Scientific Program

We are proud to announce that the scientific program of the International Congress on Quality in Laboratory Medicine 2021 is now published!

50 Years of Excellence in EQA. The congress will open the 50th anniversary year of Labquality as a provider of external quality assessment. Hence the theme for the congress is 50 Years of Excellence in EQA. The program will cover topics on the past and future of external quality assessment, regulation and quality systems in laboratory medicine as well as EQA in different disciplines including POCT and preanalytical EQA.

The program is established by the Scientific Committee, chaired by Dr Päivi Laitinen, Helsinki University Hospital. Members of the committee are Dr Gudjon Elvar Theodorsson, Linköping University, Dr Piet Meijer, ECAT Foundation, Dr Dalius Vitkus, Vilnius University and as secretary Dr Heidi Berghäll, Labquality.

Please see the entire scientific program full of distinguished experts in the field of quality assessment.



Keynote Speakers from Three Continents!

We are very honored to be able to tell you that the opening lecture of the international congress will be a historical overview of quality in laboratory medicine by Dr James O. Westgard (Westgard QC). This will be followed by Dr Sverre Sandberg (Noklus) discussing improvements in EQA through international cooperation. Furthermore, Dr Mario Plebani (University of Padova) and Dr Tony Badrick (RCPAQAP) will address questions on both internal and external quality control of clinical laboratories. Please download to program for the complete list of the eminent speakers at the congress.


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