Disruptive innovation, thinking out of the box, how to be prepared for the future are the highlights of this conference. How can we run a lean and mean medical laboratory with excellent quality, but still be within financial and employee specifications? What are the risks involved? In this conference we will explore possible “futures” and determine the definition of quality within this “new” laboratory medicine. We will review the evolution of the various quality control schemes, the ICLS evaluation protocols, and the way to individualized quality. Many types of laboratory disciplines will be taken into account -- oncology chemistry, histology, virology, serology, hematology, pharmaceutical chemistry, laboratory medicine, – and possible strategic choices are investigated.
Register and level with your colleagues on these intriguing subjects. See you in Antwerp!
Sculpture "Out of the box" by Ans Vink
So how do we get a glimpse of the next generation? What is it based upon? The answer is straightforward:
the quality should be designed in!
How should that be achieved with the complicated equipment used in medical laboratories? The answer is, again, simple but twofold.
First: the larger equipment will disappear and be replaced by much smaller POCT-type instruments. These instruments, supposedly so “simple” and on the level of a weighing scale or glucose measurement that include autocalibration and autoadjustment, will take over. What is the positive influence of, e.g., TC276, on this transition? What equipment can and will be replaced?
Second: software that either recalibrates and adjusts or disapproves and prevents the reporting of the test result. Autovalidation and autoreporting on the next level of performance is introduced. All necessary control materials are on board.
We are facing questions such as: What should remain on the larger testing platform? How can we consolidate and integrate with the lab of our neighbors? Who can and should help us with this next transition? What can we do ourselves; what should we outsource?
Experts will enlighten us; you will become a spotlight in the discussion of these exciting developments with colleagues from all around!