45th ACBI annual conference: Friday 20th & Saturday 21st October.

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45th ACBI annual conference

The Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare at Dublin’s Mater hospital.

                                                                           Friday 20th & Saturday 21st October 2023


Event Programme

Friday 20th October 2023
  • 08:30am – 09:00am.
    Arrival and Registration
  • 09:00am – 09:05am.
    Opening Remarks
    Dr Paula O’Shea, Chairperson, Conference Organising Committee
  • 09:05am – 09:15am
    President’s Address
    Dr Jennifer Brady, ACBI President
    Chair: Ms Siobhan Stokes, Principal Clinical Biochemist.
  • 09:15am – 09:55am
    Trends in drug monitoring in Ireland: what festival pill testing and syringes can tell us.
    Sinead McNamara, National Drug Treatment Centre, Dublin.
  • 09:55am – 10:35am.
    Drug Trend Monitoring in a Changing Drug Use Landscape’
    Prof Eamon Keenan, HSE National Clinical Lead – Addiction Services, Assistant National Director Primary Care Clinical Professor in Addiction Studies at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College
  • 10:35am – 11:15am.
    Mass Spectrometry in Forensic Science
    Dr John Bradley, Medical Bureau of Road Safety, Dublin.
  • 11:15am – 11:45am. Tea/Coffee and poster viewing
  • 11:45am – 12:25pm.
    An agile and modern approach to post mortem toxicology screening in the State Laboratory
    Mairéad Webster, The State Laboratory
  • 12:25pm – 13:05pm.
    Drugs and ED Admissions
    Dr Adrian Moughty, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin.
  • 13:05pm – 13:30pm.
    Panel Discussion
  • 13:30pm – 14:30pm.
    Chair: Michéal Ryan, Senior Clinical Biochemist, University Hospital Limerick
  • 14:30pm – 15:10pm
    Gestational Diabetes Mellitus; How should we screen and how should we treat?
    Professor Fidelma Dunne, Consultant Endocrinologist, Galway University Hospitals Group, School of Medicine, University College Galway
  • 15:10pm – 15:50pm.
    B wise with B12 (& Folate) testing!
    Dr Graham Lee, Consultant Clinical Biochemist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • 15:50pm – 16:15pm. Tea/Coffee and poster viewing

    Chair: Dr Séan Costelloe, Consultant Clinical Biochemist, Cork University Hospital.
  • 16:15pm -16:55pm.
    If internal quality control is inefficient or insufficient; consider patient-based real-time QC.
    Dr Huub H van Rossum, Specialist in laboratory Medicine and Clinical Chemistry, Netherlands Cancer Institute
  • 16:55pm – 17:35pm.
    Disruption versus Evolution in Laboratory Medicine
    Prof Janne Cadamuro, Professor for laboratory Medicine at the Department for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine of the University Hospital Salzburg
  • 17:35pm – 17:55pm.
    Oral presentations from abstracts
  • 17:55pm – 18:00pm.
    Day 1 Close
    Dr Paula O’Shea, Chair Conference organising committee
Saturday 21st October 2023
Chair: Dr Martin Healy
  • 09:00am – 09:35am.
    Oral Presentations from abstracts
  • 09:35am – 10:15am.
    Vitamin D in an Irish population: status, determinants and testing
    Dr Helena Scully, Children’s Health Ireland.
  • 10:15am – 10:55am.
    Vitamin D Public Health
    Dr Daniel McCartney, Director of Human Nutrition & Dietetics at TU Dublin and Trinity College Dublin
  • 10:55am – 11:20am. Tea/Coffee and poster viewing

    Chair: Dr Jennifer Brady
  • 11:20am – 12:00pm.
    Shared Care Pathology
    Helen Seddon, Clinical Scientist, Derbyshire Pathology.
  • 12:00pm – 12:40pm.
    Diabetes & Technology – What’s in a number?
    Dr Tomás Griffin, Consultant Endocrinologist, University Hospital Limerick
  • 12:40pm – 13:20pm.
    Drugs and thyroid dysfunction
    Dr Carla Moran, Consultant Endocrinologist, Beacon Hospital, Dublin
  • 13:20pm – 13:30pm.
  • Close
    Dr Paula O’Shea, Conference Chairperson
  • 13:30pm – 14:30pm

Start Date - End Date

Oct 20, 2023 - Oct 21, 2023

Start Time - End Time

8:30 am - 1:30 pm



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