Point of Care Testing (POCT) Conference

Overview

To further develop a thorough understanding of rapid laboratory operations, instrumentation and test availability, this conference will provide laboratory professionals latest updates for better quality and turnaround time and POCT technology usage.

Key Topics

  • Connectivity requirements   
  • Utility of POCT in the emergency department          
  • POCT in the community 

Chairs

  • JL Bedini, Core Laboratory Head, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
  • Dr Tony Avades, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust, UK
 

09:15

Opening remarks from the chair:

Dr JL Bedini, Head of Core Laboratory, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Dr Tony Avades, Consultant Chemical Pathology & Lipids, Academic Lead for Pathology Plymouth Medical School, Derriford Combined Laboratory, Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

SESSION 1

09:30

POCT best practice

    Dr Nayra Rico, Senior Specialist, Core Lab, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

10:00

Actual utility of POCT in acute disease

Prof Salvatore Di Somma, President, GREAT Network; Professor of Medicine, Chairman and Director Emergency Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

10:30

Mobile laboratorium diagnostics and overcrowding emergency departments

Dr Robbert Slingerland, Chair, Clinical Chemistry Laboratories, Isala Klinieken; Chair, European Reference Laboratory, Zwolle, The Netherlands

11:00 Visit Exhibition


SESSION 2

11:30

Safety and quality assured challenges in an effective POCT services

Dr Patrick Twomey, Consultant Chemical Pathologist; Head of Department, Clinical Chemistry, St Vincent`s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

12:00

Advances in urine test strip analysis

Dr Joris R Delanghe, Professor, Clinical Chemistry, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium

12:30

Connectivity requirements and challenges

Álvaro García Osuna, Head-CoreLab, Biochemistry Department, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain

13:00 Visit Exhibition


SESSION 3

14:30

The role of POCT in redefining the management of sexually transmitted infections

Dr Mateu Espada Soley, Coordinador Laboratori Unitat Drassanes, Servei Microbiologia Hospital, Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona Hospital Campus, Barcelona, Spain 

15:00

What is the value of biomarkers in detection chronic diseases in the community?

Dr Tony Avades, Consultant Chemical Pathology & Lipids, Academic Lead for Pathology Plymouth Medical School, Derriford Combined Laboratory, Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

15:30

Panel discussion: The perils and pitfalls of POCT in the community

Moderator:

Dr Tony Avades, Consultant Chemical Pathology & Lipids, Academic Lead for Pathology Plymouth Medical School, Derriford Combined Laboratory, Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

Panelists:

Dr Joris R Delanghe, Professor, Clinical Chemistry, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium

Dr Mateu Espada Soley, Coordinador Laboratori Unitat Drassanes, Servei Microbiologia Hospital, Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona Hospital Campus, Barcelona, Spain 

Dr Patrick Twomey, Consultant Chemical Pathologist; Head of Department, Clinical Chemistry, St Vincent`s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

16:30 End of POCT Conference

CHAIRS:

Dr JL Bedini, Head of Core Laboratory, Clinic Hospital Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Dr Tony Avades,
Consultant Chemical Pathology & Lipids, Academic Lead for Pathology Plymouth Medical School, Derriford Combined Laboratory, Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK


SPEAKER FACULTY:

Álvaro García Osuna, Head-Core Lab, Biochemistry Departament, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain

Dr Joris R Delanghe, Professor, Clinical Chemistry, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium

Dr Mateu Espada Soley, Coordinador Laboratori Unitat Drassanes, Servei Microbiologia Hospital, Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona Hospital Campus, Barcelona, Spain

Dr Nayra Rico, Senior Specialist, Core Lab, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Dr Patrick Twomey, Consultant Chemical Pathologist; Head of Department, Clinical Chemistry, St Vincent`s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Dr Robbert Slingerland, Chair, Clinical Chemistry Laboratories, Isala Klinieken; Chair, European Reference Laboratory, Zwolle, The Netherlands

Prof Salvatore Di Somma, President, GREAT Network; Professor of Medicine, Chairman and Director Emergency Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy