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2014 WEBINARS

An Update on New Lipids Reporting Protocols

Presenter: Dr David Sullivan
Date: Wednesday 5 February 2014
Duration: 1 hour

About the Presentation

The NVDPA has published a guideline document describing the recommended actions for Australian Doctors for primary vascular disease prevention. READ MORE

Blood gas, the basics. It's not that hard!

Presenter: Prof Hugh Grantham
Date: Tuesday 18 March 2014
Duration: 1 Hour

About the Presentation

The presentation will look at ways to assess acid base status; clinically, arterial blood gas or venous blood gas. READ MORE

Meeting the LC-MS Needs of a High-Throughput Clinical Chemistry Lab

Presenter: Mr Michael Wright
Date: Wednesday 9 April 2014
Duration: 1 hour

About the Presentation

Drawing from various experiences obtained during a 14 year career in clinical LC-MS application development, this presentation will cover a number of challenges faced by clinical chemistry laboratories along with possibilities offered by emerging technologies. READ MORE

Result Validation - Correct or Not

Presenter: Ms Julie Ryan
Date: Wednesday 7 May 2014
Duration: 1 hour

About the Presentation

Result validation can be problematic for personnel not experienced in validating results in this discipline, and may also be difficult, on occasion, for those with specialist training in the field of Clinical Biochemistry. READ MORE

Biochemical Tests in the Investigation of Cushing’s Syndrome

Presenter: Mr Greg Ward
Date: Wednesday 11 June 2014
Duration: 1 hour

About the Presentation

The webinar is an introduction to the application of biochemical tests:

> In the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome and;
> In the determination of the source or cause in a patient with clinically confirmed hypercortisolism. READ MORE

The Clinical Biochemistry of Sugar

Presenter: A/Prof Ken Sikaris
Date: Wednesday 9 July 2014
Duration: 1 hour

About the Presentation

The nature of sugar, from it's biochemistry to it's impact on population health has been largely neglected, largely because of our focus on cholesterol. READ MORE

Confounding Factors for HbA1c Interpretation - with a Focus on Haemoglobinopathies

Presenter: A/Prof Chris Florkowski
Date: Wednesday 13 August 2014
Duration: 1 hour

About the Presentation

With the uptake of HbA1c for diagnosis of diabetes, it becomes even more important to be vigilant for potential confounding factors for interpretation. READ MORE

Toxicology Tales

Presenter: Ms Helen Martin
Date: Wednesday 10 September 2014
Duration: 1 hour

About the Presentation

Illicit drug use is widespread with 2013 statistics showing more than 40% of Australians admitting to using an illicit drug in their lifetime and around 15% within the last 12 months. READ MORE

Inpatient Management of Diabetes

Presenter: A/Prof Ashim Sinha
Date: Wednesday 15 October 2014
Duration: 1 hour

About the Speaker

Associate Professor ASHIM K SINHA, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FACE is currently the Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology and Senior Eminent Staff Specialist Physician, Cairns Hospital in North Queensland, Australia. READ MORE

Quality in the Era of Laboratory Accreditation

Presenter: Dr Peter Vervaart
Date: Wednesday 12 November 2014
Duration: 1 hour

About the Presenter

Dr Peter Vervaart is Principal Scientist in Pathology Services at the Royal Hobart Hospital and has appointments with the University of New South Wales and University of Tasmania. READ MORE