LabMed Republic of Ireland Scientific Meeting

LabMed Republic of Ireland Scientific Meeting

Scientific Meeting Friday 23rd February 2024

09:30  Welcome address:  Ms Alison Bransfield, Chair Association for Laboratory Medicine (Republic of Ireland Region)

Session 1

Chair:  Mr Micheál Ryan, Senior Clinical Biochemist, University Hospital Limerick

09:40  Ms Marie Culliton, Lead Scientist, Clinical Pathology, HSE and President of the International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science “eGFR calculations in use in the Republic of Ireland – strategy to standardise

10:10  Prof Etienne Cavalier, Professor of Clinical Chemistry and Researcher at CIRM, University of Liège, Director of the Laboratory Medicine Department, CHU de Liège, Liège, Belgium Assessing the status of European laboratories in evaluating biomarkers for chronic kidney diseases (CKD) and recommendations for improvement: insights from the 2022 EFLM Task Group on CKD survey”

10:40  Prof Donal Reddan, Consultant Nephrologist, Group Nephrology Lead, Galway University Hospitals “The clinical implications of eGFR”

11:10  Mr Peter Kidd, Chief 2 Pharmacist Clinical Services, University Hospital Galway “The Practicalities of Pharmaceutical Care in the patient with Acute and/or Chronic Kidney Disease” 

11:40  Coffee break

Session 2

Chair:  Ms Karen Heverin, Principal Clinical Biochemist, University Hospital Galway

12:00  Dr Paul Hamilton, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast and Honorary Consultant Chemical Pathologist, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust “Estimating and measuring LDL-cholesterol in the laboratory: implications for practice”

12:30  Ms Charlotte Evans, Trainee Clinical Biochemist, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Dudley “FIB4 calculations and the consequences of using different AST/ALT methods”

13:00  Dr Peadar McGing, Retired Principal Clinical Biochemist, The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin “Calcium calculations and impact of different methods used”  

13:15  Dr Marguerite MacMahon, Principal Clinical Biochemist, The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin and ACBI IVDR Advisory member on Council IVDR and potential impact on the clinical biochemistry service”

13.45  Closing remarks: Ms Alison Bransfield, Chair Association of Laboratory medicine (Republic of Ireland Region) 

14.00  AGM – open to members of the region only

Joining instructions will be emailed on Thursday 22 February after midday.

The meeting has been approved by the RCPath for 4 CPD points.