Five days and four tracks
The tracks invite presentations that highlight various topics and viewpoints that have developed and will develop biomedical laboratory science, biomedical laboratory scientists and connected professions involved in biomedical laboratory science. What is the latest within biomedical laboratory science, related sciences and where will the biomedical laboratory scientist be in 2020 and beyond?
All tracks should be able to accommodate topics that include ethics, quality assurance and the working environment.
Here, there and everywhere:
The role of biomedical laboratory science in hospital and community healthcare
Biomedical laboratory science and bioanalysis are established parts of the diagnostic services at the hospital and in the community health care. The continued development within e.g. point of care testing (POCT), diagnostic app’s, E-health and wearables has made it possible to move part of the biomedical laboratory science and the diagnostic service into the home of the patient.
It is an opportunity for the patient to be “the expert” and for the biomedical laboratory scientist to collaborate and interact with the patients and other health professions. Developments in e.g. welfare technologies, robotics and digitalization, the effects on relations and collaboration, as well as the increased focus on personalized medicine could be gamechangers in the way the biomedical scientist work both at the hospital and in the community healthcare.
We can work it out:
Practice, development and research in biomedical laboratory science
Come and share your latest work related or research-based results. You are all invited to present the developments in your laboratories, in your profession or in the relation between biomedical laboratory scientists and other health professionals.
For example, it may be your interest in the routine tasks, implementation of new methods, optimization of existing methods and the clinical use of biomedical laboratory science, quality assurance and/or accreditation. Also, new research in the area of biomedical laboratory science is highly welcome!
With a little help from my friends:
Management, Education and Learning
Due to disruption in biomedical laboratory medicine, constant focus on changes in the profession is needed. Part of being on top of the development call for visionary laboratory management, continuous professional development (CPD) at work as well as recruiting and preparing new generations of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists to the profession.
This track invites presentations that focus on all aspects of management, education and learning. How do you as a manager/educator/biomedical laboratory scientist handle e.g.
- the constant changes in the laboratory
- new job areas
- new scientific breakthroughs within diagnostics and analytics
- new curricular content
- new didactics in the educations
- the need for some Biomedical Laboratory Scientists with a high educational level
All my loving:
Technology, Innovation and Profession
Technologies and innovation are part of the working life for everybody who works with biomedical laboratory science. It may be that digital pathology is the latest news. Is your new best friend robot technologies and/or artificial intelligence.
Have biosensors and virtual reality made an impact on the profession? How and why does technology change the daily work? What is going on in your part of the world? You are invited to present the latest developments in your laboratories.
Magical mystery tour:
The Student Forum will explore the ‘magical mystery tour’ of becoming a member of the biomedical laboratory science tribe and a complex health care organisation with patients, relatives and other professionals. The tour will stop at various places of interest – a wall of fame, the professional identity of BLS, interprofessional collaboration, future work life and future health care.
Join the tour and expand your network, learn more about the profession and have great fun!
In 2020, The International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS) invites you to explore the future of biomedical science in a global perspective – and connect with biomedical scientists and laboratory technicians from around the world in Copenhagen.
The scientific programme for IFBLS 2020 will consist of key note sessions, free papers, poster sessions as well as satellite symposia.