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Protein Electrophoresis Harmonisation Workshop

Protein Electrophoresis Harmonisation Workshop

Protein Electrophoresis Harmonisation Workshop

SERUM PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS and FREE LIGHT CHAIN MEASUREMENT in DIAGNOSIS and MONITORING OF PLASMA CELL DYSCRASIA
Monday 11 September 2017, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Melbourne VIC

The topic is on serum protein electrophoresis and free light chain measurement in the diagnosis and monitoring of plasma call dyscrasia. We are delighted that Dr David Keren from the US and a doyen in the area of protein electrophoresis will be attending along with other local and overseas guest speakers.

The workshop morning session will consist of a number of talks with the emphasis on clinical guidelines and the need for more harmonised laboratory testing practices. The talks will be a prelude to the two breakout sessions to be held in the afternoon. These will focus on the presentation and discussion of evidence supporting consensus recommendations for harmonised reporting of small bands and a more uniform approach to the quantification of monoclonal proteins, in particular small ones.

Registrants will be invited to participate in one of these sessions and then to discuss the recommendations from the breakouts in a Discussion session.

Principal Partner

Industry Support

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

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

Your support includes recognition as a supporter of the workshop (on the meeting website with hyperlink, and logo on a slide at the workshop) and one registration to attend the workshop.

Too confirm your support, please email Lisa King (AACB Event Manager) at lisa@aacb.asn.au.

Preliminary Program

0800 Registration Opens
0900 Introduction - Dr Louise Weinholt
0905-1035

CLINICAL GUIDELINES & LABORATORY TESTING – Dr Peter Mollee (Chair)

Guidelines and harmonised laboratory testing - Dr Peter Mollee
Quantification of monoclonal proteins – a harmonised approach - Dr David Keren
Small monoclonal proteins and renal disease - Dr Tom Barbour
1035-1100 Morning Tea
1100-1230

CURRENT LABORATORY PRACTICES: WORKING TOWARDS A HARMONISED APPROACH - Dr Louise Wienholt (Chair)

Results of an international survey of laboratory testing for plasma cell dyscrasia - Ms Jill Tate
How to identify therapeutic monoclonal antibody interference? - Dr Marie-Therese Melki
An update on serum free light chain and heavy-light chain measurements - Dr Stephen Harding
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1500

BREAKOUT SESSION A: HARMONISED REPORTING & SMALL BANDS
Dr Peter Mollee (Chair)
Panel: Peter Mollee, Jill Tate, Kaye Glegg, Catherine Lynch (Evidence)

BREAKOUT SESSION B: HARMONISED QUANTIFICATION OF SMALL MONOCLONAL PROTEINS
Dr David Keren (Chair)

Panel: David Keren, Joel Smith, Louise Wienholt, Marie-Therese Melki, Matt Burke (Evidence)

1500-1530 Afternoon Tea
1530-1630 Breakout Session Discussion
1630-1700 Summation - Dr Louise Weinholt
1700-1800 Networking Drinks