UK NEQAS Cellular Pathology Technique
Workshop Title: Bone Marrow Trephine: An Interactive Workshop
UK NEQAS (Cellular Pathology Technique presents an interactive bone marrow trephine biopsy workshop.The importance of bone marrow morphology in diagnosing disease dates back to the mid-1800’s, however marrow sampling as part of routine investigation is relatively quite recent. It was around the late 1940’s and early 1950’s bone marrow core biopsies from the iliac crest became the preferred site for sampling bone marrow tissue. This was initially on patients that failed to produce an aspirate sample, but as time has gone on, needles were developed, anaesthetics were improved, and the bone marrow trephine biopsy became routine practice. Today we know that bone marrow trephine biopsies play an essential role in the diagnosis and the management of haematological disorders, and other conditions.
The workshop is suitable for anyone who has a biomedical science background and wishes to gain an understanding of the theory and practice involved in bone marrow trephine techniques. We will explore the role of the bone marrow tissue, morphology, its clinical value, the challenges we face, and the methods used to process them within our laboratories.
Appointed as the Bone Marrow Trephine Scheme Coordinator in 2017 at UK NEQAS CPT. Dharmesh Mistry is the Quality Manager at Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service, at the Leeds Teachings Hospitals. He has a background in cellular pathology techniques in the investigation of haematological malignancies. He is also a Member of the IBMS.