Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Nordic Congress on Quality in Laboratory Medicine 2016

Labquality Days 11-12 February, 2016, Helsinki, Finland

Labquality Days is one of the largest annual congresses in Scandinavia focused on quality and laboratory medicine. The congress is held at Messukeskus, Expo and Convention Centre in Helsinki. The congress inspires laboratory medicine and quality management professionals, researchers, and healthcare experts. The 2016 congress themes are Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) and Preanalytics.

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Preliminary Scientific Program

Thursday 11th February, 2016




Demand management in
the preanalytical phase

Tim Lang, Dr, FRCPath, Consultant Clinical Scientist,
Clinical Biochemistry Department,
University Hospital of North Durham, UK

How to guide and prepare the patient
and the importance of samplin
Mads Nybo, M.D. Ph.D., Chief Physician,
Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology,
University hospital of Odense, Denmark

The ways in which we measure and grade
preanalytic and postanalytic performance in
microbiology by Performance Testing

Michael Noble, M.D. FRCPC,
The University of British Columbia in Vancouver BC, Canada

Pre-analytics in coagulation lab:
why struggle for better results?

Valdas Banys, Ph.D.
Faculty of Medicine, University of Vilnius, Lithuania

The “pre-analytical question” in anatomical
pathology – implications and challenges for
personalized medicine in a digital world

Pedro Soares de Oliveira, M.D.
Department of Pathology, Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal

Logistics and preanalytical factors in specimen
transportation – how it’s done locally, nationally
and on an international scale

Synlab/speaker to be announced

Preliminary Scientific Program

Friday 12th February, 2016




POCT for glucose measurements in different
matrix – reference systems can provide solutions
for improved analytical quality

Gerhard Schumann, Professor, Dr
Hannover Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Chemistry,
Hannover, Germany

POCT in Switzerland

Roman Fried, M.D.
Institute of Clinical Chemistry,
University hospital of Z├╝rich, Switzerland
Challenges in POCT for coagulation
Piet Meijer, Ph.D.
The ECAT Foundation, Voorschoten, The Netherlands

POCT accreditation based on ISO standards
15189 and 22870

Speaker to be announced
Point-of-Care data management & connectivity
Staffan Ahlandsberg, Global Business Director DM & CS
Hemocue, Sweden

EQA of POCT methods: how to interpret results?
Anne Stavelin, Ph.D.
NOKLUS, Bergen, Norway

POCT – the Australian experience

Tony Badrick, Ph.D.
Chief Executive, RCPAQAP, Australia

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