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24th International Symposium

Prague Bridge

Promoting a Culture of Quality and
 Consistency in Critical and Point-of-Care Testing
OCTOBER 3-6, 2012
Hilton Prague Hotel
Prague, Czech Republic

Hilton Prague Hotel
Pobřežní 1, 186 00
Prague 8, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 224 842 340

The 24th International Symposium will be held at the Hilton Prague, located on the bank of the Vltava River within walking distance of the city center. It is the largest modern upscale hotel in the Czech Republic and has been rated Best Hotel in the Czech Republic for four consecutive years. Known as the Golden City, Prague has a 2000 year history and offers old world charm with modern conveniences. Memorable sights include the Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with its famous astronomical clock, the National Museum on Wenceslas Square and the Jewish Quarter. Galleries, museums, restaurants and Prague’s newest and biggest shopping center are within walking distance of the hotel.

Room rate: CZK 3700 (~$208) for single or CZK 4100 (~$230) double occupancy plus tax. Includes buffet breakfast. The room rate is valid 3 nights before and after the meeting.

October 3, 2012
6:00pm Wine and cheese reception
October 4, 2012
8:30am Welcome Remarks
8:45am Keynote presentation
9:30am Why are there differences in reported benefits and outcomes with tight glycemic protocols in critical care patients? A debate.
Moderator: Martha Lyon, PhD,
Alberta Childrens Hospital, CN
2:00pm Sources and Prevention of Errors in Point of Care Testing
Moderator: Robbert Slingerland,
Isala Klinieken, Netherlands
5:00pm Poster Viewing and Reception
October 5, 2012
7:30am Vendor Presentations
9:00am Point-of-Care Testing Beyond the Hospital
Moderator: Ian Watson, PhD, University
Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK
1:30pm Developing Effective Strategies to Achieve Quality POCT Results
Moderator: Linda Sandhaus, MD, University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH, USA
6:30pm Awards Dinner
October 6, 2012
7:30am Vendor Presentations
9:00am New Technologies in Point-of-Care Testing
Moderator: Larry Crolla, PhD, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
12noon Adjourn

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