In modern economic realities, modernization of laboratory network is one of main directions of structural reconstruction of laboratory service and optimization of its management taking into account world experience in this sphere. Acquired international experience in this question indicates that optimum pathway of development of laboratory medicine is centralization of tests by mean of creation of powerful diagnostic laboratories.
These tasks was in focus of Scientific & Practical Conference “Actual Problems of Development of Laboratory Medicine”, organized by the Association of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine of Ukraine (ACCLMU), by the P.L. Shupik’s National Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education, and by the Institute of laboratory medicine of the Kharkov Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education. It was carried out with assistance of the Committee on Healthcare of the Verkhovna Rada (the Parliament) of Ukraine, of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine, of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine (NAMSU), of the National Agency on Accreditation of Ukraine, of the Government Service of Ukraine on medicinal preparations, and of the Senior Administration of Healthcare of Kiev City State Administration (SAH KCSA).
The Conference was opened by the People’s Deputy of Ukraine, First Vice-Chair of the Committee on Healthcare of the Verkhovna Rada (the Parliament) of Ukraine, Prof. Perederiy V.G., who has noted that, today, of importance are increase of number of specialists with medical education in laboratory medicine, who can efficiently interpret the results of laboratory tests, and ensuring of confidence of physicians in clinical laboratory diagnostics: «Of necessity for physicians are availability, nomenclature, quality, and short turnover time of results of laboratory tests, which can provide only powerful laboratories, slimilar to European ones».
Vice-Chancellor of the P.L. Shupik’s National Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education, Prof. Zozulya I.S. has greeted exhibition participants, noted that number of the specialists arriving to be enriched by knowledges is increased every year, and also thanked the ACCLMU President, Head of the department of clinical laboratory diagnostics of the P.L. Shupik’s National Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education Luneva A.G. for organization of this event and for development of clinical laboratory diagnostics.
Head Scientific Secretary of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, NAMSU corresponding member Mikhnev V.A. has passed greetings to participants and organizers of exhibition from President of NAMSU Serdyuk A.M., underlined the important role of laboratory medicine in diagnostic and treatment process and the necessity of further development of medicine in Ukraine.
Vice-Chairman of the National Agency on Accreditation of Ukraine Goritskiy V.M. has thanked ACCLMU for successful collaboration and noted that NAAU takes part in similar events, organized by the ACCLMU, already a fourth consecutive year. Also, he has underlined active joint work of NAAU and ACCLMU on implementation of the European requirements and system of quality assurance of clinicodiagnostic laboratories and reported that NAAU had appealed to the Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of healthcare of Ukraine with a letter informing about active functioning during last year of Subcommittee “Medicine” 09 at the Technical Committee on Accreditation of NAAU in collaboration with ACCLMU, the results of activity of which allow to begin preparation and accreditation of clinicodiagnostic laboratories on compliance with the requirements of standard ISO 15189 already now.
Chief Extraordinary Specialist in clinical laboratory diagnostics of SAH KCSA, President of ACCLMU, Prof. Luneva A.G. has greeted all the participants with opening of the Conference-exhibition and wished a successful work to all of them.
The Conference has attained its purpose – to assist growth of specialists’ qualification level, to deepen, to expand and to update professional knowledge and acquaintance with new technologies and possibilities of their practical application within the area of laboratory medicine.
At the Conference, problems of laboratory service development in the context of structural reformation of the national healthcare system and of role of the newest laboratory technologies in the diagnostic process. Attention was paid to the system of provision of laboratory services in the European countries, and also to the technological decisions for centralization of laboratory tests. Presentations at the Conference were made by leading specialists in the sphere of laboratory medicine from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and Germany. Within the framework of the Conference, meeting of leaders of ACCLMU regional centers and session of Subcommittee 09 “Medicine” of the Technical Committee on Accreditation of the National Agency on Accreditation of Ukraine took place.
The representative of the leading European network of medical laboratories Synlab Holding GMBH (Germany) Mirko Ivantich has shared his experience on centralization of clinical laboratory tests.
Simultaneously with the Conference, the exposition of modern equipment and reagents for laboratory diagnostics was carried out, in which more than 20 leading companies – producers and distributors took part: Representative Office of Abbott Laboratories S.A, Diagnostic Subdivision, Medist, LABVITA, Roche Diagnostics, ERBA LACHEMA, Diaveritas, Intermedika, Simesta VAAL, Ukrdiagnostika, BioAnalytical Technologies, RPL GRANUM, KSELMED-Ukraine, Medbioalliance, Medigran, Medinkor, Medis, MC Kvertimed-Ukraine, REAGENT, MPC “Ridan-Engineering”, FARMASKO, Helikon, YUVIS etc.
The exposition has allowed all the specialists to familiarize with modern equipment for clinicodiagnostic investigation, and also to take part in presentations, devoted to the actual topics of laboratory diagnostics.
This year, the Conference-Exhibition was visited by more than 800 specialists sure that acquired knowledges will be used by them in everyday practice.
The Organizing Committee of the Conference is grateful to all the participants and invites to take part in the next Scientific & Practical Conference “Role of modern laboratory tests in diagnostic & treatment process” to be held during September 26 – 27, 2012 in Exhibition Center “Kievekspoplaza”.