I  U  P  A  C

News & Notices

Organizations & People

Standing Committees





..Application for Sponsorship



Links of Interest

Search the Site

Home Page



Conference Announcement

- IUPAC-sponsored event -

2nd European Symposium on Clinical Laboratory and In Vitro Diagnostic Industry , 6-7 February 2003, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

> Back to Calendar

The objective of this symposium, jointly organized by the Catalan Association of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (ACCLC) and several companies, is to discuss how clinical laboratories and the in vitro diagnostic industry may develop a common strategy to share the production of physiological reference values for the biological quantities having medical interest.

This symposium, to be held 6-7 February 2003 in Barcelona, Spain, will bring together experts on reference values and other interested professionals to answer and debate a set of questions on practical aspects of physiological reference values production and adoption. Examples of the questions to be answered and debated are as follows: Who should produce reference values, the clinical laboratories or the in vitro diagnostic companies?, How we can verify the sustainability of reference interval for a specific measurement procedure?, and How should the reference intervals be described in books? This symposium will help the in vitro diagnostic industry and clinical laboratories to reach a consensus on the interpretation and fulfilment of some controversial requirements of the European Directive 98/79-CE and EN-ISO 15189 standard dealing with reference values.

Contact: Dr. X. Fuentes-Arderiu
Servei de Bioquímica Clínica
Ciutat Sanitària i Universitària de Bellvitge
08907 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Catalonia, Spain
E-mail: [email protected]


> Announcement published in Chem. Int. 24(4), 2002

* Sponsorship by IUPAC attests to the quality of the scientific program and indicates the host country's assurance that scientists from all countries may participate.
> Sponsorship Information

Page last modified 27 June 2002.
Copyright © 1997-2002 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

Questions or comments about IUPAC
please contact the Secretariat.
Questions regarding the website
please contact Web Help.