XXXth International Symposium on Technical Innovations in Laboratory Hematology (ISLH)

Event Date: May 4 - 6, 2017

Event Location: Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Avenue. Honolulu, HI 96815


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ISLH 2017

The International Society for Laboratory Hematology (ISLH) and the North American Specialized Coagulation Laboratory Association (NASCOLA) cordially invite you to attend ISLH 2017, the XXXth International Symposium on Technological Innovations in Laboratory Hematology. Please join your laboratory hematology colleagues in Honolulu, Hawaii from May 4-6, 2017.



The International Society for Laboratory Hematology (ISLH), a non-profit organisation, was founded in 1992 by an international group of laboratory professionals in order to chart new directions for laboratory hematology.

ISLH had its origins back in 1984. Motivated to see laboratory hematology recognized as an independent discipline, Dr Berend Houwen organized meetings to bring together scientists, manufacturers, clinicians, and regulatory representatives to exchange ideas on technical innovations in laboratory hematology. The first meeting was an outstanding success and heralded the arrival of a new forum for dissemination of information from around the globe on laboratory hematology. The meeting became a must attend event on the calendar for hematology laboratorians culminating in the decision to form ISLH in 1992. ISLH now has near 900 members globally from over 50 countries.

ISLH has also been instrumental in standards and guidelines development in laboratory hematology. These include the publication in 2001 of the first flow based reference method for platelet counting and the publication in 2005 of The International Consensus Group for Hematology Review: Suggested Criteria for Action Following Automated CBC and WBC Differential Analysis. This publication gathered 20 leading hematology laboratorians from around the globe to share their views on slide review and feedback suggest it has been one of the most important laboratory hematology publications in the past 30 years.

ISLH has also expanded its repertoire of disciplines to cater for the growing needs of laboratory hematologists. Today ISLH addresses the following sub-disciplines with up-to-date symposia, research and journal reviews on:

  • Cellular Analysisijlh
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Hematology Informatics
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hemolytic Anemias
  • Point of Care Testing
  • Standards and Guidelines


ISLH publishes “The International Journal of Laboratory Hematology” (IJLH). The journal provides an international forum for all new developments in the research and practice of laboratory hematology and includes invited reviews, full length original articles and correspondence.

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