At a Glance
  • Status: Completed Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2006
  • Initiating Organization: European Scientific Laboratory for HematoOncology
  • Initiator Type: Third-party organization
  • No disease focus
  • Location: Europe

Abstract

The EuroFlow Consortium consists of 19 diagnostic research groups and one associated small to medium-sized enterprise (SME), which are regarded as experts in the fields of flow cytometric and molecular diagnostics. Together the 20 participants have sufficient complementarity and congruence to cover all aspects of development, standardization, and validation of highly sensitive tests for diagnosis and follow-up.

Mission

The main objective of the EuroFlow Consortium is the development and standardization of fast, accurate, and highly sensitive flow cytometric tests for diagnosis and prognostic (sub)classification of hematological malignancies as well as for evaluation of treatment effectiveness during follow-up. This includes the introduction of novel flow cytometric methods for replacing several types of molecular techniques (particularly polymerase chain reaction–based detection of fusion genes and oncogenes).

EuroFlow is a division of ESLHO (European Scientific foundation for Laboratory HematoOncology). Other divisions of ESLHO are EuroClonality (www.euroclonality.org) and EuroMRD (www.euromrd.org). General information about ESLHO can be found on the ESLHO website (www.eslho.org)

ESLHO is an official European Hematology Association (EHA) Scientific Working Group (SWG). SWGs seek to initiate and create scientific networks that serve under the EHA umbrella. At the annual EHA Congress, ESLHO presents its innovations in special EHA-SWG sessions.

EuroFlow’s aims are as follows:

Consortium History

Upcoming Workshops

UK-FACS User Meeting
April 29-30, 2015
EuroFlow educational lectures at this meeting
Oxford, United Kingdom
 
EuroFlow Educational Workshop
May 29-29, 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Italian EuroFlow Workshop
July 9-10, 2015
Legnano General Hospital, Milano, Italy
Hematology Lab and Tranfusion Center
 
EuroFlow Educational Workshop
Sept. 23-25, 2015
Clinica Alemana Auditorium
Santiago de Chile, Chile
 
Fourth ESLHO Symposium: New developments in MRD diagnostics
Nov. 5-6, 2015
World Trade Center, Zurich, Switzerland
 

Past Workshops

First Canadian EuroFlow workshop
March 26-27, 2015
Montreal, Canada
 
International Myeloma Foundation Next Generation Flow Workshop
March 7-8, 2015

Several EuroFlow lectures at this workshop
Japanese Red Cross Medical Center, Tokyo
 
EuroFlow lectures and EuroFlow workshop at biannual meeting of Austrian Society for Cytometry
Sept. 25-27, 2014
Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Financing

The EuroFlow consortium was founded in 2005 as a 2U-FP6 funded project and launched in spring 2006.

Data Sharing

Protocols are available for download with registration on the EuroFlow website.

Homepage

http://www.euroflow.org/usr/pub/pub.php

Points of Contact

info@euroflow.org

Sponsors & Partners

Centro Hospitalar do Porto

Charles University

Dutch Childhood Oncology Group

Erasmus MC

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades

Instituto Portuges de Oncologia

Medical University of Silesia

University of Salamanca

University of Schlewsig-Holstein


Last Updated: 04/14/2016

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