Swiss Cytometry Society Spring Meeting 2022: Review

We thank all the participants for an inspiring meeting!

Setting up the Meeting entrance at the University Zurich

This year’s SCS Spring Meeting was a first-time collaboration together with the Swiss Cytometry Meeting. A joint program was created, which enabled a lively exchange between clinically active users of flow cytometry and the research groups present. The Plenary Session talks, among others with MC Bene, as well as the Best of ESCCA formed an inspiring event with a special glance at the future of flow. And of course the General Assembly Meeting took place. The minutes of this meeting as well as all SCS talks including Best of ESCCA are available in the members area. The meeting was very well attended and a further cooperation will be evaluated for the next cytometry meeting in two years.

SCS General assembly and new Board composition

During the SCS Spring Meeting the General Assembly took place including the welcome of several new SCS members and election of the Board. After 6 year as Board member and 3 year as president of the SCS Jan Dirks had to finish his valued work for the Board. But we are grateful that he will continue to support the board for another year as an honorary member and help the new president to settle in.

We are very pleased to announce that Bijan Moshaver was willing to take over the lead of the SCS and was elected new president. We are as well very happy to welcome Cassandra Hogan from HUG as new board member. Bijan Moshaver and Corinne Widmer were both elected for their second term in the board.

Swiss Cytometry Spring Meeting

1st to 3rd February 2023, Joint meeting of the SCS and the University Cytometry Core Labs in Switzerland

CREDITS: SSH: 12 Credits. FAMH: 13 Credits

We are looking forward to a very interesting SCS Spring Meeting, which will start on February 1st. We will discuss exciting and important topics and are proud to have Prof. Marie-Christine Béné as speaker, an expert in the field of AML MRD diagnostics. In addition to the SCS General Assembly, relevant information on IVDR will be shared and a Best of ESCCA meeting will be presented. Furthermore, this meeting is organized in collaboration with the Swiss Cytometry Meeting and offers our members the opportunity to attend the scientific lectures of our research colleagues and to get input from this field.

The preliminary program you can find here.

The registration link can be found here and will be sent to all members by mail. There will be a special discount for technicians. In this email only there is also the possibility to register for the MRD workshop, where the analysis of rare events can be tested by means of different analysis software.
We are excited about this opportunity to present to our memeber a very special SCS Spring Meeting.
We are looking forward to meet you all there!

2nd SSH Diagnostic Meeting

The 2nd SSH Diagnostic Meeting took place on the 22 and 23 of June and was very well attended. At the first day there were key note lectures to topics in molecular diagnostic (Peter Valk) and on Hemostasis (José M. Bastida Bermejo) followed by Case discussion of interessting flow and molecular diagnosis. The day ended with an excellent review of the EHA 2022 meeting.

The second day was dedicated to the well known mikroscope course with special focus on monocytosis diagnostic (António Almeida, HLUZ, Lisboa, Portugal).

We are looking forward to next year to the 3rd Diagnostic Meeting.

SCS Autumn Meeting review

The SCS autumn meeting took place virtually with exciting talks by Prof. Béné and Dr. van der Velden on the topic of MRD in AML. The gating strategies were shown very vividly with examples and the topic of unsupervised gating was discussed very lively. We thank the excellent speakers for a great meeting. The next meeting will follow up on this topic and we will send more information to the members soon.

Upcoming: 1st SSH-Diagnostic Meeting

We are looking forward to the first SSH Diagnostic Meeting which will take place virtually from the 24th to 25th of June. The first day will be dedicated to integrative diagnostics, bringing flow cytometry diagnostics together with molecular genetics into clinical use. Please find here more information on registration. Here is the preliminary program at a glance.

New Board composition

The new board has started its work as of January 2021. We are happy to announce the new board members and functions as follow:

Mathias Hauri-Hohl, MD, working place at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich, is elected new to the board. He is taking on the secretary duties. Francoise Solly, working Place at CHUV, joined as new regular board member. Ulrike Bacher was re-elected for a secondary board term. New in the function of treasurer will Julia Engels take care of the financial plan of the SCS.

We want to give special thanks to Michaela Fux (former treasurer) and Ewa Dudkiewicz (former secretary) for their work during their board participation in the last years!

SCS autumn meeting insights

The 1st virtual meeting could successfully take place online on the 3rd of November. Laura Vella presented a very exciting insight into COVID 19 immune monitoring of adults and children and additionally stimulated by another component of the immune system highlighted in the talk of Thibaud Spinette. These talks as well as the followed round table discussion is available in the member area of the homepage. There it will also be possible to have again a look at the very detailed and good overview of the CAR T therapy by Thomas Matthes and to get more information about the current multicentre activity of the working group on CART T companion diagnostic in flow.
The information about the General Assembly will also be available soon and of course we will inform you about the new board members and functions as soon as possible. So just drop by again soon.

3rd of November 2020 virtual SCS autumn meeting

The next SCS meeting will take place virtually on November 3rd 2020, from 1.15pm.

We will discuss very actual topics: “Immune monitoring in COVID-19” patients and “CAR-T cell monitoring”. There will be talks by MD-PhD Laura Vella, Division of Infectious Disease at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and PhD Tibaud Spinette, Department of BioMedical Research, Inselspital Bern on COVID-19 and Prof. Dr. Thomas Matthes, Department of Hematology will present on CAR T Monitoring.

There will also be the general assembly. Of note: two SCS board member will be ending their board activity by end of the year and this two position are open to the member for application.

Further information you can find here.

For access to the virtual meeting, please check your member information email from the 30th of October containing the link and outlook invitation.

If you are a member how did not receive the link to the virtual meeting, please contact us.

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