23rd Meeting of Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation
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Dear colleagues and friends,
The Association of Medical Biochemists of Bosnia and Herzegovina has the pleasure of inviting You to the 23rd Meeting of the Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation to be held in Sarajevo, on October 7-9, 2015, joined together with the 2nd Congress of Medical Biochemists of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is the first time that our Association of Medical Biochemists of Bosnia and Herzegovina acts as the organizer of the BCLF Meeting.
Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a place where every building tells a story be it serene or of strife. It is a place where the old world meets the new world; where The East meets The West. The city is famous for its traditional, cultural, and religious diversity, with adherents of Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism, coexisting there for centuries. Due to this long and rich history of religious and cultural variety, Sarajevo was sometimes called the "Jerusalem of Europe".
In 1885, Sarajevo was the first city in Europe and the second city in the World to have full-time electric tram network running through the city. In 1914, it was the site of the assassination of the Archduke of Austria-Hungary which sparked World War I. Seventy years later, it hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. Ever since the Olympic games Sarajevo has been a popular tourist attraction.
Nowadays Sarajevo is the leading political, social and cultural center of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a prominent center of culture in the Balkans, with its region-wide influence in entertainment, media, fashion, and the arts.
My very best wishes, and we are looking forward to meeting you in Sarajevo in October 2015. Make your reservations, join us and enjoy the 23rd BCLF Meeting and your stay in Sarajevo.
Dear colleagues and friends,
On behalf of Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation it is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 23rd Meeting of the Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation (BCLF), which will be held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on October 7-9, 2015.
This year meeting will provide another opportunity for specialist involved in different fields of laboratory medicine from Balkan region to get together and exchange experiences in terms of present and future challenges placed in front of us. Clinical laboratories represent an area of healthcare that undergoes major changes because of many new diagnostic techniques and laboratory tests introduced as a result of both: understanding the mechanisms of diseases and the development of new technologies. Together with clinicians, we have to find the best way of implementing new markers so that requirements of quality and clinical effectiveness are met.
It is obvious that laboratory medicine is becoming increasingly global, leading us to the need of common approach to quality standards in total testing process. This meeting will provide ideal background to discus and make decisions about harmonization requirements in our field of work and make concrete steps towards implementation of common quality standards in Balkan region. Our efforts will further fortify main laboratory medicine goal – improvement of patient safety by providing test results that contribute to selection of effective, necessary and correct treatment and appropriate patient care.
23rd BCLF meeting in Sarajevo, well known by its hospitality, will most certainly bring us closer together. There is a saying that no one is a stranger in this beautiful, lively and diverse city that like no other place in Europe effortlessly hosts eastern and western cultural and historical treasures.
I wish you memorable 23rd BCLF meeting and to enjoy your staying in Sarajevo.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Congress delegates are invited to submit abstracts of their scientific work for presentation at 23rd BCLF Meeting.
An unlimited number of abstracts may be submitted provided the presenting author applies for “full registration”.
Abstracts are welcome in all fields of clinical chemistry, haematology, clinical molecular biology and laboratory medicine, in the broader sense. A limited number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation during symposia. Properly submitted abstracts will be sent to experts for review and selection for oral communication.
Abstracts can be submitted in one of the following topics:
Biomarkers of renal function
Cancer and tumor markers
Clinical application of quantitative spectrometry
Critical care/ Emergency Lab
Education and training in laboratory medicine
Laboratory errors and patient safety
Metrology and standardization in laboratory medicine
Osteoporosis and bone metabolism
Pediatric and elderly laboratory testing
Point – of – care testing
Quality and accreditation in laboratory medicine
Reference ranges and decision levels
Toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring
Vitamins and nutrition
The text must be clear, concise, and written in proper English. The content must not have been previously published in academic journals or subject to peer review. Significant technical information must be avaliable. Abstracts must contain results. Abstracts can be submitted in English language in form of a Word document (*.doc ili *.docx), prepared according to the following instructions:
Font size: 12,
Line spacing: Single,
No tables, figures and references,
When abbreviations are used, spell out the full word at first mention in the text followed by the abbreviation,
Avoid the usage of non-standard abbreviations
Incorrectly prepared abstracts will be rejected.
STRUCTURE OF THE ABSTRACT
Abstracts should be structured and must include:
BACKGROUND: a brief introduction stating the purpose of the investigation, hypothesis and aim of the study
MATERIALS / SUBJECTS AND METHODS: a description of the subjects and methodology used;
RESULTS: to be supported by statistical or other evidence to show their validity;
CONCLUSIONS: conclusion derived from the results and aim of the study
The body of the abstract must not exceed 2300 characters, spaces included.
Posters have to be 70 cm wide and 100 cm high. Posters are displayed on specified boards with a poster number assigned by the organizing committee. Posters will be displayed throughout the congress duration. Posters should be mounted by Thursday, 8 October 2015 , until 09:00 and removed by Friday, 9 October 2015 until 5:00 pm. Organizing committee is not responsible for posters that will be left after congress closing.
Deadline for receipt Abstracts should be submitted by 15th June 2015, 18:30 CET.
Confirmation of receipt Receipt of the abstract will be acknowledged by e-mail after submission.
Notification of acceptance or rejection Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection before 15 August 2015.
Registration The presenting author of each abstract must register for the congress with “Full Registration”.
DATES TO FOCUS ON:
October 7-9,2015: Meeting dates
June 15,2015: Deadline for abstract submission
August 15,2015: Abstract notification information
August 31,2015: Deadline for registration
Names and surnames of all authors have to be listed together with their affiliations. The name of the presenting author has to be underlined. Also, the e-mail address of presenting author has to be provided.
The Association of Medical Biochemists of Bosnia and Herzegovina has the pleasure of inviting You to the 23rd Meeting of the Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation to be held in Sarajevo, on October 7-9, 2015, joined together with the 2nd Congress of Medical Biochemists of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Main topics of the 23rd Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation (BCLF) Meeting are:
- Advanced technology
- Biological variation
- Blood gases
- Biomarkers of renal function
- Cancer and tumor markers
- Cardiovascular disease
- Clinical application of quantitative spectrometry
- Critical care / Emergency Lab
- Education and training in laboratory medicine
- Laboratory errors and patient safety
- Laboratory safety
- Metrology & standardization in laboratory medicine
- Osteoporosis and bone metabolism
- Pediatric and elderly laboratory testing
- Point - of - care testing
- Preanalitical variables
- Quality and accreditation in laboratory medicine
- Reference ranges and decision levels
- Toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring
- Trace elements
- Vitamins and nutrition
This year meeting will provide another opportunity for specialist involved in different fields of laboratory medicine from Balkan region to get together and exchange experiences in terms of present and future challenges placed in front of us.
Clinical laboratories represent an area of healthcare that undergoes major changes because of many new diagnostic techniques and laboratory tests introduced as a result of understanding the mechanisms of diseases and the development of new technologies.
It is obvious that laboratory medicine is becoming increasingly global, leading us to the need of common approach to quality standards in total testing process. This meeting will provide ideal background to discus and make decisions about harmonization requirements in our field of work and make concrete steps towards implementation of common quality standards in Balkan region.
We hereby ask You to include this meeting in the financial plan of operation and co-financing (sponsorship) of such events for Year 2015. We hope that You will, within your capabilities, provide support and be one of the sponsors of the 23rd BCLF Meeting.
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