WELCOME

Dear Colleagues,

after the successful first two strategic meetings in Milan (2014) and Mannheim (2018) with great pleasure we wish to invite you to the 3rd EFLM Strategic conference: „Demand management“, to be held on 27-28 Nov 2020 in Zagreb (Croatia).

Demand management is a highly relevant topic for laboratory medicine. Inappropriate test requests lead to the huge waste of human and financial resources, they negatively affect laboratory productivity and put patient safety at risk. The conference program will focus on the growing problem of over- and under-utilization of laboratory tests and how it affects medical decisioning and patient safety. Conference will deliver latest data on the topic and offer some game-changing solutions, delivered by key opinion leaders and experts. We will give you a truly global perspective of the problem and respective challenges.

An important goal of the conference will be to agree on the right strategy, that we as a profession should use to successfully address the inappropriate utilization of laboratory resources. Our strategy will consider everything from the definition of the necessary competences and skills for laboratory professionals, our role and position in the healthcare, to the practical tools to be used in order to achieve our goals.

We are determined to provide a highly dynamic environment, in an engaging and interactive format.

Save the date and join us in Zagreb in 2020! Let us shape our future together.

Ana-Maria Simundic, on behalf of Conference organizers