Welcome to the NML Congress 2015

Programme

(Programme in pdf)

(Changes in the schedule)

Wednesday 3 June 
16:00 Registration (16:00-18:00)
17:00 Get together at Hilton (17:00-18:30)
     
Thursday 4 June 
08:00 Registration (8:00-16:00)
09:00 Opening of the Congress
09:10 Organizing Committee - welcome
09:15 Joint Session:  Sigurður Reynir Gíslason, Geochemist, 
Environmental impact of volcanic eruptions in Iceland
10:00 Coffee break / exhibition / Posters
  Hematology 1
Session 1
Microbiology 1
Session 2
Pathology
Session 3
Workshop/
Student forum
Session 4
10:30 Signý Vala Sveinsdóttir
MD, Hematologist

New oral anticoagulations drug
Hörður S. Harðarson
MD,  Clinical Microbiology laboratorium, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Few interesting cases from our laboratorium

Jón Gunnlaugur Jónasson
Professor of Pathology, University of Iceland, Chairman, Department of Pathology, National University Hospital, Medical Director of the Icelandic Cancer Registry

The Icelandic Cancer Registry - Information on the Epidemiology of Cancer in Iceland


Anne Berndt
Advisor/Biomedical Scientist; Vårdförbundet the Swedish Association of Health Professionals in parentesis

Marie Nora Roald 
Biomedical laboratory scientist; Senior Consultant, The Norwegian Institute of Biomedical Science

Rita von der Fehr
Biomedical laboratory scientist and Chairperson of The Norwegian Institute of Biomedical Science

Future Trends in Biomedical Laboratory Science
11:00 Páll T. Önundarson
Professor of Hematology, University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine, Chief of Laboratory Hematology and Coagulation Disorders, Central Laboratory, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Can warfarin compete with direct oral anticoagulants?
Bryndís Sigurðardóttir
MD, Internal Medicine, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland, Dept of Infectious Diseases

Group A streptococcus and toxic shock syndrome
Laufey Tryggvadóttir
Managing Director, Clinical Professor, The Icelandic Cancer Society

Effect of Prognostic Factors and Treatment on Breast Cancer Survival in BRCA2 Mutation Carriers
11:30 Sigrún Reykdal
Chief, Dept. Hematology - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Stem cell treatment in hematological malignancies
Dr. Reynir Scheving
R&D Scientist, Zymetech ehf

Anti-biofilm properties of cod trypsin formulations
Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir
Pathologist, Department of Pathology, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

20 year  of non-gynecologic cytologi  in Iceland  -  changes and challenges
12:00 Sigurður Yngvi Kristinsson
Hematologist, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Why perform protein electrophoresis and what do the results mean?
Kristján Orri Helgason
Consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Dept of Microbiology, Landspítali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Legionella longbeachae - Gardeners beware!
Kristina Lauridsen
Detection of TOPI and TDP1 enzyme activity in NSCLC with two novel methods [79]
12:30 Lunch and postersession (12:30-14:00)
13:30 Fernando Mendes; Associate Professor, Inst Politec Coimbra, ESTeSC – Coimbra Health School, Departamento de Ciências Biomédicas Laboratoriais, Coimbra, Portugal; General Secretary of the European Association for Professions in Biomedical Sciences, Brussels, Belgium ; Eramus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (MARBLE) - the next step towards professional development
  Hematology 2 / Free paper
Session 5
Blood bank
Session 6
Free paper Pathology
Session 7
Workshop / Free paper
Session 8
14:00 Jón Þór Bergþórsson
Department of Laboratory Hematology, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

3D cell culture models for the study of epithelial branching morphogenesis and epithelial- mesenchymal transition
Sandra M. Jónsdóttir Buch  
Biomedical Scientist M.S., REModel lab, The Blood Bank, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

The use of expired platelet transfusion units as cell culture supplement
 
Karen Inge Nielsen
Dumping – An Easy Way to Handle Underprocessed Tissue [4]

Anne Mette Pedersen
Dissection of specimens handled by a biomedical technician gives easier planning of work and saves time [20]
Anne Berndt
Advisor/Biomedical Scientist; Vårdförbundet the Swedish Association of Health Professionals in parentesis

Marie Nora Roald 
Biomedical laboratory scientist; Senior Consultant, The Norwegian Institute of Biomedical Science

Rita von der Fehr
Biomedical laboratory scientist and Chairperson of The Norwegian Institute of Biomedical Science

Future Trends in Biomedical Laboratory Science
14:30 Katrín Birna Pétursdóttir
Biomedical Scientist B.Sc, M.S student; Department of Laboratory Hematology, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland and The BioMedical Center of the University of Iceland


Expression of Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) in the breast stem cell line D492 and relations to stem cell properties
  Ann-Christina Sørensen
Can isopropyl alcohol replace xylene for preparing brain tissue? [30] - ONLY POSTER

Liza Lyng
Saving time by introducing biopsy pads and erythrosine-dyed formalin [31]
15:00 Loic J. R. M. Letertre
Biomedical Scientist, Central Laboratory, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Use of interactive software as educational tools for coagulation cascade and cell biology teaching
Ólafur E. Sigurjónsson
Associate Professor, Blood Bank, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland, School of Science and Engineering, Reykjavík University

Metabolomic analysis of platelet concentrates and red blood cell concentrates during storage. A systems biology approach
Annette Mørkeberg
Do women 60+ with HPV infection follow Danish Health and Medicines Authority (DHMA)'s guidelines? [19]

Linn Buer
Placenta - macroscopic examination and special technique [48]
Ib Johansen
National unique laboratory sample tube ID labelling. Development and full national implementation [3]

Kirsten Vikkelsø Madsen
Hypo – and hypernatremia results in inaccurate Erythrocytes Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) measurement in vitro, when using Sysmex XE 2100 [22]
15:30 Snædís Birna Björnsdóttir
The effects of the chemotaxis inhibitor Plerixafor in acute myeloid leukemia.
Does Plerixafor increase programmed cell death in leukemia cells? [54]

Marie Lundberg

External Quality Assessment scheme for diagnosis of intracranial haemorrhage [28]
Anna Margrét Halldórsdóttir
MD, PhD, Department of Transfusion Medicine
National University Hospital

The Blood Bank, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

The use of fetal RhD genotype determination for targeting routine antenatal anti-RhD prophylaxis (RAADP) 

Gunn B B Kristensen
Compliance of venous blood sampling procedures with the CLSI H3-A6 guideline in Norway: an observation study conducted in three Norwegian hospitals [95]

Kristina Malm Janson
Teaching an old dog, new tricks: The entrepreneurial biomedical scientist [59]
16:00 Work place visits (optional)
     
Friday 5 June 
08:30 Registration (8:30-16:00)
09:00 Joint Session:  Sigurður Guðmundsson; School of Health Sciences - Faculty of Medicine; Ebóla
10:00 Marianne Ejsing, BMS, My seven weeks of contrubution to the ebola mission in Sierra Leone
10:30 Coffee break / exhibition 
  Clinical Chemistry 1
Session 9
Microbiology 2 / Free paper
Session 10
Immunology 1 / Free paper
Session 11
Free Paper Clinical Chemistry
Session 12
11:00 Gunnar Sigurðsson
Chairman of the Icelandic Heart Association

The story of coronary heart disease in Iceland and the Icelandic Heart Association
Sigríður Júlía Quirk
Biomedical Scientist M.S, PhD student, Department of Microbiology, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Pneumococcal clones circulating in disease and carriage prior to routine vaccination in Iceland
Sigurveig Th. Sigurðardóttir
MD, PhD, Department of Immunology; Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

New developments in food allergy
Beth Brotnov
Nucleic acid extraction in the routine laboratory – a comparison of DNA/RNA output and practical workflow [50]




11:30 Ingunn Þorsteinsdóttir
MD, PhD, Department for Clinical Biochemistry - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Cardiac Troponin I as a predictive factor for coronary vascular diseases
 John Olav Alvsvåg
Sarcocystis hominis [46]
Michael Clausen 
MD. Paediatrics and Allergy; Dept. Paediatrics, Dept. of Allergy, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

The effects of intestinal microbiome on human health and behaviour

 

 

Binnaz Acar
Patient-focused care - shorter turnaround times and improved accessibility [51]

12:00

Líney Símonardóttir
CCP, Biomedical Scientist M.S., Perfusionist, Dep. of Cardiothoracic Surgery 12-CD, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

A story of a 12 year old girl with a heart attack

Magnús Gottfreðsson
professor, School of Health Sciences - Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland

Pandemic “Spanish” influenza in Iceland, 1918, recent studies and future developments
Björn Rúnar Lúðvíksson
Professor, Department of immunology, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland
 
Primary immunodeficiency new diagnostic 

Astrid-Mette Husøy
Incorrect blood in tube - Patient identification errors [42]

Inger Annie Moe
Blood sampling and treatment in the home for children with cancer [62]

12:30

Martina Jürs
Activism and Lobbyism – Branding the BLS Profession as a Diagnostic Partner [93]

Fernando Mendes
Class 1 integron and antibiotic resistance in Klebsiellas spp [88]

Irena Szpinda
Outbreak of tuberculosis in a Norwegian dance academy delineated by whole genome sequencing and high end mass spectrometry [23]

 

Marianne Larsen
Biomedical Laboratory Scientist as Diagnostic partner [66]

 

13:00 Lunch and exhibition
13:45 Baldur Tumi Baldursson, PhD, MD, Kerecis Medical Director, The fish inside your head; the Kerecis story
  Clinical Chemistry 2
Session 13
Genetics 1
Session 14
Immunology 2 / Free paper
Session 15
Clinical physiology
Session 16
14:30 Leifur Franzson
Specialist in Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Associate Professor; Department of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Vitamin D, Does the D stand for "Dreaming"?
Agnar Helgason
Research scientist deCODE Genetics. Associate Research Professor, Department of Anthropology University of Iceland

The genetic history of the Icelanders: A mixture of Norse and Celts 

Sólrún Melkorka Maggadóttir
MD, Department of immunology, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Gastrointestinal manifestations of primary immunodeficiency diseases

Bjarni Torfason
MD, CardioThoracic Surgeon-in-Chief, Department of CardioThoracic Surgery, Landspitali University Hospital

3D printing improves surgical planning in Cardiac Surgery 
15:00 Sigurbjörg Skarphéðinsdóttir
MD


Do you know your Vitamin D level? 
Þórunn Rafnar
PhD, Head of division Oncology, deCODE genetics


Cancer genetics – translation to the clinic

Barbro Nasman Glaser
Dendritic Cell-based Vaccine for Therapy of B-CLL Patients using CliniMACS Platform for Large-scale Production [67]

Maria Faresjö
Can psychological stress affect the immune system and cause autoimmunity? [72]
Bylgja Brynjarsdóttir
Echocardiographer, Biomedical Scientist, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Can we find signs in young people that predict cardiovascular disease in the future?
15:30 Coffee break / exhibition / Posters
16:00

Merete Rasmussen
POCT-measurements of Sepsis, - a wake-up call for students? [44]

Wenche Okstad
A day in the life as a biomedical scientist at a small ruminant research unit in south west Norway [33]

Gyða Björnsdóttir
Project Leader deCODE genetics

Genetics of chronic pain

 

Guðrún Reimarsdóttir
Biomedical Scientist B.Sc, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

Remote Monitoring of ICD- and pacemaker patients at the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark. Workflow, resources and benefit.

16:30
Dr. Olafur Andri Stefansson
Cancer Research Laboratory, Cancer Research Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland


Exploring the epigenome of cancer cells
 

Sigfús Gizurarson, MD
Cardiologist

Ablation for Cardiac arrhythmia

17:00 Break
19:00 Conference Dinner (Optional) (19:00-22:30)
     
Saturday 6 June
08:30 Registration (8:30-12:15)
09:00 Dr. Martin Volkmann, Sending samples, receiving results: Issues of inter-laboratory communication
  Point of Care
Session 17
Immunonlogy 3
Session 18
Biomedical Science
Session 19
 
09:30

Helena Lindberg and Charlotte Wigermo
Biomedical Scientists, Clinical Chemistry, Labmedicin, Region Skåne, Sweden

POCT in Region Skåne, Sweden

Arnór Víkingsson
Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Pain and the inflammatory response
Anne Berndt
Advisor/BLS; Vårdförbundet

Promoting ethical reflection as an integral part of professional identity
10.00 Helga Sigrún Sigurjónsdóttir
Biomedical Scientist M.S., Central Laboratory, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Point Of Care Testing at Landspitali
Ingileif Jónsdóttir
Head of division Infectious and inflammatory diseases deCODE genetics. Professor Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland

Vaccination against Streptococcus pneumoniae and other encapslated bacteria
Leifur Franzson
Specialist in Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Associate Professor; Department of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Tandem Mass Spectrometer and its use in screening newborns for inborn errors of metabolism
10:30 Hanna Ásvaldsdóttir
Perfusionist, Cardiothoracic Surgery 12-CD, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland


Point-of-care coagulation tests in open heart surgery at LSH

Jóna Freysdóttir 
Professor, Dept of Immunology and Center for Rheumatology Research, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland and Faculty of Medicine, Biomedical Center, University of Iceland 

Dietary fish oil reduces the acute inflammatory response but enhances resolution and the adaptive immune response in antigen-induced peritonitis in mice

Bjarki Guðmundsson
M.Sc. Department of Genetics and Molecular Medicine

Northern Lights Assay: A Versatile Method for Comprehensive Detection of DNA Damage

11:00 Coffee break / exhibition / Posters
  Point of Care 2
Session 1
Genetics 2
Session 2
Studend forum
Session 3
 
11:15 Gyða Hrönn Einarsdóttir
Biomedical Scientist M.S., Central Laboratory, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

The relationship between hemolysis and different blood sampling methods at the Emergency Department
Borghildur Fjóla Kristjánsdóttir
Biomedical Scientist M.S., Deapartment of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Analysis and prevalence of mutation in FMR1-gene in Iceland 
Student Forum presentation  
11:45 Kristín Jónsdóttir
Quality Manager and Lean Coach, Division of Diagnostic Medicine, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland

Improving the preanalytical process of blood samples - Attack on hemolysis
 
12:15 Haukur Ingi Jónasson: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:
Reflections on the Physical, the Chemical and the Psychological
13:00 Poster, presentation award - NML ceremony - Closing of the congress

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IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract deadline, 1 March 2015