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Programme: Thursday

Day One

0845-0900 Opening Ceremony


Transatlantic Lecture
Metabolic and Molecular Bases for Congenital Hyperinsulinism
Prof Mike Bennett
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA


Break & Industry Sponsored Symposia

  Industry Sponsored Workshop
(Chaired by Alpha Laboratories)
    0945-1015 FIT in the symptomatic: Putting Theory into Practice
Speakers TBC


Parallel Sessions


Service Organisation Impact on Access
(Chairs: Adrian Miller & Deepak Chandrajay)


Game Changers
Mick Henderson & Carys Lippiatt)



Laboratory Medicine for Transgender Patients
Dr Stephen Gibbons
Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Metabolomic Profiling
Dr Richard Unwin
University of Manchester


Harmonisation of Pre-analytical Factors: A European View
Dr Michael Cornes
New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

100,000 Genome Project
Dominic McMullan
Birmingham Women's Hospital


Impact of Modern Technology on Microbiology Services to an Acute Hospital
Dr James Anson
Liverpool Clinical Laboratories

Genotype Phenotype Conundra
Prof Simon Heales
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Alexion UK Hosted Session
Does Low ALP Matter?

Prof Bill Fraser
Norwich Medical School
Paul Newland
Alder Hey Children's Hospital
1145-1215 Organising Point of Care Testing in the Community
Dr Maurice O'Kane
Altnagelvin Area Hospital
Big Gains from Big Data. Integrated Health Systems and the Hospital Laboratory
Prof Daniel Lasserson
University of Oxford


Exhibition, Posters & Lunch

UK Studies for IBD: Clinical Performance and Beyond
(Immundiagnostik AG Industry Sponsored Workshop)

  Industry Sponsored Workshop
(Agilent Technologies)
1300-1345 Measuring Vedolizumab Drug Levels in IBD
Dr Mandy Perry
Royal Devon Exeter Foundation Trust
Making the Most of Anti-TNF Therapy: How Can TDM Help
Dr Tariq Ahmad
University of Exeter
1300-1345 Alkaptonuria: From Mummies to Metabolomics
Dr Anna Milan
Liverpool Clinical Laboratories


Parallel Sessions


Delivering Patient Oriented Services
(Chair: Nuthar Jassam)


ACB Medal Award
(Chair: Gwyn McCreanor - ACB President)


What Patients Want from a Pathology Service: Making Pathology Services More Patient Centred
Dr Patricia Wilkie
National Association for Patient Participation

Do Haemoglobin Variants Affect the Detection of Haemoglobin by Faecal Immunochemical Tests?
Dr Magdalen Carroll
Royal Surrey County Hospital

Modelling a Biochemist's Brain: Using Machine Learning to Aid the Interpretation of Urine Steroid Profiles
Dr Edmund Wilkes
The Royal London Hospital

Novel Markers of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Risk; the MAPK-interacting Serine Threonine Kinases (MNKs)
Dr Rebecca Stead
Royal Surrey County Hospital

Development of an LC-MS/MS Method for Biomarkers of Alcohol Ingestion for use with Post-Mortem Samples
Dr Emma Dewar
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Development of an LC-MS/MS Method for the Measurement of DHEAS, pregnenolone sulfate and 17-hydroxy pregnenolone sulfate in serum to aid in the detection of adrenocortical carcinoma
Hannah Fearon
King's College Hospital, London

Interference in an Enzymatic Creatinine Assay
Alexandra Yates
University Hospital of North Midlands







Pharmaceuticals On The Street and How The Laboratory Can Help
Dr Loretta Ford
City Hospital, Birmingham


Direct to the Public Testing... Key Issues and Potential Benefits for Patient Care
Prof Jonathan Berg
City Hospital, Birmingham


Diabetic Monitoring: Developing Patient-centred Laboratory Services
Dr Christopher Duff
Royal Stoke University Hospital
Foundation Lecture
Variation: Study It Well and use the Knowledge To Effect
Dr William Bartlett
Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee

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Updated 22 March 2017

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