ESCCA invites you to submit your abstract and registration for the ESCCA 2017 Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece.

An ambitious scientific programme has been developed. Renowned speakers and experts will present up to date knowledge and information on cytometry and will offer you invaluable tools to perform your everyday clinical and research work. Accreditation for the whole conference will be applied for. The full programme is now available on the
Conference website.

Submit your abstract in time!
The Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for original research papers for presentation during the Conference. The 3 best oral abstracts will be selected for plenary presentation, one of which will be eligible for the ESCCA Best Oral Award. The 6 best poster abstracts will also be given the opportunity to give a short plenary presentation. In addition, on-site a poster will be selected for the Best Poster Award.

Submission deadline: 30 June 2017
For more information and to submit:

Registration is now online
Note that for the education programme on Clinical Diagnostic Cytometry the number of places are limited. Register in time to secure your place and avoid disappointment.
Deadline for early registration: 31 July 2017

Hotel accommodation
Rooms are available at a discounted rate at the Conference venue, the Porto Palace hotel, but the room block is limited to 120 rooms only. So be sure to reserve your room as soon as possible via the Housing page Other hotels can be booked there as well but please note that these are not at walking distance to the Porto Palace hotel.


Asia’s Premier Cytometry Conference and Workshop

CYTO Asia 2017 will be the first major Cytometry
meeting in Southeast Asia. It will be held from October 25-27 at the Grand Copthorne Hotel in Singapore and this conference will serve as a showcase of new cytometry-related technologies and applications for scientists and clinicians who are using flow cytometry in Asia and Australasia. CYTO Asia 2017 will be an ideal meeting for those scientists and clinicians who are using flow cytometry to present their latest work, and network with their regional peers.

CYTO Asia 2017 is a joint meeting of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC), the Australasian Cytometry Society (ACS), and the Singaporean Society for Immunology (SgSI). It will be a three-day scientific conference covering both clinical and research based cytometry, and will feature plenary, parallel and poster sessions. A three-day flow cytometry workshop will precede it on October 22-24, 2017. The plenary sessions will include invited speakers presenting the latest advances in the field, while parallel and poster sessions will be chosen from abstract submissions.

Jointly Organized By

Warsaw ISAC Cytometry Workshop

Live Education Delivery Task Force of ISAC has decided to deliver an educational event with practical wet labs in the Central and Eastern Europe every year. After a success of the Prague meeting in April 2016 they will organize
"Warsaw ISAC Cytometry Workshop" in May 12 – 14, 2017.


course will be organized at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw, the leading scientific Institution in Poland. It will be intended for 45 cytometrists from Central Europe. Workshop will receive a financial support from ISAC.

Basics of multicolor
Multicolor panel design
Staining & Compensation
Cell signaling
Data analysis

Mitochondria and ROS
Cell cycle & proliferation
Cell signaling
Data analysis
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CYTO 2017

Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry


The CYTO Congress is developed through the efforts of over 50 members of the Organizing and Planning Committees, including the ISAC Scholars and Shared Resource Lab Emerging Leaders, who propose themes, speakers, and assist with the review of abstracts.

The Congress will include elements for scientists working in all areas of cytometry and at all career stages. Top faculty and leaders in the industry will contribute their time and talent to CYTO Innovation, State of the Art Lectures, Scientific Tutorials, Workshops, Frontiers, and Plenary Sessions featuring cutting edge cytometry technology and applications. The program will also include Parallel Sessions with examples of contemporary cytometry from the research lab to the clinic and Poster Sessions providing an opportunity for discussions between authors and delegates. Additionally, the Congress will include Commercial Exhibits featuring companies displaying hardware, software, and reagents for cytometry research.

The Congress will be held at the Hynes Convention Center, which is conveniently located in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood.

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115, USA

SIC 2017

Congress of the Iberian Society for Cytometry

Lisbon will be hosting the XV Congress of the Sociedad Ibérica de Citometria (SIC), in May 2017

The Organizing Committee, along with the SIC board, wish this event to be a time of scientific networking, in which clinicians, basic researchers, and companies could be in close contact. Such interaction will be beneficial for everyone and will certainly help to develop new instruments, software and improve working protocols to move the field of cytometry.

The Organizing Committee has put together a remarkable list of speakers, to cover state-of-the-art technologies, as well as a broad range of clinical and research flow cytometry applications.
You will have plenty of time to expand your contacts and deepen your knowledge on flow cytometry and its advances in the recent years.

SIC Congress will have:
- Workshops on clinical and research applications of cytometry
- Plenary sessions highlighting the best of Iberian-made and international cytometry
- Parallel sessions with selected oral presentations
- Poster presentations


ESCCA 2017

Cytometry at the Crossroad of Cultures

Key deadlines and dates
15 May 2017 Abstract submission and Registration online
30 June 2017 Deadline abstract submission (23:59:59 CEST)
14 July 2017 Notifications of acceptance
31 July 2017 Deadline early registration fee
10 September 2017 Deadline regular registration fee
24-27 September 2017 ESCCA 2017

More information on the
programme will follow soon.

ESCCA 2017 will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from Sunday 24 September - Wednesday 27 September 2017

ESCCA 2016


ESCCA 2016 will start on Sunday 11 September and will end on Wednesday 14 September at 17.30 hrs.

Education programme

On Sunday and Monday morning, 3 concurrent education programmes are scheduled. Pre-registration via the online registration form for 1 education programme is compulsory. .

A - Advanced Hemato-Oncology

The latest knowledge in the fields of acute leukemia, chronic lymphoproliferative disorders, plasma cell malignancies, chronic myeloid malignancies and myeloproliferative neoplasms, mydelodysplastic syndromes, red cell disorders and PNH will be provided by 12 internationally renowned hematopathologists. Speakers will each offer a 35 minute lecture detailing the key advances in their field of hemato-oncology that impact clinical cytometry.These sessions are suitable for experienced cytometrists with a good level of background knowledge.

B - Clinical Diagnostic Cytometry

The key clinical, scientific and technical issues in diagnostic cytometry will be reviewed by speakers with a focus on the practical approaches used in different expert centres. The programme will combine lectures with more interactive approaches including data analysis, Q&A and quizzes. These sessions are directed towards scientists and technicians wishing to gain a greater knowledge of the role of cytometry in diagnostics. Maximum number of participants is 80, divided over 2 groups (the same programme will be run twice in parallel sessions; teachers will rotate).

C - Advanced Immunology

An advanced approach to the immunophenotypic and functional characterization of innate and adaptive immune cells will be illustrated by internationally recognised scientists working on macrophages and dendritic cells, innate lymphoid cells, NK cells, B and T lymphocytes. These sessions are directed towards advanced cytometrists with a good level of immunological background, who wish to update and expand their competencies in translational and experimental Immunology.

Meet the Experts

During the breaks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday you have the opportunity to meet an expert during the Meet The Expert sessions scheduled during the lunch breaks. More information including the names of the experts will be announced soon.

Junior Cytometrists - poster presentations

Junior cytometrists have the opportunity to present their accepted poster abstract in a short presentation of max. 5 minutes with 2-3 slides. The pesentations will be scheduled in a plenary session on Sunday 11 September at 18.00 hrs. The ESCCA Board will be present to give advice and feedback. A maximum of 12 slots are available. To apply please send your CV to the Conference Organisers at Deadline for the application is 7 July 2016.

Best Oral Abstract Presentations & Best Poster Presentations

The 3 best oral abstracts will be selected for presentation in the Best Oral Presentations session on Wednesday morning. One of the presenters will be selected for the ESCCA Best Oral Award.

The best poster will be selected by the delegates on-site.

The winners will be announced in the ESCCA Award Session on Wednesday afternoon and will be awarded with to a free registration for the 2017 Conference.

Joint sessions UK NEQAS

On Wednesday afternoon UK NEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping is hosting some joint sessions. All ESCCA Conference delegates are welcome to attend as the content is informative for all clinical cytometrists!

Session highlights include: 'The Future of Minimal Residual Disease Testing in Leukaemia', 'Disease monitoring using cellular or molecular methods', 'Update on UK NEQAS Leucocyte Immunophenotyping MRD programmes','UK NEQAS Leucocyte Immunophenotyping Focus Session', 'UK NEQAS Leucocyte Immunophenotyping program developments, and ‘Liam's Laboratory Nightmares.

UK NEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping participants wishing to attend can register through the dedicated link they have received by email from UK NEQAS.



Modena, September 6-9, 2016

Course Directors: J. Paul Robinson, Andrea Cossarizza

The 6th Modena Advanced Course in Cytometry, organised under the auspices of the Italian Society of Immunology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology (SIICA) is aimed at researchers who have good skills in using cytometry and want to improve their knowledge and learn new technologies. Led by teachers who are among the top international experts in the field, the 6th Modena Advanced Course in Cytometry is also a great opportunity for meeting and networking with colleagues from around the world.

The 6th Modena Advanced Course in Cytometry is organised under the auspices of the Italian Society of Immunology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology (SIICA).

Registration fees: Members of the Societies SIICA, EFIS and ISAC: € 300.00; non-members: € 400.00
(Inclusive of course dinner, coffee breaks and lunches. Not included: travel and accommodation)

SIC 2016: RBCs, Platelets and Immature Erythroid / Megakaryoblastic Disorders

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The Workshop will take place at the
Casa Convalescència located at the historical site of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. The Casa de Convalescència, one of the last great works of Catalan Modernism, forms part of the complex of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. The complex was designed in the late 19th century to alleviate the shortage of hospital space in Barcelona. The hospital of Santa Creu, dating from 1401 and situated in the old city centre (Casc Antic) had become obsolete due the city's growth and breakthroughs in medicine.

The building that houses the Casa Convalescència, the work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, is one the most outstanding and representative buildings of Catalan Modernism. This is the most ambitious work of an architect who has designed such striking buildings as the Palau de la Música Catalana, Casa Lleó i Morera, Fonda Espanya, Casa Fuster, Casa Navàs and Casa Thomas, among others.

Full workshop registration includes admission to all
SIC sessions, scientific tutorials, commercial exhibits, commercial tutorials, refreshment breaks, opening reception and the closing reception.


· Disorders of Red Blood Cells
· Disorders of Megakaryocytes and Platelets
· Bone Marrow Aplasia
· Myelodysplastic Syndromes
· Chronic Myeloproliferative Diseases
· Myelodysplastic / Myeloproliferative diseases
· Acute Myeloid Leukemia

WI SIC 2016

ESCCA 2015: Cytometry Under the Volcano

ESCCA 2015

ESCCA 2015 will be held in the Hilton Giardini Naxos, Sicily. The programme starts on Wednesday 30 September after lunch and finishes on Saturday 3 October around 17.30 hrs. On Wednesday and Thursday, 5 courses will be combined with plenary sessions. On the following days multiple parallel course sessions, oral abstract presentations and workshops have been scheduled.

Besides the Welcome Reception, the traditional Conference Dinner in a spectacular venue and a Farewell Reception at the Hilton beach, some pre- and post conference excursions will be organised as well (to be booked against an extra fee). Consider to fly in on Tuesday and leave on Sunday afternoon, to go an amazing off-track jeep or trekking excursion to Mount Etna. Or visit the historical Taormina, perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea. Besides the ancient Greek theatre, it has many old churches, lively bars, fine restaurants, and antique shops.

For more information on the scientific and social programme, please visit the
Programme page.

UCD Conway Flow Cytometry Summer School 2015

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UCD Conway Flow Cytometry Summer School 2015
University College Dublin, Dublin
25th - 29th May 2015

Once again, I’am happy to announce registration for this comprehensive basic course with a balanced combination of instructors from academia and instrument specialists.

This course is developed for scientists in academia and industry using flow cytometry to support their research, enhance experimentation strategies by developing high standards of practice and explore new applications & employ contemporary methods with the latest instrumentation.

The course will be delivered in five blocks comprising seminars (morning) and practical sessions (afternoon) covering:

- Introduction to flow cytometry: principles and data analysis
- FC instrumentation
- FC applications; Apoptosis, cell cycle & physiology
- FC applications; Immunology & phagocytosis
- FC applications in industry & synergies with allied technologies

Specified Activities:
▪ In advance of seminars, participants will be required to undertake a review of current literature on the development and application of this technology to particular areas of research.
▪ During the afternoon sessions participants will undertake practical sessions (3x5 hrs) involving online & offline exercises relating to acquisition, analysis and re-analysis of samples. An MCQ session (Block 3) and an online analysis exercise (Block 4) will be part of the final evaluation.
▪ At the end of the course, PhD student participants wishing to attain 2.5 ECTS will undertake a problem-based assessment.

Hurry up! Limited spaces available. Early bird rate applies before Friday, 17th April 2015.

Further details:

XIV Congress of the Iberian Society for Cytometry


The Congress will take place at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium located at Conference Centre. The Auditorium of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria bears the name of Alfredo Kraus, the most international Canary Island tenor and the most beloved by the general public. This is a gesture of tribute and gratitude for his work in the music world, his figure carrying the name of the city to the ends of the earth.

The building that houses the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, the work of architect Oscar Tusquets, is one of the most outstanding and representative constructions of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Situated at the end of Las Canteras Beach, this isolated and independent fortress was designed as a lighthouse to identify and protect the city. Ever since it was opened, the image of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium as a sentry watching over Las Canteras Beach has become one of the most emblematic views of the city.

Full congress registration includes admission to all SIC sessions such as workshops, parallels, plenaries, scientific tutorials, commercial exhibits, poster sessions, commercial tutorials, refreshment breaks, opening reception and the closing reception.

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We look forward to welcoming you to SIC 2015 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria!

Bi-Society Practical Clinical Cytometry Course Cytometry Course


September 13-15, 2014. Lisbon, Portugal.

The International Clinical Cytometry Society and the European Society for Clinical Cell Analysis is proud to announce the first collaborative practical course focusing on clinical cytometry.

We welcome you to take part in this unique course offering that will focus on practical, hands-on, clinical flow cytometry education in a small group format. Content will focus on both basic fundamentals, as well as, specific clinical application. Most importantly, the final curriculum will be determined using feedback from the current course registrants to ensure an optimal experience for all attendees.

Registration will be limited to 30 total attendees (15 High Quality Data Generation & 15 Practical Data Analysis).

Course Home


Supported by a generous educational grant from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

ESCCA 2014: Exploring New Frontiers in Flow Cytometry


Following the success of ESCCA 2010, the European Society for Clinical Cell Analysis (ESCCA) and the Iberian Society for Cytometry (SIC) will join forces once more. This time, we organise the ESCCA 2014 meeting in sunny Lisbon, from Sunday 14 – Wednesday 17 September 2014.

The ESCCA meeting is of major importance for education and scientific exchange in basic, translational and clinical applications in cytometry, in particular flow cytometric applications in Hematology, Immunology, Cancer and Cell Biology. The meeting offers a unique opportunity to learn, to share information and scientific experience, to seek collaborations and to network - in short, to be involved and to meet old and new friends.

14 - 15 SEPTEMBER: 10th European Course on CLINICAL CYTOMETRY

· Leukemia Immunophenotyping - Advanced Level
· Chronic Lymphoproliferative Disorders
· Antigen-specific immune responses
· Cell Biology techniques – Advanced Level
· Erythrocytes and Platelets

15 - 17 SEPTEMBER: 14th Euroconference on CLINICAL CELL ANALYSIS

· Keynote Session: Maurice O’Gorman (LA, USA)
· Major topics: Infectious diseases, hematological neoplasms, immune disorders, gene therapy
· Opportunity to present your work if selected in an oral presentation
· “Meet the expert” sessions
· Satellite Workshop “Cytometry in Microbiology”

Abstract submission and registration opens on 15 April 2014.

CYTO 2014 in Florida

CYTO 2014, the XXIX Congress of the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC), will take place in May 2014 in Florida.

CYTO 2014 will focus on cutting-edge cytometry opening new horizons in analyzing biology on the level of individual cells.

Recent developments in flow cytometry, advanced microscopy and data evaluation enable a new understanding of basic molecular mechanisms and human disease.

The deadline for oral abstract submission has been extended to January 22, 2014.

Please find more information in the flyer attached and on the meeting's webpage:

Here are the direct links to the following important sites:
Abstract Site:
Registration Site:
Housing Site:

Join us at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center and experience

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XIII Congress of the Iberian Society of Cytometry

Dear Colleagues,

On the behalf of the Iberian Society of Cytometry (SIC) and the Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to the
XIII Congress of the Iberian Society of Cytometry that will take place in Aveiro (Portugal) on May 9th- 11th of 2013.

The scientific program was drawn attending to the topical interest of the themes, which embrace a diverse range of scientific areas and where immunology, hematology, biotechnology and oncology occupy a prominent place. In the concretization of the scientific program, the XIII Congress of the Iberian Society of Cytometry relies on the presence of a significant number of invited speakers whom scientific merit is internationally recognized.

Your presence in the XIII Congress of the Iberian Society of Cytometry will be the best gratification of the effort made to concretize this event. Aveiro is a beautiful coastal town, located between Oporto and Coimbra, known as the “Portuguese Venice” and considered one of the most enchanting destinations of Portugal. This town, with a long maritime tradition, exhibits a delightful landscape, cut out by the multiple water channels of ria de Aveiro, delimited by charming Art Nouveau style buildings of the 19th century and where the colorful moliceiro boats drift.

We wish you a pleasant stay in Aveiro and that this Congress fulfills your expectations.

Jordi Petriz
President of the Iberian Society of Cytometry

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Intercalar Workshop 2012 (Update)

9 -10 July 2012. Facultad de Medicina, Valencia
Coordinators: Alberto Álvarez Barrientos and José Enrique O’Connor

Through keynote conferences, round tables and practical activities, international experts will discuss new tools and advanced cytometric approaches that can be integrated into the diagnosis, prognosis and clinical research.
In collaboration with the Industry, the Workshop will show the progress in reagents, analysis software and instrumentation, highlighting the novel flow cytometers, small but powerful, and the image-in-flow cytometry systems.

Scientific Programme:

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Advancing Knowledge In Cytomics

September 17 -20, 2012. Casa de la Convalescència, Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona.
Dra. Julia Almeida, Dr. Alberto Álvarez-Barrientos, Pr. Andrea Cossarizza, Pr. Wolfgang Göhde and Dr. Jordi Petriz.

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EUROCONFERENCE on Clinical Cell Analysis


7th European Course on Clinical Cytometry
Joint Meeting of ISAC – ICCS – ICyS – ESCCA
11th Euroconference on Clinical Cell Analysis


Dublin, Ireland, 13-17 September 2011

Attend one of the most important European meetings in the fields of basic, translational and clinical applications in cytometry! This year, 20 of the best abstracts will be selected for oral presentation in four parallel sessions on Friday. Posters will be on display from Wednesday morning to Friday afternoon.
Authors wishing to present their original work as an oral communication or a poster are encouraged to submit an abstract. The abstracts will be published in Cytometry, part B (Clinical Cytometry).


The online abstract form can be accessed through the fully updated conference website


ESCCA and ICyS 2011

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From 13-17 September 2011, the European Society for Clinical Cell Analysis (ESCCA) and the Irish Society for Cytometry (ICyS) will organize three meetings over 5 days in wonderful Dublin. The International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) and the International Society for Clinical Cytometry (ICCS) will contribute toward one of these: the Joint Meeting of ISAC-ICCS-ICyS-ESCCA. The 3 meetings are of major importance for education and scientific exchange in the fields of basic, translational and clinical applications in cytometry. They offer a unique opportunity to learn, to share information and scientific experience, to seek collaborations and to network - in short, to be involved and to meet old and new friends.

SIC Meeting

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On behalf of the Iberian Society of Cytometry (SIC), we cordially invite you to participate in the XIIth SIC Congress, to be held in Bilbao, Spain, on 12-14 May 2011. Participants will experience a number of first class lectures, defined by the scientific board under supervision of the SIC, providing a unique opportunity to establish direct links between scientists and professionals involved in flow cytometric cell analysis.



From 22-25 September the "Tenth Euroconference on Clinical Cell Analysis" has been held at the Hotel Las Arenas in Valencia, Spain. This meeting was organized by the ESCCA in cooperation with the Sociedad Iberica de Citometria. It's been a real pleasure and an overall fantastic experience organizing this Tenth Euroconference on Clinical Cell Analysis. The organization went smoothly, and the combination of lodging and workshop presentation in The Hotel Las Arenas has been a good choice. My personal feeling is that this conference has provided an outstanding opportunity for clinic professionals to share their experiences, discuss the latest topics and an exceptional attempt to close clinics and basic research. The number of participants was very large but unfortunately it was limited by the accommodation space available. They came for many countries and most of them have a clinic background working at hospitals and research institutes, but also for the industry. Now, I would like to thank the many people who offered a myriad of unique assistance with this Euroconference on Clinical Cell Analysis. In addition I would like to thank Valencia Autonomous Government and sponsors, partners and collaborators of the convention. And most especially, I would like to thank the rest of the organizing and scientific committee for the totally smooth cooperation and the quality of their work.
Hope to see you in Dublin!

Jordi Petriz (President of the SIC)