Focus 2008, The Association for Clinical Biochemistry. Birmingham ICC from 18 - 20 May 2008

Thursday 22 May 2008

0900 - 0945 Plenary Lecture
AACC Transatlantic Lecture
Saving children's lives by expanded newborn screening for metabolic diseases using tandem mass spectrometry
Professor Michael Bennett, Philadelphia, USA
0945 - 1015 Break
1015 - 1215 Parallel Sessions
Newborn Screening
Dr Carol Dezateux, UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre, London
UK newborn screening standards and policies
Dr David Elliman, UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre, London
The impact of introducing universal newborn screening for sickle cell disease in England
Dr Allison Streetly, London
Newborn screening in the UK - past, present and future
Dr Jim Bonham, Sheffield
Clinical Practice Symposium
Nutrition - should we follow the NICE guidelines in nutrition?
Dr Carel le Roux, London
Cardiovascular - cardiac markers: hype or hope?
Dr Steve Martin, Bury St Edmunds
Evidence-based clinical monitoring: finding some facts among the fictions
Professor Paul Glasziou, Oxford
Emerging Technologies
Clinical applications of pharmacogenomics
Professor Munir Pirmohamed, Liverpool
Clinical applications of proteomics
Professor Tony Whetton, Manchester
Quality assurance inmolecular diagnostics
Professor Mario Pazzagli, Florence, Italy
Metabolomics in human nutrition
Professor Michael Gibney, Dublin
1215 - 1345 Lunch
1424 - 1330 Workshops
Industry Sponsored Workshops
1245 - 1330 Attend Poster Session
1345 - 1515 Parallel Sessions
Quality in the lab
Quality assurance: the ongoing quest
Professor James Boyd, Charlottesville, USA
Quality issues and POCT
Mrs Annette Thomas, Cardiff
Quality in healthcare and the human factor: lessons from the aviation industry
Mr Martin Bromiley, Airline Pilot, London
Interactive Case Studies
Dr Danielle Freedman, Luton
Paediatric Biochemistry
Diagnosis of cystic fibrosis: blood, sweat and years
Professor Stuart Elborn, Belfast
Dyslipidaemia in childhood
Professor Paul Durrington, Manchester
Prevention of hyponatraemic deaths in paediatric practice
Dr Stephen Playfor, Manchester
1515 - 1530 Break
1530 - 1545 Closing Remarks
1545 - 1630 Plenary Lecture
ACB Foundation Award Lecture
Laboratory medicine in the information age: reflections on the future
Dr Rick Jones, Leeds

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