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

Scientific program

*lectures in English language

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

 

17:30 – 18:30

Opening ceremony and welcome address

18:30 – 19:15

Key note lecture

 

Competency development in biomedicine

Arijana Meštrović

 

 

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

 

9:00 – 10:30

Symposium 1 – Tumor diagnostics

 

Chair: Daria Pašalić

9:00 – 9:25

Tumor markers in laboratory practice – state of the art*

Rafael Molina

9:25 – 10:15

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

 

Selected posters

10:15 – 10:20

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

10:20 – 10:25

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 Vrkic

 

9:00 – 10:30

Symposium 2 – Coagulation

 

Chair: Dunja Rogić

9:00 – 9:25

Why do we use new anticoagulants in clinical practice?

Zdravka Poljaković

9:25 – 9:50

Laboratory aspects on anticoagulant drugs*

Andreas Hillarp

9:50 – 10:15

Measuring the anticoagulant effect of new oral anticoagulants - practical aspects

Désirée Coen Herak

 

Selected posters

10:15 – 10:20

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

10:20 – 10:25

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

 

11:00 – 12:00

Plenary lecture 1

 

Chair: Ana-Maria Šimundić

 

Global harmonization in laboratory medicine*

Mauro Panteghini

 

12:15 – 13:45

Industry sponsored workshop

 

Abbott Laboratories d.o.o. - The journey to improve EBITDA with Total Cost of Ownership
Patrick Gontard, Group CEO of Citilab (Moscow) and founder of Gontard& CIE (Geneva)

 

 

12:15 – 13:45

Industry sponsored workshop

 

Roche d.o.o. - How to improve your laboratory performance for now and the future - cobas LabAdvance consultancy

 

15:30 – 17:00

Symposium 3 – Harmonization

 

Chair: Lidija Bilić-Zulle

15:30 – 15:55

Harmonization in the preanalytical phase

Ana-Maria Šimundić

15:55 – 16:20

Harmonization of the analytical phase: manufacturer’s declarations

Nora Nikolac

16:20 – 16:45

Harmonization of postanalytical phase: laboratory results that represent critical-risk to the patients' safety*

Eva Ajzner

 

Selected posters

16:45 – 16:50

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

16:50 – 16:55

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

 

 

Thursday, 24 September 2015

 

9:00 – 10:30

Symposium 4 – Laboratory diagnostics of kidney disease

 

Chair: Lorena Honović

9:00 – 9:25

Diagnostic pathways for exclusion and diagnosis of kidney diseases. The role of urine sediment and urine protein differentiation*

Walter G Guder

9:25 – 9:50

Estimated glomerular filtration rate – from theory to practice

Vanja Radišić-Biljak

9:50 – 10:15

Acute renal failure

Lorena Honović

 

Selected posters

10:15 – 10:20

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

10:20 – 10:25

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

 

9:00 – 10:30

Symposium 5 – Molecular diagnostics

 

Chair: Karmela Barišić

9:00 – 9:25

Molecular diagnostics and the challenges of post-genomic era

Karmela Barišić

9:25 – 9:50

Nutrigenomics – prevention or treatment

Daria Pašalić

9:50 – 10:15

Molecular diagnostics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Lada Rumorac

 

Selected posters

10:15 – 10:20

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

10:20 – 10:25

Serum total bilirubin in overweight/obese postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome
Aleksandra Klisic, Nebojsa Kavaric, Milovan Jovanovic

 

11:00 – 12:00

Plenary lecture 2

 

Chair: Lidija Bilić-Zulle

 

State of the art of laboratory quality indicators*

Mario Plebani

 

12:15 – 13:45

Industry sponsored workshop

 

Abbott Laboratories d.o.o. - Proactive service, future available today
Stephen Hodson, Commercial Service Director-Area Europe, Abbott Diagnostics

 

 

12:15 – 13:45

Industry sponsored workshop

 

Siemens d.d.
Earlier Diagnosis of AMI with sensitive TnI assays: new algorithms
Laurent Samson, Associate Director Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Determination of specific IgE and use in clinical practice
Mirjana Turkalj

 

 

13:50 – 15:20

Industry sponsored workshop

 

DiaSys Diagnostic Systems GmbH
Cardiorenal syndrome (Lp(a), NEFA, LpPLA2, Cystatine C)
D-Dimer in emergency
DiaSys clinical chemistry autoanalyzers

 

15:30 – 17:00

Symposium 6 – Preanalytical phase

 

Chair: Ana-Maria Šimundić

15:30 – 15:55

Laboratory staff safety: prophylactic procedures after sharp injuries

Zorica Šumarac

15:55 – 16:20

Rationalization at the level of pre-preanalytical phase

Dunja Rogić

16:20 – 16:45

24-hour urine samples: are they properly collected?

Željko Debeljak

 

Selected posters

16:45 – 16:50

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

16:50 – 16:55

Vacuette® Glucomedics tubes and prevalence of gestational diabetes
Marija Kocijančić, Jelena Čargonja, Alma Delić Knežević

 

 

Friday, 25 September 2015

 

9:00 – 10:30

Symposium 7 – Laboratory automatization

 

Chair: Željko Debeljak

9:00 – 9:25

Automated microscopy in laboratory medicine*

Giuseppe Lippi

9:25 – 9:50

Automatization of the preanalytical phase

Marijana Miler

9:50 – 10:15

Autovalidation in clinical laboratory

Željka Vogrinc

 

Selected posters

10:15 – 10:20

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

10:20 – 10:25

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

 

9:00 – 10:30

Symposium 8 – Biostatistics

 

Chair: Lidija Bilić-Zulle

9:00 – 9:25

Sample size and power analysis: how large sample do you really need?*

Mary McHugh

9:25 – 9:50

Method comparison and evaluation statistics

Mladen Petrovečki

9:50 – 10:15

The most common errors in biostatistics and ways to avoid them

Lidija Bilić-Zulle

 

Selected posters

10:15 – 10:20

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

10:20 – 10:25

Free testosterone calculation: two equations comparison
Tihana Pavošević, Iva Lukić, Sanja Mandić, Vesna Horvat, Vatroslav Šerić

 

11:00 – 12:00

Plenary lecture 3

 

Chair: Ana-Maria Šimundić

 

Biological variation remains relevant*

Anna Carobene

 

12:15 – 13:45

Industry sponsored workshop

 

Beckman Coulter d.o.o. – Anti-Müllerian hormone: Clinical utility and measurement
Sherry Faye

 

 

12:15 – 13:45

Industry sponsored workshop

 

Mes d.o.o. - Sysmex: Changing perspectives in urine and hematology analysis

 

 

15:30 – 17:00

Symposium 9 – Quality in Laboratory Medicine

 

Chair: Nora Nikolac

15:30 – 15:55

Harmonisation of reference ranges*

Annette Thomas

15:55 – 16:20

Analytical quality based on risk assessment

Adriana Unić

16:20 – 16:45

Uncertainty of measurement

Ivana Ćelap

 

Selected posters

16:45 – 17:50

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

16:50 – 16:55

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

 

17:00 – 18:00

Closing ceremony

 

 

 

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