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BSAC Meeting 2018

When ?
October 4, 2018
Where ?
Hof Ter Musschen Woluwe www.hoftermusschen.be/

BSAC’s clinical and research evening seminar


The Belgian Society for Advancement in Cytometry (www.cytometry.be) is pleased to announce its annual meeting which will take place in Brussels at the Hof Ter Musschen, Avenue E. Mounier 2, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert. This meeting is a perfect opportunity for vendors to interact with professionals active in the field of clinical and research flow cytometry, analytical cytometry, pathology and molecular analysis, mainly from Belgium but also from abroad.

The Organizing Committee has held the registration fees low in order to allow maximum participation by young investigators, technicians and scientists from universities and hospitals. We expect to welcome around 75 participants from Belgium. Thus, this meeting should provide vendors with a unique chance to interact with a broad audience of professionals in both clinical laboratory and research fields

The venue and conference schedule have been chosen to maximize the opportunities for vendors and participants to interact. The accommodations at the Hof Ter Musschen guarantee an integrated meeting site where exhibitions and breaks take place in the same area. The meeting location is easily accessible with the Metro (station Alma) or by car. Parking is available at Cliniques St Luc within 500 meters from the seminar location (Parking Esplanade and Hippocrate)” (www.hoftermusschen.be/).




15h00 – 16h00:           Welcome & Registration


16h00 – 18h00:          New technologies in flow cytometry research


16h00 – 16h40:           Phenotyping the human immune system

                                      Adrian Liston, head of FACS core KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium


16h40 – 17h20:           Use of CyTOF Mass Cytometry in (pre-) clinical studies

                                         Frederic Stevenaert, Johnson & Johnson, Beerse, Belgium


17h20 – 18h00:           Computational flow cytometry: from automated gating to immune systems dynamics

                                        Yvan Saeys, Head of bioinformatics group VIB-IRC, UGent, Ghent, Belgium

18h00 – 19h00:          Sandwich break

19h00 – 21h00:          Flow cytometry accreditation in the clinical laboratory


19h00 – 19h40:           Accreditation in flow cytometry: discussion of guidelines

                                       André Gothot, ULg, Liège, Belgium

19h40 – 20h20:           Accreditation support and Workflow-optimization: Why do you need both?

                                       Lucia Testolin, European marketing manager clinical flow cytometry, Becton Dickinson

20h20 – 21h00:           Tools to support the accreditation in Flow Cytometry : instrumentation, reagents and process

                                       Antoine Pacheco and Damien Simoens, Beckman Coulter

21h00:                        Farewell