ESCCA 2016


ESCCA 2016 will start on Sunday 11 September and will end on Wednesday 14 September at 17.30 hrs.

Education programme

On Sunday and Monday morning, 3 concurrent education programmes are scheduled. Pre-registration via the online registration form for 1 education programme is compulsory. .

A - Advanced Hemato-Oncology

The latest knowledge in the fields of acute leukemia, chronic lymphoproliferative disorders, plasma cell malignancies, chronic myeloid malignancies and myeloproliferative neoplasms, mydelodysplastic syndromes, red cell disorders and PNH will be provided by 12 internationally renowned hematopathologists. Speakers will each offer a 35 minute lecture detailing the key advances in their field of hemato-oncology that impact clinical cytometry.These sessions are suitable for experienced cytometrists with a good level of background knowledge.

B - Clinical Diagnostic Cytometry

The key clinical, scientific and technical issues in diagnostic cytometry will be reviewed by speakers with a focus on the practical approaches used in different expert centres. The programme will combine lectures with more interactive approaches including data analysis, Q&A and quizzes. These sessions are directed towards scientists and technicians wishing to gain a greater knowledge of the role of cytometry in diagnostics. Maximum number of participants is 80, divided over 2 groups (the same programme will be run twice in parallel sessions; teachers will rotate).

C - Advanced Immunology

An advanced approach to the immunophenotypic and functional characterization of innate and adaptive immune cells will be illustrated by internationally recognised scientists working on macrophages and dendritic cells, innate lymphoid cells, NK cells, B and T lymphocytes. These sessions are directed towards advanced cytometrists with a good level of immunological background, who wish to update and expand their competencies in translational and experimental Immunology.

Meet the Experts

During the breaks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday you have the opportunity to meet an expert during the Meet The Expert sessions scheduled during the lunch breaks. More information including the names of the experts will be announced soon.

Junior Cytometrists - poster presentations

Junior cytometrists have the opportunity to present their accepted poster abstract in a short presentation of max. 5 minutes with 2-3 slides. The pesentations will be scheduled in a plenary session on Sunday 11 September at 18.00 hrs. The ESCCA Board will be present to give advice and feedback. A maximum of 12 slots are available. To apply please send your CV to the Conference Organisers at Deadline for the application is 7 July 2016.

Best Oral Abstract Presentations & Best Poster Presentations

The 3 best oral abstracts will be selected for presentation in the Best Oral Presentations session on Wednesday morning. One of the presenters will be selected for the ESCCA Best Oral Award.

The best poster will be selected by the delegates on-site.

The winners will be announced in the ESCCA Award Session on Wednesday afternoon and will be awarded with to a free registration for the 2017 Conference.

Joint sessions UK NEQAS

On Wednesday afternoon UK NEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping is hosting some joint sessions. All ESCCA Conference delegates are welcome to attend as the content is informative for all clinical cytometrists!

Session highlights include: 'The Future of Minimal Residual Disease Testing in Leukaemia', 'Disease monitoring using cellular or molecular methods', 'Update on UK NEQAS Leucocyte Immunophenotyping MRD programmes','UK NEQAS Leucocyte Immunophenotyping Focus Session', 'UK NEQAS Leucocyte Immunophenotyping program developments, and ‘Liam's Laboratory Nightmares.

UK NEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping participants wishing to attend can register through the dedicated link they have received by email from UK NEQAS.