Virtual: EHA-PTHiT Hematology Mini Tutorial - a report
VIRTUAL: EHA-PTHiT Hematology Mini Tutorial
April 12 -13, 2021
- Prof G Gaidano (European Hematology Association)
- Prof I Hus (Polish Society of Hematology and Transfusion)
- Prof T Robak (Polish Society of Hematology and Transfusion)
As a prelude to the full Tutorial planned for later this year, EHA and the Polish Society of Hematology and Transfusion (PTHiT) presented a virtual 'mini Tutorial'. On two evenings in April, with four separate sessions, the mini tutorial shared expertise about the recent achievements in the diagnostic procedures and treatment of the most common lymphoid and myeloid malignancies.
The mini Tutorial focused on AML, CLL, MPN and DLBCL, combining experts lectures and patient-based cases in each session. The lectures were presented by international faculty and the cases showcased the local situation in Poland.
Participants of the mini Tutorial did not only hear from experts in the field, but the virtual sessions also allowed them to check their newly acquired knowledge. During each session two patient-based cases were presented with diagnostic and treatment questions interspersed, to see how participants would proceed in the diagnosis and treatment of a patient.
During the extended Q&A time it was possible for all to interact – questions were submitted by the participants, and then answered by the faculty either in writing or verbally.
Over 200 delegates from across the globe registered for the meeting. The meeting was rated excellent by the vast majority of attendees, with a 9.11/10 average rating in the survey (10 being best).
Delegates are quoted as saying:
“I like the on-line events in general very much. The format is very helpful in everyday practice.”
“It was excellent and very stimulating.”
The faculty also appreciated the meeting:
“A concept of combining a general presentation with structured self-assessment case presentations seems to me very fruitful and informative. I find it also creative because presenters are encouraged to revise their knowledge and respond to issues emerging from the "partner" presentations”.