Scientific Program

The 2018 congress scientific program deals with quality issues of laboratory medicine and advanced healthcare technologies. Two inspiring days with world class speakers will guarantee an unforgettable experience.




IBM Watson – Shaping the Future of Healthcare?

Henrik Rindel Gudbergsen, PhD, Chief Medical Officer (IMB Nordic, Denmark)

08.02.2018 09:30 - 10:15


Performance Specifications with Special Emphasis on Biological Variation Data

Sverre Sandberg, Director (NOKLUS, Norway)

08.02.2018 10:30 - 11:15

Reference Measurement Procedures – Emphasis on Performance Specifications and Operating Laboratories

Linda Thienpont, Professor Emerita (Ghent University, Belgium)

08.02.2018 11:15 - 12:00

Standardisation and Harmonisation in Laboratory Medicine: a Matter of Patient Safety

Mauro Panteghini, Professor, MD (University of Milan Medical School and "Luigi Sacco" University Hospital)

08.02.2018 14:00 - 14:45

Traceability and the New EU IVD Regulation

Jonathan Middle, PhD (ALCM Birmingham, the United Kingdom)

08.02.2018 14:45 - 15:30

Analytical Quality Specifications of Inter-Laboratory Comparisons

Carmen Perich, Quality Director (Vall d’Hebron Hospital Laboratories, SCEQA, Spain)

08.02.2018 16:00 - 16:45

Diagnostic Pathways in Theory and Practice

Georg Hoffman, Prof. (University of Munich, Germany)

09.02.2018 09:00 - 09:45

HbA1c Standardization and Clinical Outcomes

Eric Kilpatrick, Professor (Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar)

09.02.2018 10:00 - 10:45

Challenge of Improved Outcomes and Shared Responsibilities in Diabetes Care

Jorma Lahtela, MD, PhD, Adjunct prof., Senior Physician (Tampere University Hospital, Finland),
Timo Kouri, MD, PhD, Adjunct prof., Senior Physician (HUSLAB)

09.02.2018 11:15 - 12:15

FreeStyle Libre – Enriched Opportunities in Diabetes Management

Alexander Seibold, Regional Medical Director (Abbott Diabetes Care, Germany)

09.02.2018 12:00 - 12:45

Send your abstract for the ePoster by Friday 24th November, 2017

ePoster Exhibition

The ePoster exhibition – a modern tool to present your studies and latest scientific results to the international audience. Send your abstract for the ePoster by Friday 24th November, 2017

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 awards are granded to Finnish or international persons who are dedicated to promote quality in laboratory medicine and healthcare. The award itself is the Quality Cube including the Labquality Days´s theme. Quality promotion awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 8th of February at 16:00.

Welcome Party "RockTails" on Thursday 8th of February right after the Quality Promotion Awards Ceremony

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