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Designed for the new stake holders in the point of care diagnostics industry, the conference will examine how the care testing market can reach its full potential. Drawing on the experience of leaders in the field, this is an excellent opportunity to learn how clinical, regulatory and operational challenges can be overcome.

Examine the essential issues;

ACCESS EMERGING MARKETS: Examine the unmet needs of the sector, overcome the challenges and apply proven strategies to the integration of point of care

EFFECTIVE PRICING: Strategies to drive long term gain in POCT

INTEGRATION OF POCT: compare the quality expectations in hospitals and communities looking at service improvements and evidence based outcomes

NEW TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS: Look at the global industry developments, issues and implementation

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE: Hear the latest updates on how can you meet the changing regulatory requirements and comply with legislations

Speakers include:

  • Professor Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, Department of Health, UK
  • Johannes Kedzierski, CEO, Alkmaar Medical Centre
  • Dr Ian Yeeles, Commercial Manager Region Europe, Abbott point of care*
  • Dr Jeffrey A. DuBois, Vice President, Medical & Scientific Affairs, Nova Biomedical*
  • Dr Gert Blackenstein, Director, R & D Microfluidics, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Dr Konstantinos Christoglou, Hospital Manager, General Hospital of Katerini
  • Dr Samuel J Machin, Professor of Haematology, Department of Haematology, The University College London Hospitals
  • Dr Ian Watson, Consultant Biochemist, Clinical Biochemistry, University Hospital Aintree
  • Lou Ann Wyer, Clinical Specialist, POCT, Sentara Laboratory Services
  • Dr Paul O Collinson, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, St. Georges Hospital
  • Dr Mark Charney, Managing Director, Translucency UK
  • Dr Gill Hart, Technical Director, Yorktest Laboratories
  • Dr Tracey Thornley, Service Development Manager, Boots The Chemist
  • Dr David Huckle, Chief Executive, Adams Business Associates
  • Dr Fiona Rahman, Programme Leader Clinical Diagnostics, Life Sciences Group Healthcare (EMEA), Frost & Sullivan

This is a must attend event for those working with POC, including;

  • Hospital CEOs, CIOs, CFOs
  • Physicians
  • Consultants
  • Pharmacists
  • Policy Makers
  • Manufacturers
  • Vendors
  • Pharmaceutical Directors

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Gert Blankenstein

Dr Gert Blankenstein, Director, Research & Development, Microfluidics, Boehringer Ingelheim Microparts

9:10 KEY MARKET DRIVERS IN THE POCT MARKET

Dr Ian Yeeles

Dr Ian Yeeles, Commercial Manager Europe, Abbott Point of Care*

  • Ease of use of products
  • Displacing scepticism in the market
  • The progression of POCT
  • 9:50 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN POINT OF CARE TESTING

    Dr Fiona Rahman

    Dr Fiona Rahman, Programme Leader Clinical Diagnostics, Life Sciences Group Healthcare (EMEA), Frost & Sullivan

  • Examine the future emerging markets in Point of care
  • Growth in the market
  • Addressing the challenges of point of care integration
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 COMPARABLE QUALITY EXPECTATIONS IN HOSPITALS & COMMUNITIES

    Dr Ian Watson

    Dr Ian Watson, Consultant Biochemist, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University Hospital Aintree

  • Patient Safety
  • Organization of analytical services
  • Assay v test
  • Outcomes
  • 11:40 FUTURE POINT OF CARE

    Dr David Huckle

    Dr David Huckle, Chief Executive, Adams Business Associates

  • Areas not yet addressed
  • Market developments
  • Broader test ranges
  • Changes in the market
  • Future Developments
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 POINT OF CARE TESTING - REGULATORY REQUIRMENTS

    Dr Jan Guerin

    Dr Jan Guerin, In-vitro Diagnostic Specialist, Medical Devices Department , Irish Medicines Board

  • European regulations for in-vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs)
  • Compliance with IVD Directive and CE marking
  • Implications for manufacturers and user
  • Adverse incident reporting
  • 14:30 POINT OF CARE TESTING ON THE HIGH STREET

    Dr Tracey Thornley

    Dr Tracey Thornley, Service Development Manager, Boots The Chemists

  • Opportunities for Extending POCT on the high street
  • Examples of Delivery to date
  • Barriers to uptake
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 POINT OF CARE TESTING- A CATALYST FOR CHANGE

  • Delivery & demands
  • Changes in healthcare legislation
  • Examining healthcare reform
  • Professor Sue Hill

    Professor Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, Department of Health

    Gilbert Wieringa

    Gilbert Wieringa, Healthcare ScientistS Programme Lead, Department of Health

    16:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr David Huckle

    Dr David Huckle, Chief Executive, Adams Business Associates

    9:10 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    Johannes Kedzierski

    Johannes Kedzierski, CEO, Alkmaar Medical Centre

  • Fast diagnostics to provide high switching cost in a comparative healthcare market
  • Cross selling and pricing policies as instruments for hospitals to gain market share
  • Information technology as a marketing tool
  • The case of Medical Centre Alkmaar (Netherlands)
  • 9:50 MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES FOR POINT OF CARE DIAGNOSTICS

    Dr Gert Blankenstein

    Dr Gert Blankenstein, Director, Research & Development, Microfluidics, Boehringer Ingelheim Microparts

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 DIRECT TO CONSUMER LABORATORY TESTING SERVICES

    Dr Gill Hart

    Dr Gill Hart, Technical Director, Yorktest Laboratories

    11:40 PATIENTS' EXPECTATIONS AND PERCEPTIONS OF QUALITY IN THE HOSPITAL DIAGNOSTIC CARE MANAGEMENT

    Dr Konstantinos Christoglou

    Dr Konstantinos Christoglou, Hospital Manager, GENERAL HOSPITAL OF KATERINI

  • Service quality (SERVQUAL) analysis
  • Analysis of the patients’ expectations and perceptions
  • Hospital market analysis (a case study)
  • Importance of the diagnostic care in the hospital
  • Is it possible for the hospital management to meet the patients’ needs in the diagnostic care?
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Maintaining POCT Quality in a Multi-Hospital Organization

    Lou Ann Wyer

    Lou Ann Wyer, Clinical Specialist, POCT, Sentara Laboratory Services

  • Evolution of a comprehensive POCT program
  • System initiatives
  • Challenges and successes
  • 14:30 COST CONTROL AND BENEFIT

    Dr Paul O Collinson

    Dr Paul O Collinson, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, St George's Hospital

  • Accuracy and precision
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Clinical outcomes data
  • 15:10 REIMBURSEMENT FOR POINT-OF-CARE DIAGNOSTICS

    Dr Mark Charny

    Dr Mark Charny, Managing Director, Translucency UK

    • overview of reimbursement mechanisms for  POCT in the EU
    • making an evidence-based business case for your product
    • routes to reimbursement
    • key policies 

    15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Achieving Successful Reimbursement for Diagnostics in the EU
    Workshop

    Achieving Successful Reimbursement for Diagnostics in the EU

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