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 info@globalconferencesupport.com. 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.



Modena, September 6-9, 2016

Course Directors: J. Paul Robinson, Andrea Cossarizza

The 6th Modena Advanced Course in Cytometry, organised under the auspices of the Italian Society of Immunology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology (SIICA) is aimed at researchers who have good skills in using cytometry and want to improve their knowledge and learn new technologies. Led by teachers who are among the top international experts in the field, the 6th Modena Advanced Course in Cytometry is also a great opportunity for meeting and networking with colleagues from around the world.

The 6th Modena Advanced Course in Cytometry is organised under the auspices of the Italian Society of Immunology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology (SIICA).

Registration fees: Members of the Societies SIICA, EFIS and ISAC: € 300.00; non-members: € 400.00
(Inclusive of course dinner, coffee breaks and lunches. Not included: travel and accommodation)

SIC 2016: RBCs, Platelets and Immature Erythroid / Megakaryoblastic Disorders

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The Workshop will take place at the
Casa Convalescència located at the historical site of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. The Casa de Convalescència, one of the last great works of Catalan Modernism, forms part of the complex of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. The complex was designed in the late 19th century to alleviate the shortage of hospital space in Barcelona. The hospital of Santa Creu, dating from 1401 and situated in the old city centre (Casc Antic) had become obsolete due the city's growth and breakthroughs in medicine.

The building that houses the Casa Convalescència, the work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, is one the most outstanding and representative buildings of Catalan Modernism. This is the most ambitious work of an architect who has designed such striking buildings as the Palau de la Música Catalana, Casa Lleó i Morera, Fonda Espanya, Casa Fuster, Casa Navàs and Casa Thomas, among others.

Full workshop registration includes admission to all
SIC sessions, scientific tutorials, commercial exhibits, commercial tutorials, refreshment breaks, opening reception and the closing reception.


· Disorders of Red Blood Cells
· Disorders of Megakaryocytes and Platelets
· Bone Marrow Aplasia
· Myelodysplastic Syndromes
· Chronic Myeloproliferative Diseases
· Myelodysplastic / Myeloproliferative diseases
· Acute Myeloid Leukemia

WI SIC 2016