Traceability - the key to accurate laboratory results for patients
JCTLM workshop 2019
The results from laboratory medicine tests influence a high percentage of all clinical decisions. The Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM) is working with many global partners to reduce between-method variability. The production and adoption of reference materials, reference methods and the establishment of reference laboratories are drivers for accurate patient results. JCTLM maintains a database of these higher order materials and methods. JCTLM also provides news and educational resources to increase an understanding of the importance of traceability in laboratory medicine.
The biennial JCTLM workshop is being held at the BIPM in Sèvres, Paris on 1&2 December 2019. The workshop will review recent developments in traceability in laboratory medicine and the impact that they are having on reducing between-method variability in the interests of better patient outcomes. The conference facilities at BIPM will be fully utilized with a record number of participants and a record number of poster presentations. For the first time the workshop includes parallel sessions in order to accommodate the expanding activity in this important area of laboratory medicine.
A report on the Workshop and a link to the presentations will appear in the next News update.