This hybrid conference will be held Oct. 15–17, 2024, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and will provide reviews and updates about the laboratory and clinical aspects of nonmalignant hematology and bleeding and thrombotic disorders. Combining the clinical and laboratory experience of Mayo Clinic faculty, we will illustrate the practical application of testing algorithms derived from the Mayo Clinic practice as well as highlight available tests to guide the diagnosis of rare disorders of classical hematology. Informational presentations will be supplemented with case presentations, followed by time for participant questions. 

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Conference Information

Date: Oct. 15–17, 2024

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Presented by: Mayo Clinic Laboratories

Questions: Contact the Education Department at 800-533-1710 or 507-284-3156, or email mcleducation@mayo.edu.


Learning objectives

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

  • Summarize clinical updates in the management of patients with bleeding disorders.
  • Recognize laboratory tools available for diagnosis and management of bleeding disorders.
  • Describe the evaluation and treatment of thrombotic disorders.
  • Describe the algorithmic strategy for the diagnostic work-up of various red blood cell and platelet disorders.
  • Interpret the recent advances in the management of various red blood cell and platelet disorders.
  • Define updates in gene therapy for bleeding disorders, sickle cell disease, and thalassemia.

Intended audience

This conference is designed for specialty providers such as residents/fellows, lab techs, nurses, hematologists, oncologists, hematopathologists, and pathologists. Providers in primary care specialties, such as family medicine and internal medicine, with an interest in hematology, would also benefit from attending this conference. It is also well suited for advanced practice providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants.



Course directors

  • Leslie Padrnos, M.D.
  • Jansen Seheult, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., M.D.
  • Meera Sridharan, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Ewa Wysokinska, M.D.

Planning committee

  • Christina Chin, MPAS, P.A.-C.
  • Ronald Go, M.D.
  • Rajiv Pruthi, M.B.B.S.
  • Rachelle Rouse, APRN, C.N.P.


  • Jill Adamski, M.D., Ph.D.
  • John Camoriano, M.D.
  • Dong Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Maggie DiGuardo, M.D.
  • David Dingli, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Damon Houghton, M.D.
  • Theresa Kinard, M.D.
  • Yael Kusne, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Anand Padmanabhan, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
  • Candido Rivera, M.D.
  • Juliana Perez Botero, M.D.
  • Antoine Saliba, M.D.
  • Surbhi Shah, M.B.B.S.
  • Marwan Shaikh, M.D.
  • Mustaqeem Siddiqui, M.D., M.B.A.
  • Stephan Thome, M.D.
  • Maria Alice Willrich, Ph.D.
  • Alexandra Wolanskyj-Spinner, M.D.
  • Waldemar Wysokinski, M.D., Ph.D.

Guest faculty

Julie Kanter, M.D.
Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics

Lifespan Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Richard Marlar, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pathology

Medical Director, Coagulation Laboratory

University Hospital

University of New Mexico


Accreditation statement

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 14.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 14.75 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC program.

Travel and lodging

A block of rooms has been secured at The Scott Resort and Spa for participants and their guests, with special conference rates. To receive the special rate, you must make reservations before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of Sept. 23, 2024, whichever comes first. Reservations submitted following this date will be subject to availability.

  • Single rate: $299
  • Double rate: $299

Click here to make your reservation online. You may also call the on-site reservations department at 800-528-7867 to make reservations. Identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic 2024 Classical Hematology Conference when making a reservation.

A reduced resort fee of $25 per guestroom, per night (subject to change), plus current tax will be added to each guest room. The resort fee provides the following inclusions:

  • Explore Scottsdale on one of our Pure Bicycles
  • Tesla charging station
  • Resort shuttle providing transportation within 3 miles (7 a.m.–10 p.m.)
  • Valet and self-parking
  • WIFI access throughout the resort
  • STAYCAST “Ultimate Streaming Experience” in all guest rooms.
  • In-room Nespresso
  • Access to our 24-hour fitness center
  • Access to our 24-hour business center & boarding pass printing
  • Water and Signature Welcome Tea available in lobby
  • Lawn games
  • Daily yoga

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


Classical Hematology 2024 will be held Oct. 15–17 in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year, two conferences will be merged into one: Nonmalignant Hematology and Bleeding and Thrombotic Disorders. The conference will be offered in person and via livestream.

  • Full fee (M.D./Ph.D.): $825
  • Reduced fee (resident, fellow, advanced practice provider, nurse, other): $725


If you would like to exhibit at this year’s conference, please complete the following:

  1. Download and review the Exhibitor Prospectus 
  2. Download and sign the Exhibitor Agreement
  3. Complete the Exhibitor Registration
    • Attach a copy of the signed Exhibitor Agreement during registration.

For questions, please contact tollefson.sierra@mayo.edu.

Poster session

The Mayo Clinic Classical Hematology Conference: Nonmalignant Hematology and Bleeding and Thrombotic Disorders course is accepting abstracts detailing original research dedicated to the field of classical hematology to be presented at this meeting. A poster session will take place on Oct. 17, 2024.

Submitted abstracts must include a focus on classical hematology and may include ongoing clinical trials in classical hematology, outcome studies, quality improvement or practice innovations, and interesting or challenging case reports. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. At least one of the authors must register to attend the conference in person.

Submission Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2024

Eligibility: Fellows, residents, medical students, advanced practice providers, nurses and lab technicians, and trainees are all eligible to submit an abstract.

Submission requirements:

  • Type all abstracts in English
  • Abstract format should include the following:
    • Title
    • Authors and affiliations
    • Category (student, resident, fellow, advanced practice provider, nurse, lab technician, trainee)
    • Introduction/Hypothesis
    • Methods (e.g., case series, trial, or case report)
    • Results (may include one table or figure)
    • Conclusion
    • Abstract should be limited to 500 words

Review process: All abstracts will be reviewed based on their merit by a peer-reviewed process.

Additional details:

  • Notification of acceptance will be sent to the primary author by July 19, 2024.
  • At least one of the authors of the accepted abstract are required to present the poster at the course on Oct. 17, 2024. A discount code for registration will be provided as part of acceptance letters.
  • Poster dimensions and other details will be available as part of acceptance letters.
  • Authors may submit abstracts that have been published or presented previously at large Hematology meetings.

If you would like to submit an abstract for this year’s conference, please complete the following:

  1. Review Eligibility and Submission Requirements 
  2. Complete the Abstract Registration

For questions, please contact tollefson.sierra@mayo.edu.

Cancellation policy and fine print

If you cancel your participation in this conference on or before Sept. 12, 2024, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded. Mayo Clinic Laboratories' Education Department must receive written notification of your cancellation. No refunds will be made after Sept. 12, 2024.

Mayo Clinic Laboratories reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Clinic Laboratories must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Clinic Laboratories will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

Fine print

All costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

Note: By participating in an onsite Mayo Clinic Laboratories Classical Hematology 2024 Conference event, you will be entering an area where livestreaming may occur. By entering Mayo Clinic’s event premises, you consent to video and/or audio recording and their release for livestreaming purposes on the internet by Mayo Clinic during the Classical Hematology 2024 Conference event.