Scientific Program

The 2019 congress scientific program dealt with quality issues of laboratory medicine and advanced healthcare technologies. Two inspiring days with world class speakers guaranteed an unforgettable experience.

International Congress on Quality in Laboratory Medicine 7-8 of February 2019 in Helsinki, Finland.




Avaussanat / Opening Words

07.02.2019 09:15 - 09:30

Session: Kongressin avaus

Are there Westgard Rules in your future? The Current Devolution and Future Revolution in QC practices

Sten Westgard, Director of Client Service and Technology (Westgard Quality Control, USA)

07.02.2019 10:30 - 11:15

Session: Quality Control Reinvented?

Is it time to rethink the way we approach IQC and EQA?

Tony Badrick, Chief executive RCPAQAP (RCPAQAP, Australia)

07.02.2019 11:15 - 12:00

Session: Quality Control Reinvented?

Commutable certified reference materials for next generation accuracy-based EQA schemes

Vincent Delatour, Principal Investigator Biomarkers/Bioanalysis (LNE (French Metrology laboratory), France)

07.02.2019 13:00 - 13:45

Session: Quality Control Reinvented?

The SKML multi-sample approach for exactly right EQA

Marc Thelen, Director of SKML, Medical Manager (Laboratory for Clinical Chemistry, Amphia hospital, the Netherlands)

07.02.2019 13:45 - 14:30

Session: Quality Control Reinvented?

Present and Future of EQA

Anja Kessler, PhD (Referenzensnstitut for Bioanalytik, Germany)

07.02.2019 14:30 - 15:15

Session: Quality Control Reinvented?

Max E(Nuf) QC model; incorporating frequency into QC planning

Hassan Bayat, Doctor of Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS) (Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran)

07.02.2019 15:45 - 16:15

Session: Quality Control Reinvented?

How to Utilize Genomic Information in Medicine Today and in the Future?

Aarno Palotie, Research Director of the Human Genomics program (Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland)

08.02.2019 10:00 - 10:45

Session: Digital Health

National Institute for Health and Welfare Biobank and examples of scientific discoveries encouraged by it

Markus Perola, Research Professor (National Institute for Heallth and Welfare, Finland)

08.02.2019 11:15 - 12:00

Session: Digital Health

Bad Blood: The Rise and Fall of a 9 Billion Dollar Diagnostic Disrupter and what the Profession of Laboratory Medicine didn't do (but should have) to stop it

Sten Westgard, Director of Client Service and Technology (Westgard Quality Control, USA)

08.02.2019 12:00 - 12:45

Session: Digital Health

Important dates for ePosters will be announced later in 2018. Deadline will be 30.11.2018.

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 2019.

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 7th of February 2019 at 17:00 – 17:30.

Please join us in the Wellcome Party on Thursday right after the Quality Promotion Awards Ceremony

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