Macedonian Association for Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine is the host for the 26th Meeting of the Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation (BCLF) in 2018 and the 6th National Congress of the Macedonian Association of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, October 3-5, 2018, hotel Aleksandar Palace, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

The three symposium days will offer rich content of scientific papers from colleagues from all Balkan countries. This event will be a great opportunity for an exchange of knowledge and experiences of experts in the laboratory field. The scientific program will include presentations, discussions, promotions and innovations in the field of clinical laboratory achievements.
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Conference Agenda

This is the agenda for this year's BCLF conference.
Conference Agenda
We're very proud to announce this year's agenda for BCLF.
Wednesday October 3rd, 2018
12:00 - 17:30Registration
18:00 - 20:00Opening Ceremony
Welcome Addresses
Opening Lecture:
THE CHALLENGES OF POC TESTING
Sverre Sandberg, Norway
20:00 - 22:00Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
08.30 - 10.30 SESSION 1
08.30 - 09.00THE EFLM STRATEGY FOR HARMONIZATION OF THE PREANALYTICAL PHASE
Guiseppe Lippi, Italy
09.00 - 09.30 CAUSES OF INDIVIDUAL ANALYTICAL ERRORS AND MECHANISMS FOR THEIR DETECTION
Vera Lukić, Serbia
09.30 - 10.00 STANDARDIZATION AND HARMONIZATION OF LABORATORY DIAGNOSTICS OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN CROATIA
Vanja Radišić Biljak, Croatia
10.00 - 10.15ACCREDITATION OF MEDICAL LABORATORIES: ISO STANDARD 15189-BENEFITS.
Irena Lemoni, Greece
10.00 - 10.30 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA WHERE DO WE STAND?
Jasna Bogdanska , Macedonia
10.30 - 11.00COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBITION & POSTER VISITING
11.00 - 12.00SIX SIGMA QC DESIGN AND RISK ASSESSMENT FOR QC FREQUENCY
Sten Westgard, USA
12.00 - 13.00Lectures proposed by sponsors
13.00 - 14.00LUNCH BREAK & POSTER DISSCUSION
14.00 - 16.30 SESSION 2
14.00 -14.30CARBAMYLATION OF PROTEINS: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND BIOMARKERS
Phillipe Gillery, France
14.30-15.00BIOMARKERS IN AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD)
Christos Kroupis
15.00-15.30 ST2 AS A NOVEL PROGNOSTIC MARKER IN END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE PATIENTS ON HEMODIAFILTRATION
Evgenija Homsak,Slovenia
15.30-15.45ASSOCIATION OF RESISTIN AND ITS RECEPTOR ADENYLATE CYCLASE-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN 1 WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Jelena Munjas, Serbia
15.45-16.00URINARY NEPHRIN - BIOMARKER FOR EARLY DETECTION OF DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY
Irena Kostovska, Makedonija
16.00-16.15 INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF SODIUM FLUORIDE (NAF) ON THE EXPRESSION OF NECROTIC GENES IN THE RENAL CELL LINE
Semiha Dede,Turkey
16.15-16.30 DETERMINATION OF METHYLGLYOXAL LEVELS VIA ULTRA-PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY
Abdullah Sivrikaya, Turkey
16.30-17.00 COFFEE BREAK & POSTER VISITING
17.00 - 18.30 SESSION 3
17.00-17.15LUTEIN AND VITAMIN E LOADED PLGA NANOPARTICLES - A PROMISING ANTIOXIDANT DEFENSE
Daniela Miricescu, Romania
17.15-17.30 МATERNAL THROMBOCYTOPENIA IN PREGNANCY
Milena Velizarova, Bulgaria
17.30-17.45THYROID FUNCTION TESTS IN PREGNANCY: THE IMPORTANCE OF SPECIFIC REFERENCE RANGES ESTABLISHMENT.
Sonja Kuzmanovska, Macedonia
17.45-18.00CALCIUM, PARATHYROID HORMONE, AND BONE MINERAL DENSITY IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM
Nela Rašeta, Bosnia and Herzegovina
18.00-18.15CROSSTALK BETWEEN ADIPOKINES AND INSULIN RESISTANCE IN WOMEN WITH POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME
Aleksandra Atanasova Bosku, Macedonia
18.15-18.30ASSOCIATION ANALYSIS OF GENETIC VARIANTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES RISK AND RELATED TRAITS IN POPULATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Tamer Bego, Bosnia and Herzegovina
18.30-19.30BCLF EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
JOZO CORIC, BCLF President , Bosnia and Herzegovina,


Friday, October 5th, 2018
08.30 - 10.30 SESSION 4
08.30 - 09.00LIQUID BIOPSY
Tomris Ozben, Turkey
09.00 - 09.30 LANDSCAPE OF BREAST CANCER GENES
Dijana Plaseska-Karanfilska, Macedonia
09.30-9.45 ELEVATED SERUM ISCHEMIA MODIFIED ALBUMIN LEVELS IN PATIENTS WITH BREAST CANCER
Ali Unlu, Turcija
09.45-10.00TELOMERASE TARGETED THERAPY IN CANCER
Zeliha Günnur Dikmen,Turkey
10.00- 10.15ACTIVITIES OF LECITHIN: CHOLESTEROL ACYLTRANSFERASE, CHOLESTERYL ESTER TRANSFER PROTEIN AND PARAOXONASE-1 IN COLORECTAL CANCER
Marija Mihajlovic, Serbia
10.15-10.30HOW BENEFICIAL ARE MULTI-MARKER PANELS FOR OVARIAN CANCER DIAGNOSIS?
Veselina Koleva Bulgaria
10.30-11.00

COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBITION & POSTER VISITING
11.00 - 13.00 SESSION 5
11.00-11.30PHARMACOGENETICS IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: WHERE DO WE STAND?
Sanja Stankovic, Serbia
11.30-12:00CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS AND LABORATORY DISORDERS IN EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS
Nevena Terzic Stanic, Montenegro
12.00-12.15DEXA AND BONE BIOMARKERS IN THE EVALUATION OF BONE DISEASES IN THALASSEMIA AND HEMOGLOBINOPATHY PATIENTS
Elena Refatllari, Albania
12.15-12.30THE EVALUATION OF SERUM SURFACTANT PROTEIN A AND D AS BIOMARKERS OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE
Regina Hasa, Albania
12.30-12.45BLOOD PROFICIENCY TESTING STUDY-OUR EXPERIENCE
Tanja Makarovska, Macedonia
12.30-14.00
Lectures proposed by sponsors
14.00-15.00LUNCH BREAK & POSTER DISCUSSION
15.00 - 16.30 SESSION 6
15.00-15.30ENHANCING PRECISION MEDICINE THROUGH CLINICAL MASS SPECTROMETRY PLATFORM
Dobrin Svinarov, Bulgaria
15.30-15.45MASS SPECTROMETRY: THE NEAR FUTURE.
Fehime Benli Aksungar, Turkey
15.45-16.00DETERMINATION OF SERUM HOMOARGININE IN PREGNANCY WITH LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY-TANDEM MASS SPECTROMETRY
Sedat Abusoglu, Turkey
16.00-16.30 COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBITION & POSTER VISITING
16.30 - 17.30 SESSION 7
16.30-16.45OXIDATIVE STRESS AND MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY
Emina Čolak, Serbia
16.45-17.00SEASON VARIABILITY OF SERUM 25-HYDROXY-VITAMIN D LEVELS IN BILECIK PROVINCE: A FOLLOW-UP STUDY FROM TURKEY
Saadet Celik, Turkey
17.00-17.15 ANALYSIS OF HEMOGLOBIN ELECTROPHORESIS DATA ON THALASSEMIC CARRIERS
Selma Dyca, Albania
17.15-17.30OBESITY-RELATED BONE METABOLISM ALTERATIONS

Aylin Sepici-Dinçel, Turkey
17.30-17.45RISK MANAGEMENT IN BIOCHEMICAL ANALYSES LABORATORY
Katerina Tosheska-Trajkovska
17.45-18.15CLOSING CEREMONY
- Closing Remarks
- 27th BCLF Meeting, Antalya, October 2019
20.30-01.00GET TOGETHER PARTY
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