Non-infectious serology

Last updated on 14-12-2022 by Pierre Daubresse

Fri, 22/11/2019 - 09:00 to 14:00

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You are kindly invited to the symposium on non-infectious serology organised by Sciensano. We will focus on the progress of the harmonisation initiatives in anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) testing launched in 2017-2019. The program includes enough time for open panel discussions and questions on the different topics.


9:00 — 9:30 Registration with coffee

9:30 — 9:40 Welcome (Sofie Schouwers)

9:40 — 10:00 Autoimmune serology testing: looking back and looking forward (Carolien Bonroy)

10:00 — 10:15 Results from the LIME survey ANA methodology (Martine Vercammen)

10:15 — 10:30 ANA pattern harmonisation: where are we? (Laurence Lutteri)

10:30 — 10:45 Current laboratory and clinical practices in reporting and interpreting ANA IIFA patterns: results from an international survey (Lieve Van Hoovels)

10:45 — 11:15 Coffee break 

11:15 — 11:45 Feasibility of harmonisation in automated ANA IFA testing: results of the Belgian multicenter study (Sofie Schouwers — Lieve Van Hoovels)

11:45 — 12:05 Study on anti-ds DNA methods (Sylvie Goletti)

12:05 — 12:20 The dream of an EQA provider: a harmonised way of completing EQA forms (Sylvia Broeders)

12:20 — 12:30 Discussion

12:30 — 14:00 Lunch

Together with the NIS experts, we hope to see you all there.


GZA Ziekenhuizen campus Sint-Vincentius, Auditorium Brederode
Sint-Vincentiusstraat 20
2018 Antwerpen


Free, but registration is mandatory


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