Digital & Interpretive EQA | UK NEQAS Webinars

Digital & Interpretive EQA | UK NEQAS WebinarsThis September, United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Service (UK NEQAS) will once again be delivering a series of free to attend pan-disciplinary webinars. The theme this year will be Digital & Interpretive EQA. With Covid-19 social restrictions still in place for many of us, the Digital & Interpretive EQA webinars have been designed to bring experts in this field into your own laboratory (or whatever space you now call ‘work’). All four sessions will be broadcast live on Zoom each Monday throughout the whole of September.

What topics will the webinars cover? 

Opening the series on Monday 6th September 2021 will be Professor Jo Martin, who will be providing an overview of digital and interpretive pathology. Subsequent sessions will include: the use of digital and interpretive pathology in UK NEQAS EQA; current use of digital and interpretive pathology in the UK and overseas; the future of digital and interpretive pathology; and accreditation.

How will the Digital & Interpretive EQA webinar sessions run?

Each webinar will run for 60 minutes and will include time at the end of each presentation for delegates to participate in a live Q&A session with the guest speaker. Certificates of attendance will be provided to registered delegates who attend, and once the whole series has concluded, a recording of the webinar sessions will be uploaded to an online platform which attendees will be notified of.

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An Overview of Digital & Interpretive Pathology

Day: Monday

Date: 6th September 2021

Time: 14:00-15:00 (UK)

Guest speaker: Professor Jo Martin

Platform: Zoom

This session has now been delivered and a webinar recording will be made available in October.

The Use of Digital Pathology – Now and in the Future

Day: Monday

Date: 13th September 2021

Time: 14:00-15:00 (UK)

Guest speaker: Dr Bethany Williams

Session intro: This session will cover some of the key topics in digital pathology for today and tomorrow, including remote reporting, regional and specialty networking and artificial intelligence. Bethany will also provide delegates with an update on the Northern Pathology Imaging Co-Operative (NPIC)

Platform: Zoom

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The Use of a UK NEQAS Digital System for Training and Individual Competency Assessments

Day: Monday

Date: 20th September 2021

Time: 14:00-15:00 (UK)

Guest speakers: Richard Haggas (UK NEQAS Blood Transfusion Laboratory Practice) and Kerry Dowling (Southampton General Hospital)

Session intro: UK NQAS Blood transfusion Laboratory Practice provides an on-line knowledge based training assessment and competency tool (TACT). TACT is not solely focussed on the practical applications of training, but on the theoretical knowledge of all laboratory Biomedical Scientists working in blood transfusion laboratories. Currently, TACT features a single scenario, based on routine request handling, representing a typical request received in a hospital-based blood transfusion laboratory. Cases are randomly generated for users to work through, with six areas of automated assessment, based on British Society for Haematology guidelines. Richard Haggas, Scheme Director UK NEQAS BTLP will provide an overview of the system and how its usage has changed over time. Kerry Dowling, Blood Transfusion Laboratory Manager University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, will provide the perspective of how TACT is used in a hospital transfusion laboratory setting.

Platform: Zoom

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Accreditation of Digital & Interpretive Methodologies

Day: Monday

Date: 27th September 2021

Time: 14:00-15:00 (UK)

Guest speakers: Alyson Bryant (UKAS) and Rob Hughes (UK NEQAS Cellular Pathology Technique)

Platform: Zoom

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