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Programme: Thursday

Day One

Provisional programme

Opening Ceremony


ACB-AACC Transatlantic Lecture
Drug screening in paediatrics
Dr Dennis Dietzen - President, AACC


Break & Industry Sponsored Symposia

Industry Sponsored Workshops

(Chaired by Sponsors tbc)
Titles tbc
Speakers tbc


Parallel Sessions


Paediatrics for the Non-specialist/ DGH Clinical & Laboratory Teams
(Chair: Lesley Tetlow)


New Approaches to Clinical Problems & Drug Assays
(Chair: Tony Tetlow)

  Point of Care Testing (POCT)
(Chairs: Danielle Freedman & Rebecca Powney)


Time to be on alert for paediatric AKI
Prof Rachel Lennon
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital


How to set up a UKAS accredited clinical TDM service
Dr Edward Hinchliffe
Manchester Royal Infirmary
The value of POCT: an acute care perspective
Dr Dominic Giles
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Investigating hypoglycaemia - when laboratory medicine is the icing on the cake!
Dr Mars Skae
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital


Changing trends in street drugs. The greatest challenge facing clinical toxicology screening services
Dr Loretta Ford
City Hospital, Birmingham
The value of POCT in primary care
Speaker tbc


Disorders of
sexual development: what support can a DGH lab provide?
Dr Leslie Perry
Croydon University Hospital


Immunobiologics and antibodies to them
Dr Mandy Perry
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital


Does POCT add value?

In favour:
Prof Sverre Sandberg
University of Bergen


Old and new approaches to paediatric reference ranges in 2018

Dr Tim Lang
University Hospital of North Durham


PCSK9 Mabs: new lipid modifying therapy

Dr Handrean Soran
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Dr Danielle Freedman
Luton and Dunstable Hospital


Exhibition, Posters & Lunch

Industry Sponsored Workshops
(Chaired by Sponsors)

Times tbc
Titles tbc
Speakers tbc


Parallel Sessions



Access and Equity in Laboratory Medicine
(Chair: Lance Sandle)


ACB Medal Award
(Chair: Ian Young - ACB President)


Parity for mental and physical illness. everybody's business?
Professor Dame Sue Bailey
Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition

Medal Award presenter 1
Speaker & Topic tbc

Medal Award presenter 2
Speaker & Topic tbc

Medal Award presenter 3
Speaker & Topic tbc

Medal Award presenter 4
Speaker & Topic tbc

Medal Award presenter 5
Speaker & Topic tbc

Medal Award presenter 6
Speaker & Topic tbc







Equally well: improving joint working with mental health service and promoting equal access to results
Dr Paul Rowlands
Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


POCT in the community
Dr Amir Hannan
Haughton Thornley Medical Centre, Hyde  


Improving access to health for hard to reach communities: the Health Mela model
Prof Romesh Gupta
National Forum for Health and Wellbeing
ACB Foundation Lecture
Increasing access and equity in laboratory diagnostics
Dr Martin Myers - Royal Preston Hospital

Updated 15 November 2017

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