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2015 EQALM Symposium

2015 EQALM Symposium, Bergen, Norway, 8-9 October, 2015


Performance specifications and EQA: turning theory into practice

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Session 1: Analytical quality specifications    
The Milan 2014 consensus document  PDF Sverre Sandberg
Biological variation database, time for an update?  PDF Bill Bartlett
Common performance goals in EQA, is it possible?  PDF Graham Jones
Session 2: Point-of-care testing    
Benefits and disadvantages of POCT  PDF Gunnar Nordin
The challenges of quality assessment for POCT  PDF Anne Stavelin
How to evaluate the performance of POC instruments?  -- Grete Monsen
EQA provider experience with POCT  PDF Pierre-Alain Morandi
Session 3: Adam Uldall Lecture    
Performance criteria of point-of-care testing in modern medicine  -- Sverre Sandberg
Session 4: Harmonisation    
European harmonization initiatives  PDF Ferruccio Ceriotti
40 years EQA experience – on the road to harmonisation?  PDF Michael Spannagl
Update on UK Pathology Catalogue project  -- Finlay Mackenzie
Session 5: The members' session: Abstracts    
Acceptance sampling theory applied to EQA sample homogeneity testing  PDF Wim Coucke
ProMeQualLab - Project of Laboratory Quality Improvement for Portuguese Speaking Countries  PDF Ana Faria
Variables in the design of bone marrow morphology proficiency testing program: A ten year review of results from the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH), Canada  -- Ruth Padmore
How to determine acceptability limits based on biological variation in External Quality Assessment Schemes (EQAS): lymphocyte subsets as a case study  PDF Mohamed Rida Soumali
External quality assessment programs in mycology - development of a scheme for galactomannan antigen detection  -- Christine Walton


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