2017 Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine Programme Overview

Austin Court, Birmingham

2017 Full Programme Brochure

DAY ONE - Tuesday, 31st January

0845     Welcome and Opening Remarks
Gwyn McCreanor, President ACB

0855     The sustainability & transformation challenge
David Moon, Chief Finance and Strategy Officer, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, UK

0930     Devolution Manchester and the shape of diagnostics services 
Simon Worthington, Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, UK

1005     Testing times to Come – an evaluation of pathology capacity
Suzy Lishman, President RCPath, UK

1040     Break

1100     Panel discussion: sustainability & transformation: defining the agenda
Chair: Tom Tiffany,
Suzy Lishman,
President, RCPath, UK
 Ian Sturdgess, President, IBMS, UK
Gwyn McCreanor, President, ACB, UK

1215     Leadership challenges for laboratory medicine
             Professor Bill Morice, Professor & Chair, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic and President, Mayo Medical Laboratories, US

1250     OPTILAB Project – Laboratory Regionalisation in Quebec  
Ralph Dadoun,
Senior Advisor, OPTILAB Project, Montreal, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Canada

1325     Lunch
- Including Sponsored Session hosted by BD
How innovation can improve turnaround times
Adam Stretton,
Clinical Manager, UK & Ireland, BD 

1430     Introduction  
Professor Chris Price, Honorary Senior Fellow in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care, Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK

1445     A vision for integrated home diagnostics using the Award winning Xprize platform
Professor James McLaughlin OBE, Director of the Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Centre, University of Ulster, NI

1515     Laboratory anywhere
Martin Myers MBE, Laboratory Director of Clinical Biochemistry, Associate Divisional Medical   
Director of Diagnostics, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

1545    Break

1605     From Ebola to Zika: real-time genome surveillance in the field
Nick Loman,
Independent Research Fellow, Institute for Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham, UK

1625    Using POCT to improve the management of patients receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy
Dr Malcolm Luker, VP & General Manager, Philips Home Clinical Monitoring, Philips, UK

1645     Panel Discussion: here or there? Megalabs or POCT?
Chair: Professor Chris Price,
Honorary Senior Fellow in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care, Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK
Panel: Nick Loman, Professor James McLaughlin, Martin Myers and Dr Malcolm Luker

1730     Close


DAY TWO - Wednesday, 1st February

0840     Welcome & Opening Remarks
Tom Tiffany, US

Comparison of laboratory medicine practice across Europe
0850     Norway
Sverre Sandberg,
Director, NOKLUS and NAPOS, Norway

0920     Serbia
Snezana Jovicic
, Head of Clinical Laboratory Department, Centre for Medical Biochemistry, Clinical Centre of Serbia

0950     France
Bernard Gouget,
Counsellor for Public Health, Fédération Hospitalière de France  

1020     Panel discussion

1045     Break
1105     Digital pathology – walking the talk; creating a fully digital workflow for primary diagnostics
Professor Paul J van Diest, Head, Department of Pathology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands

1140     Informatics & analytics software for laboratories to support dashboards, visual management and daily huddles
Gaurav Sharma, Director of Regional Laboratory, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, US

1215     100,000 Genome Project transforming the way we deliver genomics in the NHS
Angela Douglas MBE, Scientific Director of Cheshire and Merseyside Genetics Laboratory Service, Liverpool Womens Hospital, UK  

1245     Lunch

1330     Achieving hospital-wide clinical collaboration to improve utilisation of lab tests and patient outcomes – choosing wisely!
Denise Geiger,
Clinical Chemist and Director of Clinical Trials, John T Mather Hospital, New York, US

Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine is co-produced by the
Association for Clinical Biochemistry & Laboratory Medicine (ACB) and THE DARK REPORT. Each organization is widely-recognized for leadership in the field of laboratory medicine. Working together, ACB and THE DARK REPORT assemble the UK lab event of the year.