Haematology Conference

Overview

To discuss the role of laboratory testing and interpretations to aid in the diagnosis, staging, and prognosis of patients with haematologic malignancies and solid tumours

Key Topics

  • Problems in the coagulation laboratory
  • Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis, detection and significance
  • Future of transfusion medicine
  • Quality assurance in haematology
  • Blood groups and migration

Chairs

Dr Eloísa UrrechagaConsultant for Medical Laboratory, Hospital Galdakao-Usansolo, Vizcaya, Spain

Dr Jose Antonio Garcia Erce, Director, Blood and Tissue, Bank of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

09:15

Opening remarks from the chair:

Dr Eloísa Urrechaga, Consultant for Medical Laboratory, Hospital Galdakao-Usansolo, Vizcaya, Spain

Dr Jose Antonio Garcia Erce, Director, Blood and Tissue Bank of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

SESSION 1

09:30

Extended hemogram: keeping donors in good health

    Dr Eloísa Urrechaga, Consultant for Medical Laboratory, Hospital Galdakao-Usansolo, Vizcaya, Spain

10:00

Anaemia diagnostics

Dr Margreet Schoorl, Manager of Hematology, Coagulation & Flowcytometry, Department for Clinical Chemistry, Haematology and Immunology, Northwest Clinics, Alkmaar, The Netherlands

10:30

PBM: The Italian experience

    Dr Giancarlo Maria Liumbruno, Director, Centro Nazionale Sangue, Rome, Italy

11:00 Visit Exhibition


SESSION 2

11:30

Update on detection of antiphospholipid antibodies

Dr Gary Moore, Consultant Biomedical Scientist, Head of Diagnostic Haemostasis & Thrombosis Laboratory, Viapath, London, UK

12:00

Infectious diseases and transfusion safety: New threats, new technologies

Dr Silvia Sauleda, Chief, Transfusion Transmissible Disease, Spanish Society of Transfusion; Transfusion Safety Lab, Banc de Sang i Teixits, Barcelona, Spain

12:30

Modern tools in oncological pathology: Blood as well as tissue

Prof. Kai Gutensohn, Managing and Medical Director, Branch North and aescuLabor Hamburg

amedes Group, Germany 

13:00 Visit Exhibition


SESSION 3

14:00

Management of preoperative iron deficiency in surgical patients

Prof Manuel Munoz, Perioperative Transfusion Medicine, School of Medicine Málaga, Spain


SESSION 4

15:00

Updates in morphology

Dr Anna Merino, Senior Consultant, Core Lab, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain

15:30

Artificial Intelligence and the complete blood count

Laura Bigorra López, Clinical Pathologist, Core Hematology, Synlab, Barcelona, Spain

 

16:00 End of Conference

CHAIRS:

Dr Eloísa Urrechaga, Consultant for Medical Laboratory, Hospital Galdakao-Usansolo, Vizcaya, Spain

Dr Jose Antonio Garcia Erce, Director, Blood and Tissue Bank of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain


SPEAKER FACULTY:

Dr Anna Merino, Senior Consultant, Core Lab, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain

Dr Gary Moore,
Consultant Biomedical Scientist, Head of Diagnostic Haemostasis & Thrombosis Laboratory, Viapath, London, UK

Dr Giancarlo Maria Liumbruno,
Director, Centro Nazionale Sangue, Rome, Italy

Prof. Kai Gutensohn,
Managing and Medical Director, aescuLabor Hamburg and Branch North, Amedes Group, Germany

Laura Bigorra López, Clinical Pathologist, Core Hematology, Synlab, Barcelona, Spain


Prof Manuel Munoz,
Perioperative Transfusion Medicine, School of Medicine, Málaga, Spain


Dr Margreet Schoorl, Manager of Hematology, Coagulation & Flowcytometry, Department for Clinical Chemistry, Haematology and Immunology, Northwest Clinics, Alkmaar, The Netherlands

Dr Silvia Sauleda, Chief, Transfusion Transmissible Disease, Spanish Society of Transfusion; Transfusion Safety Lab, Banc de Sang i Teixits, Barcelona, Spain