Main programme

Cellular Pathology

Tuesday 15 March
9am
Silver stains - shining throughout the years

Cellular Pathology

9.30am
Disease models and quantitative pathology in liver research

Cellular Pathology

10.30am
Case studies - lung carcinoma & cholangitis

Cellular Pathology

11am
Case studies - LLETZ and gallbladder

Cellular Pathology

11.30am
Best practice - andrology

Cellular Pathology

Wednesday 16 March
9am
Consultant scientist reporting – 2 years on

Cellular Pathology

9.30am
Genomic testing in histopathology: An ethical perspective

Cellular Pathology

10.30am
Instrumentation – friend or foe?

Cellular Pathology

11am
Digital pathology – pilot to practice

Cellular Pathology

11.30am
Digital pathology – to infinity and beyond

Cellular Pathology

2pm
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) in breast pathology

Cellular Pathology

2.30pm
Lymphoma pathology: The impact of immunohistochemistry, past and present

Cellular Pathology

4pm
Head and neck pathology: A new module from UK NEQAS for ICC & ISH

Cellular Pathology

4.30pm
Clinical aspects of head and neck pathology

Cellular Pathology

Thursday 17 March
9am
Recent advances in immunocytochemistry for melanoma diagnosis

Cellular Pathology

9.30am
Cellular Pathology in sub-Saharan developing Africa – to share and learn

Cellular Pathology

10.30am
Advanced Specialist Diploma in Breast Dissection

Cellular Pathology

11am
The histopathology of COVID-19

Cellular Pathology

11.30am
Advantages & disadvantages of using CT for post-mortem examination

Cellular Pathology

2pm
The benefits of including pathology in multidisciplinary training days for forensic paediatric post–mortems

Cellular Pathology

2.30pm
UK NEQAS Tissue EQA Scheme

Cellular Pathology

3.30pm
The evolution of EQA through Pathology Modernisation

Cellular Pathology

 

Clinical Chemistry

Tuesday 15 March
9am
Monitoring asparaginase activity to inform treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Clinical Chemistry

9.30am
How will the challenges of the pandemic impact how we offer future Clinical Biochemistry services?

Clinical Chemistry

10.30am
Harveys Gang: From the lab to the ward

Clinical Chemistry

11am
Myeloma and plasma cell disorders – from the laboratory to the clinic

Clinical Chemistry

11.30am
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers in the investigation of patients with dementia

Clinical Chemistry

12.45pm
Demand optimisation in a post-COVID world

Clinical Chemistry

Wednesday 16 March
9am
Tumour markers for today and tomorrow

Clinical Chemistry

9.30am
Essential contribution of laboratory diagnostics in COVID-19

Clinical Chemistry

10.30am
Biomarkers in the diagnosis of sepsis

Clinical Chemistry

11am
Urgent Biochemistry – impact of the 1 hour TAT in the ED, does it benefit patients?

Clinical Chemistry

11.30am
COVID-19: Cross skilling of healthcare workers

Clinical Chemistry

12.45pm
Clinical Scientist Experiential Route and Process and Q&A with the Clinical Chemistry Higher Specialist Diploma (HSD) Examiners

Clinical Chemistry

2pm
Future of Clinical Biochemistry – health informatics and bioinformatics

Clinical Chemistry

2.30pm
A case of pseudohyperkalaemia and pseudo-hypercalcaemia in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia with thrombocytosis

Clinical Chemistry

2.50pm
A case of myeloma diagnosed from a random urine protein

Clinical Chemistry

3.10pm
A biochemistry Biomedical Scientist – roles and career development beyond the laboratory

Clinical Chemistry

4pm
Identifying patients with advanced liver fibrosis: Utility of the enhanced liver fibrosis test

Clinical Chemistry

4.30pm
Biochemical screening for phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma (PPGL)

Clinical Chemistry

Thursday 17 March
9am
Maternal serum screening, what is the chance?

Clinical Chemistry

9.30am
Pre-eclampsia markers: Current status in clinical practice

Clinical Chemistry

10.30am
COVID-19: Clinical Chemistry lessons learned

Clinical Chemistry

11am
COVID-19 antibody testing: A cross-discipline approach

Clinical Chemistry

11.30am
Pathology in a pandemic. Establishing pathology provision at the UK's first NHS Nightingale Hospital

Clinical Chemistry

12.45pm
UK NEQAS Clinical Chemistry: More than a tick-box exercise

Clinical Chemistry

2pm
The screening and quantification of gabapentin and pregabalin in post-mortem samplers using high performance liquid chromatographyhigh resolution mass spectrometry (HPLCHRMS)

Clinical Chemistry

2.15pm
Dinitrophenol – more than an explosive

Clinical Chemistry

2.30pm
Laboratorybased drug adherence testing

Clinical Chemistry

3pm
How low are some people prepared to go? Hypoglycaemia and murder

Clinical Chemistry

 

Cytopathology

Monday 14 March
1pm
Tissue recognition session

Cytopathology

3.45pm
Tissue recognition session

Cytopathology

Tuesday 15 March
9am
HPV Screening – Four Nations update

Cytopathology

10.30am
Molecular HPV

Cytopathology

11.15am
NHSCSP HPV Primary update training for all staff

Cytopathology

12.45pm
Cervical Cytology interactive case presentations

Cytopathology

Wednesday 16 March
9am
Bile duct brushings – LBC versus clinician-prepared slides

Cytopathology

9.30am
ROSE - The role of biomedical scientist in On Site Assessment of sample adequacy

Cytopathology

10.30am
Digital Diagnostic Cytology

Cytopathology

11am
Diagnostic Cytology UKNEQAS technical EQA scheme

Cytopathology

11.30am
Diagnostic Cytology UKNEQAS interpretive EQA scheme

Cytopathology

12.45pm
Diagnostic cytology workshop: Interactive case studies

Cytopathology

2pm
Molecular diagnostics in lung cytology

Cytopathology

2.30pm
Molecular diagnostics in Thyroid

Cytopathology

3pm
IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Diagnostic Pathology

Cytopathology

4pm
Case presentations: The value of molecular adjunctive testing in diagnostic cytology

Cytopathology

4.30pm
DEP & ASD in diagnostic cytology exam preparation

Cytopathology

Thursday 17 March
9am
Cervical cancer audit update

Cytopathology

9.30am
Enduring impact of HPV vaccination on infection and disease: 10 years and counting

Cytopathology

10.30am
Next-generation sequencing and applications for HPV testing

Cytopathology

11am
HPV EQA

Cytopathology

11.30am
Self–sampling for cervical screening

Cytopathology

12.45pm
Cervical cancer audit and MDT case presentations

Cytopathology

2pm
Andrology: Is that allowed? Breaking the stereotypes of a Healthcare Scientist

Cytopathology

2.30pm
Andrology: After the diagnosis – patient options after an unfavourable result

Cytopathology

3pm
Bringing about changes to reduce the number of failed vasectomies

Cytopathology

 

Education and Training

Monday 14 March
1pm
Degree laboratory placement, the success of the symbiotic relationship

Education and Training

1.30pm
Supporting learning using a virtual environment

Education and Training

2pm
Recognising and supporting the role of the laboratory trainers

Education and Training

2.30pm
Too busy to train?

Education and Training

3.45pm
Spotting qualification fraud

Education and Training

4.15pm
Qualification choices: HSD v MSc

Education and Training

4.45pm
Opening HSST to biomedical scientists

Education and Training

Tuesday 15 March
9am
New HCPC Standards of Proficiency: Changes, emphasis and impact

Education and Training

9.30am
CPD – what can we learn from other professions?

Education and Training

10.30am
Band 6 – finding, keeping, developing

Education and Training

11am
Challenges of delivering training with a limited scope service

Education and Training

11.30am
Embedding leadership – training people to lead?

Education and Training

 

Haematology

Tuesday 15 March
9am
Morphology quiz

Haematology

10.30am
Integrating morphology and immunophenotyping and other modalities

Haematology

11am
Immunodulatory drug resistance in myeloma

Haematology

11.30am
Next-generation sequencing in myeloid neoplasms

Haematology

Wednesday 16 March
9am
Gene therapy: Curing the incurable!

Haematology

9.30am
Anticoagulation in COVID-19: What does not kill

Haematology

10.30am
Lupus anticoagulant in COVID-19 patients

Haematology

11am
Q&A. What we learnt from COVID-19

Haematology

2pm
Haemoglobinopathy conundrums - small details, big difference!

Haematology

2.30pm
Standardised testing for Paroxysmal Haemoglobinuria, why and how?

Haematology

3pm
Gene therapy and bone marrow transplant treatment in beta thalassaemia patients

Haematology

4pm
Impact of COVID-19 on the haemostasis lab testing

Haematology

4.30pm
Rebalancing the scales

Haematology

Thursday 17 March
9am
British Society for Haematology Guidelines – platelet function testing

Haematology

9.30am
British Society for Haematology Guidelines – laboratory assays

Haematology

10.30am
Chimeric Antigen Receptor Therapy (CAR-T) for treatment of haematological malignancies

Haematology

11am
Immunophenotyping

Haematology

11.30am
P. knowlesi

Haematology

2pm
EQA Governance – the road ahead for the UK

Haematology

2.30pm
Cytospin case studies

Haematology

3pm
Peritoneal dialysate fluid – testing for peritonitis

Haematology

 

Immunology

Tuesday 15 March
9am
Hereditary angioedema

Immunology

9.30am
Allergy component refresher

Immunology

10.30am
Autoimmunity testing on a mutidisciplinary track

Immunology

11am
Choosing wisely – an immunology perspective

Immunology

11.30am
GIRFT

Immunology

Wednesday 16 March
9am
Neuroscience laboratories services

Immunology

9.30am
Testing for the investigation of myasthenia gravis

Immunology

10.30am
Myositis antibodies: Are we missing something?

Immunology

11am
Autoimmune bullous dermatoses

Immunology

11.30am
Automating antinuclear antibody testing

Immunology

2pm
Human leucocyte antigen epitopes

Immunology

2.30pm
Clinical applications of the predicted indirectly recognisable HLA epitopes (PIRCHE) software tool in solid organ and bone marrow transplant

Immunology

3pm
Cell therapies update

Immunology

4pm
Primary immunodeficiency genetics

Immunology

4.30pm
Primary immunodeficiency genetics – case studies

Immunology

Thursday 17 March
9am
Cryoprotein analysis – a UK NEQAS update

Immunology

9.30am
Investigating cryoproteins – are we offering the best service possible?

Immunology

10.30am
Assay trouble shooting – case study

Immunology

11am
Goodpastures case study

Immunology

11.30am
Breaking news in Immunology

Immunology

2pm
Patient experience – myasthenia gravis

Immunology

2.30pm
Patient experience – pemphigus/goid

Immunology

3pm
Patient experience – primary immunodefi ciency

Immunology

 

Laboratory Management

Wednesday 16 March
9am
Decision making in a crisis situation

Laboratory Management

9.30am
Developing confident leadership at all levels

Laboratory Management

10.30am
Positive onboarding – making staff induction an investment for success

Laboratory Management

11am
Lead, follow or get out of the way

Laboratory Management

11.30am
Applying organisation values to your leadership

Laboratory Management

2pm
Pre-empting problems – may the workforce be with you

Laboratory Management

2.30pm
Why don’t staff do what they are asked to do?

Laboratory Management

3pm
The exit interview – a meaningful goodbye

Laboratory Management

4pm
The importance of good laboratory design on staff health and wellbeing

Laboratory Management

4.30pm
Motivating a tired and exhausted workforce

Laboratory Management

 

Medical Microbiology

Tuesday 15 March
9am
What the future holds in Microbiology - precision AMR project

Medical Microbiology

9.30am
Narrative Authorising -an extend role for biomedical scientists

Medical Microbiology

10.30am
New DEP in Medical Microbiology for Advanced Clinical Practice

Medical Microbiology

11am
Long term Quality Improvement in Microbiology

Medical Microbiology

11.30am
Methods for the isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) from respiratory samples and the environment

Medical Microbiology

Wednesday 16 March
8.30am
Neisseria gonorrhoeae from an intrauterine device

Medical Microbiology

9am
HSST experience in Microbiology

Medical Microbiology

9.30am
A drive for change: a Queen's Medical Centre perspective

Medical Microbiology

10.30am
MALDI update

Medical Microbiology

11am
Rapid identification from blood cultures

Medical Microbiology

11.30am
The microbiome and mental health

Medical Microbiology

2pm
Procalcitonin/outbreak management

Medical Microbiology

2.30pm
EUCAST update 2022

Medical Microbiology

3pm
Antibiotic resistance in birds of prey

Medical Microbiology

4pm
Whats new in mycology?

Medical Microbiology

4.30pm
Invasive Magnusiomyces capitatus infection in a patient with neutropenic sepsis

Medical Microbiology

Thursday 17 March
9am
Anaerobes – latest update and important developments

Medical Microbiology

9.30am
The great and recurrent questions regarding Clostridioides difficile

Medical Microbiology

10.30am
Impact of HG3 organisms not being suspected from clinical resulting in processing at CL2

Medical Microbiology

11am
Microbiome–associated metabolites and the gut–brain axis

Medical Microbiology

11.30am
Whole-genome sequencing in Microbiology

Medical Microbiology

2pm
Importance of oral microbiology

Medical Microbiology

2.30pm
Secondary infections in ICU COVID-19 patients

Medical Microbiology

3pm
Parasitology update

Medical Microbiology

 

Point-of-Care Testing

Thursday 17 March
9am
POCT in pathology networks

Point-Of-Care Testing

9.30am
How COVID-19 has accelerated the POCT landscape

Point-Of-Care Testing

10.30am
POCT: Benefit to users and practical outcomes for patients

Point-Of-Care Testing

11am
POCT in the anticoagulant service

Point-Of-Care Testing

11.30am
Implementing and managing quality control in a multi-professional POCT team

Point-Of-Care Testing

2pm
Molecular advances in POCT testing

Point-Of-Care Testing

2.30pm
CEP in POCT – value of the qualification

Point-Of-Care Testing

3pm
Teaching and training of POCT for non-laboratory staff

Point-Of-Care Testing

 

Quality Management

Monday 14 March
1pm
ISO15189 it’s all about the patient: What to expect from the new version

Quality Management

1.30pm
Quality for the patient, not just for the sake of it

Quality Management

2pm
Learning from excellence - recognising when things go right

Quality Management

2.30pm
Investigation of serious incidents – what to do when things go wrong

Quality Management

3.45pm
Ensuring quality in an emergency situation

Quality Management

4.15pm
Maintaining a permanent state of readiness

Quality Management

4.45pm
Remote auditing

Quality Management

Thursday 17 March
9am
ISO 15189 it’s all about the patient: What to expect from the new version

Quality Management

9.30am
Quality for the patient, not just for the sake of it

Quality Management

10.30am
Learning from excellence - recognising when things go right

Quality Management

11am
Investigation of serious incidents – what to do when things go wrong

Quality Management

11.30am
Maintaining quality while working from home

Quality Management

2pm
Ensuring quality in an emergency situation

Quality Management

2.30pm
Remote auditing

Quality Management

3pm
Patient results – are they as accurate as they can be?

Quality Management

 

Transfusion Science

Tuesday 15 March
9am
Managing O-negative red cells in hospital transfusion laboratories

Transfusion Science

9.30am
Managing donation during a pandemic

Transfusion Science

10.30am
Managing hospital transfusion during a pandemic

Transfusion Science

11am
Introduction of a new blood component

Transfusion Science

11.30am
Did convalescent plasma work in COVID patients?

Transfusion Science

Wednesday 16 March
9am
Interactive Immunohaematology Case Studies

Transfusion Science

10.30am
Blood group – Kidd

Transfusion Science

11am
Blood Group – MNSs

Transfusion Science

11.30am
International Blood Group Reference Laboratory (IBGRL) – fi nding new blood group antigens

Transfusion Science

12.45pm
Antibody workshop

Transfusion Science

2pm
Column agglutination technology

Transfusion Science

2.30pm
Technology – solid phase

Transfusion Science

3pm
Microarray technology

Transfusion Science

4pm
Regular transfusion – the patient experience

Transfusion Science

4.30pm
The therapeutic tissue laboratory

Transfusion Science

Thursday 17 March
9am
Network development – staffing issues

Transfusion Science

9.30am
The challenges of multi-disciplinary staff competencies on a spoke site

Transfusion Science

10.30am
Major haemorrhage protocols

Transfusion Science

11am
Major incident plans

Transfusion Science

11.30am
Laboratory errors in transfusion

Transfusion Science

12.45pm
Antibody workshop, IBMS Transfusion Science Specialist Advisory Panel

Transfusion Science

2pm
Use of thromboelastography in guiding blood component/product requirements

Transfusion Science

2.30pm
Patient Blood Management – what does this mean?

Transfusion Science

 

Virology

Tuesday 15 March
9am
New strategies for new diseases – capacity building

Virology

9.30am
New strategies for new diseases – crowdsourcing to resolve problems

Virology

10.30am
Pandemic response – from zero to 1 million tests a day. Innovation, lessons learned and legacy

Virology

11am
Pandemic response – impact on vaccination programme and virus resurgence

Virology

11.30am
Pandemic response and impact – economic impact on research and scientific development

Virology

Wednesday 16 March
9am
ID COVID-19 – first patient

Virology

9.20am
The June Almeida COVID-19 laboratory set up: lessons learnt

Virology

9.40am
Case studies

Virology

10.30am
Global controls

Virology

11am
Local controls

Virology

11.30am
Outbreak control: Value of epidemiology & whole-genome sequencing

Virology

2pm
Viral infections in risk groups – infections in pregnancy

Virology

2.30pm
Viral infections in risk groups – infections in childhood

Virology

3pm
Viral infections in risk groups – infections in prisons

Virology

4pm
Hepatitis C - elimination of a treatable pandemic. Where are we now?

Virology

4.30pm
Rabies

Virology

Thursday 17 March
9am
Tummy troubles – GI virology

Virology

9.30am
Update to enterovirus infections

Virology

10.30am
Transplantation – Update on testing strategies and guidelines

Virology

11am
Microbiological safety of organs for transplantation – assessing the risk–benefit balance

Virology

11.30am
Transplantation – virology clinical case studies

Virology

2pm
Vaccine hesitancy – causes and effects

Virology

2.30pm
Vaccine development and production

Virology

3pm
Update on SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

Virology