Tutorial on acute leukemia held in Istanbul

EHA-TSH Tutorial on Acute Leukemia | April 28-29, 2018 | Istanbul, Turkey

EHA and the Turkish Society of Hematology (TSH) partnered for the seventh time to organize a tutorial. Thirty-seven fellows of the TSH learned more about acute leukemia during the EHA-TSH Tutorial on Acute Leukemia held on April 28-29, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. The tutorial was part of the Turkish School of Hematology, a training program for Turkish fellows in hematology.

This two-day meeting aimed to deepen the knowledge of participants on diagnosis and treatment of a variety of acute leukemias.

The participants went home with additional knowledge on:

  • the epidemiology and treatment of pediatric and adult acute leukemia,
  • diagnosis and prognosis of acute leukemia, and
  • diagnosis and management of acute leukemia.

This was made possible through lectures, interactive self-assessment cases and real patient case-based presentations. Each session was presented by one faculty member who took the audience through all three presentation types. Coffee breaks and lunches were an opportunity for informal discussion between the fellows and (international) faculty.

“EHA-TSH tutorial was an informative experience for myself and was very fruitful meeting for the audience who gave us feedback.” - Prof.Dr. M Sayitoğlu

The main topics discussed were:

  • Diagnosis: Flowcytometry (incl. Minimal Residual Disease (MRD)
  • Diagnosis/Prognosis: Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) - Part -I B-ALL (Epidemiology, Treatment)
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia (Epidemiology, Treatment)
  • Childhood Leukemias
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia (Epidemiology, Treatment)
  • Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (Epidemiology, Treatment)
  • Transplantation in Acute Leukemias
  • Novel therapies/Immunotherapeutics in Acute Leukemias

The meeting was organized in collaboration with tutorial chairs Prof Hayri Özsan (on behalf of TSH) and Prof Gert Ossenkoppele (on behalf of EHA).

“It was the first time I participated in a tutorial. I experienced heartwarming hospitality and the meeting was very well organized.” - Prof GJ Schuurhuis

The rest of the faculty consisted of speakers from The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Turkey.

The majority of respondents (75%) rated the program as being excellent. The highest rated session was the session on Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, with 88% of respondents rating it as excellent.

EHA would like to thank TSH, the chairs, the faculty, and the scientific program committee for their invaluable contribution to this excellent meeting.

Last Updated on Wednesday 18 July 2018.