American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2019 was held in San Francisco on June 20–24 and IQMH was there! Dr. Susan Poutanen (former Bacteriology Scientific Committee chair) and Elaine Kerr, Consultant Technologist, Centre for Proficiency Testing attended. Dr. Poutanen gave two oral presentations and Elaine Kerr presented the posters based on an analysis of the data obtained from IQMH Bacteriology program’s patterns-of-practice surveys:
The American Association of Clinical Chemists’ Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine held a symposium September 26–28 in Washington, D.C.: 27th International CPOCT Symposium: The Role of Point-of- Care Testing in the Value-Based Healthcare Landscape. The event was very informative with a focus on the current and future role of point-of-care testing (POCT) in a healthcare environment with an emphasis on value and quality of care.
Representing IQMH at the 68th American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo was Dr. Paul Yip, vice-chair of the IQMH Chemistry & Enzymes Scientific committee. Using IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing survey data, he presented a poster that illustrated findings from a study that showed the ongoing need for standardized creatinine measurements. The poster was very well-received and IQMH is thrilled to be part of this event that showcases breakthrough innovations in clinical testing and patient care, attracting members of the healthcare industry from all over the globe.
Blood cell morphologic identification is a critical component of hematology laboratory practice, and is an important diagnostic aid. Maintaining technical competency and achieving consistent reporting practices are ongoing challenges in this area. Developed by the IQMH Hematology Committee, our Blood Cell Morphology wall charts are a great addition to your laboratory. IQMH is offering the laminated wall charts through the IQMH store.
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