Scientific Program of Labquality Days 2020 is Now Published

International Congress
on Quality in Laboratory Medicine

Optimizing the Quality and Use of Laboratory Result

Labquality Days is one of the largest international congresses in 2020 focused on quality and laboratory medicine. The congress is held 6-7 February 2020 at Messukeskus Helsinki, Finland. The leading theme of the 2020 congress is
Optimizing the Quality and Use of Laboratory Results.

We have an extensive two days national and international program in connection with a wide exhibition in clinical laboratory and healthcare technology field. Come and enjoy the inspiring scientific atmosphere and spend a couple of days in lively Helsinki!


Scientific program

Thursday 6 February 2020
Harmonization of medical laboratory practices

Opening lectures

  • Transforming Complex Laboratory Data into Meaningful Information for Patients and Families
    Holly Witteman, Associate Professor, Université Laval, Canada
  • The Harmonization Journey: Where Are We Going
    Greg Miller, Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA


  • Communication with Clinicians and Patients – Maurice O’Kane, N. Ireland
  • Quality of Comments for the Clinicians – Eva Ajzner, Hungary
  • Establishing and Using Reference Intervals – Yesim Özarda, Turkey
  • The Relevance of Harmonization of Test Results and the Role of EQA – Wim Coucke, Belgium
  • Harmonization of Best Laboratory Practices on an International Scale – Tommi Vaskivuo, Estonia
  • Reliability of Biological Variation Data – Aasne K. Aarsand, Norway
  • Determination of Sigma Score Based on Biological Variation – Piet Meijer, The Netherlands

Expert panel 

Optimizing the quality and use of laboratory results. Moderator Gudjon Elvar Theodorsson, Sweden

Friday 7 February
Quality assurance of new measurement technologies


  • Options for EQA Programs in Molecular Biology – Verena Haselmann, Germany
  • Optimal Use of Markers for Myocardial Damage – Ola Hammarsten, Sweden
  • Optimal Use of Cardiac Markers in Primary Care – Paul Collinson, UK
  • Are Guidelines Still Relevant in the Age of Personalized Medicine? – Michel Langlois, Belgium
  • Non-invasive Measurements of Biomarkers – Augustinas Vizbaras, Lithuania
  • Is the Quality of Self-Monitoring Devices and Mobile Apps – Ivan Brandslund, Denmark
  • The Methods Used by the Scandinavian SKUP – Anne Christin Breivik, Norway

Post congress visit

FIMM – Institute for Molecular Medicine in Finland.


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