Round table discussions (NEW)

26 March 2019

Suntec Singapore

Overview:

Providing focused group scientific discussion on selected administration and technical topics in the medical laboratory, these round table discussions will allow participants to learn in depth and directly from a facilitator and share amongst each other challenges and best practices.

You may choose to attend either the morning session or the afternoon session.

Morning Session: 11:00 – 13:00
Afternoon Session: 14:00 – 16:00

Benefits of attending:

  • Assess advances in lab operations that will improve the turnaround time of the lab with fast reporting and accurate diagnosis
  • Describe practical approaches avoid common pitfalls and improve quality 
  • Analyse quality improvement practices for safety
  • Discuss better collaboration between the lab manager and lab staff
  • Appraise on how to eliminate testing deficiency to ensure consistency and accuracy in results

 

Table 1

QUALITY CONTROL

Facilitator: Dr Nashat Nafouri, Chair, Healthcare Interest Group, Executive Officer, Saudi Quality Council, Riyadh, KSA
Key topics: Quality control basics, calculations & statistics, rules, charts, product awareness


Table 2

BODY FLUID EVALUATION

Facilitator: Mohammed Afzal, Principal Medical Laboratory Scientist, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
Key topics: Types, methods, analysis


Table 3

METHOD VALIDATION

Facilitator: Dr Bharati Jhaveri, Chair, Council on Accreditation, College of American Pathologists (CAP); Clinical Professor, Pathology, Southern Illinois School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, USA
Key topics: Replication, linearity (reportable range), comparison of methods, interference, recovery, detection limit, and transference of reference


Table 4

SAFETY IN THE MEDICAL LAB

Facilitator: Nur Hassan, Safety and Health Executive, University of Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia
Key topics: Health and safety practices, infectious diseases, risk management


Table 5

REFERENCE INTERVALS

Facilitator: Siti Thuraiya, Senior Medical Technologist, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore                          
Key topics: Methods, standardisation, auditing


Table 6

LAB ADMINISTRATION

Facilitator: Dr Lily Tan, Consultant, Pathology, LabSystems, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key topics: Operational efficiency, reimbursements, budgeting, staff retention