Volume 15 - Issue 2, 2015 - In Focus

EUROMEDLAB 2015: Who, What, When

EuroMedLab 2015, organised by the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), will be held in Paris from 21-25 June 2015. EuroMedLab is one of the most important and influential European events in laboratory medicine.
The motto of the conference is R-evolution in Lab Medicine, and the goal is to emphasise the importance of lab medicine in patient care and wellness.
The conference has a high quality scientific programme based on topics and discussions of direct relevance to modern clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.

Scientific Programme

The scientific programme will comprise symposia, educational workshops and interactive poster sessions. The discussions will focus on the link between laboratory medicine and clinical medicine and the role they play in dealing with public health challenges.

Opening Ceremony

Sunday, 21 June 2015
Master of Ceremony: Prof. Damien Gruson
Organisers’ Welcome
Dr. Bernard Gouget
Chair, Congress Organising Committee
Euromedlab Paris 2015 Co-President
Prof. Maurizio Ferrari
President, International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)
Prof. Mauro Panteghini
President, European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM)
Prof. Joëlle Goudable
President, Société Française de Biologie Clinique (SFBC)
EuroMedLab Paris 2015 Co-President
Dr. François Blanchecotte
President, Syndicat des Biologistes (SDB)

Opening Remarks

Prof. Philippe Gillery
Chair, Scientific Programme Committee
EuroMedLab Paris 2015 Co-President
Opening Lecture
Sunday, 21 June 2015
Innate Immunity: from Insects to Humans.
Prof. Jules Hoffmann - France
Plenary Lectures
Monday, 22 June 2015
Using Laboratory Science to Individualise Care in Diabetes
Andrew Hattersley - United Kingdom
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Laboratory Medicine in the New Health Environment
Mauro Panteghini - Italy
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Challenges in Infectious Diseases
Didier Raoult - France
Thursday, 25 June 2015
Molecular Medicine Revolution - its Impact in the Clinical Laboratory
Marc Delpech – France


17 symposia will take place over the duration of the Congress on the following topics:
Monday, 22 June 2015
• Engaging Patients with Laboratory Medicine
• Assessing Cardiovascular Risk: Beyond LDL Cholesterol and APO B
• Quantitative Analysis of Peptides and Proteins in Clinical Chemistry by Targeted Mass Spectrometry
• Exosomes and Other Extracellular Vesicles as Disease Biomarkers
• Adding Value to Laboratory Tests
Tuesday, 23 June2015
• Diagnostic Errors: A Challenge for Laboratory Medicine
• New Biomarkers of Vascular Damage
• Metabolomics Perspectives in Diagnosis
• Microbiome
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
• Quality in Laboratory Management in Europe: Impact of Future Trends on Labs Daily Routine
• Glomerular Filtration Rate - Linking Clinical Chemistry and Nephrology
• Systems Pharmacogenomics
• Autoimmune Diseases
Thursday, 25 June 2015
• Rare Diseases - A Call for European Cooperation
• The New Oral Anticoagulants: A Challenge for the Laboratory
• Biomarkers - Key to Personalised Medicine
• Biology of Addiction
• Harmonisation of Clinical Laboratory Practices:
A Need for Reference Intervals Utilisation European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM) Symposia
Monday, 22 June 2015
Adding Value to Laboratory Tests
Tuesday, June 23 2015
Next Generation Performance Criteria for Laboratory Tests
Wednesday, June 24 2015
Guidelines - A Call for Cooperation between Laboratory and Clinical Societies International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)


Monday, 22 June 2015
Improving Patient Outcomes through Assay Standardisation
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
The IFCC e-Academy
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Value and Impact of Laboratory Medicine in Patient Care: What is the Evidence?
Other Symposia
Monday, 22 June 2015
German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (DGKL) Symposium Current Status of the Internal and External Quality Control in Laboratory Medicine Exemplified by Diabetes Mellitus
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
The Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM) Symposium Metrology and Standardisation in Laboratory Diagnostics
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
IFCC-TF-Pharmacogenetics Symposium Workshop
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Clinical Chemistry Workshop on Publications Ethics and Scientific Writing
Publication ethics N. Rifai - USA
Guide to scientific writing T. Annesley - USA
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EuroMedLab 2015, organised by the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), will be held in Paris from 21-25 June 2015

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