Swiss Flow
Cytometry School



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Leukemia diagnosis and MRD detection by flow cytometry

Normal hematopoiesis and its analysis by flow cytometry, analysis of stem cell population, differential diagnosis of acute leukemias using morphology and cytometry (WHO 2016 classification), data analysis, principles, statistics and practical applications of MRD detection; analysis of MRD in acute leukemias, detailed case studies.

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Code : 2025-LEUKEMIA_MRD-06
Duration : 22 hours over 3 1/2 days (10h lectures, 12h practical).
Language : English
Target Audience : Researchers with an interest in acute leukemias, hematologists, immunologists.
Prerequisites : Knowledge of basic principles of flow cytometry, background in hematology and/or cell biology.
Courses objectives : The students will learn :
• how to use cytometry for the detailed analysis of normal hematopoiesis in peripheral blood and bone marrow samples.
• how to diagnose acute leukemias (AML and ALL) using cytometry.
• the pitfalls of leukemia diagnosis and how to avoid them.
• how to perform MRD detection in acute leukemias.
Costs : Public Sector: 1500 CHF
Industry, Pharma: 1800 CHF
Developing Countries: 1000 CHF

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