized a three day meeting as an in-depth exploration of the major hematopoietic disorders associated with cytopenia or hyperleukocytosis, and of the involvement of the different bone marrow series, combining morphology, flow cytometry and other diagnostic techniques to reach a proper diagnosis.
The objectives of this meeting were:
- To provide participants with a comprehensive approach of the diagnostic management of difficult hematological patients.
- To guide participants through the normal aspects of hematopoiesis, and related diagnostic issues, through practical cases of both morphology and flow. Emphasis was brought to practical situations as well as on the management of these diagnoses work-ups in the light of laboratory accreditation.
- To update the audience on clinical and therapeutic parts related to the diagnoses reached.
The meeting included interactive sessions with cases, listmodes and voting boxes for self-assessment of delegates. In addition, papers were presented and a dedicated round table was organized to provide room for discussion with patient organizations.
The meeting was designed as a continuing educational event, targeted at laboratory scientists, performing morphology examination and flow cytometry analysis, as well as young hematologists in training.
Participants of this meeting were eligible to receive one Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit point for every hour of accredited activity from the EBAH system.
A report of this meeting has been published and is now available here.
Day 1, Thursday, September 10
Day 2, Friday, September 11
Day 3, Saturday, September 12