We’re pleased to announce a series of events focusing on the standardisation of disease diagnostics that are open for booking now.These events continue to build on the success of our previous Standardisation of Genome Amplification Techniques (SoGATS) events over the last 27 years.
Held in May, our Improving the Quality of Infectious Disease Diagnostics event will cover topics such as ensuring the accuracy of your assay system, how to assure data from point of care assays, the challenges for using NGS in a clinical setting and share laboratory experiences of working to ISO 15189. Confirmed speakers so far include expert representatives from RCPath, UKAS, NIBSC and IBMS, who will be on hand to discuss these questions.
Neil Almond, Chair – NIBSC Standardisation and Genome Amplification Techniques (SoGAT) committee, NIBSC, commented:
“The clinical diagnostics landscape is changing and laboratories are being asked to provide higher throughput results at low cost without compromising on the quality of data.
"But we know that the measurement of samples, especially those from patients, can differ depending on the system used, and the accuracy of diagnostic assays that measure complex “biological” materials is particularly at risk. This event aims to support laboratory scientists responsible for patient diagnostic testing to address these challenges and meet demands”
Following this, the SoGAT Workshop will be held in London this June. Running over two days this event will combine lectures from experts and round table discussions that address the challenges in standardisation of molecular diagnostic assays.
Both events are CPD certified and are open for booking right now, secure you space by visiting: nibscsogats.co.uk/home
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