Laboratory management


This conference will discuss the most recent challenges and practical solutions in laboratory management and operation systems to establish the pathologist as an effective manager with thorough understanding of all the activities of the laboratory and continued improvement of quality of service. The sessions will focus on this theme ‘’From limited resources to high quality performances’’ and highlight on what as a region, can the lab leaders do to improve Asia’s laboratory services.

Chair: Dr Navapun Charuruks, Thai clinical pathologist, Educator; Diplomat, Thai Board Clinical Pathology, National
Blood Center, Thai Red Cross, Thailand

Scientific Adviser: Dr Robert Sautter, Consultant, RL Sautter Consulting LLC, Lancaster, South Carolina, USA


Key topics:

  • Internal quality control and external quality control
  • Standardisation of Asia’s lab performances
  • Effective risk management
  • Application of big data to Asia’s lab
  • Seamlessly Asia’s lab: dream or reality?
  • Method validation
  • Test utilisation management
  • Strategic laboratory leadership

Benefits of attending:

  • Apply tailored quality control plans in your laboratory to avoid common pitfalls and improve quality
  • Eliminate testing deficiencies to ensure consistent and accurate results that improve patient’s outcome
  • Implement test utilisation management programs that provide zero diagnostic errors
  • Discuss standardisation of laboratory services

Key speakers:

Junghan Song, Korean Association of Quality Assurance for Clinical Laboratory, South Korea

Januario D Veloso, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines and the Philippine General Hospital, Philippines

Dr Jeff Chang, University of Central Florida, Florida

Hapizah Mohd Nawawi, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Pankdeep Chhabra, ICON Clinical Research, India

Patravee Soisangwan, Thailand, Director of Bureau of Laboratory Quality Standards, Thailand

Dr Fung En Ching, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, RIPAS Hospital, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei