The newsletter of September 2021 can be found here: Newsletter number 2 CLINIC ‘Quality in the Spotlight’
The newsletter of August 2021 can be found here: Newsletter number 1 CLINIC ‘Quality in the Spotlight’
Here an article in the newsletter of the Isala hospital in Zwolle (The Netherlands) about the Westgard Award for Erna Letters in 2018:
westgard award for Erna Lenters
The newsletter of December 2020 is available: newsletter Quality in the Spotlight 2022 # 1
The newsletter of September 2020is available: newsletter sept 2020
The newsletter of June 2020is available: Newsletter june 2020
Dear colleague, dear friend,
We intended to organize the “Quality in the Spotlight” meeting in Antwerp coming May 11thand 12th. This is a high level, interactive conference on quality issues in laboratory medical diagnostics. However due to the COVID-19 epidemic were are forced to cancel this meeting. To our utmost regrets of course.
However we arranged with the conference hotel that the conference will be moved to 19th and 20th April 2021.
Our program, as well as all kind of other arrangements, was in a final phase. So we kindly ask you if it is possible to participate not in May this year but on April 19th and 20th 2021.
The program for the 2020 edition is almost ready.
Take a glimpse at the program: Conference Program 2020
Good news! We found for our upcoming meeting, two inspiring places to gather.
In the tradition of disruptive innovation we hired the entire top floor of the Linder Hotel in Antwerp (Lange Kievitstraat 125, B-2018 Antwerp). Because the Elzenveld is involved in a yearlong renovation process we had to look elsewhere. The transparent top floor is build on a trendy modern hotel, that not only looks contemporary but really is from this day and age. It is conveniently situated just next to Antwerp central railway station; but without the noise of the trains.
To honor the tradition of our meeting (as a matter a fact this is the 19th edition!) we found Restaurant August (Jules Bordetstraat 5, B-2018 Antwerp, firstname.lastname@example.org). A former Augustinian cloister, beautifully renovated, in which we will enjoy the conference dinner! The rewarded chef will entirely be at our disposal for this evening. Here we enjoy the hospitality of historical Antwerp.
More good news! The line up of speakers as well as the content of the scientific program is on the verge of finishing and it is stunning. We will inform you shortly in full but to give you a glimpse:
Prof Jim Westgard will speak, as well as Annette Thomas (from Weques), Anne Stavelin (from Noklus), Esther Talboom and Maarten Kok (from Saltro), Ivan Branslund and Ina Mathilde Kjaer (from SDU), Sharon Ehrmeyer (from UW), Stacy Walz (from Astate), Sten Westgard (from Westgard QC), Kathy Freeman (from Syn Labs VPG) and others. The final, extended program will be available soon.
Within POCT as well as the Central Laboratory many interesting quality things are happening, we will address many of those and try to strike a quality balance.
We hope to see you there. Please register already to make sure we are able to take care of you.
Lia Konings (conference secretary), Tjitze Dijkstra (conference manager), Stacy Walz (conference co-chairman),
Henk Goldschmidt (conference chairman).
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