ACBI 2002 Scientific Programme:

The 25th Annual Conference of the Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland,
18 - 19 October 2002 at The Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co. Dublin

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Friday morning, 18 October:
08:00 - 09:15Registration
09:15 - 10:00Opening Ceremony
Session 1: Pharmacogenetics
Chairman: Dr Alan Balfe, St James's Hospital, Dublin
10:00 - 10:45Pharmacogenetics in Clinical Practice: Prospects and Pitfalls
Prof. C. Roland Wolf, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee
10:45 - 11:15Coffee - sponsored by ScheBo Biotech UK Ltd - & Posters
11:15 - 12:00Pharmacogenetics: Implications for Psychiatry
Prof. Michael Gill, Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin
12:00 - 12:45The Pharmacogenetics of Thiopurine Methyltransferase
Prof. Andrew Hall, Cancer Research Unit, University of
Newcastle Upon Tyne
12:45 - 14:00Lunch - sponsored by DPC / Cruinn Technologies
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Friday afternoon, 18 October:
Session 2: Quality Management - sponsored by Foss Ireland Ltd
Chairman: Mr Selby Nesbitt, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast
14:00 - 14:45Setting Quality Specifications in Laboratory Medicine
Dr Callum G Fraser, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee
14:45 - 15:30Evidence Based Method Specifications
Prof. James O. Westgard, University of Wisconsin Medical School,
Madison, WI, USA
15:30 - 16:00Coffee - sponsored by Perkin Elmer (Finland) - & Posters
16:00 - 16:45 The Role of External Quality Assessment in an Integrated
Quality Management System

Dr Jonathan Middle, UKNEQAS, Birmingham
16:45 - 17:30A Quality Management System is a Prerequisite for Accreditation
Dr David Burnett, Penarth, Wales
17:30 - 18:15 Discussion
18:30Bus to Old Jameson Distillery - sponsor: Aalto Bio Reagents Ltd
19:00 - 23:30"Shindig Evening" - sponsored by Abbott Laboratories Ltd
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Saturday morning, 19 October:
Session 3: Preventive Medicine I - sponsored by Abbott Laboratories Ltd
Chairman: Dr Pooler Archbold, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast
09:30 - 10:15Screening for Asymptomatic Disease
Dr Philip Mayne, Department of Chemical Pathology, Children's
Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin
10:15 - 11:00Coffee - sponsored by Perkin Elmer (Finland) - & Posters
11:00 - 11:45Prediction and Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes
Professor Olli Simell and Dr Tuula Simell, Department of
Pediatrics, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
11:45 - 12:30 Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures: the present and future
Dr Juliet Compston, University of Cambridge School of Clinical
Medicine, Cambridge, England
12:30 - 14:00Lunch - sponsored by Olympus Diagnostics Systems (Ireland) - & Posters
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Saturday afternoon, 19 October:
Session 4: Preventive Medicine II - sponsored by Roche Diagnostics Ireland Ltd
Chairman: Dr Helen Grimes O'Cearbhaill, University College Hospital, Galway
14:00 - 14:45Cardiovascular Disorders
Dr John O'Mullane, Clinical Biochemistry Dept., Cork University
Hospital, Cork
14:45 - 15:05Exercise mediated enhancement of whole body glucose disposal and
intra-cellular insulin signalling: the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

Mr Donal O'Gorman, Endocrinology Department, St James's Hospital,
Dublin
15:05 - 15:35Coffee - sponsored by Omega Diagnostics Ireland Ltd - & Posters
15:35 - 16:20Towards optimal use of clinical chemistry in primary care.
Dr Nils Tryding , Åhus, Sweden
16:20 - 16:40Prevention of Neural Tube Defects with Folic Acid
Professor Helene McNulty, Coleraine
16:45 - 17:45 ACBI Annual General Meeting (members only)
19:30 - 20:00 Wine Reception -sponsored by Beckman Coulter UK Ltd
20:00 - lateAnnual Dinner
followed by entertainment: Miss Jones with Susan Zelouf
- sponsored by Roche Diagnostics Ireland Ltd
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Posters on any aspect of Clinical Biochemistry will be welcomed - see Instructions for electronic submission of abstracts

A copy of the booking form may be downloaded here.

For further information / booking form, send an email to Mrs M Oakley, ACBI 2002 Conference Secretary, Heronford House, Heronford Lane, Brides Glen, Dublin 18, Ireland.
Tel: +353 (0)1 282 2503; Fax: +353 (0)1 282 2503; email: moakley@eircom.net.


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