National Serology Reference Laboratory, Australia 24th NRL Workshop on Serology

Announcement and details of the 24th National Serology Reference Laboratory workshop.

Page last updated: 20 July 2007

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Radisson Resort, Palm Meadows Drive, Gold Coast, Queensland

23–26 October 2007

The NRL Workshop is an established feature of the Australian annual scientific meetings calendar. We invite you to participate in this important workshop. (All laboratory and scientists interested in quality and new developments). The Workshop offers opportunity for laboratory directors and scientists, manufacturers and distributors of diagnostic kits and reagents, regulators, quality assurers, students and others to interact and discuss advances and difficulties encountered in laboratory science.

The 2007 Workshop will build on the strengths developed in previous conferences. The poster/oral presentations format and breakout sessions will once again provide a relaxed but informative environment for exchanging information and ideas. Participants can expect to be part of a vibrant learning and networking experience, through the interactive sessions promoting discussion and debate on the pertinent issues surrounding the use of in vitro diagnostics.

Discussions will concentrate on clinical serology, performance driven quality control, measurement of uncertainty and the new regulatory framework for in vitro diagnostics. With the new IVD regulations validation of laboratory tests will assume new importance.

Important dates

Registration available On-line: From 2 April

Earlybird Registration closes: 2 July 2007

Abstract submission deadline: 1 August 2007

Authors notified of abstract acceptance ([two weeks following submission)

Late Registration closes: 1 October 2007

Registration cancellation deadline: 1 October 2007

Oral presentations to Secretariat deadline : 1 October 2007

Workshop Secretariat, Linda Tracey

National Serology Reference Laboratory, Australia

4th Floor, Healy Building, 41 Victoria Parade, FITZROY VIC 3065

Telephone: +61 3 9418 1117 Facsimile: +61 3 9418 1155. Email:

For further information: NRL website: – please check it regularly!

This report was published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Vol 31 No 2, June 2007.

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