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2013 WEBINARS

Vitamin D: Clinical and Laboratory Perspectives

Presenter: Prof Howard Morris
Date: Wednesday 6 February 2013
Duration: 1 hour
About the Webinar
Interest in vitamin D status remains high amongst the public and medical profession alike stimulating a surge in requests for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels for clinical laboratories. READ MORE

Liver Function Tests: A Clinician's Perspective

Presenter: Dr David Scott
Date: Wednesday 3 April 2013
Duration: 1 hour
About the Webinar

So called Liver Function Tests (LFTs) are among of the most commonly performed biochemical investigations. READ MORE

Point of Care Testing in Australia

Presenter: Ms Rosy Tirimacco
Date: Wednesday 1 May 2013
Duration: 1 hour

About the Webinar
POCT has been shown to be safe by a Commonwealth trial on Point of Care Testing (POCT) in General Practice, although the model adopted by this trial was expensive to run. READ MORE

Data Mining for Reference Interval Confirmation - A Practical Approach

Presenter: A/Prof Graham Jones
Date: Wednesday 5 June 2013
Duration: 1 hour
About the Webinar
Due to the difficulty in performing formal reference interval studies, laboratories are often in the position of evaluating or validating external reference intervals. READ MORE

Clinical Interpretation of Blood Gases

Presenter: Dr Michael Metz
Date: Wednesday 26 June 2013
Duration: 1 hour
About the Webinar
This presentation will focus on the day to day use of blood gas results and is particularly intended for those who don’t see blood gas results very often or haven’t seen them in a while. READ MORE

Understanding Basic Quality Control

Presenter: A/Prof Tony Badrick
Date: Wednesday 7 August 2013
Duration: 1 hour
About the Webinar

The Webinar will describe the principles of quality control and where this tool fits in a quality system. READ MORE

Cases in Bone Metabolism

Presenter: Dr Penelope Coates
Date: Wednesday 4 September 2013
Duration: 1 hour

About the Webinar

Biochemical tests play an important role in the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. READ MORE

Allergy Testing - Advances and Pitfalls

Presenter: Dr David Gillis
Date: Wednesday 2 October 2013
Duration: 1 hour

About the Webinar

The purpose of allergy testing is to identify if a patient has an allergic cause for symptoms and to sort out if a particular allergen is causing symptoms. READ MORE

Heart Failure Guideline Biomarkers : sST2, hsTn, NT-proBNP, galectin 3

Presenters: Prof Allan Jaffe & A/Prof Amy Saenger (Mayo Clinic, USA)
Day: Friday 22 November
Duration: 1 hour

About the Webinar

In June this year, the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force jointly released its expanded 2013 clinical practice guideline for the management of patients with heart failure. READ MORE