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Laboratory Management

Monday, 3 April 2017

09:50
Welcome address by Prof Teo Eng Kiong, Assistant Master, Academy of Medicine Singapore
10:00
Opening remarks by Conference Chair:
Dr Aw Tar Choon
Professor and Chemical Pathologist, Department of Laboratory Medicine
Changi Hospital, Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Session 1:
10:05

Pre-analytical audits

Dr Tjan Sian Hwa, Principal Medical Lab Scientist, Clinical Biochemistry, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

10:30
Quality control in the laboratory

Kelly Lim Ser Lee
Principal Medical Lab Scientist
Clinical Biochemistry, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

10:55
Sunway Medical Center’s quality journey

Puan Zarinah Sakiman
Asst Manager, Allied Health Support, Pathology Laboratory Department
Sunway Medical Centre, Selangor, Malaysia

11:20
Coffee break
 
11:50
Current features and approaches in lab information systems

Will Shipley
Software Engineering Project Lead
Schuyler House, Los Angeles, California, USA

12:15
Roadmap to competency assessment in clinical biochemistry 

Assoc Prof Malathi Thevarajah
Consultant, Dept of Pathology
University of Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

12:40
Open forum: Challenges in the practice of lab medicine
13:00
Lunch Break
Session 2
Moderator: Dr Bronwen Ross, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, Quality Assurance Programs, Sydney, Australia
14:00
Testing the rainbow: Productivity gain with multi-disciplinary connectivity
Graeme Carter
Scientific Head of Department, Department of Biochemistry, 
Australian Clinical Labs, Clayton Victoria, Australia
14:25
Ensuring safety in your laboratory
Dr Anthony Killeen
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Director of Clinical Laboratories, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Chair of the Accuracy Based Surveys Committee and past-chair of the Instrumentation Resource Committee and the Chemistry Resource Committee, The College of American Pathologists (CAP), USA
14:50
EQA to improve lab performance
Dr Tony Badrick,
CEO,
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, Quality Assurance Programs, Sydney, Australia
15:15
Coffee Break
Session 3:
Moderator: Dr Bronwen Ross, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, Quality Assurance Programs, Sydney, Australia
15:45
Using the six sigma management system to increase the quality of a medical laboratory
Dr Hanita Othman
Head of Department, Chemical Pathology Unit
The National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16:10
Emerging automation and liquid microbiology - impact on efficiency and turn-around-time
Theo Liebregts
Head of Bacteriology
PAMM Laboratory, Veldhoven, The Netherlands
16:30

ELF – Continuous dynamic non-invasive biomarker for liver fibrosis

Dr Katherine Soreng, Director, Siemens Healthineers, Atlanta, USA
 

17:00
Close of Conference

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