ESCCA 2016 will start on Sunday morning 11 September and will end on Wednesday afternoon 14 September at 17.30 hrs.


The preliminary full programme can be downloaded here: 

20160602 ESCCA 2016 Edinburgh - full programme.pdf

The programme at a glance can be downloaded on this page.


Education programme 

On Sunday and Monday morning, 3 concurrent education programmes are scheduled. Pre-registration via the online registration form for 1 education programme is compulsory. .

A - Advanced Hemato-Oncology

The latest knowledge in the fields of acute leukemia, chronic lymphoproliferative disorders, plasma cell malignancies, chronic myeloid malignancies and myeloproliferative neoplasms, mydelodysplastic syndromes, red cell disorders and PNH will be provided by 12 internationally renowned hematopathologists. Speakers will each offer a 35 minute lecture detailing the key advances in their field of hemato-oncology that impact clinical cytometry.These sessions are suitable for experienced cytometrists with a good level of background knowledge.

B - Clinical Diagnostic Cytometry

The key clinical, scientific and technical issues in diagnostic cytometry will be reviewed by speakers with a focus on the practical approaches used in different expert centres. The programme will combine lectures with more interactive approaches including data analysis, Q&A and quizzes. These sessions are directed towards scientists and technicians wishing to gain a greater knowledge of the role of cytometry in diagnostics. Maximum number of participants is 80, divided over 2 groups (the same programme will be run twice in parallel sessions; teachers will rotate).

C - Advanced Immunology

An advanced approach to the immunophenotypic and functional characterization of innate and adaptive immune cells will be illustrated by internationally recognised scientists working on macrophages and dendritic cells, innate lymphoid cells, NK cells, B and T lymphocytes. These sessions are directed towards advanced cytometrists with a good level of immunological background, who wish to update and expand their competencies in translational and experimental Immunology.

Meet the Experts

During the breaks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday you have the opportunity to meet an expert in the ESCCA Hematology-Oncology room. More information including the names of the experts will be announced soon.


Best Oral Abstract Presentations & Best Poster Presentations

The 3 best oral abstracts will be selected for presentation in the Best Oral Presentations session on Wednesday morning. One of the presenters will be selected for the ESCCA Best Oral Award. 

The best poster will be selected by the delegates on-site. 

The winners will be announced in the ESCCA Award Session on Wednesday afternoon and will be awarded with to a free registration for the 2017 Conference.