Swiss Flow Cytometry School

Swiss Flow
Cytometry School

Courses

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Introductory and refresher course in flow cytometry

Workings of a flow cytometer, set-up and calibration, compensation, fluorescence and fluorochromes, pre-analytical methods, quality control, immunodetection, data analysis using different softwares, strategies for the analysis of peripheral blood samples, applications in immunology.

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Code : 2018-INTRO-01
Duration : 30 hours in 5 days (17h lectures, 13h practicals)
Language : English
Target Audience : Anyone working in the biomedical field with no prior knowledge of flow cytometry, users lacking the fundamentals of flow cytometry.
Prerequisites : Basic knowledge in biology and medicine
Courses objectives : The students will learn :
• the basic principles of FCM.
• how to perform multicolor staining experiments with adequate compensations.
• how to elaborate and apply various gating strategies for data analysis.
• the most common applications of flow cytometry in hematology and immunology.
Costs : Public sector: 1200 CHF (up to 2 weeks prior to course start; afterwards 1500 CHF)
Private sector: the fee for applicants is available upon request

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Advanced flow cytometry for hematologists and immunologists

Multicolor panel design, harmonisation and standardisation of different flow cytometers, advanced data analysis using different softwares, hematopoiesis and analysis of stem cells, immature, and mature cell populations, specific applications in hematology, detailed case studies.

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Code : 2018-ADVANCED-02
Duration : 18 hours in 3 days (10h lectures, 8h practicals).
Language : English
Target Audience : Hematologists, immunologists, laboratory heads, researchers, advanced biomedical and laboratory technicians, post-docs.
Prerequisites : Knowledge of the basic principles of flow cytometry, strong background in hematology and/or cell biology.
Courses objectives : The students will learn :
• to design and perform multicolor staining experiments.
• to analyse in depth specific cell populations like stem cells, precursor cells, T-cells, dendritic cells, monocytes.
• to perform standardized set-ups with different cytometers.
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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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 : 2018-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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Advanced applications for researchers

Multicolor panel design, data analysis using different softwares, cell cycle and cell proliferation analysis, study of apoptosis, phosphoprotein detection, functional tests, cell sorting.

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Code : 2018-RESEARCH-04
Duration : 18 hours over 3 days (9h lectures, 9h practicals).
Language : English
Target Audience : Doctoral students, post-docs, researchers.
Prerequisites : Studies in biology, immunology or medicine.
Courses objectives : The students will learn :
• to design and perform multicolor staining experiments.
• to study cell cycle, apoptosis, and phosphorylation.
• how to conduct cell sorting experiments.
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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Lymphoma diagnosis and MRD detection by flow cytometry

Normal differentiation of B and T lymphocytes, pathophysiology of lymphomas, differential diagnosis of B and T cell lymphomas (WHO 2016 classification), principles, statistics and practical applications of MRD detection, analysis of MRD in CLL and multiple myeloma, detailed case studies.

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Code : 2018-LYMPHOMA_MRD-05
Duration : 22 hours over 3 1/2 days (10h lectures, 12h practical).
Language : English
Target Audience : Researchers with an interest in B and T cell lymphomas, 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 elaborate and apply gating strategies for lymphocyte analysis.
• how to use cytometry for the detection of normal B and T cells in lymphoid organs, peripheral blood and bone marrow.
• how to diagnose B and T cell lymphomas using cytometry.
• the pitfalls of lymphoma diagnosis and how to avoid them.
• how to perform MRD detection for lymphomas.
Costs : Public sector: 900 CHF (up to 2 weeks prior to course start; afterwards 1200 CHF).
Private sector: the fee for applicants is available upon request.

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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 : 2018-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: 900 CHF (up to 2 weeks prior to course start; afterwards 1200 CHF).
Private sector: the fee for applicants is available upon request.

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MRD detection by flow cytometry

Principles and statistics of MRD detection; analysis of MRD in CLL, multiple myeloma and acute leukemias; detailed case studies; analysis of paucicellular samples.

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Code : 2018-MRD-07
Duration : 12 hours over 2 days (6h lectures, 6h pratical).
Language : English
Target Audience : Researchers with an interest in MRD detection, 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 perform MRD in acute leukemias and lymphomas, based on detailed studies of AML, ALL, CLL and multiple myeloma cases
• how to set up and perform analysis of paucicellular samples (ie: LCR)
Costs : Public sector: 500 CHF (up to 2 weeks prior to course start; afterwards 600 CHF).
Private sector: the fee for applicants is available upon request.

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Flow cytometry for biomedical analysts
Higher Professional Examination, Module Hematology

Higher Swiss Professional Examination

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Code : 2018-LABMED-08
Duration : 24 hours over 4 days (14h lectures, 10h pratical).
Language : English
Target Audience : Biomedical analysts and technicians taking part in the swiss higher education program for ”Biomedical analytics”
Prerequisites : none
Courses objectives : introduction to flow cytometry
Costs : 1000 CHF for the course, 200 CHF for the exam.

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Workshop on Microvesicles

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Code : 2018-ECMVs-09
Duration : 8 hours over 1 day.
Language : English
Target Audience :
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