Highlights of Abstracts on Plasma Cell Dyscrasia in the Annual Conference ISHBT (Kochi)

  • Tathagat ChatterjeeEmail author
  • Ankur Ahuja
Short Communication


Since last few years plasma cell dyscrasias have been in the hit list of research especially pertaining to its therapy and pathophysiology. India has taken a great leap as far as research in plasma cell dyscrasias is concerned. The year started with myeloma conference in New Delhi conducted by Army Hospital (R&R) and ended at Haematocon Kochi organised by team from CMC Vellore (Haematocon 2018). Haematocon 2018 provided an exceptional platform for the research on various aspects of plasma cell dyscrasias both from the country and abroad. A total of 23 abstracts were presented pertaining to plasma cell disorders; 13 original research papers, 08 case reports and 02 case series. There were a wide spectrum of papers which ranged from the discussion about morphological aspects, mimickers, clinical spectrum, life style in the setting of the disease, diagnostic modalities to management aspects and finally to progress and survival of these patients. Through this review we will summarize and analyze the key findings of the original research abstracts on diagnosis, risk stratification, clinical profile and treatment aspects of plasma cell disorders presented at the Haematocon 2018.


FISH in myeloma Cytogenetics in myeloma Cryopreserved grafts Quality of life in myeloma patients Myeloma chemotherapy Refractory myeloma 



We acknowledge the support of ISHBT, as with their support the study had been feasible.

Authors’ Contributions

TC and AA were involved in conceptualization, designing, writing and critical review of the manuscript, in literature search, writing and manuscript editing and were responsible for overall supervision.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Lab Medicine and Molecular MedicineAH (R&R)New DelhiIndia

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