EuroClonality Educational Workshops
Due to the continuing spreading of the Coronavirus and the status of the travel restrictions in European countries, the 2021 EuroClonality workshop will be cancelled.
For more information and registration download the flyer and registration form.
The registration procedure for the 2022 EuroClonality workshop will be opened in the summer of 2021.
Clonality testing is at present an established tool in the diagnosis of malignant lymphomas. Between 5-15% of samples submitted to pathology laboratories which are suspected to be malignant lymphomas can benefit from clonality testing, provided that this is performed in laboratories with sufficient expertise. With the introduction of a new and complete set of primer sets for the full program of clonality testing by the Biomed-2 group in 2003, a major step in standardization and quality improvement was set. At the moment many laboratories throughout the world are introducing the technology, resulting in questions on pitfalls in technique and the interpretation of the results.
EuroClonality/BIOMED2 Educational Services via special Workshops
Therefore the EuroClonality/BIOMED-2 consortium decided to organize annual workshops as a service for laboratories that have introduced clonality testing using the EuroClonality/BIOMED-2 primers sets in order to further improve the quality and reliability of the technique in routine practice. Since the vision of the EuroClonality/BIOMED-2 consortium is that clonality testing can be performed only reliably in case of close interaction between the molecular biologist and the (hemato)pathologist, these educational workshops are organized for such partners and are based on interprofessional learning.
History of Educational Workshop on Clonality Assessment
|year||date||location||Type of workshop|
|2006||Feb 20-22||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
|2006||March 3||Sienna, Italy||1-day workshop / symposium|
|2006||Nov 3||Barcelona, Spain||1-day workshop / symposium|
|2007||Feb 26-28||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
|2007||Sept 14||Istanbul, Turkey||1-day workshop / symposium|
|2008||Feb 18-20||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
|2008||Oct 29||Grapevine, TX, USA||1-day workshop / symposium|
|2009||Feb 23-25||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
|2010||Feb 8-10||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
|2010||Oct||San Jose, CA, USA||1-day workshop / symposium|
|2011||Feb 14-16||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
|2011||February 3||St Petersburg, Russia||1-day workshop / symposium|
|2012||Feb 13-15||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
|2012||Okt 25||California USA, AMP meeting||1-day workshop / symposium|
|2013||Feb 11-13||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
|2013||April 26-27||Berlin, Germany||2-day workshop|
|2014||March 28-29||France||2-day workshop|
|2014||Feb 10-12||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
|2015||Feb 9-11||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
|2015||Aug 31 - Sept 2||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
|2016||Feb 15-17||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
|2017||Feb 13-15||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
|2018||Feb 19-21||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
|2019||February 11-13||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
||February 10-12||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
|2021||February 8-10||Nijmegen, the Netherlands||3-day workshop|
"Clonality Assessment in Pathology"
in Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Annual workshop in Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Dr. Patricia Groenen,
clinical scientist in pathology,
Radboudumc, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Falko Fend,
University Hospital Tuebingen, Germany
Dr. Anton Langerak,
Laboratory specialist medical biology,
Erasmusmc, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Han van Krieken
pathologist, Radboudumc, Nijmegen
(workshops 2006 - 2016)