Jun 212019

On June 21, Saint Petersburg hosted the First Clinical Laboratory Forum for laboratory medicine specialists.

In recent years, a lot of new and useful information has come out in the field of laboratory medicine. The attending doctor should arrange the examination plan, prepare the patient, receive biological material in accordance with the requirements of a particular laboratory. The translational nature of research provides the clinic with new diagnostic capabilities that progressively ramp up. In addition, high-tech diagnostic methods yield relevant information that must be properly understood and interpreted by clinicians. This knowledge should be presented, discussed, understood and put into daily clinical practice.

The Forum featured:

  • Plenary session
  • Round table “Clinical guidelines as a platform for interaction between clinicians and laboratory specialists”
  • Educational sessions for young specialists and doctors of clinical specialties
  • Meeting of the dedicated committee of the Russian Health Ministry for clinical laboratory medicine
  • Presidium meeting of the Laboratory Medicine Federation
  • Exhibition

The Forum was chaired by Tatyana Vavilova, chief visiting specialist of the Russian Health Ministry for clinical laboratory medicine.

The Forum brought together laboratory doctors, heads of healthcare facilities, doctors of clinical specialties, researchers, laboratory assistants, medical technicians and technologists, expert chemists, biologists, and other interested specialists.