Immunology Diagnostic Service Update
This one day NHS networking conference will focus on how to incorporate new tests and technology, improving quality and accuracy in your immunology service plus shared first hand experiences for nurturing relationships and improving clinical practice.
Take one day out to attend this interactive forum to improve your awareness and stay up to date in your immunology service. Utilise this opportunity to benchmark assays, improve quality and accuracy and nurture important relationships between clinicians, primary care and laboratory workforces.
Secure your place today to benefit from insightful presentations and interactive discussion sessions which will improve your understanding and knowledge of:
- Methodology behind new guidance
- When to conduct tests
- Interpreting findings
- Applying assays to new antibodies
- New testing technologies
- Ensuring accurate interpretation and validation of results
- Driving forward quality assurance
- What makes paediatric testing different to adult services
- Requesting the right tests
- Building positive relationships with primary care
This insightful diagnostic immunology networking forum has been developed to suit the specific needs of:
- Consultant Nurses in Immunology and Allergy
- Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Clinical Scientists
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Pathology Networks - Key Initiatives & Guidance took place in London in May 2018 and was described as “very interesting, informative event, providing plenty of information and evidence in relation to Pathology Networks” and “a good speakers covering a range of subjects relevant to a very important topic area at the moment”
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How to incorporate new tests and technology, improve quality and accuracy and nurture relationships
|9.00||Registration, refreshments and networking|
|9.30||Chair’s opening remarks|
Autoimmune assays update
|9.40||Update for ANCA testing guidelines for vasculitis |
The methodology behind the new guidance
An insight into how to implement the changes
Auditing the changes: measuring the impact on the accuracy of testing and diagnosis of vasculitis
|10.20||Recognition and relevance of Lupus (SLE) Extractable Nuclear Antigen (ENA) Antibodies assays |
When should you test and how should you interpret the findings?
Case study examples examined
Assessing patient experiences of SLE ENA assays
|11.30||Update and practicalities of applying assays to new diabetes antibodies|
Making sense of newly appearing antibodies for diabetes
Applying tests to antibodies: what is the significance?
Worked examples and patient outcomes explored
|12.10||Discussion session: Should we stick with immunofluorescence or switch to new testing technologies?|
This interactive session will question the next steps in immunology testing. When there are new methods surfacing, utilise this time to delve into the pros and cons of these new technologies.
Quality and accuracy in immunology
|1.50||Ensuring accurate interpretation and validation of results |
Achieving accurate and reliable results in investigations
The predictive powers of immunology tests assessed
Moving to the future: are there tests that shouldn’t be used anymore?
|2.30||Driving forward quality assurance and best practice in your immunology service |
How can you improve the quality of your investigations?
Ensure your testing meets national quality standards
What are the plans for future quality standards and how can you keep up-to-date?
Improving clinical relationships
|3.30||What makes paediatric immunology testing different to adult services?|
Examine the utility of immunology departments in children’s hospitals
What is being looked for in children’s testing?
Case study examples: adults’ vs. children’s autoimmune and allergy testing
|4.10||Requesting the right tests: what information and support do GPs need from immunology services?|
Nurturing a positive working relationship between GPs and immunology labs
Worked examples of effective test requesting examined
Impact of improving MDT collaboration and building better working relationships
|4.50||Close of day|
This day is being produced by Hope Frost. If you are interested in speaking please contact Hope at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her on 01732 897788.
This pricing structure applies across this conference and related events
- NHS or Public Sector for one place £399 + VAT
- NHS or Public Sector for two or three places (each) £299 + VAT
- NHS or Public Sector for four places (each) £279 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation for one place £699 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation two or three places (each) £599 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation four or more places (each) £579 + VAT
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- Bed & Breakfast accommodation for Thursday 28th March 2019 at Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham, B5 4EW : £100 + VAT (subject to availability. Lower rates may be found by booking directly with on-line accommodation website)
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De Vere Colmore Gate is a 10 minute walk away from Birmingham New Street Train Station. Alternatively, if you are driving, the nearest parking is the High Street car park, a short walk from Colmore Gate. A day ticket is £4.80 for conference delegates.
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Certification of Attendance
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