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ESLHO Symposium in Salamanca well-attended

December 6, 2023

The annual ESLHO week took place from 5 to 12 November. In the beautiful historic city of Salamanca, Spain, participants from all three ESLHO consortia, EuroFlow, EuroClonality and EuroMRD, came to the Hospedaria Fonseca to present and discuss the status and results of their joint scientific research and EQA programs. The highlight of the week was the 12th ESLHO Symposium titled 'New Developments in flow cytometry, immunogenetics and MRD assessment', with speakers from all over the world. During the day there was a special Poster Session where visitors could stay informed of the latest developments of the laboratories involved and the entrants could win the Special Poster Prize. This year's winner was Kerry Wall with her poster entitled: ‘Molecular residual disease analysis in a high throughput laboratory setting: Can automated DNA extraction of total white blood cells effectively substitute for DNA obtained via mononuclear cell separation?’

The day was topped off with a delicious dinner at the Hacienda Zorita, a beautiful vineyard on the outskirts of Salamanca. These meetings and social activities are a great source of inspiration for everyone involved in the ESLHO consortia and contribute greatly to the close cooperation between the participating labs. Next year the ESLHO Symposium will take place in Lisbon and is open to anyone who is interested.