Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Credits: 6.5 CMLE Credits
Special Feature: Attendees will be able to send in questions before the workshop for possible inclusion in the session. The speaker will also answer attendees' questions for two weeks after the workshop.
Jill Smith, MT(ASCP)SH
Staff Technologist, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, A Division of Orlando Regional HealthCare; Clinical Instructor, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Learn about the multiple aspects of abnormal hematology, while focusing on the skills required in a morphologist to review actual cases from the Hematology/Oncology unit. These case studies will challenge you to detect significant findings on the peripheral smear. The cases represent a variety of hematologic disorders, including acute myeloid leukemia, myeloproliferative disorders, myelodysplastic syndrome, and the lymphoproliferative disorders.
To take this course, you should have a working familiarity with the normal morphology of hematopoietic cells in the blood and bone marrow.
Following this workshop, you will be able to:
- Explain the morphologic features that can aid in the differential diagnosis of the hematology/oncology patient.
- Identify morphologic changes in the blood that prompt consideration of a myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis.
- Recognize the morphologic features of the "normal, reactive" lymphocyte vs. malignant lymphocytic cell populations.
- Develop a systematic approach for reviewing patient peripheral smears from the hematology/oncology service.