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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What is the future of internal and external quality assessment?

    Keynote Speaker: Tony Badrick BAppSc, BSc, BA, MLitSt (Math), MBA, PhD(QUT), PhD(UQ), FAIMS, FAACB, FACB, FAIM, Member Aust Maths Soc, FRCPA (Hon), FFSc(RCPA). He was Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University for 4 years before becoming the CEO of the RCPAQAP in 2015. He is an Adjunct Professor … Continued

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HbA1c standardization - Labquality Days 2018

Why is HbA1c standardisation needed?

  Abstract: HbA1c standardisation and clinical outcomes Definitive studies in the 1990s such as the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) in type 1 diabetes and the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) in type 2 diabetes have proven a relationship between HbA1c and diabetes complications. At the time of these studies, there was little … Continued

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Reference methods in clinical chemistry

Reference methods in clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine

  Abstract: Reference measurement procedures – Emphasis on performance specifications and operating laboratories In the discipline of laboratory medicine there is consensus that routine measurement procedures/assays claiming the same measurand should give equivalent results within clinically meaningful limits, and that trueness is the ideal basis for achieving equivalence. This measurement paradigm was already propagated by … Continued

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Total Laboratory Examination Process

Standardization and harmonization of the total laboratory examination process

  Abstract: Standardization and Harmonization in Laboratory Medicine: A Matter of Patient Safety Standardization and harmonization initiatives in laboratory medicine should include all aspects of the total examination process, from the “pre-pre-analytical” phase through analysis to the “post-post-analytical” phase. Rapidly available and precise results can indeed be of very limited value if they cannot be … Continued

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