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Programme: Thursday

Day One

Opening Ceremony


ACB-AACC Transatlantic Lecture
Immunoassay interferences and their impact on patient care
Dr Carmen Wiley - President, AACC


Break & Industry

Industry Sponsored Workshops
​Boisdale 1   

​Boisdale 2
Alexion Pharma UK Ltd 
Appropriate interpretation of Alkaline Phosphatase
Prof William Fraser
Norwich Medical School / University of East Anglia

Warwick Clinical Trials Unit - Adapt-Sepsis Trial      
ADAPT-Sepsis trial: how biochemistry teams are leading in the fight against antibiotic resistance
Helena Baker, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Nicola McGowan & Johnny Guck, Warwick Clinical Trials Unit

Parallel Sessions

Challenging Service
(Chair: Dr Bernie Croal)

Challenging Science
(Chair: Dr Ian Godber)


What's wrong with Accreditation?
Nigel Coles
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Adjusted Serum Calcium
Dr Emma Ritchie
NHS Grampian


What's wrong with EQA?
Dr David James
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Urine acidification: a preanalytical requisite or requiescat in pace?
Dr Ravinder Sodi
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust


Discussion and Q&A
Chaired by Dr Bernie Croal
Chair Focus 2019 Scientific Programme


Novel Psychoactive Agents
Dr Duncan Stephen
NHS Grampian


Exhibition, Posters & Lunch

Clinical Cases Poster Prize
sponsored by
Schebo Biotech UK Ltd

Industry Sponsored Workshops

Boisdale 1             

​Boisdale 2

Immundiagnostik AG

Optimising patient management in IBD: PANTS study outcomes and new perspectives for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Tariq Ahmad, Mandy Perry & Rachel Nice
The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Chromsystems Instruments + Chemicals GmbH

A new assay for the determination of more than 100 drugs of abuse by LC-MS/MS
Dr Henrik Winkler, Head of Scientific Support

Parallel Sessions

Demand Optimisation
(Chair: Dr Bernie Croal)

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


Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT)
Dr Martin Myers
GIRFT Pathology Team



Can neuron specific enolase levels predict death in ITU patients post out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?  
Dr Frances Palmer
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust 

Severe hypoglycaemia due to insulin autoimmune syndrome: diagnostic difficulty due to anti-insulin IgA  
Dr David Church
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Quantification of testosterone, androstenedione and 17-hydroxyprogesterone collected using Mitra Micro sampling devices
David Marshall
Manchester University Foundation Trust

Development of a novel laboratory costings model and visual management dashboard  
Sarah Curtis
Liverpool Clinical Laboratories

Impact of Peninsula-wide roll-out of faecal immunochemical testing in colorectal cancer in primary care
Dr Angie Cooper
The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust


Scottish Demand Optimisation Programme
Dr Bernie Croal, NHS Grampian
Ms Claire Lawrie, 
NHS National Services Scotland


ACB Foundation Lecture
Harmonisation and Standardisation in Proteins and Immunology 
Dr Joanna Sheldon
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Updated 1 May 2019

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