EHA-ISHBT Hematology Tutorial 2020
The 4th EHA-ISHBT Hematology Tutorial on Hematological Disorders was held on February 28 and 29 in Chandigarh, India, and chaired by Prof John Gribben, Prof Neelam Varma and Prof Pankaj Malhotra.
EHA has a long-standing collaboration and scientific relationship with the Indian Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion. This includes annual joint symposia and various hematology tutorials, such as this one. Previous successful editions were organized in Kolkata (2014), Mumbai (2016) and Lucknow (2018).
This tutorial was organized for clinical hematologists, hemato-pathologists and fellows/post graduate residents in hematology and attended by 220 participants mainly from India, but also from neighboring SAARC countries such as Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, as well as the Philippines. EHA provided travel grants to support young hematologists from our partner societies in the Asian region to participate in the program.
The program focused on a wide variety of hematological disorders, addressing the needs of both laboratory and clinical hematologists by providing an integrated diagnostic and clinical work-up of the following disorders or topics (through live and webcasted presentations):
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- Ph-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
- Hematology practice in high-volume resource-constrained settings
- Inherited hemolytic / dyserythropoietic anemias (including thalassemia)
- Indolent lymphoproliferative disorders (marginal zone lymphoma, lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma, hairy cell leukemia)
- Bone marrow failure
The program consisted of lectures and clinical cases by the international faculty, and self-assessment cases by the national faculty from India. In addition, 45 abstracts were presented as posters and the best 10 abstracts were awarded with a prize at the closing ceremony of the tutorial.
EHA would like to thank ISHBT, the chairs, the faculty, the scientific program committee, partner societies and sponsors for their invaluable contribution to this excellent meeting.