19th Meeting of the European Association for Haematopathology

On behalf of the European Association for Haematopathology (EAHP) and the Society for Hematopathology (SH), as chair of the local organising committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to Edinburgh, Scotland, for the 19th Meeting of the EAHP. This will be held from 29 September to 4 October 2018 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). The EICC is a state of the art purpose built conference facility situated in the heart of the city, close to numerous excellent hotels, amenities and sites of interest.

An exciting, interdisciplinary programme is planned to include an Educational Session, together with Bone Marrow and Lymphoma Symposia and Workshops. The latest scientific discoveries pertinent to the themes of the meeting will be highlighted and related to practical issues in diagnostic Haematopathology. Internationally renowned speakers will deliver Keynote and Topic Lectures, as well as the ever-popular ‘Meet the Professor’ sessions. There will be an abstract submission and selection process, giving the opportunity for delegates to showcase their recent research as platform presentations or poster displays and discussion.

CME-Continuing Medical Education will be provided.

Edinburgh is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Europe with a unique atmosphere. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is steeped in history and filled with many ancient buildings, yet combines this with the sights, sounds and tastes of a diverse, vibrant, modern city. The local organising committee is working hard to provide an exciting social programme that will introduce you to some of what Edinburgh has to offer. Edinburgh is a compact city, easy to explore on foot. Tours and social events will also be available to help participants more fully experience the city and surrounding areas.

I am confident that this meeting will be an outstanding event, both professionally and socially.

Updates on the congress will be regularly provided on the homepage.

“Ceud Mìle Fàilte”

John Goodlad
Chair local organiser

On behalf of the organising committee

Edinburgh Haematopathology Tutorial 2017

The Edinburgh Haematopathology Tutorial takes place annually and is designed to provide a practical approach to different topics in Haematopathology. This year’s tutorial explores the relevance of phenotype and genotype in lymphoma diagnosis, with particular emphasis on aspects relevant to the updated WHO classification of Haematological Malignancy. Various areas of lymphoma pathology will be addressed, each area having a common genotypic or phenotypic theme. These will include:

  • Lymphomas with a T-follicular helper phenotype
  • Lymphoproliferations with a natural killer cell phenotype
  • Implications of a cytotoxic phenotype
  • Prevalence and significance of MYC-expression and MYC-gene abnormalities, including the double hit/triple hit saga
  • Relevance of CD30 expression in lymphomas
  • Lymphomas with plasmablastic features

A unique feature of the Edinburgh Haematopathology Tutorial is the case orientated format. The two-day course is divided into sessions ranging from 2 to 4 hours. There may be an introductory lecture to each session, but the main focus of teaching will centre on presentation and discussion of illustrative cases, around 40 in total over the two days. Prior to the meeting, participants will be able to view digitally scanned slides (H&E sections and selected Immunohistochemical stains) of each case via a remote server. During the meeting, the Tutors will use these cases to highlight and discuss specific areas relevant to the topic being presented. The atmosphere is informal, and delegates are encouraged to interact with the tutors in order to maximise the learning experience for all attendees. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have been updated on a broad range of problem areas pertinent to extranodal lymphoma and be equipped with a practical approach to resolving difficult diagnostic dilemmas as they are encountered in routine practice.

 

GUEST TUTORS

Our guest tutors are all internationally renowned in their field and this year include:

 

  • Ayoma Attygalle

 

  • Stephan Dirnhofer

 

  • Yashoda Natkunam

 

COURSE MATERIALS

Electronic copies of all case discussions and lectures will be made available after the course. The cases will also remain available for viewing for two months after the close of the meeting, allowing delegates to revisit them and reinforce learning points at their convenience.

 

The course is suited to practicing Haematopathologists, as well as Pathologists with an interest in Haematopathology or lymphoma diagnosis and Pathologists in training.

 

Approval for 14 CPD credits is currently being obtained from the Royal College of Pathologists.

Attendance is limited to 80 participants