24th Annual Congress

ESVCP 2022 ECVCP

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Pre-Congress Session

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME OF THE PRE-CONGRESS SESSION

LABORATORY QUALITY MANAGEMENT, MANAGING EXPECTATIONS
Chair: Henk MJ Goldschmidt
Co-chair: Kathleen Freeman

Date: Wednesday, 5th October 2022
Location: Lavender Room, Hotel Metropol Palace, Belgrade

09:00-09:45

Basic principles, statistics in biology, Henk Goldschmidt

  • Concepts of CV, SD, and TE
  • Quality management system and method validation
  • Practical exercise
09:45-10:30

Basic principles, statistics in biology, Kathleen Freeman

  • Method comparison studies, biological variation, and Critical Difference
  • Including practical exercise

Intermezzo

11:00-11:45
Parametrical versus Non-parametrical statistics, Lieven Clement, online

  • Practical examples (from Student T test to Mann-Whitney U test),
  • What are the advantages, what the limitations?
11:45-12:30
Method evaluation and comparison, Henk Goldschmidt and Lieven Clement, online

  • Least Square Regression vs PB (future)
  • Evaluation protocols

Intermezzo

13:30-14:15

Multivariate statistics, Henk Goldschmidt

  • Multivariate statistics
  • Lundberg testing cycle, error detection, cluster, discriminant and time series,
  • Nexus model
  • Including interactive voting
14:15-15:00

Use and implementation of QMS, Henk Goldschmidt

  • CLSI guidelines, ESVCP guidelines, ISO norms, CE label and the EFQM model,
  • Management tools
  • Including plenary discussion

Intermezzo

15:30-16:15

Beyond QC to Risk Management, Zoe Brooks, online

  • Look beyond the stats – it doesn’t need to be so complicated!
  • Manage acceptable risk as the number and cost of error.
  • Including interactive voting to demonstrate potential savings.
16:15-17:00
The quality of POCT, Cameron Martin, online

  • QC charts for POCT and graphical display.
  • What will the future bring?

Recommended readings:

  • Westgard. JO. Basic Method Validation and Verification, 4th edition. Training in Analytical Quality Management for Healthcare Laboratories. Westgard QC, Inc, 2020. Available through the Store at www.westgard.com
  • Flatland, B and Freeman, K. Quality in the Veterinary Medical Laboratory. University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. e-Book in manuscript (anticipated publication 2023).