Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine

Birmingham 30th – 31st January 2007

The Association for Clinical Biochemistry announces the next in the series of meetings on Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine (FiLM). This series of meetings, arranged in collaboration with the US-based Dark Report presents exciting new developments in Laboratory Medicine  and takes a look forward into the future of how pathology modernisation will progress.

The meeting will be held in Birmingham over 30th and 31st January 2007. Lord Carter will open the meeting with a progress report and discussion of the independent review of Pathology Services in England and Wales which was published in August 2006.. The line up of distinguished speakers includes Professor Chris Price (joining Lord Carter as co-author of the report) , Professor Sir John Lilleyman (Medical Director, National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)), Dr Stephen Schoenbaum (co-author of the Commonwealth report, an international survey of patients' perspectives of their health services) and Dr Mohammad Naraghi (Siemens Medical Solutions, Germany).
Topics include:-
The Carter Review – next steps

Integrated diagnostics – the way forward for the diagnostics industry and healthcare professionals?

Reconfiguring services – front line initiatives; the role of commissioning; managing demand

Patient safety – experiences from the US and UK
Satellite Programme

A one day satellite programme on 1st February on the application of "Lean" and "six Sigma" techniques in laboratory medicine.

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