UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation Annual Scientific Meeting

8–9 September 2010, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

8th September 2010

TTP and HUS: diagnosis and management

S Machin, University College Hospital, London, UK

Antiplatelet therapy: resistance and novel therapies

R Storey, Sheffield University Medical School, Sheffield, UK

Heparin induced thrombocytopenia

A Greinacher, Greifswald University, Germany

External Quality Assessment of HIT Testing

P Meijer, ECAT Foundation, Leiden, Netherlands

Pre-analytical variables that matter

D Adcock, Esoterix Coagulation, Colorado, USA

External Quality Assessment: different programmes, different approaches

J Olson, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA

Linking CPA to UKAS

E Welsh, Clinical Pathology Accreditation (UK) Ltd, Sheffield, UK

Monitoring new anticoagulants

S Kitchen, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield, UK

9th September 2010

Difficulties and dilemmas in laboratory testing for thrombophilia

I Jennings, UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK

Are family histories useful in deciding who to test for thrombophilia?

S Middeldorp, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

Environmental risk factors are more relevant than genetic risk factors in the aetiology of venous thrombosis

F Rosendaal, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

Is thrombophilia testing useful in the prevention of pregnancy complications?

I Greer, Health and Life Sciences, Liverpool University, UK

BCSH perspective on thrombophilia testing

T Baglin, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Panel discussion: Thrombophilia – more questions than answers?

T Baglin, M Greaves, I Greer, I Jennings, S Middeldorp, F Rosendaal

Managing anticoagulation in children

E Chalmers, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, UK

von Willebrand disease – the diagnostic relevance of the phenotype

R Montgomery, Blood Center Wisconsin Inc, Milwaukee, USA

Genetic testing in von Willebrand disease

A Goodeve, Sheffield University Medical School, UK

D dimer testing in the emergency room

C-E Dempfle, Mannheim, Germany

NEQAS Blood Coagulation Point of Care D dimer EQA programme

D Kitchen, UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK

For programmes, registration forms or further information, please visit the website or contact: Tim Woods, UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation, Rutledge Mews, 3 Southbourne Road, Sheffield S10 2QN UK. Tel: +44 (0)114 267 3300; Fax: +44 (0)114 267 3309; E-mail: