Scientific Program

The Scientific Program 2020 presents you two inspiring days with world class speakers and guarantees an unforgettable experience.
The main themes are quality in laboratory medicine and modern advanced healthcare technologies.

International Congress on Quality in Laboratory Medicine 6-7 of February 2020 in Helsinki, Finland.

Scientific program 2020 - Abstracts and presentations

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Determination of Sigma Score Based on Biological Variation: Fit-for-Purpose for Daily Practice?

Piet Meijer, Director (ECAT Foundation, The Netherlands)

06.02.2020 15:45 - 16:15

Session: Harmonization of medical laboratory practices

Avaussanat / Opening Words

Mia Lindström, Toimitusjohtaja, Managing Director (Labquality Oy)

6.2.2020 09:15 - 09:20

Session: Kongressin avaus / Opening of the Congress

Transforming Complex Laboratory Data into Meaningful Information for Patients and Families

Holly Witteman, Associate Professor (Université Laval, Canada)

6.2.2020 09:30 - 10:15

Session: Avausluento / Plenary lecture

Opening lecture: The Harmonization Journey: Where Are We Going

Greg Miller, Professor (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)

6.2.2020 10:30 - 11:15

Session: Harmonization of medical laboratory practices

Communication with Clinicians and Patients

Maurice O’Kane, Consultant chemical pathologist (Western Health and Social Care Trust, N. Ireland)

6.2.2020 11:15 - 11:45

Session: Harmonization of medical laboratory practices

Quality of Comments for the Clinicians

Eva Ajzner, Laboratory Director (Josá University Hospital, Hungary)

6.2.2020 11:45 - 12:15

Session: Harmonization of medical laboratory practices

Establishing and Using Reference Intervals

Yesim Özarda, Professor (Uludag University, Turkey)

6.2.2020 13:15 - 13:45

Session: Harmonization of medical laboratory practices

The Relevance of Harmonization of Test Results and the Role of EQA

Wim Coucke, Statistician (Sciensano, Belgium)

6.2.2020 13:45 - 14:15

Session: Harmonization of medical laboratory practices

Harmonization of Best Laboratory Practices on an International Scale – Case SYNLAB North Europe

Tommi Vaskivuo, Chief Medical Officer (Synlab North Europe, Estonia)

6.2.2020 14:15 - 14:45

Session: Harmonization of medical laboratory practices

Reliability of Biological Variation Data: The Biological Variation Data Critical Appraisal Checklist (BIVAC) and the EFLM Biological Variation Database

Aasne K. Aarsand, Vice-director (Norwegian Porphyria Centre, Haukeland University Hospital, Norway)

6.2.2020 15:15 - 15:45

Session: Harmonization of medical laboratory practices

ePoster Exhibition

The ePoster exhibition – a modern tool to present your studies and latest scientific results to the international audience. We encourage you to participate again in 2020.

Speakers´ Corner

Sponsors and exhibitors are sharing their latest product information and studies during the breaks. Speaker’s Corner will take place in the exhibition area.

Quality Promotion Awards Ceremony

The Quality Promotion Award is granted to a person or persons who are dedicated to promote quality in laboratory medicine and healthcare. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday February 6th.

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