Swiss Flow
Cytometry School



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Excellence workshop in PNH and MDS diagnosis

Flow cytometry practice (set-up, calibration and compensation), pre-analytical methods and quality control, PNH clinics and pathophysiology, detection of PNH clones in red and white blood cells, high sensitivity testing, clinical data analysis, case studies, MDS analysis by cytometry.

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Code : 2024-PNH_MDS-03
Duration : 18 hours over 3 days (6h lectures, 12h practical).
Language : English
Target Audience : Researchers with an interest in PNH, hematologists, immunologists.
Prerequisites : Knowledge of basic principles of flow cytometry; background in hematology and/or cell biology.
Courses objectives : The students will learn :
• the pathophysiology of PNH.
• how to use flow cytometry for the detection and quantification of PNH clones in white and red blood cells.
• how to perform high sensitivity analysis of very small PNH clones (<0.01%).
• the pitfalls of PNH diagnosis and how to avoid them.
Costs : Public sector: 800 CHF (up to 2 weeks prior to course start; afterwards 1000 CHF).
Private sector: the fee for applicants is available upon request.

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