Programme for the Nordic Course in specialist training, September 1-3, 2015

The Professional Role of a Clinical Biochemist / Laboratory Doctor


September 1st


Arranged by Kristin Lilleholt, Norway

8.00 – 9.40

Break included

Routine hematology instruments
The interpretation and usefulness of   “flags” 
Tor-Arne Hagve, MD, PhD,
Akershus University Hospital, Norway
9.50 – 10.35

Laboratory hematology in relationship to clinical hematology
The role of the clinical biochemist
Helle Borgstrøm Hager, MD
Central laboratory,
Vestfold Hospital, Norway
10.50 – 12.30

Break included

Leukemia research

Satu Mustjoki, MD, PhD,
Hematology Research Unit
Dept. of Medicine, University   of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
12.30 – 13.15

13.15 – 14.00

Research parameters in red blood cells and thrombocytes – potential diagnostic usefulness 

Anne Mette Hvas, MD, PhD,
Centre for haemophilia and thrombosis, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark


Goldmining in Clinical Biochemistry

Arranged by Holger Jon Møller, Denmark

14.15 – 15.00

Goldmining the basics: Reference ranges, preanalytical factors

Mads Nybo, MD, Ph.D
Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Odense Univ.     Hospital, Denmark
15.00 – 15.30

15.30 – 16.15

Goldmining the quality

Gunnar Nordin, MD
Uppsala, Sweden
16.30 – 17.15

Goldmining the laboratory informatic systems

Johan Frederik   Berg Arendt, PhD student
Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry,   Aarhus Univ. Hospital, Denmark

 September 2nd

Goldmining in Clinical Biochemistry – continued
8.00 – 8.45

Goldmining a new biomarker

Holger Jon Møller, MD, PhD,   DMSc
Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry, Aarhus Univ. Hospital, Denmark
8.55 – 9.40

Goldmining biobanks – The Copenhagen General Population Study and the Copenhagen City Heart Study

Ruth Frikke-Schmidt, MD, PhD, DMSc
Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
9.50 – 10.35

Goldmining the “omics” for biomarker discovery

Niels H. H. Heegaard,   MD, DMSc
Dept. of Autoimmunology and Biomarkers, Statens Serum Institut, Denmark


P4 molecular medicine, genomics / metabolomics   approaching the clinical laboratory

Arranged by Kristina Hotakainen,   Finland

10.50 – 12.30

Break included

Personalized and precision health care: impact on laboratory medicineOlli Kallioniemi, MD, PhD,
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, University of Helsinki, Finland
12.30 – 13.15


13.15 – 14.55

Break included

Next-gen sequencing for genomics, transcriptomics and epigenomics: future technology trends with impact on diagnosticsJanna Saarela, MD, PhD,
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, University of Helsinki, Finland
14.55 – 15.20

15.20 – 17.00

Break included

Precision Medicine based on genomic insight, examples from cancer, cardiology and endocrinologyTorben Falck Ørntoft, MD, DMSc
MOMA – Dept. of Molecular Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

 September 3rd

Communication, dialogue, teaching, leadership

Arranged by Mattias Aldrimer, Sweden

8.00 – 8.45

Communication for Clinical BiochemistsPer Simonsson, MD, PhD
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics AB, Sweden
9.00 – 10.40

Break included

Leadership and communication in a dynamic organizationAnna-Marie Münster, MD, PhD Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry, Hospitalsenheden Vest, Denmark
10.55 – 12.30

Break included

The leadership in a Laboratory Centre

Ivan Brandslund, MD, DMSc
Laboratory Centre
University of Southern Denmark & Lillebaelt Hospital, Vejle, Denmark
12.30 – 13.00

13.00 – 13.45


The role of the physician in laboratory medicine: a European   perspective (Misbah SA, et al. J Clin Pathol 2013;66:432–437)Moderator: Per Simonsson, Mattias Aldrimer, Sweden and Nete Hornung, Denmark
13.45 – 15.00

Why did I choose clinical Biochemistry and where am I in 5 years?All participants (2 – 3 minutes each)