The 30th World Congress of Biomedical Laboratory Science

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

After a period of more than 40 years it is time for German Association to host the IFBLS World Congress. On behalf of the Deutscher Verband Technischer Assistentinnen/ Assistenten in der Medizin e.V (dvta) - German Association of Biomedical Scientists – represented by the organizing committee it is a great pleasure and honor for us to invite you to the 30th World Congress of Biomedical Laboratory Science to be held in Berlin, Germany on 18th to 22nd August 2012.
Biomedical laboratory science plays an important role in the public and private health care system throughout the world, providing excellent clinical laboratory service for the wellbeing of patients. It is a great challenge to all biomedical scientists to further develop despite permanent changes (move along with constant changes) in medicine and public health areas and the constant threat of explosive increases in costs.
It is our primary common goal to develop the profession of biomedical scientists and to emphasize our role in the health care system. The 30th World Congress is a global event and hosts a large number of biomedical scientists, researchers, laboratory workers and business executives from around the world to discuss and share the latest knowledge in biomedical laboratory science. Furthermore the congress will strengthen co-operation between relevant organizations and built networks between colleagues, scientists and friends during this scientific gathering.
We, the organizing committee, will do our very best to provide an excellent scientific program for the benefit of all. But (despite the tight schedule) and besides all the hard work during our meetings there will be some spare time for social events and to experience historic Berlin with its rich culture and heritage.
We encourage you all to be part of this 30th Anniversary and are looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin, during the summer season of 2012.
Yours faithfully

List of topics:
Molecular Diagnostics of Bacterial and Viral Infectious Diseases
Multiresistant Infectious Agents (MRE): Methodical Challenges for the Laboratory
Renaissance of "Declared Dead" Diseases?
Modern Diagnostics of Tropical Diseases
Pandemic Preparedness
Pros and Cons of "Rapid Test Systems" in Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases
Modern Diagnostic Markers of Sepsis
New Methods in Autoimmune Diagnostics
Actual Inflammation Markers
Transplantation Immunological Analytics
+ show speakers and program
Blood Safety
Prof. Dr. med. Erhardt Seifried, Germany

Future Prospects on HIV / AIDS
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Lutz G. Gürtler, Germany

"Fetal RHD and RHCE Genotyping in Maternal Plasma of Rh Negative Pregnant Women"
Fernando Mendes, Portugal

HIV and Hepatitis Co-infection Among Blood Donors in Coastal Kenya
Alice June, Kenya

Reducing Ambiguous High-Resolution HLA Genotyping Results by Analyzing Additional Exons
Eun Hee Son, South Korea

International Concepts for Quality Assurance in Medical Laboratories: Regulatory Requirements, Standards, Guidelines
Dr. rer. nat. Folker Spitzenberger, Germany

Step-wise Implementation of Quality Management Systems in the Eastern Mediterranean Region; Concepts, Archievements and Challenges of the Iranian Model
Dr. Nooshafarin Safadel, Iran

State of the Art: ISO 15189 – Introducing the New Edition
Dr. John James, United Kingdom

Verification of Manufactured Products – Concepts, Procedures and Experiences Related to the Batch Testing of IVD Medical Devices at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute
Dr. Sigrid Nick, Germany

Safety of In-vitro Diagnostics for Coagulation Testing – Results of Market Surveillance by the BfArM
Prof. Dr. med. Rüdiger Siekmeier, Germany

The Role of EQAs in the Vigilance System for IVD Medical Devices – Experience Report from Current EQA Schemes and Recommendations
Dr. rer. nat. Hans-Peter Grunert, Germany

The Impact of External Quality Assurance on Improvement of Diagnostics for HIV and Hepatitis B and C
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Heinz Zeichhardt, Germany

Pregnancy Relevant Infectious Diseases (Toxoplasmosis, Rubella, Syphilis, CMV, Herpes Simplex)
Prof. Dr. med. Barbara Gärtner, Germany

Determination of Branched-Chain Amino Acids from Dried Blood Samples by UPLC-MS/MS
Ralph Fingerhut, Switzerland

Educational, Clinical Research, and Practice Applications for Evidence-Based Methods in Laboratory Medicine Quality Improvement
Elizabeth Kenimer Leibach, Ed.D., M.S., MLSCM, SBBCM, USA

"Advanced Clinical Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science: The Road to Reality"
Nadine Fydryszewski, USA

Past Present and Future of Medical Technology, Need to Enrich Professional Ethics
Dr. Pankaj Kaul, India

Changes in Lipid Profile and BMI in AIDS Patients on Antiretroviral and Antituberculosis Therapies
Tom Ajime, Cameroon

Occurrence of HIV among Persons with Lower or Upper Limb Impairement Attending Gatagara Centre
Herbert Mapira, Rwanda

Flow Cytometry Immunophenotyping (FCI) for the Diagnosis of Cancers in HIV-positive Patients
Danielle Domo, South Africa

To Determine the Implementation of Infection Prevention and Control at HIV Testing Facilities
John Matoke Ondieki, Kenya

Discordance in Early infant Diagnosis (EID) HIV-1DNA PCR Testing
Wainings Manda, Malawi

HPV and HPV 16- variant Distribution in Vulvar Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Sweden
Gabriella Lillsunde Larsson, Sweden

EQA for DNA
Marie Lundberg, Sweden

Regulation and Accreditation: Benefits and Support
Dr. Eddie Han San Ang, PhD, Singapore

How to Work with ISO Standards – Swedish Perspective
Lena Morgan, Sweden

Capacity Building for TB EQA to Strengthen TB Diagnostics & Surveillance in Mozambique
Susana Oguntoye, USA

"Turnaround Time for Complete Blood Cell Count using Delta and Panic Value Checks and Q-Flag Limit "
Bon-Kyung Koo, South Korea

Prior Learning Assessment: Qualifying to Work as a Medical Laboratory Technologist in Canada
Christina Nielsen, Canada

A Survey of Biomedical Laboratory Science Education in Europe
Inger-Lise Neslein, Norway

Developing Post Graduate Training Program in Pathology: An Attempt to Meet the Needs of the Pacific
Kamal Kishore, Fiji Island

Biomedical Laboratory Science Education is Not Just the Presentation of Content Knowledge
Lester Hardegree, USA

Collaboration for Enhancing Production of Laboratory Scientists - A Model for the Future?
Tamara McNealy, USA

Modern Molecular Methods in the Microbiology of Water
Prof. Dr. med. Christine Höller, Germany

New Perspectives and Challenges in Laboratory Diagnosis
Prof. Dr. med. Rudolf Tauber, Germany

Pharmacogenetics and Individualised Therapy
Prof. Dr. med. Ivar Roots, Germany

Technique and Diagnostics - The Lymphoma Experience
Prof. Dr. med. Martin-Leo Hansmann, Germany; Ralf Lieberz BMS, Germany

Temozolomide Induces Mitochondria-Mediated Autophagy in Glioma Cells
Yung-Luen Shih, Taiwan

Ex Vivo Cultivation and Characterization of Human Vascular Segments Under Flow Conditions
Martin Funovics, Austria

Any Future for Cytomorphology?
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Torsten Haferlach, Germany

Histology for Lymphomas - Where to go now?
M.C. Bené, France

HB S Gene Role in Platelets Count and PF-3 Availability in African Women on Contraceptives
Adanihomwan Aigbe, Nigeria

Next-Generation Sequencing in Hematology - Ready for Routine?
Dr. med. Alexander Kohlmann, Germany

Digital Holography for Measurements of Growth, Viability and Death of Adherent Cells
Birgit Janicke, Sweden

Progress in Diagnosis and Monitoring of Hepatitis B Virus Infections
Prof. em. Dr. phil. nat. Wolfram H. Gerlich, Germany

Hepatitis C
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Roggendorf, Germany

Hepatitis A + E
Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Jilg, Germany

Seroprevalence of Hepatitis E Among Iranian Renal Transplant
Zakieh Rostamzadeh, Iran

Epigenetics
Dr. rer. nat. Monika Lachner, Germany

DNA Arrays in Modern Molecular Diagnostics
Dr. rer. nat. Eva Klopocki, Germany
Gene Expressions Profiling in Urine
Prof. Dipl.-Ing Dr. techn. Dr. med. habil. Harald Mischak, Germany

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) - from Bench to Bedside
Verena Haselmann, Germany

Salivary Biomarkers for Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 Oral Health
Armando Caseiro, Portugal

Diagnostic Pathways - Basic Concepts and Practical Implementation
Prof. Dr. med. Georg Hoffmann, Germany

Practical Challenges of Laboratory Workflows in a Large University Hospital
Dr. rer. nat. Alexander Grundt, Germany
Identification of Pre-analytical Errors in Emergency Laboratory of a Tertiary Care Children Hospital
Kaptan Singh Sehrawat, India
"Biomedical Laboratory Scientists’ Participation in Research as Part of Evidence-based Practice"
Eeva Liikanen, Finland
Biocompatibility of TiO2 and TiO2/heparin Coatings
Jin Huang, China
Molecular Detection of Parasite Infections
Prof. Dr. med. Egbert Tannich, Germany

Determination of Efficacious Praziquantel Dose in Mouse Strains for Treatment of Schistosoma Mansoni
Peninah Muchirah, Kenya
Response of T Gondii to Different Stress Factors and Characterisation of its Heat Shock Proteins
Yusuf Tutar, Turkey
Malaria Parasitaemia Among Long Distance Truck Drivers In The Niger Delta Of Nigeria
Osaro Erhabor, United Kingdom
Malaria Prevalence in Rural Settings of Central Kenya
Joseph Mwangi, Kenya
Diagnosis of Malaria Using Fractal Dimension Analysis
Mohamed Elblbesy, Saudi Arabia
The Role of Microbes in the Development of Chronic Inflammation
Prof. Dr. med. Harald Renz, Germany
Biotyping in Inflammation
PD Dr. med. Peter Findeisen, Germany
Antibiotic Resistance - How Big is the True Threat?
Prof. Dr. med. A. J. Volkhard Kempf, Germany

Multidrug-resistant Gram-positive Pathogens - The Threat from the Blue Corner
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. habil. Thomas A. Wichelhaus, Germany

Gram-Negative Multidrug Resistant Pathogens - Diagnostics and Molecular Epidemiology
Dr. rer. nat. Yvonne Pfeifer, Germany

Multiplex PCR for Pathogen Detection in Bloodstream of Paediatric Patients
Dirk Schmidt, Germany

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Outdoor and Admitted Pediatric Patients of Nepal
Santosh Thapa, Nepal

The Effect of Acidified Nitrite-Rich Urine on Antibiotic Sensitivity Against Uropathogenic E.coli
Safaa Hanna, Iraq

Urinary Tract Infections and Related Renal Diseases
Dyan Monte Verde, USA

New Anticoagulants – Monitoring and Influence on Coagulation Assays
Prof. Dr. med. Edelgard Lindhoff-Last, Germany

Thrombophilia
Prof. Dr. med. Dirk Peetz, Germany

Efficacy of Serum PIVKA-II in the Diagnosis and Followup After Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Sang-Hee Lee, South Korea
TBC Diagnostic
Dr. med. Sabine Rüsch-Gerdes, Germany

Evaluation of Diagnostic Potential of Acute and Latent Stage TB Specific Antigens
Saijad Ashraf, Pakistan
A New Line Probe Assay Kit for Detection of Drug-Resistant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Kirikae Teruo, Japan
In Vitro Differentiation of Human Macrophages with Enhanced Antimycobacterial Activity
Guillaume Vogt, USA
Evaluation of Bax and Bak Gene Mutations and Expression in Breast Cancer
Naglaa Kholoussi, Egypt
Frequencies and Types of KRAS Oncogene Mutations in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Lung-Cheng Huang, Taiwan
Lasermicrodissection (LMD) and KRAS-PCR Analysis Performed on Colon Tissue
Vinni Bredahl, Denmark
Anticancer Drug Resistance in Yeast Translocants
Dmitri Nikitin, Russia
Detection of Emerging Viruses
Prof. Dr. med. Christian Drosten, Germany

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Prof. Dr. med. Detlev Krüger, Germany

Use of Molecular Tools to Investigate a Bovine Rabies Outbreak in Minas Gerais Brazil
Andrea Estevez Garcia, Brazil

Fit Marburg CSF Model Transfer of Interleukins and Cachectin (TNF) from Blood to CSF, CSF to Blood?
Tilmann Otto Kleine, Germany

Biosafety and Hygiene Management
Dr. med. Christiane Reichhardt, Germany

"Hazardous Substances" Management – Using the Example Ortenau Klinikum
Dipl. Ing. Markus Herrel, Germany

Pathophysiological Relevance of Preheating Infused Solutions
Prof. Dr. med. Pontus Persson, Germany

Use of Ethical Reflection Models to Develop Ethical Competence for Biomedical Laboratory Scientists
Marie Nora Roald, Norway

Encouraging Ethical Thinking - A Biomedical Laboratory Themed Essay Competition for Students
Linda Gallicchio, USA

Ethics in Day-to-day Laboratory Work – Effect of Leadership’s Ethical Competence?
Anne Berndt, Sweden
WORKSHOPS
HematoFlow - Advantages in Routine Hematology Validation
Beckman Coulter GmbH, German

Sample in – eluate out! True Walk–Away System for DNA/ RNA Extraction from Clinical Samples
Stratec Molecular GmbH, Germany

Flow Cytometry – The Flow Must Go On
Becton Dickinson

Maldi-TOF (Mass Spectrometry)
Bruker Daltonic GmbH, Germany

Labs Are Vital
TBA

Detection of Blood and Stool Parasites (English / German)
Hanne Fleischmann MSc, Germany; Marianne Vetter-Knoll BMS, Germany

Détection des Parasites Sanguins et Intestinaux (English / French)
Silvia Rath BMS, Guinea; Bah Woppa, Guinea

Cytology of Serious Effusions
Dr. med. Marianne Engels, Germany; Rita Zamzow BMS, Germany

Cytology of Liquor
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Torzewski, Germany

Potpourri Haematology (English / German)
TBA
SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM
Women‘s Health
- TORCH Diagnostics
- Oncology: Ovarian Carcinoma (Focus on HE4)
- Bone Metabolism (Vitamin D)
- Roche Diagnostics Deutschland GmbH, Germany

SYMPOSIUM
Comprehensive Quality Management for Clinical Laboratories Based on Scientific Principles
Reference Institute for Bioanalytics (RfB), Germany

EQA (in Medical Laboratories) - More than just Providing Control Materials
Society for Advancement of Quality Assurance in Medical Laboratories (INSTAND), Germany
VIDEO MICROSCOPY
Detection of Blood and Stool Parasites (English / German)
Hanne Fleischmann MSc, Germany; Marianne Vetter-Knoll BMS, Germany

Détection des Parasites Sanguins et Intestinaux (English / French)
Silvia Rath MSc, Guinea; Bah Woppa, Guinea

Cytology of Serious Effusions
Dr. med. Marianne Engels, Germany

Cytology of Liquor
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Torzewski, Germany

Potpourri Haematology
Gertraud Schmidt, BMS, Germany

18 Aug - 22 Aug 2012

Berlin
Germany
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