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Past Conferences
EFLM-BD Preanalytical Conference - 24-25 March 2017 - Amsterdam (NL)
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Scientific programme

Opinion paper
Poster abstracts

NYBO - How is EFLM WG-PRE improving the quality of Preanalytical phase in Europe
BANFI - What is the hospital point of view about laboratory innovations?
CHURCH - Innovations: from the point of view of the medical company
VERMEERSCH - Innovations within the laboratory
LIPPI - Preanalytical cases (interactive)
SALINAS - Managing laboratory demand strategies: Some actual examples of their usefulness
PREMAWARDHANA - Targeted thyroid testing in acute illness - achieving success through audit and teaching
TEPASKE and DE BIE - Solutions for lean and effective usage of laboratory services by an Intensive Care unit
HOFFMANN - Diagnostic pathways – When? How? Benefits
CORNES - Drivers for and examples of demand management in the UK
BAIRD - American Board of Internal Medicine’s “Choosing Wisely” campaign - Practical examples
GUILLON - Clinicians point of view, challenges of POCT
SLINGERLAND - POCT innovations from a lab point of view - PPT not provided by the speaker
STANKOVIC - Innovation in the preanalytical phase of POCT testing
SANDBERG - Pre-analytical EQAS program for POCT users
SIMUNDIC - EFLM WG-PRE project: European recommendation for venous blood sampling
CADAMURO - Presentation of the Austrian pilot
BÖLENIUS - Managing the quality of blood sampling through education
SYLTE SVERRESDOTTER - Preanalytical resource centre at Haukeland University Hospital
DUKIC - The role of National societies in improving the quality of blood sampling – Croatian example


EFLM-BD Preanalytical Conference - 20-21 March 2015 - Porto (PT)
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Scientific programme

Opinion paper
Poster abstracts

Simundic - Introductory note
Panteghini - Welcome address
Guder - Preanalytical phase - past, present and future
Lang - Unnecessary laboratory tests - a matter of concern?
Ibarz - Managing test requesting - practical experience
De Carli - Implementing the EU Directive on needlestick injury prevention - 2 years of experience
Nybo - Harmonization of fasting requirements for blood sampling
Banfi - Physical activity as an important preanalytical variable
Lippi - Interference of medical contrast media on laboratory testing
Cornes - The order of draw - myth or science?
Church - Centrifugation - is there room for improvement?
Stankovic - Managing the preanalytical quality of POCT
Plebani - Preanalytical quality indicators
Zaninotto - Monitoring the time and temperature conditions of sample transport
Kristensen - External Quality Assessment Schemes for preanalytical phase
Grankvist - Results of the 2nd EFLM WG-PRE survey - compliance to the CLSI H3-A6 guidelines
Simundic - Evidence based quality management of preanalytical phase

EFLM-BD Preanalytical Conference - 1-2 March 2013 - Zagreb (HR)

Scientific programme

Opinion paper
Poster abstracts

Plebani - Quality indicators in the preanalytical phase
Simundic - EFLM WG-PA European survey on phlebotomy practices
Becan-McBride - Phlebotomy practices
Lippi - Blood gas collection
Vassault - Pediatric blood collection
Bowen - Blood collection tube interference on clinical chemistry assays
Nikolac - Lipemia
Grankvist - Adherence to guidelines
Delanghe - Preanalytical requirements of urinalysis
van Dongen-Lases - National guideline for phlebotomy in the Netherlands
Abiteboul De Carli - Implementing Safe Sharps Practices in Europe, what do I need to do?
Palicka - Preanalytical phase for molecular biology testing
Kitchen - Preanalytical phase for haemostasis and platelet function testing
Nybo - Auditing of the preanalytical phase – ISO assessors
Nauck - Auditing of the preanalytical phase – practical overview
Sandberg - EQA for preanalytical phase

EFLM-BD Preanalytical Conference - 1-2 April 2011 - Parma (IT)

Scientific programme

Opinion paper
Poster abstracts

Plebani - Errors in Laboratory Diagnostics
Lippi - Governance of the preanalytical variability
Stankovic - Models for analysis of workflows and bottlenecks in the preanalytical phase
Sandberg - The impact of biological variability on laboratory testing
Sikaris - Comparing pre-analytical quality indicators using external quality assurance Ken Sikaris
Giavarina - Sources of in vivo and in vitro hemolysis
Simundic - Detection and management of hemolytic specimens
Grankvist - Hemolysis index as indicator of preanalytical sample quality
Church - Primary sample collection systems, how useful are they in reducing the preanalytical variability?
Puro - Standards of safety in blood collection
Palicka - Patient identification errors
Salvagno - Requirements for the sample transport, handling and delivery to the laboratory
Chance - Serum or plasma sample – which one is better?
Watson - Preanalytical errors in Point of Care Testing
Kouri - What is the (un)suitable urine sample?
Lippi, Dazzi, Fontana - Automation of the preanalytical phase: models and personal experience
Huisman - Accreditation of clinical laboratories according to ISO15189: focus on the preanalytical phase