NEQAS Annual Participants' Meeting 2019
This 2019’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:
- New Developments in the Laboratory Setting: Impact of new IVD regulation, 29 Pathology Networks and to Report or Not to Report
- Meeting Quality Challenges: Cryoglobulin Testing, ANCA testing practices in the UK and UK NEQAS IIA schemes
- Digital EQA-challenges and pitfalls: Interpretative EQA, Challenges of Digital Imaging and ANA Standardisation
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
Provides an opportunity to discuss issues surrounding good practice and testing strategies adopted within the laboratories. Key EQA issues raised and discussed with an insight into future developments.
- 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 2019: Maximising Quality for Patient Care
|9:00 - 10:00||Registration, Refreshments and Networking|
|SESSION 1 – New Developments in the Laboratory Setting - 10:00 - 11:30am - Chair: Chris Scott|
|10:00 - 10:30||Impact of new IVD regulation-what does it all mean?|
TBC –, MHRA
|10:30 - 11:00||29 Pathology Networks-National Update|
David Wells –NHS Improvement Pathology Consolidation Programme, NHS England
|11:00 - 11:30||To report or not to report-MHRA reporting system|
|11:30 - 12:00||Refreshments and Networking|
|SESSION 2 - Meeting Quality Challenges - 12:00 - 13:30pm - Chair: Richard Cartwright|
|12:00 - 12:30||Cryoglobulin Testing: Is Harmonisation Possible?|
Dr Rachel Wheeler, St Georges Hospital, London
|12:30 - 13:00||ANCA testing practices in the UK-update|
Dr Ross Sadler, Oxford
|13:00 - 13:30||Update on UK NEQAS IIA schemes|
Dina Patel, UK NEQAS IIA, Sheffield
|13:30 - 14:30||Lunch|
|SESSION 3 - Digital EQA-challenges and pitfalls- 14:30 - 16:30pm - Chair: Dr Anthony Rowbottom|
|14:30 - 15:00||Interpretative EQA and the Validation of a Web Based Educational System|
Dr Hazel Wilkinson, UK NEQAS IIA, Sheffield
|15:00 - 15:30||Challenges of Digital Imaging|
David Gill, UK NEQAS IIA, Sheffield
|15:30 - 16:00||ANA Standardisation Update-launch of a new digital EQA scheme|
Prof Bill Egner, UK NEQAS IIA, Sheffield
|16:00 - 16:20||Discussion Q&A|
|16:20 - 16:30||Closing Comments and Depart|
This case study driven day will feature expert and leading speakers including:
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- Attendance is free of charge to participating laboratories
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Pennine Lecture Theatre
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