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Harmonisation Workshop 2017 - Full Registration

AACB 6th Harmonisation Workshop - Full Registration

17-18 May 2017, Holiday Inn Sydney Airport, Sydney NSW

FULL Registration - $420.00 (incl. GST) numbers are limited

Includes workshop sessions, lunch, afternoon tea & networking drinks on Wednesday, and workshop sessions, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Thursday.

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About

The AACB 6th Harmonsation Workshop will run over 1.5 days, from Wednesday 17 May to Thursday 18 May 2017 (and is held directly before the KIMMS Workshop, on 19 May).

An invitation is extended to all pathologists, scientists and medical technologists to attend the 2017 AACB Harmonisation Workshop, which aims to discuss provisional recommendations for the following topics:

  • Australian TFT reference intervals in pregnancy
  • Recalibration changes for TFT assays
  • Chemistry reference intervals in pregnancy and adults; Lipid reference intervals
  • Recommendations for Critical Values
  • Calculated parameters and outlier removal in reference interval determination
  • Endocrine harmonisation

Principal Supporter

Industry Support

Industry Support

We are pleased to invite industry to support the workshop with a $850 sponsorship (inc. GST).

As well as supporting this important initiative this is an opportunity for your organisation to demonstrate your active participation in the project by sponsoring and attending the meeting.

Your support includes recognition as a supporter of the Harmonisation Workshop and one full registration to attend the workshop.

Too confirm your support, please email Lisa King at lisa@aacb.asn.au.

Venue, Accommodation & Parking

Venue: Holiday Inn Sydney Airport, Cnr O'Riordan St & Bourke Rd, Mascot. Click here for location.

Undercover parking is available for $15 per day or $20 overnight, subject to availability. We recommend taking public transport where possible - Mascot train station is 5min from the venue.

Accommodation Options: There are a number of accommodation options available in Mascot, including the meeting venue, Holiday Inn Sydney Airport.

  • Holiday Inn Sydney Airport - AACB corporate rate is AU$211 room only per night (subject to availability). Book direct here.
  • Adina Apartment Sydney Airport - directly across from the meeting venue. Book direct here.
  • Meriton Apartments Sydney Airport - approx. 10min walk to meeting venue. Book direct here.
  • Ibis Sydney Airport - approx. 10min walk to meeting venue. Book direct here.

Program

DOWNLOAD FULL PROGRAM HERE

DAY 1 - Wednesday 17 May

11:00-12:00
REGISTRATION and LUNCH
12:00-12:20
Dr Graham Jones
Introduction - A scorecard of successful harmonisation activities
12:20-14:10
HARMONISATION OF LAB TESTING AND REPORTING IN PREGNANCY– Dr Ken Sikaris (Chair)
Dr Tina Yen
Step by step guide to laboratory reporting in pregnancy
Dr Alison Nankervis
What is the aftermath of changed GDM diagnostic criteria? And ongoing challenges of GDM diagnosis and management
Dr Simon Forehan
Gestational thyroid disease – the 2017 ATA guidelines and can we standardise pregnancy TFT report formats across labs?
Dr Zhong Lu
TFT reference intervals in pregnancy should be population and method-specific – new data.
Panel & Audience Discussion
Provisional recommendations for Australian TFT RIs in pregnancy
14:10-14:30
BREAK
14:30-16:00
BREAKOUT SESSIONS A and B
SESSION A
PREGNANCY CHEMISTRY REFERENCE INTERVALS and IT ISSUES
Dr Ken Sikaris and Dr Tina Yen (Facilitators)
Mr Robert Flatman and Dr Peter Ward (Scribes)
SESSION B
ADULT CHEMISTRY REFERENCE INTERVALS – UREA, ALBUMIN, GLOBULIN, IRON, TRANSFERRIN, VENOUS & ARTERIAL BLOOD GASES
Dr Graham Jones and Dr Gus Koerbin (Facilitators)
Mr David Hughes and Ms Max Reed (Scribes)
16:00-16:20
BREAK
16:20-17:15
BREAKOUT SESSION DISCUSSIONS
17:15-17:30
DAY 1 SUMMARY – Dr Graham Jones
17:30 pm
NETWORKING DRINKS

DAY 2 - Thursday 18 May

08:00
REGISTRATION and COFFEE
08:30-09:40
HARMONISATION ACTIVITIES – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK SESSION – Dr Graham Jones (Chair)
08:30-08:45
Dr Graham Jones
Barriers to implementation of harmonised reference intervals
08:45-09:05
Dr Graham Jones
A PITUS update
09:05-09:20
Dr Tina Yen
Paediatric reference intervals – an update. Tacrolimus.
09:20-09:40
Dr Gus Koerbin and Dr Rita Horvath
Assessment of latest LFT guidelines from American College of Gastroenterology.
09:40-11:10
BREAKOUT SESSIONS C and D
SESSION C
CRITICAL LABORATORY RESULTS WP – PROPOSED CRITICAL VALUES
Dr Que Lam, Mr Craig Campbell, Dr Rita Horvath (Facilitators)
Mr Robert Flatman and WP member (Scribes)
SESSION D
ENDOCRINE HARMONISATION
  1. GH, IGF1, MACROPROLACTIN REPORTING – Ms Lyn Boscato (Facilitator)
  2. HDEPT (Harmonised Protocols in Endocrine Dynamic Testing) – Dr Cherie Chiang (Facilitator)
  3. CORTISOL DECISION LIMIT HARMONISATION – Dr Ronda Greaves (Facilitator)
Dr Aaron Simpson and Ms Max Reed (Scribes)
11:10-11:30
BREAK
11:30-12:30
BREAKOUT SESSION DISCUSSIONS
12:30-13:00
LUNCH
13:00-14:30
THYROID HARMONISATION SYMPOSIUM:
CHANGES IN THYROID FUNCTION TESTS – VALUES and REFERENCE INTERVALS
Dr Maria-Magdalena Patru – Industry Member IFCC C-STFT
IFCC C-STFT – latest TFT standardization update and future activities
Panel & Audience Discussion
Preparing for the introduction and implementation of new TSH and FT4 assays and reference intervals – development of a strategy to involve and educate clinicians and consumers. Dr Graham Jones (Facilitator)
PANEL: Dr Tina Yen, Dr Simon Forehan, Mr Greg Ward, Dr Michael Rottmann (Roche),
Dr Maria-Magdalena Patru (OCD) and participation by Industry representatives to provide updates of timelines on TFT assay recalibration.
14:30-16:00
BREAKOUT SESSIONS E and F
SESSION E
CALCULATIONS WP – RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CALCULATED PARAMETERS and REMOVAL of OUTLIERS in REFERENCE INTERVAL DETERMINATION
Dr David Hughes and Dr Gus Koerbin (Facilitators)
Mr Robert Flatman (Scribe)
SESSION F
HARMONISATION OF REPORTING LIPID RESULTS
Dr Graham Jones and Dr David Sullivan (Facilitators)
Ms Max Reed and Dr Aaron Simpson (Scribes)
16:00-16:20
BREAK
16:20-17:15
BREAKOUT SESSION DISCUSSIONS
17:15-17:45
DAY 2 SUMMARY and MEETING CLOSE – Dr Graham Jones

Details

17th May 17

Venue: Holiday Inn Sydney Airport, Mascot

Registrations Open: 8th Feb 17 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 12th May 17 11:59 PM

Cost: AU $ 420.00 (Inc. GST)

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