Laborama Expo 2017 promises to deliver another broad seminar programme. Different than previous editions, these seminars are not linked together by a specific theme. The common thread throughout the seminars is “everything you should know about”. Every seminar will tackle 1 subject from a to z in half an hour. The seminars will approach the subject in its whole in favour of focusing on a small piece of the puzzle.

The seminars during Laborama Expo 2017 will comprise of the following subjects:

Everything you should know about…

  • vaccination – Geneviève Waeterloos, WIV-ISP
  • precision medicine in oncology: "A patient centric approach in the digital era" - Jean-Pol Detiffe, OncoDNA
  • lean in the medical laboratory - Liesbeth Vloeberghs, Roche Diagnostics
  • good weighing practice – Dr. Martin Huber, Mettler-Toledo AG
  • how to cope with allergens – Charlotte Boone, Flanders’ FOOD

Pre-registration for these seminars is not necessary, but please bear in mind that places are limited. Be sure to be there in time for the seminar of your choice!

All seminars will be held in the Conference Room in hall 1 and are in English.


Programme Thursday 16/03

  • 10h30 - 11h00 : Everything you should know about vaccination
  • 11h30 - 12h00 : Everything you should know about lean in the medical laboratory
  • 12h30 - 13h00 : Everything you should know about precision medicine in oncology
  • 14h30 - 15h00 : Everything you should know about good weighing practices
  • 15h00 - 15h30 : Everything you should know about how to cope with allergens

Programme Friday 17/03

  • 10h30 - 11h00 : Everything you should know about vaccination
  • 11h30 - 12h00 : Everything you should know about lean in the medical laboratory
  • 12h30 - 13h00 : Everything you should know about precision medicine in oncology
  • 14h30 - 15h00 : Everything you should know about good weighing practices
  • 15h00 - 15h30 : Everything you should know about how to cope with allergens




Everything you should know about vaccination

Geneviève Waeterloos, Head of Biological Standardisation Unit (WIV-ISP) – Wetenschappelijk Instituut Volksgezondheid 

Sinds de door Chinese en Indische gekende 'variolisation' in de 9e eeuw en het principe van de vaccinatie door Louis Pasteur, heeft het  enten van een 'vaccin'  een groot aantal levens van virale zieken gered die de bevolking decimeerde.

Sinds een aantal jaren, wordt nochtans de vaccinatie in twijfel getrokken. We vinden het belangrijk om het goede en het kwade van wat wordt verteld te ontrafelen. Want het is een bijzonder belangrijke kwestie op het gebied van bescherming van de volksgezondheid en ook in de uitgaven voor gezondheidszorg.


"Everything you should know about Precision Medicine in oncology" : A patient centric approach in the digital era"

Jean-Pol Detiffe, oprichter en CEO van OncoDNA

The treatment of cancer has become much more efficient with the revolution of the diagnostic approach. This revolution starts with molecular techniques and ends with the genomic analyses of cancer cells and the creation of a molecular patient profile. Based on this profile, a tailor made treatment for the cancer patient can be set up.

With this personalised treatment, the disease can be treated in a more direct way, which substantially enlarges the chance for recovery. ‘Personalised medicine’ isn’t necessarily more expensive given the fact that is highly focussed, less patients relapse, less hospitalisations needed and the absence through illness is diminished.

This presentation gives you an insight into the recent developments in diagnostics and the choice for the most suited treatments. This for a disease that affects 1 in 3 men and 1 in 4 women in Belgium.

In 2009, 27.210 people lost their lives to cancer in Belgium.


"Everything you should know about lean in the medical laboratory"

Liesbeth Vloeberghs, Laboratory Analyst Organisatie - Roche Diagnostics

In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) gathers the various analyses techniques of fluids (blood, urine, saliva, ..) collected with the patients and analysed in a laboratory to determine the components. Analyses in medical laboratories contribute for more than 75% to the medical diagnosis. In vitro diagnostics has brought forth unprecedented changes in the last 15 years, not only in terms of new analyses but also in terms of laboratory automation. Well thought out automation and optimal efficiency necessitates a thorough analyses of the different streams of various laboratory processes. The lean (organisational approach) brings along the necessity to come to a suited method. We give here the possibility to lift the veil and to discover the latest techniques in medical laboratories that perform analyses on blood.


"Everything you should know about good weighing practices"

Dr. Martin Huber, Head of the GWP Competence Center  - Mettler-Toledo AG

The Accuracy Calibration Certificate (ACC) of METTLER TOLEDO not only
assesses the performance of your equipment against external tolerances,
such as OIML or HB44 tolerances, but also links the equipment’s accuracy
to your own quality requirements and weighing process tolerances. The resulting safe weighing range, established in the Good Weighing Practice (GWP) annex to the ACC certificate, tells you where you can weigh accurately to always meet your requirements.
This calibration allows you to improve the quality of your weighing processes, leading to increased profits and less out-of-specification results and bad batches.
In this seminar you will directly benefit from the know-how of our experts in personal one-on-one discussions at your company site and:
  • Learn how calibration supports you in maintaining your measurement quality
  • Understand the relevance of accuracy, measurement uncertainty and the safe
  • weighing range
  • Discuss the interpretation of calibration certificates
  • Use a certificate to quantify the accuracy of all measurements
  • in day-to-day use
  • Help your company save money on material, waste and rework.
The weighing experts help you get more out of a calibration certificate and turn knowledge into financial gains.


"Everything you should know about how to cope with allergens"

Charlotte Boone, knowhow & inspiration manager - program manager - Flanders’ FOOD
Why it happens remains a mystery, but allergies are on the rise. As more and more people suffer from food allergies and intolerances, producers realise they’ll have to provide solutions for this growing problem. But where to begin? A better understanding of allergens and food intolerances, and those who suffer from it may provide a good start to move from a ‘may contain traces of everything’ policy to an actual allergy strategy.

Exhibitors Laborama expo

TOP CLASS PRODUCTS & SERVICES NVBRS - Beun De Ronde Serlabo sprl-bvbaScreening Devices BVKNF Verder nvLabware Ltd.Steritec SA - NVAnkersmid M&CLabMakelaar Benelux bvEppendorf Belgium nv-saChem-lab Analytical bvbaBGB Analytik Benelux B.V.Optimus InstrumentsLaboratoire Huckert's International sprlCleanroom Management International - CMIBÜCHI Labortechnik GmbHPANalyticalElscolab nvMerckGilson International B.V.Sysmex Belgium N.V.

Or you could register for Laborama Expo 2018.