Thu, Sep 29, 2022

Prof. A. H. Zarnani: Message from the Congress Scientific Secretary

 | Post date: 2022/03/16 | 

                                                                                              In the Name of God

Congresses on Quality Improvement in Clinical Laboratories (QICL) are the most influential and most visited scientific events in laboratory sciences in the country, which bring together the lab staff and provide an ideal opportunity to exchange the latest scientific findings. Since establishment of the congress in 2002, the main goal has gyrated around the improvement in quality of services in medical diagnostic laboratories and localizing the knowledge relevant to the field of laboratory sciences through an organized system of continuing medical education.

The COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, in addition to the dramatic economic and social effects, has had undeniable effects on the attendance to scientific events. This caused the 18th congress to be held virtually with one year delay in 2021. Now with continuation of COVID-19 pandemic, the 13th international & 19th national QICL congress will again be held online in 2022. Although virtual congresses have their own shortcomings including impossibility of interactive and face to face scientific discussions, they have some undeniable advantages. Energy saving, lowering carbon footprint, increased attendance; especially from countries with low-to-middle income and promotion of the diversity of participants and speakers are among superiorities that virtual congresses could potentially have over traditional face-to-face meetings.

The 13th international & 19th national QICL virtual congress gives us great pleasure to invite national as well as participants from all over the world to exchange knowledge on different aspects of clinical laboratory sciences. This congress will bring together clinical laboratory managers, technicians, students, researchers and clinicians to maximize our mutual understanding of medical laboratory sciences and clinical dimensions. This congress, as an integrated event, will leverage the expertise of faculty speakers and the scientific committee allowing delegates to benefit from a wealth of knowledge in clinical laboratory sciences.

Under the theme “Big Data in Laboratory Medicine” this congress will try to draw attention of clinical laboratory professionals and authorities for taking advantages of millions of clinical laboratory data generated each day for figuring a better health program out. The project “IRLAR” (Iranian laboratory reference intervals) was approved and launched in 2020 by Board of Directors, The Iranian Association of Clinical Laboratory Doctors (IACLD). It is our great plasure to presnet the results of this project for popular biochemical analytes in QICL 2022.

The 13th international & 19th national QICL congress, besides providing an opportunity for participants to benefit from the latest lab achievements in all aspects of clinical laboratory sciences, will also focus on laboratory challenges in diagnosis of COVID-19 and vaccine-induced protective immune responses.

The congress is strongly supported by many healthcare professionals, institutions, research centers and medical universities and companies actively involved in production of laboratory equipment and products.

We are eagerly waiting to welcome you in QICL 2022 and your contribution to the success of the 13th international & 19th national congress on quality improvement in clinical laboratories.

                                                                             Professor Amir-Hassan Zarnani

                                                                                 Congress Scientific Chair


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