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Programme: Thursday

Day One

0845-0900 Opening Ceremony


Transatlantic Lecture
Metabolic and Molecular Bases for Congenital Hyperinsulinism
Prof Mike Bennett
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA


Break & Industry Sponsored Symposia

  Industry Sponsored Workshop
(Chaired by Alpha Laboratories)
    0945-1015 FIT in the symptomatic: Putting Theory into Practice
Speakers TBC


Parallel Sessions


Service Organisation Impact on Access
(Chairs: Adrian Miller & Deepak Chandrajay)


Game Changers
Mick Henderson & Carys Lippiatt)



Laboratory Medicine for Transgender Patients
Dr Stephen Gibbons
Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Metabolomic Profiling
Dr Richard Unwin
University of Manchester


Pre-analytical Factor Harmonisation
Dr Michael Cornes
New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

100,000 Genome Project
Dominic McMullan
Birmingham Women's Hospital


Impact of Modern Technology on Microbiology Services to an Acute Hospital
Dr James Anson
Liverpool Clinical Laboratories

Genotype Phenotype Conundra
Prof Simon Heales
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Alexion UK Hosted Session
Does Low ALP Matter?

Prof Bill Fraser
Norwich Medical School
Paul Newland
Alder Hey Children's Hospital
1145-1215 Organising Point of Care Testing in the Community
Dr Maurice O'Kane
Altnagelvin Area Hospital
Data Mining
Prof Daniel Lasserson
University of Oxford


Exhibition, Posters & Lunch

Industry Sponsored Workshop
(Chaired by Immundiagnostik AG)

  Industry Sponsored Workshop
(Agilent Technologies)
1300-1345 UK Studies for IBD - Clinical Performance and Beyond
Dr Mandy Perry
Royal Devon Exeter Foundation Trust
Dr Tariq Ahmad
University of Exeter
1300-1345 to be confirmed


Parallel Sessions


Delivering Patient Oriented Services
(Chairs: Nuthar Jassam & Alison Jones)


ACB Medal Award
(Chair: Gwyn McCreanor - ACB President)


What Does a Patient Want from a Pathology Service?
Dr Patricia Wilkie
National Association for Patient Participation

to be confirmed




Pharmaceuticals On The Street and How The Laboratory Can Help
Dr Loretta Ford
City Hospital, Birmingham


Direct to the Public Testing... Key Issues and Potential Benefits for Patient Care
Prof Jonathan Berg
City Hospital, Birmingham




Diabetic Monitoring: Developing Patient-centred Laboratory Services
Dr Christopher Duff
Royal Stoke University Hospital
Foundation Lecture
Dr William Bartlett
Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee

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Updated 23 February 2017

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