4th National POCT Symposium

On behalf of the working group on POCT of the Belgian Commission on Clinical Biology and in cooperation with Sciensano and RBSLM

4th National POCT Symposium

March 10th 2022
Antwerp Zoo Congress Center


09:20‐09:30 Welcome

09:30‐10:40 Session 1: POCT in primary care

  • Clinical benefit of POCT in primary care

     Gail Hayward (NIHR Community Healthcare MedTech and IVD Cooperative, UK)

  • Legal framework and White Paper POCT

     Viviane Van Hoof (University of Antwerp‐UZA)

10:40‐11:20 Coffee break

11:20‐12:30 Session 2: Lessons learned from COVID‐19

  • Validation and implementation of SARS‐CoV2 rapid tests in Belgium

     Ann Verdonck (Laboratory Medicine, UZLeuven)

  • POCT for stratification of COVID‐19 patients

     Philippe Devos (Intensive Care, CHC Liège)

12:30‐14:00 Lunch

14:00‐15:10 Session 3: POCT method validation and test implementation

  • Validation and implementation of POCT in primary care in Scandinavia

     Sverre Sandberg (Public Health and Primary Health Care, Norway; SKUP)

  • Validation and implementation of POCT in primary care in Belgium

     Jan Verbakel (Public Health and Primary Health Care, KULeuven; Epicentre)

15:10‐15:50 Coffee break

15:50‐17:00 Session 4: Recent evolutions in POCT

  • Impact of IVDR on POCT

     Nathalie De Vos (Laboratory Medicine, ULB; IVDR working group of the National Commission of Clinical Biology)

  • Evolutions of POCT in ambulant and emergency care

     Robert Slingerland (Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, Isala Hospitals, the Netherlands)

17:00‐17:30 Session 5: Award election

17:30‐17:40 Closing remarks

09:00 - 18:00
Antwerp Zoo Congress Center; Koningin Astridplein 20 - 2018 Antwerpen