LabCon 2021 – Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th November 2021

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LabCon 2021 – Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th November 2021

                                                                                                    Tuesday 9th November

                                                Cellular Pathology
Chair: Ciarán Love, Chief Medical Scientist, Tallaght University Hospital

10:00 – 10:30                  Case Study: Incidental finding of high-grade anaplastic meningioma in a GP lipoma excision.
Fiona Minogue, Medical Scientist, Connolly Hospital.

                                              Case Study: Merkel cell carcinoma with a concurrent squamous cell carcinoma.
Danielle Scally, Medical Scientist, UHG.

10:30 – 10:50                    Validation of BxChip™ Technology for Prostate Biopsies @TUH.
Shane Hanley, Medical Scientist, St James’s Hospital.

10:50 – 11:25                    Efficiency v Effectiveness. Work Faster or Work Smarter: A Collaborative Approach to
reducing Turn Around Times within a Cellular Pathology Department
Aoife Madden, Senior Medical Scientist and Dr Kevin O’Hare, Consultant Histopathologist, TUH.

11:25- 12:00                       TU Dublin – Student Project Presentations


                                                     Haematology                 Chair: Mary Byrne, Chief Medical Scientist, St. James’s Hospital

13:00 – 13:40                   Investigation of TTP and HUS related MAHA in Cork University Hospital.
Adam Korneluk, Medical Scientist and Dr Maeve Crowley, Consultant Haematologist, CUH.

13:40 – 14:00                   Investigation of HIL indices on the ACL TOP550 instrument.
 Gráinne O’Grady, Medical Scientist, MMUH.

14:00 – 14:15                   Anticoagulation Clinic in a Pandemic.
Maura Hyland, CNM2 and Grace Ryan, RGN, Naas General Hospital.

14:15 – 14:35                    A Panhaemocytometric Approach to COVID-19: a Retrospective Study on the Importance
of Monocyte and Neutrophil Population Data
James Harte, PhD Candidate UCC, Medical Scientist, CUH.

14:35 – 14:50                   Case Study: PNH. Speaker TBC.


                                                                                     Immunology/Clinical Chemistry
Medical Scientist and PhD Student at the Lancaster Medical School.

15:30 – 16:00                 Lipid Transfer Protein Syndrome. Dr Hanaa Awad, UHG.

16:00 – 16:30                 Immune Responses to SARS-CoV-2. Evan Brennan, Medical Scientist, SVUH.

16:30 – 17:00                 Active Vitamin B12. Mick Amoruso, Senior Medical Scientist, NOH, Cappagh.


                                                                           Wednesday 10th November

                                                                                                    Transfusion Science
Chair: Fergus Guilfoyle, Chief Medical Scientist, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital

11:00 – 11:20                     Cork University Hospital ‘Pre-Hospital’ Transfusion Project, John Sheehy, Chief Medical Scientist, CUH.

11:20 – 11:40                      A Tale of the Unexpected.  Marie Culliton, Laboratory Manager, NMH.

11:40 – 12:00                     The Unexpected Intra-Operative Major Haemorrhage Guideline.
                                                     Patsy Kelleher, Senior Medical Scientist, TUH.

                                            Microbiology & Virology            Chair: Karen Hickey, Surveillance Scientist, Sligo University Hospital                

15:00 – 15:20                    Covering all the Bases: Whole Genome Sequencing and SARS-CoV-2. Dr Jonathan Dean, NVRL, UCD.

15:20 – 15:40                    The Emergence of Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae in Ireland. Alma Tuohy, Medical Scientist, UHG.

15:40 – 16:00                    Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci. Nicole Kavanagh Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH) and TCD

16:00 – 16:20                   EUCAST Issues/Updates. Isabelle O’Callaghan, Specialist Medical Scientist, CUH.

16:20 – 16:40                   Case Study: Cluster of OXA-23 Acinetobacter baumanii.
                                                     Dr Anne Mac Lellan & Gráinne BowensSurveillance Scientists, Connolly Hospital

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Start Date - End Date

Oct 30, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021

Start Time - End Time

8:00 am - 5:00 pm



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