Evidence- and Value-Based Approaches to Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis and Prognosis of Common Hematologic Neoplasms: A Case-Based Illustration

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Symposium Room: Atrium A
Atlanta, Georgia
December 8, 2017
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.



This program’s overall objective is to update the practicing hematologists/oncologists and hematopathologists about the evolving repertoire of test options and appropriate testing strategies. We aim to inform participants on the most cost-effective, diagnostically efficient testing strategies in the evaluation of hematologic malignancies. Using data-driven testing algorithms derived from the Mayo Clinic Hematopathology/Hematology practice and available literature, we will illustrate how unnecessary, redundant, and costly laboratory tests can be eliminated from the participants’ practices while maintaining the highest quality medical care.


Intended Audience

Hematologists/Oncologists, hematopathologists, pathologists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who provide care for patients with hematological neoplasms.



Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the algorithmic strategy for the diagnostic workup of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and high-grade B-cell lymphoma.
  • Discuss the utility of next-generation sequencing in myeloid malignancies.
  • Discuss an evidence-based, algorithmic approach to the bone marrow workup of eosinophilia.
  • Use algorithm-based stratification of patients for optimal treatment choice.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic conference does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures that may be discussed or taught in the courses.



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Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This program has been approved for 3 P.A.C.E. contact hours. Level of instruction for this program is intermediate.

Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for State of California and State of Florida credit. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for Hematology credit. Level of instruction for this program is intermediate. This program has been approved for 3 contact hours.


Symposium Faculty

Faculty Disclosure

As a provider accredited by ACCME, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.

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