Wednesday 25 April

0800 - 0845
Breakfast Workshops

  Mr Finlay MacKenzie, Birmingham
W9 The laboratory's contribution to clinical effectiveness
  Professor Rita Horvath, Szeged, Hungary
W10 Users and lab staff: could perceptions of lab output differ?
  Dr Ceridwen Coulson, Bristol
W11 Development of point of care in a community setting
  Ms Nicky Hollowood, Harrogate
W12 What should I be commissioning?
  Mr Richard Freeman, Salford
W13 Growth hormone assay standardisation: where are we up to?
  Dr Cathie Sturgeon, Edinburgh, Mr Gilbert Wieringa, Manchester and Dr Julian Barth, Leeds
W14 Just the BIS. Bioinformatic Scientists training skill sets for the next generation
  Dr John O'Connor, Exeter

0915 - 1000
Plenary Lecture: Roche Diagnostics Award

From marker discovery to clinical application Professor Ulf Håkan Stenman, Helsinki, Finland  

1000 - 1030

1030 - 1230
Parallel Sessions:

Critical Care Clinical Biochemistry

Hypoadrenalism in critical illness 
Dr Mav Manji, Birmingham

How ICU fluid balance influences ICU outcomes 
Mr Dileep Lobo, Nottingham

Better markers of infection in the critically ill
Dr Sanjoy Shah, Birmingham

Predicting outcome - a view from the kidney 
Dr Evangelia Vlachou, Birmingham

Hot Topics in Toxocology

Current approaches to the poisoned patient 
Dr Simon Thomas, Newcastle

Dr Bob Flanagan, London

Changes in Coronial Rules: implications for forensic toxicology & post mortems 
Mr Andre Rebello, Liverpool

The organisation and delivery of a national forensic toxicology service 
Professor Mike Stewart, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

Caring for the Adult With Metabolic Disease

The adult with inherited metabolic disease: who will need caring for what? 
Dr Ed Wraith, Manchester

Adult services for patients with lysosomal storage diseases
Dr Steve Waldek, Salford

Mitochondrial disease 
Dr Andrew Morris, Manchester

Hyperammonaemia: an issue for adults? 
Dr John Walter, Manchester

1230 - 1400
Lunch & Exhibition

1300 - 1345
Workshops: Industry-Sponsored Workshops

Applied Biosystems/MDS Sciex - The Latest Applications of Tandem Mass Spectrometry in Clinical Research

This Industry-Sponsored Workshop will discuss all the latest applications of Tandem Spectrometry in Clinical Research and additionally give you the opportunity to discuss your specific need with the dedicated Applied Biosystems Clinical Network Team.

Nova Biomedical - Evaluation of the New Nova Stat-Strip Interference-Free Blood Glucose Test Strip and Meter

Introduction of the Nova StatStrip blood glucose meter and strip technology
Professor Roger Clampitt

Comparative Evaluation of the Nova StatStrip glucose meter
Ms Barbara Bewley, POCT Manager, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

Evaluation of the Nova StatStrip in a Neonatal Unit
Dr A Ahmed, Registrar, Neonatal Department, Leeds NHS Trust

Open Discussion

1300 - 1345
Attend Poster Session

1400 - 1600
Parallel Sessions:

Clinical Cases (Interactive)
Chair: Dr Danielle Freedman, Luton
Clinical case discussions

Bones and Stones

What is the evidence base for vitamin D in the prevention of falls and fractures?
Dr Alison Avenell, Aberdeen

What's new in Paget's? - basic science
Dr Miep Helfrich, Aberdeen

What's new in Paget's disease of bone?
Professor Bill Fraser, Liverpool

Update on renal stones 
Dr Ahmed Waise, York

Siemens Award Session



Human RAGE and glycaemic control and complications in type 2 diabetes mellitus
Louise Brown, Dundee

Molecular diagnosis of familial hyperchloesterolaemia (FH): evaluation of the molecular techniques and the clinical utility of FH genotyping
Kelly Parham, Cardiff

Multiple sclerosis susceptibility: associations with UVR exposure amd melanocortin 1 receptor gene polymorphism 
Sukhjinder Moore, Birmingham

The in vitro effects of beer hops on human cancer cells 
Catherine Driver, London

Ghrelin and Obestatin and the white adipose tissue
Lakshminarayan Ranganath, Liverpool

Urinary Tumour M2PK measurements in the detection of bladder cancer 
Fiona Riddoch, London

1600 - 1630

1630 - 1715
Plenary Lecture

AACC/ACB Transatlantic Lecture

Hemoglobin A1c in the management of patients with diabetes: from chaos to harmony
Dr David Sacks, Boston, USA



1730 - 1815
Clinical Practice Session

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