Toulouse, France, 23-24 October, 2014

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Session 1: Performance criteria  
Laboratory Medicine EQA and standardisation Patrick Twomey
How is poor performance defined among EQA organisations? Xavier Albe
Evolution of the performance of medical laboratories in bacteriology during the last decade Christophe Garcie
Contribution of EQA in the evaluation and follow up of serological methods in virology Marcel Miédougé
Session 2: Addressing the challenges of ISO 17043  
Use of a ISO 13528 template for quantitative schemes : the issues Annette Thomas
Alternative approach to homogeneity testing Piet Meijer
Stability of test materials – A challenge to find the balance? Chris van Campenhout
Subcontractor evaluation Stéphanie Albarède
Session 3: Adam Uldall Lecture  
Post Market Surveillance of Manufacturers Assays and the Effects of the Revised IVDD David G Bullock
Session 4: Pre and post analytical EQA  
An international study of how laboratories handle and evaluate patient samples after detecting an unexpected APTT prolongation Piet Meijer
Pre and post analytical EQA: What to do and how to do it from a UK NEQAS perspective Barbara de La Salle
Hemolytic interferens in determination of Troponin I and T Inger Plum
Session 5: Contributions from Working Group projects  
Pre-analytical routines in coagulation testing in Europe: Are guidelines followed? Ann-Helen Kristoffersen
Session 6: Abstracts  
Performance and education - common goals of the blood smear scheme in the RoEQALM experience Mariana Patiu
Harmonization of evaluation criteria for European EQAS – haematology as a case study model Mohamed Rida Soumali
Introduction of a new external quality assessment for the analysis of thiopurine drugs Karen Robijns
Dynamics and management of poor results in RoEQALM external quality control schemes in parasitology, during 2009-2013 Suzana Elena Cilievici
External Quality Assessment in pre-analytics - 8 years of experience Dagmar Kesseler
Integrated EQA Juha Wahlstedt