POCT and preanalytics to be the themes of Labquality Days 2016

The Labquality Days Congress will be held at the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre in Helsinki on 11th-12th of February 2016. Labquality Days is one of the largest annual congresses in Scandinavia focused on quality and laboratory medicine. The congress inspires clinical chemistry, laboratory medicine professionals, researchers, healthcare experts, users of point-of-care devices, medical staff working with quality issues, managers and higher level personnel administration of social- and or healthcare sectors. The 2016 congress themes are now announced: Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) and preanalytics. POCT has already a major role in healthcare workflow. Test sensitivity or specificity, price, speed and patient convenience are some heavily discussed topics in scientific meetings. In preanalytics, various disciplines such as microbiology, clinical chemistry and hematology have their own characteristic variables. Individual analyses have some unique factors that should also be taken into account in order to obtain reliable results. Labquality Days will bring together leading international speakers and opinion leaders. The programme consists of scientific lectures and panel discussions. During the congress participants have the opportunity to meet colleagues, share ideas and experience the vast clinical laboratory exhibition.