UK NEQAS IIA Annual Participants' Meeting 2018
This 2018’s Annual participants meeting will focus on the theme of maximising quality for patient care, bringing attendees from across immunology, immunochemistry and allergy to hear presentations and actively participate in Q&A sessions at this dynamic and interactive conference. The content of the event reflects key developments within the sphere of immunology, immunochemistry and allergy. Divided into three sessions, this vital forum will tackle:
- What is quality? Impacting on patient care, closing the loop in laboratory performance and evaluation laboratory tests
- Current quality challenges: ANA testing, ANCA testing and Chromagranin A
- New developments and hot topics: Anti-TNF drugs and antibodies, proteins and antibody testing and EQA hot topics 2017/18
This event will provide staff with an insight into key areas, reinforcing knowledge and is an opportunity to network and actively participate in discussions.
- Please note that attendance is free of charge to participating laboratories
- An opportunity to discuss issues surrounding good practice
- Testing strategies adopted within the laboratories
- Key EQA issues raised and discussed
- Insight into future developments
Scientific staff wanting to enhance their knowledge and with a keen interest in sharing good practice.
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EQA 2018: Maximising Quality for Patient Care.
|9.00||Registration and Refreshments|
SESSION 1 - What is Quality? - Chair: Mr Chris Scott
|10.00||UK NEQAS & BIVDA; Impacting on Patient Care|
Doris Ann Williams – British in vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA)
|10.30||Closing the Loop on Laboratory Performance|
Julie Rogers – UKAS
|11.00||Evaluating Laboratory Tests –are methods utilised fit for purpose?|
Prof Chris Hyde-University of Exeter
SESSION 2 - Current Quality Challenges - Chair: Dr Joanna Sheldon
|12.00||ANA testing: Is Standardisation of Pattern Reporting Possible?|
Dr William Egner, UK NEQAS IIA, Sheffield
|12.30||ANCA Testing; What’s Best Practice now-confusion or clarity?|
Dr Steve Holding, Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull
|1.00||Chromagranin A; no assay standardisation-What Do You Do?|
Dr Philip Monaghan, The Christie Hospital, Manchester
SESSION 3 - New Developments & Hot Topics - Chair: Mr Paul Virgo
|2.30||Anti-TNF Drugs and Antibodies-a clinical perspective|
Prof Alan Lobo, Gastroenterologist, STH
|3.00||Proteins and Antibody Testing-how bad can it be?|
Dr Joanna Sheldon, St Georges Hospital, London
|3.30||EQA hot topics 2017/18|
Dina Patel, UK NEQAS IIA, Sheffield
|4.00||Discussion and Q&A|
|4.30||Close of Day|
CPD points will be awarded. Active participation & debate will be encouraged.
This case study driven day will feature expert and leading speakers including:
This pricing structure applies across this conference and related events
- Attendance is free of charge to participating laboratories
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Pennine Lecture Theatre
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