Trace Elements: West Midlands ACB Scientific Meeting In association with the SAS Trace Elements Laboratories

Trace Elements: West Midlands ACB Scientific Meeting In association with the SAS Trace Elements Laboratories

We are delighted to welcome you to the Trace Elements: West Midlands ACB Scientific Meeting in association with the SAS Trace Element Laboratories.

This unique event will be taking place in-person at the spacious venue, TheStudio, Birmingham, on Tuesday 7th December 2021. The venue is situated in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, and is just a short distance from all major transport links. The venue has appropriate measures in place to safely accommodate face-to-face events.

The full day of programme will provide an exciting opportunity to learn more about trace elements with various interesting cases being presented.

There will be opportunities to attend virtually should you wish you so wish; the day does however, provide a great networking opportunity, which we have all missed during these difficult times.


09.30 - 10:00     Registration and Coffee

10:00 - 10:05     Opening welcome -Pervaz Mohammed (WMACB Chair)


Session 1: Chair – Kishor Raja (Trace Elements SAS Chair)

10.05 - 10.35     Monitoring nutritional trace elements” Nicola Barlow (BCPS)

10.35 - 11:05     Method evaluation of copper and zinc spectrophotometric assays and clinical audit assessing nutritional management of copper and zinc in a post-bariatric surgery population” Philip Crooks (Kings)

11:05 - 11:35     Laboratory Investigations for Wilson’s Disease” Chris Harrington (Guildford)


Presentations by sponsors:

11.35 - 11.45     The latest developments in precision liquid handling” Chris Wood/Abeel Ali (ESSLAB)

11.45 - 11:55     Inert Sample Introduction for Clinical ICP-MS Applications” Andy Gillies, Sales Manager (QMX Laboratories)

11:55 - 12:05     Let’s talk isotopes – how a four quad ICP-MS provides patient data reassurance” David Price, PhD (PerkinElmer)

12.05 - 12.15     Triple quadrupole ICP-MS for routine and research clinical applications” Dr Niel Williams (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

12:15 - 12:25     Trace Elements IQC and EQA” (Randox)


12.25 - 13.30     Lunch, networking  and opportunity to meet sponsors


Session 2: Chair – Dr Nicola Barlow (WMACB/Trace Elements SAS)

13:30 - 14:00     Clinical Toxicology Cases, Dr Muhammad Elamin (SWBH)

14:00 - 14:15     Clinical Case or ZPP Audit TBC, Carys Lippiatt/Liz Fox (Leeds)

14:15 - 14:30     Clinical Case TBC, Kishor Raja (Kings)

14:30 - 14:45     Preanalytical issues for measurement of zinc, Katie Jones (Cardiff)

14:45 - 15:00     A case of zinc induced copper deficiency, John Wadsworth (Glasgow) (virtual)


15:00 - 15:20     Tea break


Session 3: Chair – Dr Jackie Morton  (Trace Elements SAS)

15:20 - 15:50     Paediatric blood lead surveillance, Helen Crabbe (UK HSA)

15:50 - 16:10     The use of ICP-MS in post-mortem toxicology, Nicola Seaward (HEFT)

16:10 - 16:40     Human exposure to inorganic arsenic from rice, Andy Meharg (QUB) (virtual)


16:40 - 16.45     Closing Remarks- Pervaz Mohammed (WMACB Chair)


This event has been kindly sponsored by:

Black Country Pathology Services,  Randox, Thermo Fisher,  RSC Interest Group: Atomic Spectroscopy
QMX Laboratories,  ESSLAB,  PerkinElmer