Dear colleagues and friends,
Welcome to EAHP-SH VIRTUAL .
On behalf of the European Association for Haematopathology and the Society for Hematopathology (SH), it gives me great pleasure to invite you the 20th Meeting of the European Association for Haematopathology. While this meeting was scheduled to take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, it will now be delivered as a virtual event and with a much reduced registration fee. Our innovative web-based platform will provide haematopathologists and researchers around the world with the exiting opportunity to participate in a comprehensive on-line program, the overarching theme of which is “Overlaps, borderlines and mimics“. This meeting will provide an opportunity to take stock of the state of haematopathology today, address current contentious diagnostic issues and shape the direction of future research.
The Scientific Committee has re-designed a 5-day program to exploit the exciting new virtual format. The Symposium and Workshop are now fully integrated and real time case discussions on challenging and controversial areas in lymphoma and bone marrow diagnostics will form the core of the on-line meeting. Live Q&A sessions, moderated in real time, will also be used to promote active and lively discussions and interactions with invited speakers in the Symposium, and during our much-appreciated Meet-the-Professor events. In addition, the meeting will close with a session dedicated to the planned update of the WHO Classification. This will be designed as an interactive session in which all delegates will be invited to participate, and we anticipate it being a highlight of the 20th EAHP-SH Meeting. The Meeting Exhibition will also provide the participants an opportunity to see some of the latest technology used in diagnostic and research practice.
The European Association for Haematopathology is and remains committed to improving haematopathology knowledge and raising the standards of education, research and clinical practice, especially now in times when the COVID-19 pandemic has such a major impact on our professional and private lives.
We thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you to our virtual meeting in April 2021.
Daphne de Jong
President of the European Association for Haematopathology