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Register to the IFCC Live Webinar on 27th October, 2021 "Common laboratory measures of dysglycaemia; their Strengths and weaknesses"

Published: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

27th October 2021
Don't miss the next IFCC webinar!

Dear Colleagues,

The next IFCC webinar on “Common laboratory measures of dysglycaemia; Their strengths and weaknesses” will be held on Oct 27, 2021.

Diabetes Mellitus, and its precursor clinical syndromes, continue to grow in prevalence in developed and developing countries across the world. Clinical laboratory plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and management of diabetes to prevent short-term and long-term complications.  Measurement of glucose, insulin, and HbA1c play vital roles in understanding and managing diabetes and over several decades laboratory professionals have improved their individual strengths, but also identified some significant weaknesses. No laboratory test is perfect, but it is vital that laboratory professionals are aware of any weaknesses and try to mitigate that risk so that the guidance that the laboratory provides to the clinician, and ultimately the patient, can be clear and balanced.

This seminar will allow the participant to identify the weaknesses with the measurement and reporting of glucose, insulin, and HbA1c, but also to recognize the laboratory techniques to minimize the risks associated with these weaknesses.

The webinar will contain three presentations of 20 min per speaker plus 20 min panel discussion.

Talk 1: Laboratory measurement of glucose 

Speaker: Greg Ward
Department Head Biochemistry
Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Brisbane, Queensland, AU

Talk 2: Insulin analysis in hyperglycemia

Speaker: Paul Williams
Principal Research Fellow
The University of Sydney (Central Clinical School), NSW, AU

Talk 3: HbA1c – still the gold standard? 

Speaker: Ken Sikaris
Director of Chemical Pathology
Melbourne Pathology, Melbourne, Victoria, AU

Chairperson: Dr. Tina Yen,
Chemical Pathologist 
St George Hospital, Kogarah, NSW, au

Register here:

Time Zones: Live presentations starting at 6:00 PM (Sydney - AEDT), 9:00 AM (Milan - CEST), 3:00 AM (US EDT) on Oct 27, 2021

Please ensure that you carefully determine the time that the presentation will start in your global time zone. To convert to your time zone click -

If you miss the live event, on demand webinar will be available after 24 hours of the live event.

Certificate of Participation: available for all participants. Please

The IFCC Live Webinar Series is partially sponsored by Siemens and Boston Children's Hospital



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