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Because each healthcare challenge is unique—just like the patients you serve.
Join us in Booth #51 at EuroMedLab 2019 at the CCIB, Barcelona, Spain
Monday, 20 May–Wednesday, 22 May, 10:00–17:30 daily.
Pre-registration is not required for our sponsored workshops. Workshops are open to all congress attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.
Laboratory and Clinical Practice Guides for Improved Diagnostics and Risk Outcomes Assessment: Let’s Talk about High-sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I
EDUW 8 | Monday, 20 May, 14:45-15:45 | Room 114
Chair/Moderator: Alessandro Ortisi, Siemens Healthineers
- Introduction - Alessandro Ortisi
- Laboratory Medicine's Role in Appropriate Clinical Utilization of High-sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays
Professor Fred Apple, Hennepin Healthcare/Hennepin County Medical Center and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
- Clinical Interpretation of High-sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays in the Emergency Department
Professor Nicholas Mills, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK
This workshop will address laboratory practice recommendations for the implementation of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin into clinical practice. The role of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin will address early, rapid rule-out strategies and safety performance at 30-day outcomes as well as carefully defining and differentiating myocardial Injury and myocardial infarction along the Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction guidelines.
- Educate why cardiac troponin is a biomarker used to detect myocardial injury
- Teach how to apply clinical and laboratory strategies using high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays that will improve the ability for an early rule out of myocardial injury/infarction and early, safe discharge with substantial cost savings
- Define a framework for establishing high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays into laboratories through clinical partnership and appropriate test utilization, with the goal of improving patient outcomes
Transforming Care Delivery with the Ultimate Core Laboratory
EDUW 13 | Monday, 20 May, 16:00-17:00 | Room 114
Chair/Moderator: Jean-Charles Clouet, Siemens Healthineers
- Introduction – Jean-Charles Clouet
- Optimization of Lab Operations to Deliver More with Less
Dr. José Luis Bedini, Head of Center Core Laboratory, Biomedical Diagnostic Center (CDB), Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Spain
- Multi-Site Performance Evaluation of Assays on the Atellica Chemistry and Immunoassay Analyzers
Dr. Antonio Buño Soto, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain
Today, clinical decisions rely on laboratory results more than ever before. However at the same time, laboratories are under increasing pressure to expand their capabilities by processing higher workloads faster and more predictably, reducing downtime and expanding test menus to meet clinicians’ needs. Conversely, reduced reimbursements and scarcity of qualified laboratory professionals require labs to become more efficient by reducing costs, using fewer staff, reducing their turnaround time, better managing requests for STAT testing and maximizing the productivity of every square meter of space. In this challenging environment, laboratories have to find innovative solutions to “do more with less” and which will enable them to transform care delivery to provide better patient care and outcomes.
- Understand how laboratories can improve productivity by focusing on automated and value-add activities
- Learn how to successfully combine a STAT laboratory with routine work
- Learn how to design experiments and metrics to assess new instruments and reagents performances in real-world lab environments
Evolving Role of Biomarkers in Prenatal Care
EDUW 23 | Tuesday, 21 May, 14:45-15:45 | Room 114
Chair/Moderator: Edith Rojas-Kenney, Siemens Healthineers (USA)
- Introduction – Edith Rojas-Kenney
- Dra. Fatima Crispi Brillas, MD, PhD
Consultant, Scientific Coordinator and Associate Professor, Fetal Medicine Research Center, BCNatal | Barcelona Center for Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine; Hospital Clínic and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, ICGON, IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
- Dra. Maria Luisa Hortas Nieto
Mª Luisa Hortas Dirección de Laboratorios Clínicos Hospital Costa del Sol; Dirección de Biobanco Plataforma Málaga Agencia Sanitaria Costa del Sol, Marbella-Málaga, Marbella, Spain
Prenatal care plays an integral role in ensuring the health and well-being of both mother and child. Biomarkers play an important role in monitoring pregnancies to provide efficient prenatal risk assessment and to facilitate early detection of preeclampsia. Prenatal screening for Down syndrome (trisomy 21) is well established and widely used globally. It is used to establish an overall risk score based on several factors: the mother’s age at the projected time of birth, ultrasound measurement of fetal nuchal translucency (NT), and serologic measurement of pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) and free beta human chorionic gonadotropin (fβhCG) serum. Maintenance of high standards of both ultrasound and first trimester biochemistry is crucial for the quality of screening. The development of new techniques such as non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) offer additional screening options for aneuploidies.
The rapid and accurate diagnosis and prognosis of preeclampsia (PE) is essential for best clinical practice and maternal/fetal care. PE is caused by an imbalance of the pro- and antiangiogenic factors placental growth factor (PlGF) and soluble fms-like tyrosine (sFlt-1), respectively. Accumulating evidence indicates that sFlt-1 and PIGF can aid in the diagnosis as well as an aid in the prediction for PE.
- Review current methodologies for prenatal screening
- Understand role of biomarkers and NIPT in screening for fetal chromosomal aneuploidies
- Discuss preeclampsia and the role of biomarkers in its diagnosis
FLC kappa and lambda Testing in CSF to Support Diagnosis of Neurological Diseases
EDUW 28 | Tuesday, 21 May, 16:00-17:00 | Room 114
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Claus Prümper, Siemens Healthineers
- Introduction – Dr. Claus Prümper
- Free Light Chain kappa Index to Identify Patients with Oligoclonal Bands
Professor Dr. Alexander Dressel, Department of Neurology, Carl-Thiem-Klinikum, Cottbus, Germany
- Cerebrospinal Fluid Free Light Chains as Diagnostic Biomarker in Neuroborreliosis
Dr. Harald Hegen, Department of Neurology, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Early treatment of multiple sclerosis or neuroborreliosis is desirable to limit neuro-degenerative activity. However, early clinical symptoms are unspecific. Imaging and laboratory diagnostic testing can aid in diagnosis.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) as well as neuroborreliosis induce an intrathecal immunoglobulin production, paralleled by an increase of free light chain (FLC) synthesis in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Determination of oligoclonal bands (OCB) in CSF is part the recommended CSF test panel, which is a manual, qualitative and non-standardized method. Testing with automated FLC kappa and lambda index can aid in the early diagnosis: (1) pre-screening through the determination of FLC kappa index may help to reduce the number of OCB testing and (2) an elevated FLC lambda index points to a possible borrelia infection, which requires confirmation by specific methods for borrelia antibodies.
- Understand how FLC kappa and lambda testing in CSF can help in diagnosis of neurological diseases
- Learn how determination of FLC kappa index can reduce the number of OCB testing.
- Learn about the association of FLC lambda index with neuroborreliosis.
Effective Patient Management Through Early Diagnosis and Treatment
EDUW 31 | Wednesday, 22 May, 12:30-13:30 | Room 117
Chair/Moderator: Daniele Brivio, Siemens Healthineers
- Introduction – Daniele Brivio
- Automated Urinalysis Strip Including Albumin: Creatinine Ratio - A Tool to Improve Routine Process in High-Volume Laboratories
Dr. Fernando Cava Valenciano, Director Laboratory Unilabs–BR Salud, Central Clinical Laboratory Hospital Infanta Sofia, Madrid, Spain
- Leveraging Patient-side Testing in Emergency Medical Interventions
Dr. Ervigio Corral Torres, Head of Department of Training and Quality Care, SAMUR-Civil Protection, Madrid, Spain
The benefits of performing the A/C ratio in the systematic analysis of urine for early detection of kidney diseases, and the impact on the biochemical analysis in the laboratory, with the CLINITEK Novus® Urine Analyzer, also available on the Atellica® 1500 Automated Urinalysis System*.
The importance of conducting clinical analysis in emergency medical interventions with protocols developed by the SAMUR emergency service of the city of Madrid leveraging patient-side testing with the epoc® Blood Analysis System.
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- Understand the value of automating the A/C ratio in systematic urinalysis with the goal of improved overall patient management, and the impact on laboratory processes.
- List the benefits of clinical analysis via patient-side testing to improve early patient management. Define protocols for implementation in emergency medical interventions.
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1. Atellica® Solution offers the highest immunoassay productivity per square meter versus leading IVD companies—up to 440 tests per hour—dependent upon test mix.
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