WELCOME COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS


It is a pleasure to invite you for the symposium “The global creation and monitoring of the traceability of test results in the medical laboratory”, which is to be held on the 28 of September 2021. Metrological Traceability is a hot topic now that it has become a requirement in the IVD Regulation of 2022. The symposium will address all related aspects: in general terms and specifically for HbA1c as an example for which everything is in place. The symposium also marks the retirement of dr. Cas Weykamp, in the Netherlands coordinator of many EQA programmes and internationally active in many IFCC work groups and committees. The symposium is organized under the auspices of the IFCC and the Spanish SEQC, and accredited by the NVKC and NVML. The hybrid concept of the symposium and the exhibition allows for both participation in person and online.

We look forward to seeing you, either in person or online.

 

REGISTER


https://hba1c-metrologicaltraceability.nl/register

Cost: 200.00 Eur

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME


Although the situation is improving, a lot of uncertainties remain. Therefore, we will be organising a “hybrid” symposium. Depending on the corona measures that are in place, professionals from our region (the Netherlands) will either participate in person or online.

Like all crises, Covid-19 generates new ideas. Classical symposia are limited to a region, but the online option of a hybrid symposium removes the geographical barriers for participation outside the region: professionals from anywhere in the world can easily attend. Of course, there are certain requirements: English as language, a relevant scientific programme, and adjusted dynamics in presentation. 

 

PROGRAMME


Hybrid symposium on the retirement of Dr. Cas Weykamp
Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 12:00 – 18:00. Theatre De Storm, Winterswijk, The Netherlands

Programme: https://hba1c-metrologicaltraceability.nl/programme/

Time

Session

Speaker

12:00

Network Lunch, meet and greet, and exhibition

 

13:30

Kickoff host Rob Koops & side-kick Robbert Slingerland

Foto Dr. Eline van der Hagen

13:35

Opening Dr. Eline van der Hagen

 

13:40

Reference Measurement Services for Medical Tests: current State of Play and Future Needs
Prof. Christa Cobbaert, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands; vice-chair IFCC Scientific Division Executive Committee

Foto Prof Christa Cobbaert

14:00

Intermezzo 1: Messages of colleagues

 

14:05

The importance of commutable reference materials and EQA samples
Prof. Greg Miller, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA; chair IFCC Working Group on Commutability in Metrological Traceability

Foto Prof Greg Miller

14:25

Break

 

14:35

Intermezzo 2: Messages of colleagues

 

14:40

The role of External Quality Assessment (EQA) or Proficiency Testing (PT) in the monitoring of traceability of test results in the medical laboratory.
Prof. Marc Thelen, Amphia Hospital, Breda, the Netherlands; director SKML

Foto Prof Marc Thelen

15:00

Intermezzo 3: Messages of colleagues

 

15:05

The power of aggregation of EQA/PT results in the monitoring of traceability of test results in the medical laboratory.
Dr. Eline van der Hagen, Queen Beatrix Hospital, Winterswijk, the Netherlands;
director MCA laboratory

Foto Dr Eline van der Hagen

15:25

Intermezzo 4: Messages of colleagues

 

15:30

Global standardisation and traceability of HbA1c; an impossible dream, but now a reality.
Prof. Garry John, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK.
Secretary IFCC Scientific Division Executive Committee

Foto Prof Garry John

15:50

Break

 

16:00

Intermezzo 5: Messages of colleagues

 

16:05

EurA1c, the final piece in the puzzle of the global creation and monitoring of the traceability of HbA1c results in the medical laboratory.
Dr. Cas Weykamp, Queen Beatrix Hospital, Winterswijk, the Netherlands;
former director MCA laboratory, IFCC Network Coordinator HbA1c

Foto Dr Cas Weykamp

16:35

Closure Dr. Eline van der Hagen

 

16:45

Reception Cas Weykamp, meet and greet speakers, exhibition