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AACB AIMS conference

Innovations in medical science AACB AIMS 2016 Combined Scientific Meeting


ith the conference theme

‘Innovations in Medical Science’, the AACB 54th Annual Scientific Conference and the AIMS 46th National Scientific Meeting have combined to create an exciting meeting with an outstanding program of keynote international and local speakers, a number of oral and poster opportunities, a great social program and an extensive industry exhibition. The scientific program runs over three days and includes plenary and concurrent sessions, multidisciplinary sessions, workshops, industry symposia, posters and oral sessions. Sessions and topics being covered include: Liver fibrosis markers, Anti-microbial resistance/

When: 13–15 September 2016 Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

stewardship, Emergency haematology, Cancer

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markers, Advances in laboratory testing during

More information:

pregnancy, Quality assurance, The Frozen Blood Project and more.

Workshops: • Pre-analytical

Melbourne Pathology; Director of Clinical

• Dr James Winearls: Consultant Intensivist,

Support Services, IT Division, Sonic Healthcare,

Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast.

Melbourne. • Mr Paul Epner, Executive Vice President,


• Coagulation

Co-Founder & Director, Society to Improve

The Australasian Association of Clinical

• Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance

Diagnosis in Medicine; Chair, Coalition to

Biochemists (AACB) was founded in 1961 with

Improve Diagnosis, USA.

the following objectives:

Satellite meetings • AACB 5th Harmonisation Workshop: 12 September • Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (CMS) Satellite Meeting: 16 September • Quality Control Workshop Part 4: 16 September

• Prof Stefan Grebe, Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Mayo College of Medicine USA.

• David Rothfield Memorial Oration: Professor

biochemistry. • To disseminate knowledge of the principles

• Dr Lester Levy, Chairman, Auckland and Waitemata District Health Boards, the Health Research Council and Auckland Transport,

and practice of clinical biochemistry. • To protect and promote the interests of clinical biochemists.

Auckland NZ. • Dr Delia Nelson: Senior Research Fellow,

Keynote speakers:

• To advance the study and practice of clinical


Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Biomedical

The focus of the Australian Institute of Medical

Sciences, Curtin University, Perth.

Scientists (AIMS) is to equip medical diagnostic

Jeremy K Nicholson, Professor of Biological

• Colonel Michael Reade: Defence Professor of

professionals with the tools, information and

Chemistry, Head of the Department of Surgery,

Military Medicine and Surgery, Joint Health

networks to ensure the provision of quality and

Cancer and Interventional Medicine, Director


world-class medical science services in Australia

of the MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre, Director of the Centre for Gut and Digestive

• Director of Clinical Services, 2nd General Health Battalion, Qld, Australia.

disciplines of medical science and the community

Health (Institute of Global Health Innovation),

• Professor William Rosenberg: Peter Scheuer

Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London.

Chair in Hepatology, University College

• David Curnow Plenary Lecture: Associate

London; Clinical Lead for Viral Hepatitis, Royal

Professor Ken Sikaris, Chemical Pathologist,

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and overseas. The professional body represents all of over 23,000 medical diagnostic professionals working throughout Australia.

Free Hospital, London. |