15th EFLM Continuing Postgraduate Course in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine

This advance course entitled "How to assess the quality of your method" is organised by EFLM in cooperation with Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CSMBLM) and Slovenian Association of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (SACCLM).

Partners Exhibit

Partners Symposia

Poster setting

You can set your poster on Friday, October 23th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. or on Saturday, October 24th from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Scientific and Organizing Committee:

Elizabeta Topić, Croatia (chair)


Ana-Maria Šimundić, Croatia
Evgenija Homšak, Slovenia
Pika Meško Brguljan, Slovenia
Greta Štrakl, Slovenia
Milena Njegovan, Croatia
Adrijana Dorotić, Croatia

Course Secretariat:

Please feel free to contact us in case you require any additional information or assistance.

Jasna Đogić, Course secretary

Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Boškovićeva 18,
10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone/fax: +385 1 4828 133
Address all correspondence to: [email protected]


The official language of the Course is English.

Method of payment:

Registration fees shall be paid by BANK TRANSFER:

BENEFICIARY: Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Boskoviceva 18, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
BANK: Zagrebacka banka d.d., Trg bana J.Jelačića 10, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
IBAN: HR7123600001101318371

For Croatian participants:
Account number: IBAN7123600001101318371, poziv na broj: 24102015
ON SITE: in Kunas (Croatian currency). On site registrations will be paid in cash only. Credit cards or cheques will not be accepted.

Registration desk will be opened at:

16h-18h, on Friday, 23 October, 2015 and
from 8h, on Saturday, 24 October, 2015

Participants are advised to register on Friday in order to avoid delays on Saturday

The registering participant is liable to pay all necessary taxes connected to this transaction.

Upon registration, participants will receive automatic e-mail confirmation of their registration. Please be sure that your e-mail address is filled in correctly. Because only those registered for the course will be allowed to attend the scientific session, the Organizing Committee kindly requests that participants show proof of payment when checking in at the registration desk.

Registration information

All participants are strongly advised to register in advance of the meeting.
To register for the conference please fill out the form below.

If you are an invited speaker, please register here.

Saturday, 24 Oct, 2015, morning

8:00 – 8:15

Introductory note
Elizabeta Topić

8:15 – 08:30

Welcome address on behalf of EFLM
Mauro Panteghini

8:30 – 9:15

Who, what and when to do in validation/ verification of methods
Mauro Panteghini

9:15 – 10:00

Verification of precision and bias
Elvar Theodorsson

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:15

Verification of reference intervals
Gian Luca Salvagno

11:15 – 12:00

Verification of qualitative methods
Marijana Miler

12:00 – 12:30

Poster presentation: How to assess quality of sample – automated sample interference testing
Vera Lukić

Poster presentation: Calculatıon of measurement uncertaınty of routıne bıochemıcal parameters
Merve Sibel Gungoren

12:30 – 14:00

Coffee break

14:00 – 14:45

Verification of blood collection system
Gian Luca Salvagno

14:45 – 15:30

Comparability of methods and analysers
Nora Nikolac

15:30 – 16:15

Limit of detection, limit of quantification and limit of blank
Elvar Theodorsson

16:15 – 16:45

Coffee break

16:45 – 17:30

How to assess the measurement uncertainty
Ilenia Infusino

17:30 – 18:15

How to use the best of your IQC and EQA data
Gunnar Nordin

18:15 – 18:30

Poster presentation: New tubes on the block: ready for a better blood collection tubes for plasma glucose
Ana Bakliža

Poster presentation: Verifying the comparability of results in large laboratories – mission impossible?
Ivana Baršić

Sunday, 25 Oct, 2015, morning

9:00 – 9:45

Six sigma metrics
Sten Westgard

9:45 – 10:30

Performance criteria
Gunnar Nordin

10:30 – 11:15

Biological variation
Sten Westgard


Poster award & Closing

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