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Coagulation Testing Quality Conference

Coagulation Testing Quality
Conference and Wet Workshop


Conference Overview

Wednesday-Friday, August 8-10, 2012

This conference provides a unique international forum for communication and discussion of current issues in quality and standardization of coagulation diagnostic laboratory testing. Continued conference features include abstract presentations (oral and poster) and Breakfast-with-the-Experts sessions. There will also be presentations by expert faculty on a wide range of topics, along with panel discussions and question and answer sessions.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:

    • Describe general and specific quality aspects of coagulation laboratory testing, including method validation, quality control, proficiency testing, and laboratory inspection review
    • Summarize results of selected recent national and international coagulation laboratory proficiency testing program surveys
    • Provide examples of tools and processes for diagnostic laboratory quality assessment and improvement
    • Discuss updates on the complexities of testing for various common and rarer hemostatic disorders including von Willebrand disease, lupus anticoagulants, factor VIII inhibitors, selected platelet disorders and other coagulopathies, and anticoagulant therapy monitoring issues including newer and older agents


Attendance at this Mayo conference does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures that may be discussed or taught in this course. 

Intended Audience

This conference is designed for laboratorians, hematologists, pathologists, scientists, laboratory technologists and clinicians whose practices and interests include laboratory and clinical aspects of bleeding and prothrombotic disorders.

Educational Grants

This course is supported, in part, by educational grants in accordance with ACCME Standards. A complete listing of commercial supporters will be provided to attendees at the program. Appropriate acknowledgment will be given to all supporters at the time of the meeting.