NRL Asian Workshop on Quality 2019 Summary

NRL hosted the NRL Asian Workshop on Quality 2019 at the Intercontinental Hanoi Landmark72 Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam on 4-5 March 2019.

One hundred and forty participants from 16 countries attended the meeting which focussed on improving the quality of testing in laboratories and community settings. The invited speakers presented a broad range of perspectives including laboratories, WHO programmes, regulation, blood services, diagnostic and reference laboratories, non-government agencies and industry. Workshop sessions covered the WHO Western Pacific Regional Viral Hepatitis Laboratory Network, Diagnosis and Testing Strategies, Blood Screening, Competency, EQAS, QC, Achieving Compliance and Quality Improvements through Audits. The Workshop was specifically designed to host regional speakers from Asia to present on their experiences and discuss commonly encountered challenges and the solutions found. This sharing of information through plenary presentations, panel discussions and the incorporation of interactive activities were well received by all in attendance.

Feedback from delegates was very positive including high praise for the quality of presentations delivered and the organisation of the event. Delegates confirmed the meeting was relevant and educational; and would recommend their peers attend future similar Workshops.

NRL would like to thank all speakers who featured in the Workshop for generously volunteering their time and willingly sharing their knowledge and experience regarding  quality and testing. NRL is especially grateful to Gold Sponsors, Roche and Abbott, Session Sponsor DiaMex and Bronze Sponsor Sysmex who wholeheartedly supported this Workshop. We look forward to working with these supporters again in the future at the next NRL Asian Workshop on Quality!

Delegates from the NRL Asian Workshop on Quality 2019

Panel Discussion from the NRL Asian Workshop on Quality 2019

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