Organised and delivered within the Barts Health SIHMDS, this three day course covers both basic Haematopathology to help understand current practice and tips for the practising pathologist - both histopathologists and haematologists. The course has slide based workshops and lectures over three days with the first two days focussing on lymph node pathology, flow cytometry, molecular pathology (including next generation sequencing) and the final day covering bone marrow pathology.

Topics covered

  • This three day course covers nodal (histopathology) and bone marrow pathology including flow cytometry and molecular diagnostics (including next generation sequencing).
  • The course includes slide review with case based discussions and lectures over the three days.
  • This year the focus is on interpretation of nodal biopsies - both excision and core - and a range of lymph node pathology including that seen in a range of reactive lymphadenopathies and low and high grade lymphomas.
  • The second day introduces flow cytometry and molecular diagnostics (with a talk on variant calling in next generation sequencing).
  • The final day includes a range of bone marrow pathology topics including AML, MDS, MPN and plasma cell disorders - all with slide based case reviews.
  • All participants are provided microscopes and slides for review on all three days with an average of at least ten cases per day.

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for both senior trainees and consultant pathologists in both histopathology and haematology.

Speakers include

The course includes faculty members from London/UK teaching hospitals working within established SIHMDs (Specialist Integrated Malignancy Diagnostic Services). This year the speakers include Dr Alan Ramsey (UCLH), Dr Hesham ElDaly (Coventry), Prof Maria Calaminici, Dr Hasan Rizvi, Dr Tom Butler, Dr Matt Smith, Dr Tim Farren, Ms Marianne Grantham and Dr Emma Burt (Barts Health).


  • 09:00 - 04/03/2020 to 16:00 - 06/03/2020
  • Cellular Pathology Department/SIHMDS, 80 Newark Street, Pathology and Pharmacy Building, Royal London Hospital, London, E1 2ES, United Kingdom