CAVE Clinical Skills Week

Clinical Pathology

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Bone Marrow, Cytology & Blood Smears (9 CPD Points)

Clinical Pathology can be tricky to interpret and obtaining useful samples are key when interpretation of laboratory reports are required. This day will cover all you need to know about bone marrow, cytology and blood smears from a clinical pathology perspective.

Perhaps it's time to come along to the CAVE Clinical Skills Day to refresh and refine your diagnostic skills.

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Prices quoted below are inclusive of GST

CAVE Member (2018) Early Bird Rate (closes 15 Jan)
Regular Rate (closes 1 Feb)
Day 2 Registration Clinical Pathology $570.00 $600.00
Non-CAVE Member Early Bird Rate
Regular Rate (closes 1 Feb)
Day 2 Registration Clinical Pathology N/A $750.00

If you are a CAVE Member, remember to have your membership number handy.

CAVE Members who wish to register for all 4 days receive a further discount and can register here. 

Outline for the day...

Bone marrow laboratory report: how to interpret it?

Bone marrow samples are often sent to referring laboratories for expert interpretation. In this session we provide an overview of bone marrow changes to better understand the information provided by pathologists

Lymph node enlargement: what is going wrong?

Lymph node enlargement is a common finding in clinical practice. Cytology can provide a real-time answer about the underlying cause. In this session we provide insights about cytological differences between hyperplasia, infection and neoplasia.

Anaemia from a clinical pathology perspective

Laboratory data results combined with the morphology can help to reduce the differentials in case of anaemia. In this session we provide suggestions to enhance laboratory data interpretation skills.

Tricks to prepare bone marrow cytology specimens

Bone marrow cytology can be frustrating due to inconclusive results secondary to haemodilution of samples. This practical class has been designed to make practice with bone marrow cytology specimen preparation. Practical tricks will be suggested to have more diagnostic samples.


  1. Bone Marrow Cytology Features
  2. Lymph node cytology from hyperplasia to neoplasia
  3. Regenerative or non-regenerative anaemia?

This all-afternoon practical class will hone your skills in microscopic diagnosis of blood, bone marrow and lymph node

Internal Medicine and Clinical Pathology Presenters

Dr Sue Beetson

BSc (Hons), BVMS, PhD

Dr Gabriele Rossi

DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVCP

Dr Jason Stayt

BSc, BVSc, Dip ACVP (Clinical Pathology)


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