What can we learn from Africa? 5
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Month: 11
Dates: 12 to 14
Year: 2015
Location:
City: Dakar
Country: Senegal
Background Information: This workshop was a continuation of the series, "What can we learn from Africa" focused on the hematological malignancies, and designed to improve the knowledge and skills of African hematologists and pathologists with regard to the diagnosis and treatment of the haematological neoplasms. This year, the fifth INCTR workshop on hematopathology in Africa, was held in Dakar, Senegal, It was organized by the ‘Alliance Mondiale Contre le Cancer’ (AMCC), the French branch of INCTR, in conjunction with the eighth congress of the Society of Francophone Africa of Hematology (SAFHEMA) and the first congress of the Senegalese Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (SSHTS). The main topic was plasmacytic differentiation of lymphomas in the context of Africa. In addition to the lectures, numerous presentations of experience of diagnosis of lymphomas and hematopoietic malignancies were presented by hematologists and pathologists from Sub-Saharan West, Central and East Africa in order to discuss cases, difficult diagnosis and experiences.

On Saturday the 14th, the half day tutorial, supported by the European Association for Hematopathology (EAHP).presented as plenary session was of particular value to African hematologists and pathologists. This tutorial provided an opportunity for African hematopathologists and hematologists to learn from European experts about the criteria of WHO classification of haematopoietic and lymphoid tumours, the usefulness of techniques such as immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics, and genetics.

Finally, during the meeting a special session was organized for research projects. This session facilitating contacts and discussions allowed to continue or to initiate research projects on lymphoid malignancies such as aggressive B-cell lymphomas, CLL. in connection with academic institutions and laboratories from University hospitals.
Purpose/Goals: The "What can we learn from Africa" meetings are held annually where possible in order to provide a venue for discussion and education on haematological neoplasms.

The program integrated into the SAFHEMA and SSHTS programs was the following:

Thursday the 12th of November
Simultaneous communications: Plasmacytic differentiation
- Normal B cells and plasma cells differentiation
Tandakha NDiaye Dieye, Dakar
- Plasmacytic differentiation and Lymphomas
Pier Paolo Piccaluga, Bologna
Symposium: Diagnosis of lymphomas and diagnostic support
- Diagnosis of Lymphomas in Africa
Lorenzo Leoncini, Siena
- Diagnostic Support with i-Path telepathology present and future
Martine Raphaël, Elisabeth Auberger, Paris, Eaubonne,
Simultaneous communications: Presentation of cases from African Countries
- The experience of the diagnosis of hematological malignancies at CHU Le Dantec, Dakar
Awa Toure, Dakar,
- Experience of diagnosis of Lymphomas at the Principal Hospital, Dakar,
Yankhoba Diop, Dakar
- Lymphomas diagnosis in Nigeria
Darlington Obaseki, Benin City
- Diagnosis of hematological malignancies at Kenyatta National Hospital
Jessie Githanga, Nairobi


Friday, the 13th of November
Simultaneous communications: Presentation of cases from African Countries
- Experience of diagnosis of hematological malignancies in Cotonou, using telepathology
Ludovic Anani, Cotonou
- Experience of diagnosis of lymphomas in Kinshasa using morphology and immunohistochemistry
Bienvenu Lebwaze Massamba, Kinshasa
- Experience of diagnosis of hematological malignancies in Lubumbashi using telepathology
Julien Ilunga Nikulu, Lubumbashi
- Diagnosis of lymphomas, experience of Abidjan
Benjamin A Effi, Abidjan
Symposium: Presentation of cases and results of research from African Countries
- Experience of diagnosis of lymphomas in Bamako
Cheick Bougadari Traore, Bamako
- Experience of Moi University in diagnosis of hematological malignancies and results of research
Kirtika Patel, Eldoret
- Characterization of CLL in Senegal: clinical and biological features of aggressiveness
Abibatou Sall Fall, Dakar
Simultaneous communications: Presentation of cases and results of research from African Countries
- Diagnosis of Lymphomas in Dar es Salam
Edda Vuhahula, Dar Es Salam
- Experience of diagnosis in hematological malignancies in Brazzaville
Jean Felix Peko, Brazzaville
- Experience of diagnosis of Lymphomas at Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi
Shaheen Sayed, Nairobi

Saturday the 14th of November, Plenary session
Tutorial on lymphoid and hematopoietic malignancies with the support of the European Association for Hematopathology (EAHP)
WHO lymphomas classification
Pier Paolo Piccaluga, Bologna
Hodgkin lymphoma
Lorenzo Leoncini, Siena
Lymphadenitis and differential diagnosis with lymphomas, interest of immunohistochemistry
Lorenzo Leoncini, Siena
Cytogenetics in hematologic malignancies: prognostic tool
Sophie Raynaud, Nice
WHO acute leukemias and myelodysplastic syndromes classification
Martine Raphaël, Paris
INCTR Program: Haematology
INCTR Branch: AMCC, INCTR Challenge, INCTR (Brussels)
Coordinator(s): Martine Raphael, President, AMCC
Other INCTR Organizers:
Collaborators: Society of Francophone Africa of Hematology (SAFHEMA)
Senegalese Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (SSHTS).
Institutions: (see collaborators)
Number Attending:
Participants: Pathologists, Haematologists, Oncologists
Sponsors:
Evaluation:
Recurring Meeting: Date Next:
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Document: see report in New's wiki;http://inctr-news.wikidot.com/third-fourth-quarters-2015

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