8th Congress of the Croatian society of medical biochemistry
and laboratory medicine 
with international participation
22 – 26 September 2015, Rijeka, Croatia

Congress lectures

Key note lecture:

Competency development in biomedicine
Arijana Meštrović (Zagreb, Croatia)

Plenary lectures:

Global harmonization in laboratory medicine
Mauro Panteghini (Milano, Italy)

State of the art of laboratory quality indicators
Mario Plebani (Padova, Italy)

Biological variation remains relevant
Anna Carobene (Milano, Italy)

Symposium lectures:

S1 – Tumor diagnostics

Debate: Prostate specific antigen
Ante Reljić (Zagreb, Croatia) – negative viewpoint
Igor Tomašković (Zagreb, Croatia) – affirmative viewpoint

Selected posters:

Comparison of two ELISA methods for measuring the concentration of fecal calprotectin in the pediatric population
Irena Linarić, Jasna Obuljen

Monoclonal gammophaty as an accidental finding on CSF isoelectric focusing for oligoclonal IgG used as part of the diagnostic workup for multiple sclerosis
Ines Vukasović, Andrea Tešija Kuna, Vanja Bašić Kes, Dubravka Čaržavec, Nada Vrkić

S2 – Coagulation

Why do we need new anticoagulant drugs?
Zdravka Poljaković (Zagreb, Croatia)

Laboratory aspects on anticoagulant drugs
Andreas Hillarp (Halmstad, Sweden)

Measuring anticoagulant effects of new oral anticoagulants – practical aspects
Désirée Coen Herak (Zagreb, Croatia)

Selected posters:

Are platelet indices valuable in assessment of bone marrow thrombopoietic activity in neonates with sudden decrease in platelet count?
Ana Mlinarić, Gordana Fressl Juroš, Ivana Rako, Dunja Rogić

Data analysis of surrogate markers for detection of K-EDTA contamination
Lora Dukić, Nora Nikolac, Ana-Maria Šimundić

S3 – Harmonization

Harmonization in the preanalytical phase
Zorica Šumarac (Zagreb, Croatia)

Harmonization in analytical phase: manufacturer's declaration
Nora Nikolac (Zagreb, Croatia)

Selected posters:

Immunosupressants therapeutic drug monitoring: immunoassay vs. liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Andrea Radeljak, Tajana Filipec-Kanižaj, Matea Zorić, Sonja Perkov, Zlata Flegar-Meštrić

Stability of lactate in a plasma sample - aliquot or NaF?
Ivana Rako, Ana Mlinarić, Gordana Fressl Juroš, Dunja Rogić

S4 - Laboratory diagnostics of kidney disease

Diagnostic pathways for exclusion and diagnosis of kidney diseases. The role of urine sediment and urine protein differentiation
Walter G. Guder (Munich, Germany)

Estimated glomerular filtration rate – from theory to practice
Vanja Radišić-Biljak (Zagreb, Croatia)

Acute renal failure
Lorena Honović (Pula, Croatia)

Selected posters:

Capillary electrophoresis for routine determination of HbA1c in patients with diabetes: Short analytical verification and preliminary clinical results
Sandra Božičević, Vanja Radišić Biljak, Maja Krhač, Marijana Vučić Lovrenčić

Analytical verification of Combur10Test® M strips and urine analyzer Cobas u411
Alen Vrtarić, Nora Nikolac, Marijana Miler, Ana-Maria Šimundić

S5 - Molecular diagnostics

Molecular diagnostics and the challenges of post-genomic era
Karmela Barišić (Zagreb, Croatia)

Nutrigenomics – prevention or treatment
Daria Pašalić (Zagreb, Croatia)

Molecular diagnostics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Lada Rumora (Zagreb, Croatia)

Selected posters:

The influence of CYP3A4/5 and CYP2D6 polymorphisms on serum concentrations of risperidone and 9-hydroxyrisperidone in patients using long-acting injectable risperidone
Lana Ganoci, Mila Lovrić, Maja Živković, Marina Šagud, Nada Božina

S6 - Preanalytical phase

Laboratory staff safety: prophylactic procedures after sharp injuries
Zorica Šumarac (Belgrade, Serbia)

Rationalization at the level of pre-preanalytical phase
Dunja Rogić (Zagreb, Croatia)

24-hour urine samples: are they properly collected?
Željko Debeljak (Osijek, Croatia)

Selected posters:

Ionized calcium in serum – the influence of time periods from sampling to centrifugation, and from centrifugation until analysis
Antonija Perović, Marina Njire Bratičević, Diana Ljubimir

Automated microscopy in laboratory medicine
Marija Kocijančić, Jelena Čargonja, Alma Delić Knežević

S7 - Laboratory automatization

Automated microscopy in laboratory medicine
Ruggero Buonocore (Parma, Italy)

Automatization of the preanalytical phase
Marijana Miler (Zagreb, Croatia)

Autovalidation in clinical laboratory
Željka Vogrinc (Zagreb, Croatia)

Selected posters:

Prealbumin method verification on Beckman Coulter AU680 analyzer
Snježana Hrabrić Vlah, Davor Valenčić, Lidija Bilić-Zulle

Evaluation of rules in autovalidation algorithm
Vladimira Rimac, Krešimir Kuleš, Željka Vogrinc, Dunja Rogić

S8 – Biostatistics

Power analysis and sample size: When do we really need hundred participants?
Mary McHugh (San Diego, California, USA)

Method comparison and evaluation statistics
Mladen Petrovečki (Zagreb, Croatia)

The most common errors in biostatistics and ways to avoid them
Lidija Bilić-Zulle (Rijeka, Croatia)

Selected posters:

The difference of verification protocols for precision assessment applied to routine coagulation tests
Sanda Jelisavac Ćosić, Désirée Coen Herak, Vanja Radišić Biljak

S9 - Quality in laboratory medicine

Harmonisation of reference ranges
Annette Thomas (Cardiff, UK)

Analytical quality based on risk assessment
Adriana Unić (Zagreb, Croatia)

Uncertainty of measurement
Ivana Ćelap (Zagreb, Croatia)

Selected posters:

Identification of laboratory processes with major influence on laboratory turnaround time
Vesna Šupak Smolčić, Dragana Antončić, Ivana Vladilo, Eliza Bašić, Diana Jamaković, Dubravka Lenac, Jasna Marčelja, Snježana Salopek, Elizabeta Fišić, Lidija Bilić-Zulle

Does the supervision of the Croatian Accreditation Agency (CAA) lead to more effective reporting of nonconformities in the laboratory?
Domagoj Marijančević, Adriana Unić

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