Full Programme

24 April

10:30 - 11:00

Official Opening

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11:00 - 11:40

High Sensitive Troponin Assays sets new standards for cooperation between the Laboratory and the Cardiologists

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  • Dr David C. Gaze Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Science and Technology - University of Westminster
11:00 - 11:40

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria (PNH)

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11:20 - 11:40

Elevate Your Lab Performance  – First Look at Alinity

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  • View full profile for Lisa HarrisonLisa Harrison Marketing Manager, North Europe - Abbott Diagnostics
11:40 - 11:55

Detection of MRD in Mantle Cell Lymphoma by Flow Cytometry

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  • Eoin Kenny Medical Scientist - St James’s Hospital
11:40 - 12:00

Liquid Coverslipper Technology

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11:40 - 12:00

Quantification of Salivary Cortisol & Cortisone by Mass Spectrometry and its Clinical Translation

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  • Keith Mulready Specialist Medical Scientist - Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
11:55 - 12:10

Evaluation of Sysmex XN Series Optical Red Cell Parameters in Patients with Raised MCHC >36.5g/dL.

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  • View full profile for Jane CulliganJane Culligan Senior Medical Scientist - Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
12:00 - 12:20

Automated Microtomy in Molecular Diagnostics

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  • View full profile for Thomas KerrThomas Kerr Principal Biomedical Scientist – Molecular Diagnostics - Southern General Hospital – Glasgow
12:00 - 12:20

GFR Measurement Using Iohexol In a Paediatric Population

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  • Carl Talbot Clinical Biochemist - Temple St. Children’s University Hospital
12:10 - 12:25

Haematinics Deficiency and Macrocytosis in middle aged and older Adults

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12:20 - 12:40

Growth Differentiation Factor-15: A Novel Diabetic Kidney Disease Biomarker

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12:20 - 12:40

Noninvasive Prenatal Screening for Fetal Aneuploidies: Technical and Clinical Aspects

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12:40 - 12:55

An Investigation into the Role of Antithrombin in Platelet Function

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12:40 - 13:00

MedLIS Update

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13:30 - 14:05

Does Dublin need a Centralised Pathology Service?

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13:45 - 14:15

CSF Biomarkers in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease: Fishing with a line rather than a net

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14:00 - 14:20

Uncertainty of Measurement in the Clinical Lab

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  • Alison Canning Online Sales Training Coordinator - Randox Laboratories
14:05 - 14:40

Histopathology Reporting by Scientists – A UK Experience

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  • Dr Jo Horne Advanced Practitioner Healthcare Scientist - University Hospital Southampton
14:15 - 14:45

Serological Diagnosis of Neurological Autoimmune Disease

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14:20 - 14:40

Presentation by Biocartis

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14:40 - 15:15

Fully Digital @Leeds: The First Year

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14:40 - 15:00

Using Lab-generated Data to Achieve Measurably Better Healthcare

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14:45 - 15:15

Case study. An atypical presentation of GBM antibodies

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  • View full profile for Mary CaseyMary Casey Medical Scientist - St. Vincent’s University Hospital
15:00 - 15:20

Radiometer Ireland Ltd: What’s NEW in 2018!

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  • Rosh Yazdanian Regional Sales Manager – North UK and Ireland - Radiometer
15:15 - 15:45

Laboratory Testing for Allergy – How will we get to where we need to be?

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  • Dr Mary Keogan Consultant Immunologist & Clinical Lead, National Clinical Programme for Pathology - Beaumont Hospital
15:15 - 15:45

Naevi, Melanomas & I don’t Knows. The Good the Bad & the Ugly of Melanocytic Pathology

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15:45 - 18:00

Plenary Session – Bringing Laboratory Medicine to the Patient

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  • Dr Nicola Fleming Consultant, Biomedical Scientist - Primary Care NHS
  • Ann O’Shea Head of Service - Primary Care and Community Healthcare Dublin South, Kildare and West Wicklow
  • Ber Jackson POCT Manager - Naas General Hospital

25 April

09:50 - 10:10

Using Lab-generated Data to Achieve Measurably Better Healthcare

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10:30 - 11:10

Advances in Medical Genetics

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  • Prof Michael Patton Group Medical Director for HSL Pathology and Prof of Medical Genetics - St George’s University, London
11:00 - 11:40

Sickle Cell Disease in Irish Adults, A New Challenge

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11:10 - 11:40

Profiling Gut Microbiota in Clinical Diagnostics

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11:40 - 12:10

Development of a Serum Eye drop Programme in Galway University Hospitals (GUH)

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  • Aoife Conroy Medical Scientist/Deputy Quality Manager - Galway Blood and Tissue Establishment (GBTE)
11:50 - 12:10

Managed Laboratory Service – A Route to Procurement in Ireland

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  • Stewart Hayter Managed Laboratory Solutions Business Development Manager - Leica Biosystems
12:10 - 12:30

Opportunities and Challenges of Molecular Enteric Analysis

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12:10 - 12:40

PBM: What can we GAIN?

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  • Natalie Sabine Senior Medical Scientist - National Maternity Hospital, Holles St. Dublin
12:40 - 13:40

Poster Competition

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12:40 - 13:00

Targeted RAADP: The Impact on Maternity and Laboratory Services

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  • Leo Mulvany Chief Medical Scientist, Haematology/Blood Transfusion - Portiuncula University Hospital
14:00 - 14:20

Elevate Your Lab Performance  – First Look at Alinity

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  • View full profile for Lisa HarrisonLisa Harrison Marketing Manager, North Europe - Abbott Diagnostics
14:00 - 14:30

Microbiology “Real Time Results” – “Real Time Patient Management”

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  • Pauline McGrath Chief Operating Officer - Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
14:30 - 15:00

Virology Infection Prevention and Control

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15:00 - 15:30

Catch Me If You Can: Influenza Surveillance and Vaccine Strain Selection

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  • Dr Linda Dunford Senior Medical Scientist - National Virus Reference Laboratory, UCD, Dublin
15:30

Role of Microbiology in Infection, Prevention and Control

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  • Prof Hilary Humphreys Dean of the Faculty of Pathology, Prof of Clinical Microbiology RCSI and Consultant Microbiologist - Beaumont Hospital