2nd European Symposium on Clinical Laboratory and In Vitro Diagnostic
Industry , 6-7 February 2003, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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The objective of this symposium, jointly organized by the Catalan Association
of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (ACCLC) and several companies, is to
discuss how clinical laboratories and the in vitro diagnostic industry
may develop a common strategy to share the production of physiological
reference values for the biological quantities having medical interest.
This symposium, to be held 6-7 February 2003 in Barcelona, Spain, will
bring together experts on reference values and other interested professionals
to answer and debate a set of questions on practical aspects of physiological
reference values production and adoption. Examples of the questions
to be answered and debated are as follows: Who should produce reference
values, the clinical laboratories or the in vitro diagnostic companies?,
How we can verify the sustainability of reference interval for a specific
measurement procedure?, and How should the reference intervals be described
in books? This symposium will help the in vitro diagnostic industry
and clinical laboratories to reach a consensus on the interpretation
and fulfilment of some controversial requirements of the European Directive
98/79-CE and EN-ISO 15189 standard dealing with reference values.
Contact: Dr. X. Fuentes-Arderiu
Servei de Bioquímica Clínica
Ciutat Sanitària i Universitària de Bellvitge
08907 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
> Announcement published in Chem.
Int. 24(4), 2002
* Sponsorship by IUPAC attests to the quality of the scientific program
and indicates the host country's assurance that scientists from all
countries may participate.
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