Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Monday, October 7, 2013

Labquality Days 2014 Scientific Program

Messukeskus Helsinki
6-7 February,  2014


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Thursday 6th February 2014


European QC Update – Where should we aim

10:30-11:30 Thoughts on the perfect EQA
Dr. Cas Weykamp, The Netherlands

Preanalytical quality – Incidents before test

13:00-13:30 Auditing the preanalytical phase: Lessons from 60+ audits
Associate Director, Medical Affairs, Stephen Church, Germany

13:30-14:00 Options and challenges for decentralized diagnostics
Professor Kim Pettersson, Finland

14:00-14:30 The importance of pre-analytical EQA
MD PhD. Kristin Aakre, Norway

Analytical quality – How to assess the clinical effectiveness of laboratory

15:00-15:45 The implementation of POCT quality standards optimizes the clinical process reliability
Professor, Dr. med. Peter Luppa, Germany

15:45-16:15 Ways of monitoring and reducing overall measurement uncertainty in large laboratory organizations
MD PhD. Elvar Theodorsson, Sweden


Friday 7th February 2014

Postanalytical quality – How to interpret test results

10:00-10:30 How to interpret results: new oral anticoagulants (NOAC) and coagulation tests
MD PhD. Adjunct professor Lotta Joutsi-Korhonen, Finland

10:30-11:00 Title to be announced

Quality systems in the laboratory and EQA - Accreditation based on ISO standards

12:30-13:00 The future of quality control in modern medical laboratories and ISO 15189
Dr. Oswald Sonntag, Germany

13:00-13:30 The competence of proficiency testing providers and Accreditation
MSc. Tuija Sinervo, Finland

13:30-14:00 Flexible scope accreditation for medical laboratories in clinical biochemistry & immunochemistry
Dipl.-Ing. Jan Balla, Slovakia

14:00-14:30 Title to be announced
Consultant Clinical Biochemist Annette Thomas, United Kingdom

EQA update – Role for better patient safety

15:00-15:30 How reliable is report of laboratory of pathology - patient’s safety in pathology
MD PhD. Adjunct professor Heikki Aho, Finland

15:30-16:00 When your lab has a non-conformity in EQA, what you should do and what you shouldn’t do
Clinical Consultant Johan Bjerner, Norway

Exhibition area open on both days 08:30 until 16:30
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