Courses tagged with "webinars"

Stem cells therapy and applications

Date: 14th September 2021 at 18:00 CET

Speaker: Dr.Yael Porat (IL)   Moderator: Dr. Dganit Itzhaky (IL)     Webinar manager: Dr. Svetlana Evgina (RU)

The speaker will present a unique patented technology employing activated immune dendritic cellsc that specifically direct stem/progenitor cell therapeutic activity in-vitro which results in an enriched endothelial progenitor cells (EnEPCs; BGC101) product generated from a standard blood draw within a day. She will report long-term outcomes of a " first in human "pilot study of BGC101 for treating patients with severe Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) with no available surgical option. Stem/progenitor cell treatments with bone-marrow-derived cells show promise in treating CLI, albeit not without adverse events related to cell mobilization and collection. As of 2020, 4 years after treatment, the therapy shows promising therapeutic effects in objective outcomes including limb salvage, increased leg blood flow and wound healing, as well as in walking ability, reduction of pain, decreased usage of narcotic medications and improved quality of life.

The webinar is accessible for EFLM Academy members only.

Category: Scheduled

The general principles of laboratory biosafety

Date: 23rd November 2021 at 18:00 CET

Speaker: Dr. Gijsbert van Willigen (NL)    Moderator: Dr. Dionysis Vourtsis (GR)     Webinar manager: Dr. Oguzhan Zengi (TR)

The health ...

The webinar is accessible for EFLM Academy members only.

Category: Scheduled

Myths and facts about vitamin D

Date: 15th June 2021 at 18:00 CET

Speaker: Dr. Ali Unlu (TR)   Moderator: Dr. Sedat Abusoglu (TR)     Webinar manager: Dr. Oguzhan Zengi (TR)

The health effects of vitamin D were determined on bone health and calcium-phosphate metabolism. The association of vitamin D with many diseases caused a serious increase in scientific articles as well as an increase in analysis in routine laboratory practice. Vitamin D analysis, which is increasingly emphasized with both scientific and media approaches, seriously occupies routine biochemistry laboratories. The efficacy of vitamin D in various diseases is observed in the lower steps of the evidence-based medicine pyramid such as animal and laboratory studies. However, vitamin D cannot find a place for itself in cohort studies, meta-analyses, and clinical practice treatment guidelines, which are the higher steps of the pyramid. This presentation will address the myths and facts about vitamin D from the perspective of evidence-based medicine. This presentation will also examine vitamin D from a laboratory point of view, such as reference intervals, analytical techniques...

The webinar is accessible for EFLM Academy members only.

Category: Recorded

Haemostatic disorders in COVID-19 patients

Date: 20th April 2021 at 18:00 CET

Speaker: Dr. Tatiana Vavilova (RU)   Moderator: Dr. Ksenia Zagorodnikova (RU)     Webinar manager: Dr. Svetlana Evgina (RU)

The pathogenesis of COVID-19 is closely related to haemostatic disorders and the development of hypercoagulability. Clinical manifestations are determined by microthrombosis in the pulmonary circulation and other parts of the vascular bed. However, coagulopathy in COVID-19 is different from DIC or sepsis and is being actively studied. Already from the first months of pandemic, it became clear that one of the key methods of treatment for severe infection should be antithrombotic therapy. The presentation will address the mechanisms of haemostasisc disorders in COVID-19, laboratory diagnostic methods, principles of anticoagulation and it’s monitoring. International recommendations for the diagnosis and correction of haemostatic disorders in COVID-19 will be considered.

The webinar is accessible for EFLM Academy members only.

Category: Recorded

Reference intervals verification by indirect methods

Date: 2nd March 2021 at 18:00 CET

Speaker: Dr. Matteo Vidali (IT)   Moderator: Dr. Andrea Padoan (IT)     Webinar manager: Dr. Dganit Itzhaky (IL)

Indirect methods are data mining techniques for establishing reference intervals. Despite limitations (no precise control of the reference population and preanalytical factors, no consensus on the best procedure to select data or the best statistical algorithm), they present many advantages over the traditional direct approach: reduced costs, better matching between preanalytical and analytical conditions with routine conditions, narrower confidence limits, usefulness in specific age groups or with uncommon sample types, possibility to derive continuous reference limits.

In this presentation, advantages, limitations and the main statistical algorithms of the indirect approach will be introduced. The use of indirect methods for reference intervals verification will be discussed.

The webinar is accessible for EFLM Academy members only.

Category: Recorded

Verification of quantitative methods

Date: 26th January 2021 at 18:00 CET

Speaker: Dr. Dora Vuljanic (HR)   Moderator: Dr. Vanja Radišic Biljak (HR)     Webinar manager: Dr. Darko Cerne (SLO)

Method comparison is an important step of every verification and validation procedure in a laboratory setting. In this presentation, the basic concepts of a method comparison study will be addressed. The main focus will be on the experimental protocol for comparison of quantitative methods, including remarks on statistical methods and results interpretation, and present an example of a method comparison experiment.

The webinar is accessible for EFLM Academy members only.

Category: Recorded

The present and future of POCT

Date: 29th September 2020 at 18:00 CET

Speaker: Kleanthi Dima (GR)   Moderator: Petros Karkalousos (GR)     Webinar manager: Petros Karkalousos (GR)

Dr Kleanthi Dima will provide an overview– from the European perspective – of the opportunities that POCT can provide while identifying the limitations to be considered when choosing whether to implement POCT or not, the  clinically relevant analytical techniques, the current technologies, clinical applications, networking and quality issues, and regulatory aspects. In addition, latest technologies, e.g., novel POCT applications of molecular testing for the rapid identification of infectious agents as well as for non-pathogen-related problems will be presented. Another new area of POCT includes the companion diagnostics which help with the appropriate treatment choice, the continuous measurement of metabolites such as continuous transdermal glucose testing, and the Wearables. Finally, a short review of POCT for COVIT 19 will close the presentation.

Category: Recorded


Date: 30th June 2020 at 18:00 CET

Speaker: Dr. José A. T. Poloni (BR)   Moderator: Dr. Timo Kouri (FIN)     Webinar manager: Dr. Darko Cerne (SLO)

Urinalysis is one of the most common tests performed in Clinical Analysis laboratories worldwide. Despite the simplicity of the method this test can furnish a wide range of information specially to help in the diagnosis of diseases from the kidneys and the urinary tract. The proper knowledge on the recognition of urinary particles and in the comprehension of the urine sediment profiles are mandatory to develop a work in urinalysis on the highest level possible. This webinar will focus on the different analytical phases of the test specially explaining about the urinary findings observed in the different profiles of diseases that can be identified in urine samples.

Category: Recorded

Essential Leadership Management for Laboratory Professionals

Date: 17th December 2019 at 18:00 CET

Speaker: Sedef Yenice (TR)   Moderator: Diler Aslan (TR)     Webinar manager: Petros Karkalousos (GR)

This webinar introduces a framework for the essential skills of laboratory leadership and concentrates on developing the knowledge and abilities to run a laboratory efficiently and effectively by focusing on self-awareness, understanding effective communication, engaging others, being resourceful, developing empathy and emotional Intelligence.

Category: Recorded

Monitoring of Internal Quality Control System Using Patients’ Data

Date: 18th June 2019 at 18:00 CET
Speaker: Abdurrahman Coşkun     Moderator: Merve Sibel Gungoren 

We need a real-time monitoring system to detect the possible errors while the instruments are running. The aim of this webinar is to raise awareness for the necessity to monitor analytical instruments continuously while reporting test results. We should monitor the system continuously using a suitable algorithm based on patients’ data.

Category: Recorded

Unmet clinical needs assessment for biomarker evaluation - a practical toolbox for Laboratory Medicine

Date: 23rd April 2019 at 18:00 CET
Speaker: Phillip Monaghan (UK)   Moderator: Christa Cobbaert (NL)

The EFLM Working Group for Test Evaluation (WG-TE) has developed a ‘practical toolbox’ providing a Test Evaluation Framework and Interactive Unmet Clinical Needs Checklist (hosted on the EFLM eLearning platform) to assist laboratories and other key stakeholders in clinical translational research, to undertake clinical needs assessment and clinical care pathway development.

Category: Recorded

Pre-analytical mysteries

Date: 27th November 2018 at 18:00 CET     
Speaker: Pieter Vermeersch (BE)    Moderator: Janne Cadamuro (AT)

Category: Recorded