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Contemporary issues in External Quality Assurance

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The RCPAQAP one-day symposium on Chemical Pathology and External Quality Assurance (EQA) will bring together world-renowned experts who will provide valuable insights into reducing patient risk in the preanalytical, analytical and postanalytical testing phases.

We welcome international guest speaker Professor Sverre Sandberg, Specialist in Clinical Chemistry and founder and Director of The Norwegian Organisation for Quality Improvement of Laboratory Examinations (NOKLUS), Norway. He will be joined by our Australian experts, including Graham Jones, Chris Farrell and Tony Badrick.

The symposium includes engaging discussions where delegates can share their understanding and ideas about the challenges and opportunities in EQA. The aim of the program is to provide valuable interactive and collaborative opportunities for Clinical Chemists, Chemical Pathologists, Quality Managers, and Laboratorians interested in EQA.


9:00 - 9:10WelcomeTony Badrick
9:10 - 9:40Pre-analytical error – Key Incident Monitoring and Managing System (KIMMS)Michael Whiley
9:40 - 10:10Serum Indicies, what have we learnt?Peter Graham
10:10 - 10:30Discussion – pre-analytical Tony Badrick
10:30 - 11:00MORNING TEA
11:00 - 11:30Analytics John Sioufi
11:30 - 12:00Analytical Performance SpecificationsSverre Sandberg
12:00 - 12:30Liquid Serum Chemistry analysis Graham Jones + Chris Farrell
12:30 - 1:30LUNCH
1:30 - 2:00Improving the quality of clinical commentarySamantha Shepherd
2:00 - 2:30External Quality Assurance for patient medians Sverre Sandberg
2:30 - 3:00Dashboards Derek Holzhauser
3:00 - 3:30AFTERNOON TEA
3:30 - 4:00Discussion Graham Jones + Chris Farrell


Sverre SandbergDirector of The Norwegian Organisation for Quality Improvement of Laboratory Examinations (NOKLUS), Norway 
Tony Badrick
Chief Executive Officer - RCPAQAP, NSW
Derek Holzhauser Chief Information Officer - RCPAQAP, NSW
John Sioufi Manager - User Experience, RCPAQAP, NSW
Graham JonesChemical Pathologist- SydPath, St Vincent’s Hospital, NSW
Chris FarrellChemical Pathologist- NSW Health Pathology, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney
Michael WhileyChair KIMMS Advisory Committee, Chief Pathologist and Director of Medical Services, NSW Health Pathology
Samantha ShepherdSenior Scientist - Chemical Pathology, RCPAQAP, NSW
Peter GrahamManager - Blood Disciplines,  RCPAQAP, NSW

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