Haemostasis and Thrombosis Workshop

Date & Time:

July 5, 08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Venue

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf, VIC 3006

South Wharf, VIC, AU, 3006

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs (RCPAQAP) will be holding a Haemostasis and Thrombosis Workshop on Friday 5th of July 2019, the day prior to the ISTH Congress, at the Melbourne Convention Centre. The RCPAQAP would like to invite you to attend the workshop and gain valuable knowledge from experts in the field.


 The workshop is designed to have the following areas of focus:


-Pre-analytical variables in haemostasis and thrombosis testing
-Detection and quantification of coagulation inhibitors
-A new era of therapeutics for haemophilia – FVIII and FIX assays
-Age-adjusted haemostasis reference values in paediatric patients
-Point of care testing – including thromboelastometry and thromboelastography
-External Quality Assurance
-Case studies – HIT, VWF, Lupus and others


There will be various international and local speakers presenting including Dr Jovan Antovic, Dr Julie Curtin, Dr Emmanuel Favaloro, Dr Vera Ignjatovic, Geoffrey Kershaw, Dr Steve Kitchen, Dr Piet Meijer and Dr Gary Moore.  


Target audience:


-Early career professionals
-Scientists and technical officers working in haemostasis and haematology
-Trainees in haematology
-Research students


APACE credits will be available.




PROGRAM


08:00 – 09:00:  REGISTRATION


09:00 – 09:05:  Welcome & Introduction – Peter Graham & Emmanuel Favaloro


Chair – Sarah Just
09:05 – 09:35  An update on Pre-Analytical variables in haemostasis testing – Steve Kitchen
09:35 – 10:05  Dengue fever and haemostasis – Cheun Wen Tan
10:05 – 10:35  Laboratory guidance for detection and quantification of coagulation inhibitors – Piet Meijer


10:35 – 11:00  MORNING TEA


Chair – Geoff Kershaw
11:00 – 11:30:  Case-based approach to HIT testing – Jovan Antovic
11:30 – 12:00:  Case-based approach to VWF testing – Emmanuel Favaloro
12:00 – 12:30:  Case-based approach to Lupus Anticoagulant testing – Gary Moore


12:30 – 1:30:  LUNCH


Chair – Emmanuel Favaloro
1:30 – 2:00:  
The importance of age-adjusted haemostasis reference values in paediatric patients – Julie Curtin
2:00 – 2:30:  FVIII and FIX assays in the era of new therapeutics for haemophilia – Geoff Kershaw
2:30 – 3:00:  External quality assurance – survey and EOC reports – Peter Graham/ Fernando Estepa


3:00 – 3:30:  AFTERNOON TEA


Chair – John Giannoutsos
3:30 – 3:45:  Case Study – Andrew Wallace
3:45 – 4:00:  Case Study – Vera Ignjatovic
4:00 – 4:20:  ROTEM User experience – Megha Jain
4:20 – 4:40:  POC – User experience – Lisa Mackay
 

4:40 – 5:00:  Final questions on any topic/Closing remarks