Determination of Sigma Score Based on Biological Variation

Piet Meijer from the Netherlands is giving a presentation about using biological variation based quality goals at The International Congress on Quality in Laboratory Medicine 2020. Dr. Meijer  summarizes that the application of six-sigma to biological variation (BV) derived analytical performance specifications is hampered by the large variation in published BV data. In this presentation … Continued

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Iron regulatory hormone Hepcidin

Dorine W. Swinkels  from the Department of Laboratory Medicine of the Radboud university medical center is presenting a poster about harmonization and standardization of Hepcidin methods at the International Congress on Quality in Laboratory Medicine 2020 in Helsinki. This poster is based on their work started in 2005  when they were the first to employ … Continued

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Harmonization of clinical laboratory measurement procedures

Professor Greg Miller from Virginia Commonwealth University gives an opening lecture: The Harmonization Journey: Where Are We Going on Thursday 6th of February at the International Congress on Quality in Laboratory Medicine 2020. Professor Miller points out that harmonized results are required for medical diagnosis, treatment and monitoring based on decision values for laboratory test … Continued

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How to ensure accurate and robust reference intervals?

Professor Yesim Özarda, from Uludag University gives an presentation about reference intervals on Thursday 6 February 2020 at the International Congress on Quality in Laboratory Medicine in Helsinki. Professor Özarda summarizes that the reference intervals are a vital part of the information supplied by laboratories to support the interpretation of numerical clinical pathology results. Reference … Continued

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How good comments can medical laboratories provide clinicians?

On the first congress day the scientific program is build on the theme Harmonization of medical laboratory practices. One of the speakers is M.D., Ph.D. Eva Ajzner who will highlight the meaning of interpretive commenting (IC) as an integral part of postanalytical activities of laboratories. Please read up on Dr. Ajzner’s subject ”Quality of Comments for the Clinicians” on the abstract here.

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How to assess a risk of subclinical atherosclerosis?

  Keynote speaker: Vilmundur Gudnason Dr. Gudnason is a Professor in University of Iceland.  He has also been the director of the Icelandic Heart Association Research Institute since 1999. Previously Dr Gudnason was the director of the Genetic Laboratories of the Icelandic Heart Association from 1995-1999. Dr Gudnason has been professor in Cardiovascular Genetics at … Continued

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Diagnostic Pathways - Labquality Days 2018

Practical QC solution for laboratories of any size

  Keynote speaker: Hassan Bayat Dr. Bayat is a Doctor of Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS); graduated as top student from Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran and he is a member of Immunogenetics Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. He is also self-educated in quality assurance and presenting many workshops and lectures about … Continued

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Digital Pathology and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  Keynote speaker: Sami Blom Application Manager (Fimmic, Finland) Sami Blom is a doctoral student in Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland – FIMM. He has been working with translational cancer research: Research on prognostic tissue biomarkers in prostate cancer. Focus on PI3K/AKT and NFkB pathways Development of immunohistochemical methods and imaging for high-content tissue analysis … Continued

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Labquality Days Quality Control

Why commutability of control materials is so important?

Keynote Speaker: Vincent Delatour Prinicipal Investigator Biomarkers / Bioanalysis at LNE (French Metrology Laboratory) Vincent obtained his Engineer degree in Biotechnology in 2003 (INSA Lyon, France). He did his PhD thesis in exploratory Oncology in the lab of Marie-France Carlier in CNRS (Gif sur Yvette, France), where he studied cell motility through the development of … Continued

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