Lab Diagnostics

Haematology

registration open

 

19.09.2022 – 23.09.2022

TBA

Online Course

EURO 2.150.-*

EURO 2.050.-* (early registration deadline: 4.4.2022)

* additional mandatory 50 euro eLibrary fee will be applied

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Program Director/Principal Course Master:

Francesco Cian (DipECVCP),

Course Masters:

Paola Cazzini (DipACVP)
Kate Baker (DipACVP)
Emma Hooijberg (DipECVCP)
Majank Seth (DipACVIM)
Barbara Rutgen (DVM, PhD)
Marco Pesaresi (DVM)

Course Overview

This online course will cover all aspects of haematology from the pre-analytical phase (sample collection, choice of instruments, quality control) to the analytical phase (blood sample analysis, blood smear preparation and examination). Large part of the course will be dedicated to the microscopic examination of all blood components (red blood cells, leukocytes, platelets) with a very practical approach, including diagnostic approach to anaemia. Day 4 will be entirely dedicated to myelo and lymphoproliferative disorders, including advanced diagnostic techniques (flow cytometry, PARR) that are often needed to confirm and/or refine a diagnosis of leukaemia. There will also be space to discuss coagulation disorders, blood typing, and transfusion medicine, which are all topics of major clinical relevance.

Similarly to the other courses, every day the participants will be presented with haematology cases to solve and digital blood smears to look at in order to put in practice what they learned during the course. Digital haematology gives you the same experience as being in front of the microscope and is the best way to learn haematology from home.

Course program (online live sessions)

Monday, 19/09/22
09:00 – 09:45 Welcome, presentation of the course and its structure Cian
09:45 – 10:45 Pre-analytical phase, haematology analyzers,
quality control, common errors in haematology Hooijberg
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 Pre-analytical phase, haematology analysers,
quality control, common errors in haematology Hooijberg
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 14:45 Blood smear examination: how to make it and how to read it! Cian
14:45 – 15:45 Red Blood cell morphology Baker
15:45 – 16:30 Projected / digital haematology cases Baker
Tuesday, 20/09/22
09:00 – 09:30 Familiarizing with digital software Cian
09:30 – 10:30 Leukocytes morphology Cazzini
10:30 – 11:00 Platelets morphology Cazzini
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15 Haematology assignments
12:15 – 12:45 Haematology assignments – solutions and discussion of cases
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Regenerative anaemias Baker
15:30 – 17:00 Non regenerative anaemias Baker
Wednesday, 21/09/22
09:00 – 10:15 Haematology assignments
10:15 – 11:00 Haematology assignments – solutions and discussion of cases
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Q&A
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 14:45 Infectious agents in haematology Hooijberg
14:45 – 16:30 Blood typing and principles of transfusion medicine Seth
Thursday, 22/09/22
09:00 – 10:30 Lymphoid and myeloid leukaemias: classification and diagnosis Rütgen
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Advanced diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of myelo
Lymphoproliferative disorders – flow cytometry and PARR Rütgen
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 14:15 Q&A
14:15 – 15:00 Projected haematology cases Baker
15:00 – 16:15 Haematology assignments
16:15 – 17:00 Haematology assignments – solutions and discussion of cases
Friday, 23/09/22
09:00 – 10:30 Coagulation – Part 1 Pesaresi
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Coagulation – Part 2 + Clinical cases Pesaresi
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 14:15 Q&A
14:15 – 15:30 Haematology assignments
15:30 – 16:30 Haematology assignments – solutions and discussion of cases

Case discussion (online live sessions)

TBA