Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Challenges in point-of-care testing

Utilising POCT is growing rapidly in many countries. When executed with high quality and based on medical needs, POCT gives immediate benefits for the patient and generally speeds up the treatment process. Join the POCT session to share the latest Nordic developments and be inspired by the best practices in Switzerland and Australia. The program also highlights external quality assessment, data management and current standards used in POCT accreditation.

Nordic Congress on Quality in Laboratory Medicine 11th and 12th of February, 2016, Helsinki


Fridays program on February 12th deals with POCT issues. There are seven interesting lectures and world class speakers to share the most recent studies and trends in POCT.

Image: Drahomira Springer

Scientific Program on Friday 12th of February, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
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

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
POCT in Switzerland

Roman Fried, Ph.D., MBA
Institute of Clinical Chemistry, University hospital of Zürich, Switzerland

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Challenges in POCT for coagulation

Piet Meijer, Ph.D.
The ECAT Foundation, Voorschoten, The Netherlands

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
POCT accreditation based on ISO standards 15189 and 22870 in Germany

Ralf Bauerndistel, Dr., Lead Assessor
German Accreditation Body (DAkkS), Germany

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
POCT data management & connectivity

Klaus Kjøller, Radiometer, Denmark

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
EQA of POCT methods: how to interpret results?

Anne Stavelin, Ph.D.
NOKLUS, Bergen, Norway

3:00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
POCT – the Australian experience

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

Read more:
Challenges in point-of-care testing 

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