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FRCPath Masterclass Wednesday 17th April 2024 9am to 5pm.

CPD 5 external category 1 credits, code 148333. FREE to attend.

Charing Cross Hospital Drewe Lecture Theatre (Reynolds Building)

The closest tube is Baron's Court. Come out of the tube station, and turn right, and then walk through Hammersmith cemetery towards Charing Cross Hospital.
The Reynolds is next to the hospital opposite the cemetery, as on these maps.CLICK ON MAPS TO ENLARGE.
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[[Recording for hour 1]]                      [[Recording for part 2]]                      [[Recording for part 3]]

09:00 - 09:15 Introduction
09:15 - 10:00 Quality control: Westgard Rules, IQC and EQA schemes. How can we troubleshoot our analysers? Dr Edmund Wilkes Consultant Clinical Scientist
10:00 - 10:45 Validation and verification of assays. How does this relate to uncertainty of measurement and the setting of reference ranges? Dr Nicholas Martin Consultant Clinical Scientist
10:45 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:00 HbA1c methods: pearls and pitfalls. Is fructosamine an adequate substitute? Dr Mubin Choudhury, Consultant in Metabolic Medicine
12:00 - 12:45 The role of gut hormones in obesity: from the laboratory to clinical practice Professor Tricia Tan, Consultant in Metabolic Medicine

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 14:30 Protein electrophoresis and its use in the diagnosis and management of haematological disorders Dr Alan Courtney, Principal Clinical Scientist
14:30 - 15:15 Disorders of steroidogenesis Professor Karim Meeran Consultant in Endocrinology
15:15 - 16:00 Lipoprotein fractionation and its relevance to the diagnosis of lipid disorders Dr Jaimini Cegla, Consultant in Metabolic Medicine
16:00 - 16:15 Break
16:15 - 16:30 External Abstract Presentation: Urine Creatinine: going, going, gone Thomas Morris
16:30 - 16:45 External Abstract Presentation: A1c value is falsely lowered in presence of rare haemoglobin variant detected on Bio-Rad D10 HPLC system the importance of having a complete picture Anisha Mathew
16:45 - 17:00 External Abstract Presentation: A curious case of high ACTH Agnieszka Jakubowska
17:00 - 17:15 External Abstract Presentation: Unveiling pseudohyperchloraemia: a salicylate overdose case study Hannah Turner
17:15 - 17:30 Abstract Presentation Prize Announcement and Close
4.00pm Closing remarks.