4th Joint EFLM – UEMS Congress European U cialists Section of Laboratory Medicine/Medical Biopathology Laboratory medicine at the clinical interface www.eflm-uems.warsaw2016.eu eflm.uems2016@gmail.com WARSAW 21-24th September 2016 Venue: Double Tree by Hilton, Warsaw Early registration: June 30th On-line registration: Under the auspices of: August 30th Abstract submission: May 15th Under the auspices of: The Congress Newsletter N° 1 4th EFLM-UEMS Congress Warsaw 2016 @EFLM_UEMS_2016

Page 2 WELCOME On behalf of the Congress Organizing Committee it is a great pleasure to invite you all to the 4th Joint EFLMUEMS Congress in Warsaw, largest European event in Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Diagnostics in 2016. More than 50 international experts in the field of clinical medicine and laboratory diagnostics will present state of the art lectures and more than 700 participants, both laboratory professionals and clinicians, from all over the world are expected and welcome. The Congress program includes scientific symposia, plenary lectures, poster sessions, debates, and educational workshops. Congress topics are selected to address hot issues of medicine, in areas such as cardiology, oncology, nephrology, neurology, endocrinology, transplantation, Warsaw at a Glance Warsaw is the capital and the largest city of Poland with more than 1.7 million inhabitants. It is located on the Vistula River, which is the Europe’s widest river, flowing through the centre of the city. This amazing city is full of contrasts, question marks and surprises. It will excite and inspire you. Warsaw is sometimes called “phoenix city” because immunology, microbiology, pediatrics, among others. Laboratory diagnostics at the clinical interface spans from next generation sequencing, assessment of cell free DNA, mass spectrometry, to point-of-care-testing for diagnosing and predicting disease as well as for guiding and monitoring therapy. We particularly encourage young physicians, laboratory professionals, scientists, and researchers to submit their work. All abstracts will be reviewed by an international evaluation committee and the best abstracts will be selected as oral presentations. There are reduced registration fees for all young scientists <35 years and travel bursaries are available to participate in the Congress. Sponsored workshops will give the diagnostic industry the opportunity to present their latest innovations to a specialist audience. Don’t miss this important event in the beautiful city of Warsaw. Book the dates, keep an eye on our website and find us on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you in the capital of Poland this September! Prof. Grazyna Sypniewska (EFLM, PTDL) President of the Congress and Organizing Committee Chair Prof. Eberhard Wieland (UEMS) Scientific Programme Committee Chair of its astonishing ability to arise from the ruins, which took places several times in its history. During World War II more than 80% of Warsaw was destroyed. The city and particularly its historical buildings were reconstructed and rebuilt, with as many original bricks as possible. Together with Old Town, Royal Route, Royal Łazienki Park and the Residence of Jan II Sobieski in Wilanów, Warsaw offers a lots of other historical places to visit, above and beyond it is full of parks, green places, outdoor cafes and a great many cultural places. That’s why it is one of the major international tourist destination in Central and Eastern Europe. The capital of Poland holds some of Europe’s best museums, including permanent exhibition in POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews – probably the most important cultural institution of that kind on the continent. The turbulent history of Warsaw may be experienced in the interactive Warsaw Rising Museum and if one is keen on music, the Fryderyk Chopin Museum gives an opportunity to take a journey into the past with the help of its ultramodern exhibitions. And let’s not forget about time for shopping. Department stores tempt with great bargains and little boutiques invite customers to have a look at unique Polish design. Warsaw, PL ◌ 21-24 September 2016

Page 3 Grażyna Odrowąż-Sypniewska PhD, Professor of clinical biochemistry Chair of Organizing Committee Prof. Grazyna Sypniewska is the Head of Department of Laboratory Medicine at Collegium Medicum and at University Hospital, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Bydgoszcz, Poland. She is a member of four international scientific societies, National Representative of Poland at IFCC, Member-at-Large of the Executive Board at EFLM and vice-president of the Polish Society of Laboratory Diagnostics. She is a member of EFLM-EAS Task Finishing Group “Laboratory Testing for Dyslipidemia”. Prof. Sypniewska is an author/coauthor of 112 articles cited by PubMed. Former Editor-in-Chief of eJ IFCC, member of Editorial Board of several inetrnational medical journals including: Clinical Biochemistry, CCLM, Biochemia Medica and Journal of Medical Biochemistry. She is an Editor-inchief of University medical journal Folia Medica Copernicana. Prof. Sypniewska chairs the Polish Labtestonline Editor’s group. Bogdan Solnica, PhD, MD, Professor Member of Scientific Committee, PTLD President Prof. Bogdan Solnica is the Head of Department of Clinical Biochemistry at Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow, Poland. He is the president of Polish Society of Laboratory Diagnostics, a member of American Association for Clinical Chemistry and Polish Diabetes Association and National Representative of Poland at European Eberhard Wieland, MD, Professor of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine Chair of Scientific Committee Prof. Eberhard Wieland is the Medical Director of the Central Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Klinikum Stuttgart, Professor of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine in Eberhard - Karls - University Tuebingen, Germany and Medical Director at the School for Medical Technical Assistants in Stuttgart, Germany. He is a German Delegate at European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) in the Board of Medical Biopathology/Laboratory Medicine. He has been Director of Education of the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (2013-2015). He chairs the working group accreditation of the German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (DGKL) and the GLP commission of the German accreditation body DAkkS. In 2005 he became registered as European Specialist in Laboratory Medicine (EurSpLM) by the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM) and in 2013 he was appointed Fellow of the Board of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Biopathology (FEBLM) of the UEMS. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several international medical journals: Journal of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Biochemistry, Folia Medica. He is an author/co-author of 113 articles cited by PubMed. Register of Specialists in Laboratory Medicine (EC-4). He is an author of 52 articles cited by PubMed and a member of Editorial Board of several Polish medical journals, including „Medycyna Praktyczna” (“Practical Medicine”) and „Choroby Wewnetrzne” (“Internal Diseases”). www.eflm-uems.warsaw2016.eu

Page 4 Scientific Programme Wednesday, 21st September 10:00 Pre-Congress Symposium (13:00 closing) Clinical utility of bone marker measurement in metabolic diseases. Under the auspices of the European Calcified Tissue Society 17:30 Opening Ceremony 18:30 Opening Plenary Plasma DNA: Driver of a revolution in molecular diagnostics for the clinic Denis Lo (HK) Thursday, 22nd September 8:30 Parallel Symposia Laboratory biomarkers of cardiovascular disease Diabetic kidney disease: Beyond albuminuria Therapeutic drug monitoring and phramacogenetics of immunosuppressants (under the Auspices of IATDMCT) 10:30 Coffee Break, Exhibition 10:45 Workshops 11:50 Plenary Personalized cancer therapy: lessons from laboratory hematology Jan Styczynski (PL) 12:30 Lunch Break, Poster Rounds, Exhibition 14:00 Plenary: Translational aspects of inflammation in atherosclerosis Magnus Bäck (SE) 14:45 Parallel Symposia Laboratory assessment of kidney function Trends in pediatric laboratory medicine WASPaLM: Molecular diagnostics in cancer management 16:45 Coffee Break, Exhibition 17:00 Debate I Vitamin D: To test or not to test PRO Roger Bouillon (BE) CONTRA Ian Young (IE) Educational Workshop: Training of laboratory specialists in Europe Training of Scientists Training of Medical Doctors 18:00 Exhibition Reception (20:00 closing) Friday, 23rd September 8:30 Parallel Symposia Dyslipidemia: New clinical concepts and diagnostic tools New diagnostic tools for infectious diseases Diagnosis of autoimmmune diseases 10:30 Coffee Break, Exhibition 10:45 Workshops 11:50 Plenary Promoting clinical and laboratory interaction by harmonization Mauro Panteghini (IT) 12:30 Lunch Break, Poster Rounds, Exhibition 14:00 Plenary Microbiome and disease Andre Gessner (DE) 14:45 Parallel Symposia Detecting age-related changes Clinical applications of genome sequencing Point-of-Care-testing: Methodology and Quality 16:45 Coffee Break, Exhibition 17:00 Debate II Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs): To monitor or not? PRO Lotta Joutsi-Korhonen (FI) CONTRA Grzegorz Grzesk (PL) Educational Workshop: Direct reporting, record access by patients and the role of laboratory in informing patients 19:30 Social Evening (22:30 closing) Saturday 24th September 9:00 Parallel Symposia Asian Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry: Pediatric endocrine symposium Biomarkers in neurology New trends in allergy testing 11:00 Coffee Break, Exhibition 11:15 Workshops 12:20 Plenary: Clinical application of companion diagnostics Jan Trøst Jørgensen (DK) 13:00 Closing Ceremony, Poster Prizes Warsaw, PL ◌ 21-24 September 2016

Page 5 Venue The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre Warsaw offering the perfect combination of world-class conference facilities and leisure amenities has been found ideal for both: the Congress and the best main accommodation place for participants. Abstract submission opened Feel encouraged to submit your abstract!. The It hosts large conferences, important business meetings and spectacular celebrations in the hotel’s 54,000 sq.ft. of flexible event space. Its outdoor courtyard is ideal for unforgettable ceremonies and receptions. IT also gives the opportunity to indulge with a choice of treatments and amenities at the hotel’s spacious destination spa, including medical treatments, a relaxation zone, fitness center and salty indoor pool. The conference center is located 25 minutes from Warsaw Chopin Airport and 20 minutes from the city center and the special taxi company will be offered for participants. Complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and suites. As an alternative another accommodation places will be recommended with shuttle to the conference center. For more details follow us on our webpage, Facebook or Tweeter. submission system is already opened. However it requires registration, no advanced fee payment is necessary, you will have an opportunity to do it later, after the information about the acceptance of your abstract. The abstract submission system was combined with registration to facilitate further processes. Just create your account now – you will not need to do it again later. Early registration by June 30th: Full registration Young registration (<35 yrs) Day ticket Young registration (<35 yrs) Day ticket On-site full registration: 420 Euro (VAT incl.) 270 Euro (VAT incl.) 150 Euro (VAT incl.) Regular registration by August 30th: Full registration 490 Euro (VAT incl.) 300 Euro (VAT incl.) 180 Euro (VAT incl.) 535 Euro (VAT incl.) Please be aware that: EFLM will offer five bursaries/travel grants to young scientists. Congress abstracts will be published in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. 3 best posters will get special EFLM-UEMS awards. All participants will get CPE credit points. www.eflm-uems.warsaw2016.eu

…looking forward to seeing you all in Warsaw… Newsletter Editors: Katarzyna Bergmann Anna Stelmaszczyk-Emmel Rafał Wlazeł

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