The biennial JCTLM Members' and Stakeholders' meeting will be held at the BIPM on 2 and 3 December 2019. A cordial invitation is extended to anyone who has an interest in traceability in laboratory medicine and method standardisation. These include laboratory medicine specialists, EQA providers, IVD manufacturers and national metrology institutes.
The meeting takes the form of a workshop that looks at a wide range of global initiatives to reduce between-method variability as a means to support improved clinical outcomes and patient safety. Interaction between the speakers and the audience will be a feature.
The first day of the programme focuses on Challenges and opportunities with lectures on Challenging the status quo and reports on New concepts to improve quality in laboratory medicine; International standards and regulation of IVDs; Meeting the challenge of method harmonization in haematology or biological standardization for infectious diseases.
The theme of the second day of the programme is Getting the right answer with consideration of commutability, harmonization of methods for difficult analytes and looking at international projects for harmonization /standardization.
Participants in the conference will be able to present posters of their work in the area of traceability and method standardisation / harmonisation. An abstract of the poster should be included with the on-line registration. This is an opportunity for young investigators to discuss their projects with peers and experts in a supportive global community.
Details of the programme, the template for submitting posters and on-line registration form may be found here.
Registration to the meeting are open until 31 October 2019.
For any questions please contact the JCTLM Secretariat.