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October 18 (Wed)

Symposium 01

Education track

Overview:
According to the revised eligibility criteria policy, the specialized education of each division will be needed in addition to common education course. Therefore, this session aims to admitted professional qualities required as an educational supervisor and a resident in training and to improve the problem solving capabilities when working in the laboratory. The special divisions covered in this session are clinical chemistry, transplantation immunology, clinical microbiology and transfusion medicine.

Date & Time October 18 (Wed), 13:00-15:00 Venue Grand Hall A (B1) Language Korean
Speakers
  1. 1.Laboratory diagnosis of gastrointestinal and pancreatic disorders
    Hyung-Doo Park, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea
  2. 2.Tumor markers- Laboratory tests used in cancer diagnosis
    Wonmok Lee, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Korea
  3. 3.Overview of blood culture: Key elements in CLSI guideline and rapid detection methods
    Kyeong Seob Shin, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Korea
  4. 4.Update guideline & strategy for platelet transfusion
    Jihyang Lim, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Korea

Symposium 02

Practical aspects of laboratory management (II)

Overview:
The 'Laboratory Management Committee' will introduce Medical personnel and labor management, Device maintenance contract, and Cost analysis related to the operation of the clinical laboratories, which are essential elements for the laboratory management.

Date & Time October 18 (Wed), 13:00-14:40 Venue Grand Hall B (B1) Language Korean
Speakers
  1. 1.Medical personnel and labor management for laboratory operation
    Chang Hee Koo, The Pacific Labor Corporation, Korea
  2. 2.Device maintenance contract for laboratory operation
    Sun Min Lee, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Korea
  3. 3.Financial management of laboratory
    Sang Gon Lee, Green Cross Laboratories, Korea

Symposium 03

Inspector workshop of the Korean laboratory accreditation program

Overview:
This workshop deals with the accreditation checklist and intends to improve understanding and practical skills required to inspection team leader and team members.

Date & Time October 18 (Wed), 15:00-16:40 Venue Grand Hall B (B1) Language Korean
Speakers
  1. 1.Role and responsibilities of inspection team leader
    Young Kyung Lee, Hallym University College of Medicine, Korea
  2. 2.Internal quality control of coagulation tests
    Myung-Hyun Nam, Korea University College of Medicine, Korea
  3. 3.Quality management in cytogenetic laboratory
    Kyung-Hee Kim, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Korea
  4. 4.Internal quality control of histocompatibility tests
    Eun Young Song, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea

Plenary Lecture 01

Date & Time October 18 (Wed), 17:30-18:30 Venue Grand Hall A (B1) Language English
Speaker
  • Towards an era of precision medicine
    Jong-Won Kim, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea

October 19 (Thu)

Keynote Speech 01

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 08:00-08:50 Venue Vista Hall 1 (B2) Language English
Speaker
  • Artificial intelligence for better health care
    Ju Han Kim, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea

Education Workshop 01   

Introduction of Copeptin test to early rule-out in suspected AMI patients

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 08:00-09:00 Venue Grand Hall A Language English

Symposium 04

Training and education of laboratory professionals in Asian countries

Overview:
TBD

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 08:50-10:50 Venue Vista Hall 1 (B2) Language English
Speakers
  1. 1.Training and education of laboratory medicine in India
    Praveen Sharma, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
  2. 2.Education for specialists in clinical laboratory medicine in Japan; Toward a new certification system
    Toshiyuki Yamada, Jichi Medical University, Japan
  3. 3.Education of clinical pathology in Indonesia
    Budi Mulyono, Indonesian Collegium of Clinical Pathology, Indonesia
  4. 4.Training and education of laboratory professionals in Mongolia
    Oyundelger Munkhtuvshin Ertsuud, Mongolian Association of the Laboratory Medicine, Mongolia
  5. 5.Training and education of laboratory professionals in Thailand
    Panutsaya Tientadakul, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
  6. 6.Education and training requirements for medical laboratory professionals in Vietnam
    Truong Quan Thuy, Center for Standardization and Quality Control in Medical Laboratory of HCM City (CSQL), Vietnam
  7. 7.The role of training and education programs of clinical laboratories in Myanmar
    Moh Moh Htun, Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar
  8. 8.Training programs of laboratory medicine in Korea
    Namhee Ryoo, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Korea

Symposium 05

The shift of management paradigm in clinical microbiology laboratory

Overview:
With the advent of innovative new technology, we need to creatively change our practice of clinical microbiology laboratory. The laboratory automation in clinical microbiology can result in standardization of testing, reducing turnaround times and human resource errors and lowering costs. In this session the changing management of clinical microbiology laboratory to provide rapid, relevant and clinically useful services will be discussed.

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 09:00-10:40 Venue Grand Hall A (B1) Language English
Speakers
  1. 1.Laboratory automation in clinical microbiology: A quiet revolution
    Katja Seme, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  2. 2.The creative value: 24-hour clinical microbiology laboratory
    Maurizio Sanguinetti, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
  3. 3.Responsible management as a fit clinical microbiologist
    Sunjoo Kim, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Korea

Symposium 06

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), new trends in diabetes management

Overview:
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is an emerging technology that provides a continuous measure of interstitial glucose levels. CGM can provide a more complete pattern of glucose excursions to identify fluctuations and trends of blood glucose levels as soon as possible. In this session, an overview of CGM, including principles of technology, clinical uses, evaluation of devices, current challenges, advances in the field, and future directions will be discussed.

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 09:00-10:30 Venue Grand Hall B (B1) Language English
Speakers
  1. 1.CGM: An overview of its development and clinical application
    Youngjea Kang, i-SENS, Inc., Korea
  2. 2.The role of CGM in today's clinical diabetes management
    Kun-Ho Yoon, Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Korea
  3. 3.Clinical experience of real time (RT)-CGM using 3 commercially-available devices
    Hyun Min Kim, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Korea
  4. 4.Performance standards of CGM
    Joonseok Park,Hanmi Medicare, Inc.,Korea

Plenary Lecture 02: AACC-KSLM Select Session

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 11:00-12:00 Venue Vista Hall 1 (B2) Language English
Speaker
  • Saving children’s lives by newborn screening for metabolic disorders
    Michael J. Bennett, American Association for Clinical Chemistry, USA

Education Workshop 02   

Open POC connectivity – The benefits of POC informatics

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 12:00-13:00 Venue Vista Hall 1 (B2) Language English

Education Workshop 03   

Mapping the future with next generation solution

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 12:00-13:00 Venue Grand Hall A (B1) Language English

Education Workshop 04   

Intro to ESCMID guideline updates on C. difficile diagnosis and evidence

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 12:00-13:00 Venue Grand Hall B (B1) Language English

Education Workshop 05   

Establishment of reference value of cTnI

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 12:00-13:00 Venue Grand Hall C (B1) Language English

Education Workshop 06   

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 12:00-13:00 Venue Cosmos Hall (3F) Language English

Symposium 07: KSLM-ISLH Joint Symposium

New trends of diagnostic hematology

Overview:
Recently, laboratory diagnostic tests have been progressed remarkably and presented the future vision of precision medicine and targeted therapy. This session is dedicated to present and future laboratory hematology including digital morphology and coagulation tests such as anti phospholipid antibody as well as genetics.

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 13:00-14:40 Venue Vista Hall 1 (B2) Language English
Speakers
  1. 1.Inherited predisposition to myeloid neoplasms
    Archana Mishra Agarwal, University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories, USA
  2. 2.Practical role of laboratory hematology in precision medicine & targeted therapy
    Charles S. Eby, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
  3. 3.Present and future of digital morphology (in diagnostic hematology)
    Kyungja Han, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Korea
  4. 4.Laboratory tests for diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome – Especially for determination of lupus anticoagulant
    Masahiro Ieko, Department of Internal Medicine, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Japan

Symposium 08

Molecular diagnosis using cell-free nucleic acids

Overview:
The tremendous development of genomic technologies has enabled the analysis of cell-free nucleic acids, which has enormous potential for the paradigm shift in diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of diseases. Topics to be presented in this session will focus on the clinical usefulness and prospects of molecular diagnosis using cell-free nucleic acids in the fields of oncology, non-invasive prenatal testing, and transplantation.

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 13:00-14:40 Venue Grand Hall A (B1) Language English
Speakers
  1. 1.Liquid biopsy: Rapid plasma-based genotyping of cancers
    Seung-Tae Lee, Yonsei University School of Medicine, Korea
  2. 2.Non-invasive prenatal testing using droplet digital PCR
    Seung Yong Hwang, Department of Molecular and Life Science, Hanyang University, Korea
  3. 3.Detecting sub-clinical transplant rejection using minimally-invasive miRNA and mRNA signature
    Brendan James Keating, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA

Symposium 09

Globalization of laboratory accreditation program

Overview:
The essential elements required for globalization of laboratory accredation program of Laboratory Medicine Foundation and future perspectives will be discussed at this symposium. The current issues and progress of this project will also be presented.

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 13:00-14:40 Venue Grand Hall B (B1) Language English
Speakers
  1. 1.Current issues and future perspectives of quality management in medicine
    Cliff Hughes, ISQua and Macquarie University, Australia
  2. 2.Quality requirements in clinical laboratory
    Helen Healey, International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), Canada
  3. 3.Progress of International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) accreditation of Laboratory Medicine Foundation (LMF) program
    Juwon Kim, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Korea

Symposium 10: AACC-KSLM Select Session

Determining what works: Clinical effectiveness and value based laboratory testing

Overview:
TBD

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 15:00-17:00 Venue Vista Hall 1 (B2) Language English
Speakers
  1. 1.Framework for the evaluation of the clinical effectiveness of tests
    Andrea Rita Horvath, NSW Health Pathology East, Australia
  2. 2.Setting minimum clinical performance levels to develop biomarkers for clinical use
    Andrew St John, ARC Consulting, Australia
  3. 3.Patient-centered laboratory medicine – How laboratory testing impacts on outcomes
    Mike Hallworth, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, UK

Symposium 11

Biosensors and bioelectronics for immunodiagnostics

Overview:
Current and future techniques of biosensors and bioelectronics for sensitive, multiplex immunoassays

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 15:00-16:40 Venue Grand Hall A (B1) Language English
Speakers
  1. 1.Clinical demand of improving immunological diagnostics through the application of biosensors and bioelectronics
    Sang-Hyun Hwang, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea
  2. 2.Highly sensitive in vitro diagnostics using optical nanosensor: Current status and future
    Jaebum Choo, Department of Bionano Technology, Hanyang University, Korea
  3. 3.Optical nanoparticles and their surface modification for sensitive multiplex immunoassays
    Bong-Hyun Jun, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Konkuk University, Korea
  4. 4.Biosensing techniques for sensitive immunoassays
    Haesik Yang, Department of Chemistry, Pusan National University, Korea

Symposium 12

Laboratory preparedness to overcome national threat by infectious diseases through cooperation of public and private diagnostic laboratories

Overview:
As we have experienced in the MERS situation in 2015. public-private cooperation for rapid and accurate diagnosis of national disasters caused by novel infectious diseases is a very important issue. In this session, we discusses the cooperation and role of the national and private laboratories in terms of emergency use of diagnostic kit, national plan for diagnostic laboratory, national reference laboratory, and standardization of quality control material to suggest opinion for future improvement.

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 15:00-17:00 Venue Grand Hall B (B1) Language Korean
Speakers
  1. 1.Emergency use of diagnostic kit for emerging infections
    Jae-sun Park, Division of the Laboratory Diagnosis Management, Center for Laboratory Control of Infectious Diseases, Korea
  2. 2.National plan for laboratory testing on infectious diseases
    Cheon Kwon Yoo, Division of the Laboratory Diagnosis Management, Center for Laboratory Control of Infectious Diseases, Korea
  3. 3.Establishment of requirements and management systems of a national reference laboratory for infectious diseases
    Mi-Na Kim, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea
  4. 4.Suggestions for external quality assessment to assure the quality of diagnosis for infectious diseases
    Wee Gyo Lee, Ajou University School of Medicine, Korea

Keynote Speech 02

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 17:00-17:40 Venue Vista Hall 1 (B2) Language English
Speaker
  • Adding value the role of clinical pathologist and laboratory medicine in reducing antimicrobial resistance
    Ida Parwati, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran, Dr. Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Indonesia

Education Workshop 07   

Hematology reinvented: Technology overview and introduction to the cobas m 511 integrated hematology analyzer

Date & Time October 19 (Thu), 17:00-18:00 Venue Grand Hall B (B1) Language English

October 20 (Fri)

Keynote Speech 03

Date & Time October 20 (Fri), 08:00-08:40 Venue Vista Hall 1 (B2) Language English
Speaker
  • MALDI imaging mass spectrometry: Next-generation molecular histology
    Jeff Spraggins, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA

Symposium 13

CLSI standards: From development to the Korean version

Overview:
TBD

Date & Time October 20 (Fri), 09:00-10:40 Venue Vista Hall 1 (B2) Language English
Speakers
  1. 1.M100 (Performance standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing), annually updated: CLSI’s most popular guideline
    Audrey Schuetz, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, USA
  2. 2.EP15, third edition — Improving on a CLSI performance evaluation guideline
    A. Paul Durham, APD Consulting, USA
  3. 3.Experience of Korean version of CLSI standards
    Hee-Jung Chung, National Cancer Center, Korea

Symposium 14

Clinical pharmacogenetic testing & application

Overview:
The patient's response to therapeutic drugs can be various although the degree of variation is different based on characteristics of individual drugs. The pharmacogenetics is the study of inherited genetic differences in drug metabolic pathways which can affect individual responses to drugs, both in terms of therapeutic effect as well as adverse effects. This pharmacogenetic information enable the personalized treatment by predicting the patient's drug response. In this section, we will provide useful information about clinical application of pharmacogenetic testing, interpretation, and reporting of the results.

Date & Time October 20 (Fri), 09:00-10:40 Venue Grand Hall A (B1) Language English
Speakers
  1. 1.Clinical pharmacogenetics implementation consortium (CPIC) guideline; Using pharmacogenetic tests in patient care
    Cyrine-Eliana Haidar, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA
  2. 2.KSLM guideline: Korean perspectives and clinically important gene
    Sollip Kim, Inje University College of Medicine, Korea
  3. 3.Implementation of clinical pharmacogenetic testing
    Soo-Youn Lee, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea

Plenary Lecture 03

Date & Time October 20 (Fri), 11:00-12:00 Venue Vista Hall 1 (B2) Language English
Speaker
  • Diagnosis of lymphoid neoplasms: A multimodality approach
    Elaine S. Jaffe, National Institutes of Health, USA

Education Workshop 08   

Implementation of new real-time PCR assay in infectious diseases

Date & Time October 20 (Fri), 12:00-13:00 Venue Vista Hall (B2) Language English
Speaker
  • Efficacy of multiplex PCR diagnosis in respiratory infections
    Yonat Shemer-Avni, Soroka University, Israel
  • A new trend in diarrhea diagnosis (Efficacy of multiplex PCR in clinical diagnosis)
    Jungwon Hyun, Hallym University College of Medicine, Korea

Education Workshop 09   

Diagnosis of liver fibrosis, experience of M2BPGi

Date & Time October 20 (Fri), 12:00-13:00 Venue Grand Hall A (B1) Language English

Education Workshop 10   

Advancing organism identification with MALDI-TOF MS: Implementation, workflow, and clinical impact

Date & Time October 20 (Fri), 12:00-13:00 Venue Grand Hall B (B1) Language English

Education Workshop 11   

Shaping the values of ELISPOT technology in laboratory medicine

Date & Time October 20 (Fri), 12:00-13:00 Venue Grand Hall C (B1) Language English

Education Workshop 12   

Date & Time October 20 (Fri), 12:00-13:00 Venue Cosmos Hall (3F) Language English

Keynote Speech 04

Date & Time October 20 (Fri), 13:00-13:40 Venue Vista Hall 1 (B2) Language English
Speaker
  • Applications of proteomics and mass spectrometry to laboratory medicine
    Fumio Nomura, Divisions of Clinical Mass Spectrometry and Clinical Genetics, Chiba University Hospital, Japan

Education Workshop 13   

Date & Time October 20 (Fri), 13:00-14:00 Venue Grand Hall B (3F) Language English

Symposium 15

State of the art; Proficiency testing

Overview:
TBD

Date & Time October 20 (Fri), 14:00-15:20 Venue Vista Hall 1 (B2) Language English
Speakers
  1. 1.State of the art: Proficiency testing
    Anthony A. Killeen, University of Minnesota, USA
  2. 2.Korean association of external quality assessment service and proficiency testing
    Sail Chun, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea

Symposium 16

Patient blood management (PBM)

Overview:
Patient blood management (PBM) aims to optimise, conserve and manage the patient’s own blood requirements thereby minimising or avoiding exposure to allogeneic blood and risks of adverse transfusion reactions. PBM means changing from a product focus to a patient focus and requires a patient specific multidisciplinary team approach in optimising safe, quality care of patients who may need a transfusion thus resulting in improved patient outcomes. In this session, the concept of PBM and its current status in Japan and Europe along with the role of transfusion medicine specialists in PBM will be discussed.

Date & Time October 20 (Fri), 14:00-15:40 Venue Grand Hall A (B1) Language English
Speakers
  1. 1.What is PBM?
    Jeong Jae Lee, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Korea
  2. 2.PBM and the role of specialist in blood bank
    Kyeong-Hee Kim, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Korea
  3. 3.PBM in Japan
    Eisaburo Sueoka, Saga University Hospital, Japan
  4. 4.PBM in Europe or UK
    Fatts Chowdhury, NHSBT and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UK

Symposium 17

How to improve the quality of our journal?

Overview:
Annals of Laboratory Medicine, affiliated in the Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine, is on the continuous growth in both qualitative and quantitative aspects. Recently, our journal’s impact factor reached upto 2. In front of this new challenge for jump-up, we would like to have the opportunity to recognize our new roles and efforts to be dedicated to improve the quality of our journal.

Date & Time October 20 (Fri), 14:00-15:40 Venue Grand Hall B (B1) Language English
Speakers
  1. 1.Role of editor in scholarly journal
    Sung-Tae Hong, EIC, Journal of Korean Medical Science, Korea
  2. 2.How to maintain the quality of a journal?
    Ching-Wan Lam, The University of Hong Kong, China
  3. 3.How to be a good reviewer
    Hyun Kyung Kim, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea
  4. 4.Ann Lab Med: Moving forward
    Mina Hur, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Korea
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