5-day Intensive training course for Specialist Registrars in Haematology.

Date: Monday, 08 April - Friday, 12 April 2019

Time: 09.00am - 05.00pm

Location: St. George's University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 0RE


This course includes practical laboratory sessions, introduction to histopathological examination of haematological material, long and short examination questions and a few lecturers/tutorials. The emphasis is on morphology. It is open to colleagues at any stage of training; it is not designed specifically for Part II candidates. Feedback for all sessions.



  • Laboratory discipline
  • Introduction to Immunophenotyping, EQA and Haemoglobinopathies.
  • Introduction to examining bone marrow trephine and lymph node biopsies of malignant and non-malignant blood disorders, myeloproliferative, myelodysplastic and dysproteinaemias.
  • Bone marrow failure/transplantation in haematological disorders
  • Cytogenetics and molecular genetics
  • Immunology for Haematologists
  • Malaria/Parasitology


Practical procedures:

  • Blood film making, staining, examination and reporting.
  • The microscope and "setting" it up correctly
  • Perls' stain, Reticulocyte counting, Sickle/Solubility testing
  • Kleihauer staining, counting and FMH, Anti-D dosing and follow up.
  • Haemoglobin Elctrophoresis (membrane)
  • Malaria staining (thick and thin films), Immunochromatographic testing and percentage parasitaemia for P.falciparum


Test Exercises:

  • Blood, bone marrow aspirate slides (Romanowsky and iron stains) in common anaemias.
  • Immunophenotyping cases (with blood or marrow films and dot plots)
  • 9 "long" cases (a mix of disorders)
  • Short Answer Questions (SAQs) 30 cases
  • Interpretation of EQA and HPLC plots (homework exercises)
  • Feedback at all stages


Course fee: £700

To book your place please contact Susan Mandry via Susan.Mandry@stgeorges.nhs.uk

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