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Programme: Thursday

Day One




0845‑0900 Opening Ceremony

0900‑0945

ACB-AACC Transatlantic Lecture
Drug Screening with Immunoassays: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Dr Dennis Dietzen - President, AACC

0945‑1030

Break & Industry
Sponsored
Workshops

Industry Sponsored Workshops
0950‑1030







0950‑1030
Alpha Laboratories Ltd
FIT to practice?
Prof Callum Fraser
University of Dundee
Sally Benton

Royal Surrey County Hospital
Nigel D'Souza
Croydon University Hospital 
Immundiagnostik AG
Faecal Bile Acids: a new way to diagnose Bile Acid Diarrhoea
Lauren Hughes
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust 

Parallel Sessions


Paediatrics for the Non-specialist/ DGH Clinical & Laboratory Teams
(Chair: Lesley Tetlow)

New Approaches to Clinical Problems & Drug Assays
(Chair: Tony Tetlow)

Point of Care Testing (POCT)
(Chairs: Danielle Freedman & Rebecca Powney)

1030‑1100

Time to be on alert for paediatric AKI
Prof Rachel Lennon
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

1030‑1100

Influence of pre-analytics with particular reference to drug assays
Dr Mike Cornes
Worcester Royal Hospital
1030‑1115 Does POCT add value?
Dr Danielle Freedman, Luton and Dunstable Hospital
and
Prof Sverre Sandberg, University of Bergen

1100‑1130

Investigating hypoglycaemia: when laboratory medicine is the icing on the cake!
Dr Mars Skae
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
1100‑1130
Changing trends in street drugs: the greatest challenge facing clinical toxicology screening services
Dr Loretta Ford
City Hospital, Birmingham
1115‑1145 The value of POCT in Acute care
Dr Dominic Giles
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

1130‑1200

Disorders of sexual development: what support can a DGH lab provide?
Dr Leslie Perry
Croydon University Hospital
1130‑1200
Immunobiologics and antibodies to them
Dr Mandy Perry
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
1145‑1215 "In a NHS utopia the patient would like their home visit conducted by the world expert in their condition.
"Point of Care Testing may be a (small) step in the right direction"
Dr Prash Patel
Berkshire Primary Care
1200‑1230

Old and new approaches to paediatric reference ranges in 2018
Dr Tim Lang
University Hospital of North Durham
1200‑1230 PCSK9 Mabs: new lipid-modifying therapy
Dr Handrean Soran
Manchester Royal Infirmary
1215‑1230 Re-vote and summary
Dr Danielle Freedman
and
Prof Sverre Sandberg

1230‑1430

Exhibition, Posters & Lunch

Industry Sponsored Workshops
1300‑1340

1300‑1340
Thermo Fisher Scientific OY
Title & Speakers tbc
Weqas
EQA & ISO15189 

Parallel Sessions

Access and Equity in Laboratory Medicine
(Chair: Lance Sandle)

ACB Medal Award
(Chair: Ian Young - ACB President)

1430‑1500
Parity for mental and physical illness: everybody's business?
Professor Dame Sue Bailey
Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition
1430‑1630
Assessing the vitamin B12 status of adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus on metformin 
Dr Giles Aldworth
Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast 


Evaluation of fibroblast growth factor-21 enzyme immunosorbent assay method and its performance for the investigation of mitochondrial disease 
Dr Gayani Weerasinghe
Oxford University Hospitals 


Implications for the monitoring of patients with multiple myeloma during treatment with the immunotherapy daratumumab 
Dr Sally Thirkettle
Christie NHS Foundation Trust 


Tacrolimus and creatinine analysis by LC-MS/MS using Mitra® microsampling devices 
David Marshall
Wythenshawe Hospital 


Biological variability of cardiac troponins in chronic kidney disease
Rebecca Jones
William Harvey Hospital 


Fatal opioid poisoning: an emerging role for fentanyl and fentanyl analogues in the United Kingdom 
Dr Edmund Rab
Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
1500‑1530
POCT in the community
Dr Amir Hannan
Haughton Thornley Medical Centre, Hyde
1530‑1600
Equity of access: using a system approach to improve shared use and understanding of laboratory test results 
Dr
Paul Rowlands
Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
1600‑1630
Improving access to health for hard to reach communities: the Health Mela model
Prof Romesh Gupta
National Forum for Health and Wellbeing
1630‑1700
ACB Foundation Lecture
Increasing access and equity in laboratory diagnostics
Dr Martin Myers - Royal Preston Hospital

Updated 18 April 2018

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