Swiss Flow Cytometry School

Swiss Flow
Cytometry School

Testimony

26 September 2018

"First of all, I would like to thank you and thank the Swiss Flow Cytometry School for all what you did for me and for my daughter to make our trip is fully informative and enjoyable. And I hope to meet you again with another course.

Before this workshop, I tried to learn about MRD by searching on the internet and reading articles but it was difficult for me. I was not sure if this workshop would enhance my skills in this field. What encouraged me to sign up is the title I was expecting that this workshop will be about MRD test and how to use properly. What I really liked is that it was not only about the test but also about the basics in hematopoiesis, normal maturation, and the leukemias. It was really helpful to me in many ways. Learning about MRD was interesting to me. I was able to know their types and how can I differentiate between them and how it can affect the monitoring and follow up with the patients.

To sum up this workshop not only taught me how to apply the MRD correctly and how to use MRD test but it has helped me in many aspects and I become more confident with my machine. and I really liked the services that provided by Swiss Flow Cytometry School at Genève university and I wish that someday we will have the same school in universities in my country."

Fatima Al-Amoodi, Al-jeel medical company,Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2 September 2018

"The introductory and refresher course really helped me build solid foundation in the field of flow citometry. All the aspects from sample preparation through to data analysis and interpretation were deeply covered. Dr. Arrauds' teachings and the possibility to have hands-on sessions easily led me to a more advanced level and allow me to understand how to troubleshoot with the Navios machine and Kaluza analysis software, making this experience one of the most valuable I have ever had during my career! Thank you SFCS for your precious tutoring and warm hospitality, I would definetely recommend this course for both unexperienced and but also more advanced flow users."

Giulia Piccini, Phd student in Life Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

23 May 2018

"Do the right thing at the first time, it is our goal when working in the medical laboratory. It is very valuable and meaningful to attend the ‘Introductory and refresher course in flow cytometry’ in Swiss flow cytometry school. In the lesson, I learnt how to obtain a good voltage setting and created a colour compensation. Teachers are welcome to answer questions during the course.
After completion of the course, I have an idea to have a correct voltage set up in front of the Navios flow cytometer. I am able to perform colour compensation by using the Kaluza analysis software.
I recommend anyone who are working in the flow cytometry area should enrol this course."

NG Wah Suet, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Hong Kong, China

9 February 2018

"During the ‘Introductory and refresher course in flow cytometry’, I learned a lot about the practical set-up of a flow cytometer and how to use different software applications. This was very useful to understand the basic principles and the pitfalls regarding the interpretation of flow cytometry data. The more advanced course on ‘Leukemia diagnosis and MRD detection’ offered a thorough overview of interpretation of immunophenotyping for leukemia and guides you in MRD detection during theoretical lessons and practical sessions. I would advise these courses to anyone who wants to learn more about flow cytometry!"

Dr. Helena Claerhout, Trainee in Laboratory Medicine, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

8 February 2018

"Attending the acute leukemia diagnosis and MRD detection course in the Swiss Flow Cytometry School was really valuable and impressive experience. Targeting the whole practical spectrum from sample preparation, machine adjustment, results interpretation, software analysis and final reporting g was done in a very professional transitions and accompanied by rich and updated theoretical background, my appreciation goes for the great team who were so generous in giving the best of their experience and also for their great hospitality."

Dr Dalia Gamil. Ass. Professor of Clinical and Chemical Pathology Kasr Al Aini school of Medicine Cairo University.

20 January 2018

"I found the course is very useful to me as a beginner. The first week of the course let me having a general principle of flow cytometry and learned the basic set up on flow cytometer. It helps me to establish a good foundation and leading me to learn the advanced course more easily. Although the advanced course on second week is quite difficult to me as I am not familiar with the cell markers, it helps me to understand the applications of flow cytometry on diagnostic of haematological malignancies and also the minimal residue disease monitoring. The course did not only conduct theory on the various haematological malignancies and more importantly it allows us to have hands on practice at each day on data analysis by using Kaluza software. The course is in small group learning base which allows me to catch up the course content more easily."

Sai Chung YIP, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Machine Navios

15 December 2017

"In an international and very friendly atmosphere I have learned a lot about flow cytometry thanks to the Swiss School of Cytometry. I'm pretty sure that those learnings are going to help me in my future carreer. I highly recommend those formations for any trainee in laboratory medecine."

Dr. Henry Paridaens, Trainee in Laboratory Medecine, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussel, Belgium.

28 November 2017

"I attended « Leukemia diagnosis and MRD Detection by flow cytometry course » in November 2017. This course helped me a lot in understanding my work and see different way of analysis other than the one I'm used to and strengthen my basic knowledge. Dr. Nicolas was so helpful and patient with me because I wasn't used to work with Kaluza software we use diva back in my work place. Also we worked with Pr. Thomas on Ifinicyt software : it was an amazing session and opened my eyes to very prose new concepts. I really advice any one starting her or his career in flow cytometry to attend a course in Swiss flow cytometry school ..."

Alsubaie Wadha, medical technologist, King Abdulaziz medical city, Saudi Arabia.