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CAP-ACP Leadership In Education Award


March 16 2022


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


  • Dr. Allam Shawwa
    Dr. Allam Shawwa

    Dr Allam Shawwa is an associate Professor of Pathology at Dalhousie University and is a Hematopathologist at the Queen Elizabeth Health Sciences Centre. Previously was a pathologist at QEH in Charlottetown PEI. Graduated from Jordan University and completed residency training in General Pathology at Dalhousie University. Dr Shawwa’s medical practice involves the diagnosis of lymphoma and leukemia as well as coagulation disorders. Currently he is the Director of the core hematology laboratory at Capital Health. He is actively involved in resident’s teaching and medical education in pathology and hematology

Diagnostic Value Of Bone Marrow Core Biopsy In Lymphoma With Emphasis On Patterns Of Involvement


The presentation will focus on the task of a pathologist examining lymphoid Infiltrates in the bone marrow. This can be an important part of the workup of lymphoma and is often done for staging. A diagnosis of lymphoma may be initially made on a bone marrow biopsy. The presentation will provide case examples and a guide to diagnosis.


  • Distinguish the lymphomas from reactive lymphoid hyperplasia.
  • Recognize patterns of bone marrow involvement by lymphoma.
  • Classify the type of lymphoma according to WHO classification.
  • Assist in staging the patient.
  • Provide sufficient phenotypic information to the clinician so that he or she can use any of the immunologic based treatment modalities available.

Target Audience

Pathologists, Residents

CanMEDS Roles

  • Medical Expert (the integrating role)
  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Leader
  • Health Advocate
  • Scholar