Meetings

This section is a ‘living file’ of scientific and clinical meetings which involve one or more sessions on traceability in laboratory medicine. The section also contains information on how scientific meeting organizers may seek ‘JCTLM Auspices’ as recognition of high quality content that is in line with JCTLM aims and activities. 

 

Recent meetings that included traceability in laboratory medicine: 

AACC congress in Philadelphia, USA: August 2016:

CALILAB 2016 congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina: November 2016:

APFCB congress in Taipei, Taiwan: November 2016:

  • Plenary lecture by Graham Jones (Australia). ‘Getting the right answer: the importance of traceability. 
  • Symposium from IFCC Scientific Division. ‘Standardization a global activity’
    • International co-ordination of standardization activities. Ian Young (UK)
    • Standardization of thyroid function tests – benefits but also changes to come Graham Beastall (UK)
    • Measurement, standardisation and clinical utility of CSF proteins. Kina Höglund (Sweden)
  • Symposium from Japanese Society of Clinical Chemistry. ‘Standardization and harmonization in Japan’
    • Pancreatic lipase standardization: break out of never-ending journey. Shigeru Ueda (Japan)
    • The change from the alkali picrate method to the enzymatic method and the standardization of serum creatinine measurement. Susumu Osawa (Japan)
    • MacRM (Multi-Analyte Conventional Reference Material) as a useful tool for nationwide standardization. Naotaka Hamasaki (Japan)
  • Symposium from Korean Society of Clinical Chemistry. ‘Standardization effort in Korea’
    • Implementing accuracy-based proficiency testing Junghan Song. (Korea)
    • Standardization activities of National Medical Reference Laboratory in Korea. Yeo - Min Yun (Korea)
    • Current status of triglyceride standardization in Korea. Gye - Cheol Kwon (Korea)

RCPA Pathology Update congress: Sydney, Australia: February 2017

  • Lecture by Graham Jones. ‘Traceability in laboratory medicine’

IFCC: EFLM EuroMedLab 2017: Athens, Greece: June 2017

  • Symposium from JCTLM. Traceability in laboratory medicine: what is it and why is it important?
    • Traceability in laboratory medicine: what every laboratory specialist should know. Gary Myers (USA) - Presentation here
    • Traceability and harmonisation - powerful tools for trueness of laboratory results. Elvar Theodorsson (Sweden) - Presentation here
    • Why traceability in laboratory medicine is important for patients. Graham Jones (Australia) - Presentation here
    • Traceability, education and promotion: getting the message out. Graham Beastall (UK) - Presentation here

Readers are able to use these presentations for teaching purposes. Original (non-pdf) slides are available by contacting the individual authors.

  • Symposium from IFCC Scientific Division. Standardization in endocrinology.
    • Clinical needs for standardization in endocrinology. Philippe Gillery (France)
    • Eef Lentjes (NL) Standardization of growth hormone. Eef Lentjes (Netherlands)
    • Standardization of parathyroid hormone. Catharine Sturgeon (UK)
    • Standardization of thyroid function tests. Linda Thienpont (Belgium)
  • Poster by Graham Beastall, Robert Wielgosz, Elvar Theodorsson , Dave Armbruster, Graham Jones. Traceability in Laboratory Medicine: A Driver for Accurate Patient Results

 

Forthcoming meetings that include traceability in laboratory medicine:

IFCC WorldLab Congress 2017: Durban, South Africa: October 2017

  • Symposium from JCTLM. . Traceability in laboratory medicine: what is it and why is it important?
    • Traceability in laboratory medicine: what every laboratory specialist should know. Gary Myers (USA)
    • Traceability and harmonisation - powerful tools for trueness of laboratory results. Elvar Theodorsson (Sweden)
    • Traceability, education and promotion: getting the message out. Graham Beastall (UK)
  • Symposium from IFCC Scientific Division. Recent advances in standardization.
    • Commutability issues in standardization of laboratory measurement procedures. Greg Miller (USA)
    • Standardization of pregnancy associated plasma protein A. Saara Wittfooth (Finland)
    • Standardization of urine albumin assays Lori Bachmann (USA)
    • Standardization of CSF proteins Kai Blennow (Sweden) 

 

JCTLM Members and Stakeholders meetings:

2017 Members & Stakeholders meeting:

The 2017 JCTLM Members & Stakeholders meeting will be held at BIPM, Paris on 4 and 5 December. The programme for the meeting may be viewed and downloaded here. The on-line registration form is accessed from: https://jotformpro.com/71362379177969

2015 Members & Stakeholders meeting: 

The 2015 JCTLM Members & Stakeholders meeting was held at BIPM, Paris on 30 November and 1 December 2015. The outline of a dynamic scientific meeting may be found here. The 34 individual PowerPoint presentations are available from: www.bipm.org/cc/AllowedDocuments.jsp?cc=JCTLM 

 

Meetings held with JCTLM auspices:

Protein and peptide therapeutics and diagnostics: research and quality assurance. Chengdu, China: June 2016. The programme for this conference may be found at: www.ncrm.org/cn/pptd2016

10th international scientific meeting of the Centre of Metrological Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (CIRME). Milan, Italy: November 2016. The programme for this meeting may be found here.

CALILAB (IX congress for quality in laboratory medicine in Argentina. Buenos Aires, Argentina: November 2016. The programme for this meeting (in Spanish) may be found here. 

 

How to obtain JCTLM auspices for a meeting:

“Auspices” of the JCTLM recognises a conference activity of high scientific and/or educational level in the area of traceability in laboratory medicine. The JCTLM is interested in granting its auspices for meetings, conferences and congresses which comply with its guidelines, in order to assist conference organizing committees to promote their meeting and attract a large professional participation. The granting of JCTLM auspices also furthers the reputation of JCTLM. 

The guidelines and procedures for obtaining JCTLM auspices, including an application form,  may be downloaded from here.