About the CCEN

Clinical cytometry is used globally to provide information for patient care. This practice is dependent on highly competent individuals who not only have an understanding of the principles of flow cytometry, but also have a working, clinical application specific, knowledge. However, clinical flow cytometry is a sophisticated technology that is constantly progressing and difficult to automate or even readily standardize. Therefore, there is a considerable need for ongoing clinical cytometry educational resources for cytometrists practicing in both developed and developing countries.

As a result of a generous grant from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation (WHCF), the International Clinical Cytometry Society (ICCS) and the European Society for Clinical Cell Analysis (ESCCA) have partnered with the WHCF to form the Clinical Cytometry Education Network (CCEN) formerly called the Bi-Society Project. This is a multi-faceted collaboration endeavoring to create educational resources for the international clinical cytometry community, to host practical clinical cytometry courses in both developed and developing countries, to create an international network of clinical cytometry organizations and to facilitate training of young professionals via the Visitor Training Program.