44th Annual Conference of the Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland
Conference: 14th and 15th October 2022, Venue: Kingsley Hotel, Cork
You can now register for ACBI 2022, the 44th annual conference of the Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland via the Eventbrite link here.
Early bird registration for ACBI members and non-members is open until 09:00 am on 21st September 2022. Tickets for the training day and conference dinner can also be purchased at this stage.
Abstract submission is now open. Abstract guidelines can be found at the end of the attached Conference Programme. All abstracts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17:00 on September 30th. Accepted abstracts will be published in a future issue of CCLM. Please don’t forget to follow the guidelines closely, and to indicate in your submission email if you would like to be considered for an oral presentation.
The conference website and app are currently under development and will be made available over the coming weeks, along with the finalised programme.
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Friday 14th October 2022
9.00-9.10 Opening remarks – Dr Seán Costelloe
9.10-9.20 Presidents Address -Dr Jennifer Brady
Chair – Dr Paula O’Shea
9.20-9.50 Rare diseases from a carer’s perspective: Ms Anne Lawlor
9.50-10.20 Pitfalls in Clinical Practice or Errors along Patient pathway: Prof. Sally-Ann Lynch
10.20-10.50 The microbiome in ethnic minorities: Prof. Fergus Shanahan
10.50-11.20 Tea break/Poster viewing
Chair – TBC
11.20-11.50 Biochemistry of Menopause: Dr Antoinette Tuthill
11.50-12.20 Laboratory Investigations Post-mortem: Prof. Robert Flanagan
12.20-12.50 Expanded Neonatal Screening: Dr Jennifer Brady
12.50-13.50 Lunch and Poster viewing
Chair – Dr Graham Lee
13.50-14.00 Selected Poster Presentation 1
14.00-14.10 Selected Poster Presentation 2
14.10-14.20 Selected Poster Presentation 3
14.20-14.30 Selected Case Presentation 1
14.30-14.40 Selected Case Presentation 2
14.40-14.50 Selected Case Presentation 3
14.50-15.20 Interactive Session
15.20-15.50 Tea/Poster viewing
Chair – Ms Orla Maguire
15.50-16.20 Biochemistry Post Bariatric Surgery: Mr Diarmuid Duggan
16.20-16.50 Dietary Management of Epilepsy: Dr Niamh McSweeney
16.50-17.20 Nutrition and Cancer: Dr Aoife Ryan
Saturday 15th October 2022
Chair – Dr John O’Mullane
10.00-10.30 New ISO15189 Standards-What you need to know: Ms Ruth O’Kelly
10.30-11.00 Working in the Lab (from home): Prof. Damien Gruson
11.00-11.30 Building a Biological Variation Database: Dr Pilar Fernandez Calle
11.30-12.00 Tea/Poster viewing
Chair – Prof Maria Fitzgibbon
12.00-12.30 Hospital Based Pharmacy: Dr Tamasine Grimes
12.30-13.00 Unlocking the Potential of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring for Optimisation of Dosage Regimens: Dr Maria Donovan
13.00-13.30 Future of Pharmacogenomics: Prof. Sir Munir Pirmohamed
13.30-13.40 Awards – Dr Seán Costelloe
13.30-13.50 Meeting Closing Comments – Dr Seán Costelloe
Please note this programme may be subject to change
Poster Abstract Guideline for ACBI Conference 2022
Poster abstracts will be considered on any topic that is deemed, by the Conference Committee, to be relevant to the discipline of Clinical Biochemistry. Abstracts submitted are eligible for consideration as oral abstract presentations during the conference. Selected oral abstract presentations will be in two sessions: one for Clinical Cases; and one for any other abstracts.
The abstract title must not exceed 20 words and the text (excluding title, authors, and author affiliations) should be no more than 300 words. Figures and tables should not be included in the abstract. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that spelling, grammar, and syntax are correct. It is understood that all abstracts submitted have been reviewed and approved for submission by all contributing authors. Abstracts not adhering to the above instructions may be rejected.
Scientific abstracts must be structured, with appropriate headings, and must:
Give background/context to the work described
State the specific aim of the study
Clearly describe the methods used and the study design, as appropriate
Give details of compliance with the 2018 Health Research Regulations and ethics approval where appropriate
Summarise results obtained
State conclusions reached
Statements such as ‘data will be presented’ or ‘results will be discussed’ may lead to rejection
The conference is keen to highlight new and original work that has been completed by ACBI members. Where data or results have been published elsewhere (e.g. peer reviewed journal articles, letters, conference proceedings, posters, oral presentations, guidelines), this should clearly be stated at abstract submission. Where previously presented work has been augmented such that the authors feel it represents new work, this should likewise be stated. Any adjudications on the novelty or otherwise of abstract submission will be made by the Conference Committee. When submitting abstracts, authors should indicate if they wish to be considered for an oral presentation.
Submissions of original work will automatically be eligible for consideration for the conference poster prize. Work declared by the authors, or deemed by the Conference Committee, to have been published previously may be submitted but will be ineligible for consideration for the poster prize.
The Conference Committee will review all submitted abstracts. Their decision is final.
Early bird registration (by 14th September 2022)
ACBI members €100 non-members €125
Full registration (after 14th September 2022)
ACBI members €125 non-members €150
Student rate: €30 Conference Dinner: €55
Registration will open at end of August 2022
Discounted accommodation will be available to conference attendees
Training Day: 13th October 2022: Further details to follow