Promoting a Culture of Quality and Consistency in Critical and Point-of-Care Testing

Prague, Czech Republic

October 4, 2012

Introduction
Jeffrey A. Dubois, PhD, 24th International Symposium Chair
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Keynote Presentation

Current and Emerging Quality Perspectives in POCT
Maurice O'Kane, MD, Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry, UK
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Session 1: Why are there differences in reported benefits and outcomes with tight glycemic protocols in critical care patients? A debate.

Moderator: Martha Lyon, PhD, Royal University Hospital, Saskatchewan, CN

Anthony Furnary, MD, Starr-Wood Cardiac Group of Portland, OR, USA
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Greet Van den Berghe, MD, PhD, University of Leuven, Belgium
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James Krinsley, MD, Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT, USA
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Session 2: Sources and Prevention of Errors in Point of Care Testing

Moderator: Robbert Slingerland, Isala Klinieken, The Netherlands

Change Management and Point-of-Care Testing
Marion Fokkert, Isala Klinieken, Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Meeting POC Expectations of the Clinician
Sverre Sandberg, MD, PhD, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
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Biological Variation and Point-of-Care Testing
Rob Jansen, PhD, Equas SKML, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Causes and Frequencies of Failed Electronic Transmission of Point-of-Care Test Results
Linda Sandhaus, MD, University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH, USA
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October 5, 2012

Vendor Presentations

Moderator: Anne Skurup, Radiometer, Bronshoj, Denmark

Abbott Diabetes Care
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HemoCue
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Nova Biomedical
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Session 3: Point-of-Care Testing Beyond the Hospital

Moderator: Ian Watson, PhD, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK

POC Diagnostics in the Military
Major Tracey Smith-Straney, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK
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Self Management of Renal and Pancreas Transplant Patients
Paul Van der Boog, MD, Consulting Nephrologist, Leiden University Medical Center,The Netherlands
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POC Athletic Testing: A New Approach to Evaluating Sports Performance
Ioan Stoian, MD, PhD, National Institute of Sports Medicine, Bucharest, Romania
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Towards Sustainable Point-of-Care Testing in Remote Australia
Brooke Spaeth, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia
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Comparative Effectiveness of the VerifyNow P2Y12 Test and Light Transmittance Aggregometry for Assessment
Merel Kuhbauch, BASc, Accumetrics, San Diego, CA
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Session 4: Developing Effective Strategies to Achieve Quality POCT Results

Moderator: Linda Sandhaus, MD, University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH, USA

Errors in POCT: When Improbable Situations Become Possible
James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA 
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Efficient Implementation of Quality Standards for POCT Can Improve Patient Outcomes
Kenneth Blick, PhD, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
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Achieving Quality POCT in a Regional Emergency Care System
Per Simonsson, MD, PhD, University and Regional Laboratories Region Skåne, Malmö, Sweden
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Rapid Test Quantum Blue® Faecal Calprotectin as Predictor of Relapse in Patients Under Maintenance Treatment with Infliximab®
Manuel Otero Santiago, University of Santiago Clinical Hospital, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
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Bacterial Contamination of Glucose Test Strips: Does the Packaging Matter?
Jean-Winoc Decousser, PharmD, PhD, University Hospital Antoine-Béclère, Clamart, France
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October 6, 2012

Vendor Presentations

Moderator: Brad Karon, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Alere
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Radiometer
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Roche
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Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
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SESSION 5: New Technologies in Point-of-Care Testing

Moderator: Larry Crolla, PhD, Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL, USA

New iPhone and iPad Acid-base Interpretation Apps in Clinical Assessment of Critically ill Patients: Is that a Problem or a Step into the Future?
Jesper Wandrup, PhD, Radiometer, Bronshoj, Denmark 
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Utilizing IR Detection Technologies in POCT Devices
Susan Selgren, PhD, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Norwood, MA, USA 
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Improving Clinical Outcomes by Split Central Venous Sampling of Parathyroid Hormone
Vida Montgomery, Keck Medical Center of USC, Los Angeles, CA 
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A Novel Technology for 5-Part Differentiation of Leukocytes Point-of-Care.
Stellan Lindberg, PhD, HemoCue AB, Ängelholm, Sweden 
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