Immunology


Immunology field experts will explore the ICAP standardisation of ANA pattern into the Asian med lab community. Both medical technologists and rheumatologists will benefit from this. Benefits of the ICAP pattern will be discussed and rheumatologists will be sharing their experience in using autoimmune serology. Sessions will be followed by the ANA workshop for ICAP ANA pattern.

Chair: Dr Mongkol Kunakorn,Chair, Department of Pathology; Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand

Scientific Adviser: Dr James H. Nichols, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA


Key topics:

  • ICAP: from HEp-2 IIFA pattern definition towards clinical relevance
  • Autoimmune Serology: Clinical relevance and Pitfall
  • Biomarkers in rheumatic diseases
  • Overlapping syndrome with antidsDNA & anti-Scl-70
  • Arthralgia with positive ANA & anti DFS70
  • Myositis with negative ANA and cytoplasmic staining

Benefits of attending:

  • Review ICAP standardisation
  • Identify benefits of using ICAP pattern in Japan and Europe
  • Describe novel biomarkers in rheumatic diseases
  • Discuss morphological patterns observed in the indirect immunofluorescence assay

Key speakers:

Prof Tsuneyo Mimori,Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan

Jan Damoiseaux,Central Diagnostic Laboratory, The Netherlands

Dr Pintip Ngamjanyaporn and Dr. Parawee Chevaisrakul, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand