For almost a decade now, this course has become a well known venue for physicians with an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of haematological cancers.
The programme has been expanded with respect to earlier courses, both in content and format. The international faculty members will guide us through the complexity of the biology and important clinical problems in lymphomas. Interactive case-presentations, small group seminars, and ample discussion slots are particularly attractive features of our event.
There were also opportunities for informal exchange of ideas and views among the participants and the experts. In addition, participants found themselves looking through the microscope at bone marrow smears or at x-ray pictures late at night, because the course offered a competition on their diagnostic skills in these fields!
We are much looking forward to your participation to the 2006 course!
Martin F. Fey, Franco Cavalli, Michele Ghielmini
Profile of the participants
The course is dedicated to postgraduate medical doctors at any stage of training who have an interest in haematological oncology, particularly lymphoma. A mix of experienced clinicians or pathologists etc, and oncology/haematology trainees is welcome. Scientists (PhD) are welcome, but the course will offer much clinical material and less basic biology.
After the course the participants will be able to:
- summarise the most important clinical studies and data in the fields discussed
- understand the principles of the molecular and cellular biology of lymphoma
- identify the current problems in lymphoma as well as the “burning research questions