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IFCC PoCT International Symposium

16 - 17 November 2015 - Cancun, Mexico


Monday 16th November

Moderators: Rosy Tirimacco & Rosa Sierra-Amor

Welcome/Update on PoCT within IFCC

Rosy Tirimacco

How can PoCT assist Cardiovascular Services in Mexico

Gustavo F Mendez Machado

PoCT within Mexican Association of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Rosa Sierra-Amor

Avoiding Pre-analytical Errors in Blood Gases

Anne Skurup

Blood Gases Made Easy

Trevor Allison

Laboratory preparation for Ebola: Accelerating Diagnosis at the Point of Need

Gerald Kost

Moderators: Gustavo F Mendez Machado & Anne Skurup

Setting up a Cardiology Clinical Network

Philip Tideman

PoCT Supporting Management of Diabetic Patients

Melchor Alpizar-Salazar

Update on Molecular PoCT

Ellis Jacobs

PoCT for the Early Detection of Acute Kidney Injury

Gustavo F Mendez Machado

Early Detection of Renal Disease

Gregorio Obrador

From Generation to the Interpretation of the Liporenal Toxicosis

Samuel Treviño

Uricosuria: Biochemical Metabolic Dysfunction Footprint recommendations?

Jose Angel Hernandez

Tuesday 17th November

Moderators: Sverre Sandberg & Gustavo Mendez

Troponin – When is an Assay High Sensitive?

Paul Collinson

When is an Elevated Troponin not ACS

Allan Jaffe

Point of Care Troponin Tests

Paul Collinson

Troponin Case Studies

Paul Collinson
Allan Jaffe
Philip Tideman

Management of AF

Philip Tideman

Impact of glucose meter error on efficacy of glycemic control after cardiovascular surgery

Brad Karon

Moderators: Rosa Sierra-Amor & Rosy Tirimacco

Principles of QC

Sverre Sandberg

Why do I need to run IQC and EQA and how often should I run them?

Moderator: Rosy Tirimacco
Adil Khan
Rosa Sierra-Amor
Ellis Jacobs

PoCT is useful for disaster relief activity. Experience from the laboratory medicine support after the Great East Japan Earthquake Part 1 and Part 2

Hideo Sakamoto

PoC Natriuretic Peptides – How can they help with Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure?

Allan Jaffe

Wrap up and Close

Rosy Tirimacco

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