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XIV International Congress of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (ICPLM)
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the XIV International Congress of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (ICPLM) and the Task Force on Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (TF-PLM) of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), we invite you to the Congress in Durban, South Africa on October 20th-22nd 2017.
The Congress will be organized in cooperation with the African Federation of Clinical Chemistry.
The Congress will focus on the latest scientific and technological achievements in all areas of paediatric, clinical and diagnostic laboratory medicine and we are certain that all participants will be enthused by the program.
Taking place immediately before the IFCC World Lab Durban 2017, the congress offers you the unique opportunity to gather the latest information in laboratory medicine for children as well as for adult patients.
The scientific program will cover a wide range of topics and includes sessions on genetically determined diseases in children, metabolic disorders, newborn screening, allergy testing, nutrition, endocrinology, paediatric reference intervals, infectious diseases, challenges of the paediatric laboratory, and many other topics. We would also like to encourage you to submit your latest scientific research results to be presented in scientific poster sessions.
The program will attract a wide variety of participants including laboratory physicians, scientists and technologists, as well as practicing clinicians in paediatrics, neonatology, infectious disease and family medicine.
Detailed information about the 2017 ICPLM Durban and its program can be found at the following link: www.icplm2017.org
Durban which is the third largest city in South Africa is a natural paradise known for its gorgeous,safe swimming beaches and subtropical climate, warm Indian ocean, variety of restaurants and rich cultural diversity. Durban is situated on the eastern coast of Africa in Kwa-Zulu Natal province where summer is all year long.
Please save these dates in your calendar – we look forward to hosting you in Durban in October 2017.
The criteria for the grants are described below:
If it is necessary to distinguish between applicants priority will be given to those who are to present oral or poster presentations at a meeting, those who have particular financial difficulties and those whom at the discretion of the Committee have shown commitment to the furtherance of the management and study of metabolic disease.
ERNDIM 2017 Workshop and participant meeting
The annual ERNDIM participant meeting, including the workshops of the five diagnostic proficiency testing schemes is usually held at the annual symposium of the SSIEM. This year there will be no SSIEM meeting and we expect that not very many ERNDIM participants will be able to attend the ICIEM meeting in Rio de Janeiro. Therefore the ERNDIM Board decided to hold a separate one and a half day meeting to include the DPT discussions and scientific workshops. This will be similar to the very successful meeting we held in Basel in 2009.
The meeting will take place November 21st and 22nd, 2017 in Manchester. The scientific programme of Nov 21st, contains a session on Novel diagnostic approaches and treatment of Lysosomal Storage Diseases. On Nov 21st also the Diagnostic Proficiency Testing schemes meetings will be held and we will organise a social dinner. On Nov 22nd workshops on lysomal enzyme testing, neurotransmitters in CSF, acylcarnitines in DBS and organic acids will be organised as well as a session on current and future developments in Biochemical Genetics testing and external quality assurance.A detailed scientific programme, venue and fees will be announced soon by email and on the ERNDIM website.