• 2017 Conference

Participants' Conference 2017

Thurs 05 Oct 2017, Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8

Cross-disciplinary morning plenary session; parallel specialist afternoon workshops (Clinical Chemistry; Haematology; Microbiology; Transfusion).

The programme is designed specifically for delegates from laboratory medicine organisations that participate in our EQA schemes, who may attend at the reduced rate of €60 each (pre-paid discounted 'early bird' participants will receive voucher codes for registration). Delegates from other organisations are also welcome (€100 for non-participants; €200 for commercial organisations). All inclusive of tea/coffee/lunch.

Advance booking is required


Conference supported by sponsorship from:

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IEQAS Annual Participants' Conference

Thursday, 05 October 2017, 09:45 to 16:30
Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8

Registration from 09:15

First Plenary Session

09:45 IEQAS Chairman's address
09:55 National Patient ID: Mr Cathal Ryan, Assistant Commissioner, Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
10:30 What's new in IEQAS: Ms Patricia Howley*, IEQAS

TEA/COFFEE 10:40- 11:10

Second Plenary Session

11:10 Pre-analytical EQA & Update from Nordic region: Ms Jonna Pelanti, Labquality, Finland
11:45 Health Identifiers Act: Ms Sarah Reid, Barrister-at-Law
12:20 National LIMS project update - overview

LUNCH 12:30- 14:00

Second Plenary Session

Chemistry Workshop


Haematology Workshop

Ms Therese Driscoll*, Tallaght Hospital
14:00 I Qan C the Bigger Picture: Ms Sinead McDermott, Galway University Hospitals
14:00 Blood Cell Morphology Scheme - Annual Review: Dr Kanthi Perera*, Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore
14:30 hCG Harmonisation – background and potential problems: Ms Mary Stapleton, Cork University Hospital
15:00 Childhood Leukemias: Prof Owen Smith, OLCHC
15:00 Serum indices – The Story on the Ground: Mr Mark Neville, St James’s Hospital. Other speakers: TBA
15:30 National LIMS project update
15:30 National LIMS project update

Microbiology Workshop

Dr Suzy Fitzgerald*, SVUH

Transfusion Workshop

Mr Gerry Judge*, Tallaght Hospital
14:00 TBA: Dr Ciara O’Connor, RCSI
14:00 Blood Salvage - an overview: Dr Niamh Hayes, Rotunda & Mater Hospitals
14:30 ESBL Blood Stream Infections: Ongoing options for treatment: Dr Ruth Waldron, St James’s Hospital
14:30 Future of Blood Transfusion in Dublin Institute of Technology: Mr Fabian Mc Grath, DIT
15:00 How to detect Carbapenemase Producers?: Ms. Elaine McGrath, University Hospital Galway
15:00 Transfusion Serology and Daratumumab: Ms Julie Long, IBTS
15:30 National LIMS project update
15:30 National LIMS project update

Close 16:00

*IEQAS Steering Committee member or Specialist advisor


NameIEQAS Ireland
Telephone+353 1 495 7356
Event TypeConference
Organiser NameIEQAS Ireland
Organiser Emailinfo@ieqas.ie
Organiser Telephone+353 1 495 7356
Dates2017-10-05 09:45:00 - 2017-10-05 16:00:00
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Class/Event Length6 hours
LocationAshling Hotel
Parkgate Street
Dublin 8
53.34 , -6.29
Seats available42

2017 Conference

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  • €60.00

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