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23rd - 26th May 2011, Harrogate

Tuesday 24th May

0845 - 1045 
Parallel Sessions

New Technologies POCT/NICE diagnostics EBLM Workshop - FULL (0845 - 1115)

The use of accurate mass in LC/MS determinations

Dr Mike Morris, Manchester

Accreditation of POCT testing

Dr Jane Beaumont, London

Enhance your EBLM skills at this workshop organized by the ACB Education and Scientific Committees. Places are limited so early booking is advised. The workshop aims to help participants develop EBLM skills and will include the following sessions:

- Formulating the Question
- Acquiring the Evidence
- Appraising the Evidence

Working in groups, under the guidance of a mentor, a number of topical issues will be covered.

Engineering femtomolar affinity antibodies for improved assay sensitivity

Dr Dagang Huang, Illinois, USA

UKAS POCT accreditation – “A real life example”

Ms Paula Connor, Bradford

The role of nanotechnology in clinical diagnostics

Professor John Ryan, Oxford

POCT Blunders and how we can avoid them

Mrs Lynda Petley, Frimley Park

Future directions for biosensors

Professor John Pickup, London

Point of Care Testing in the development of Primary Care

Professor Chris Price, Oxford

1045 - 1145
Break and Industry Sponsored Workshops

Workshops from
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and Waters 


1145 - 1230
ACB Foundation Award Lecture
Illuminating facets of analytical toxicology: past, present and future
Dr Ian Watson, Aintree

1230 - 1400
Lunch and Exhibition

1300 - 1345
Attended Poster Session

1400 - 1445
Flynn Lecture
POCT - dangerous indulgence or essential to quality care?
Dr Danielle Freedman, Luton

1445 - 1515

1515 - 1715
Parallel Sessions

Blood Sciences Laboratory Audit The Novel Application of POC Diagnostics

Haematinics in the Blood Sciences Laboratory

Dr Mike Galloway, Newcastle upon Tyne

Chair: Annette Thomas, Cardiff

National Audits 

Audit of internal quality control practise and processes. 

Dr David Housley, Luton

Ms Terasa Teale, Winchester 

Presentations selected from submitted abstracts

Dr Afaf Hassan, Manchester (See poster T68) 

Mr Edward Hinchliffe, Manchester (See poster 8)

Dr Lucy Hawkins, Tunbridge Wells (See poster T69)

Ms Ayesha Azam, Dudley (See poster 9)

A fully integrated approach to point of care testing.

Dr Devi Nair, London

Home Monitoring of heart failure.

Prof Henry Dargie, Glasgow

Chest pain assessment using a panel of POC biomarkers.

Dr Sanjay Ramamoorthy, Southampton

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Immunology in the Blood Sciences Laboratory

Dr Jo Sheldon, London

Microbiology in the Blood Sciences Laboratory

Professor Kevin Kerr, Harrogate

The blood sciences laboratory: the agony and the ecstasy

Dr Jean Wardell, Doncaster
Dr Eileen Marks, Liverpool


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