Roche Vietnam helps improve diagnostics quality and patient outcomes

15:00 | 07/10/2020
Roche Vietnam on October 3 cooperated with international and local associations to organise the 12th Chemical Pathology Course (CPC XII) for nearly 400 healthcare professionals nationwide and international delegates.
roche vietnam helps improve diagnostics quality and patient outcomes
The 12th Chemical Pathology Course

This is an annual event organised by Roche Vietnam to empower medical laboratory professionals for improved diagnostics quality and patient outcomes.

With the new normal setting in in Vietnam and around the world, the programme was held virtually to ensure the safety of participants. Several topics were shared by industry leaders on the latest innovations that improve diagnostics quality and laboratory diagnostics of the 21st century. The virtual format for this year’s programme also enabled a larger audience to participate, not just in Vietnam, but also from other Asia-Pacific countries.

Six presentations were delivered at CPC XII with the following highlighted topics: LC-MS (Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry) methodology, measurement of serum Calcium, "How is procalcitonin helpful for critical clinical decisions? Statistics in external quality assessment", "The total pathway to implementing a new test", and PTH in Chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Industry leaders such as Associate Professor Ronda Greeves, senior lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry at RMIT University, Australia; Associate Prof. Graham Jones, senior staff specialist in Chemical Pathology at SydPath, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney; MSc. Peter Graham, who manages Blood Disciplines (Chemical Pathology, Haematology, Transfusion, Serology, and Immunology) at RCPAQAP, Australia; as well as Associate Prof. Vu Van Giap, general secretary of the Vietnam Respiratory Society and deputy director of the Respiratory Center at Bach Mai Hospital, Hanoi shared their experiences and new trends on these topics.

Dr. Qadeer Raza, general manager of Roche Vietnam, said, “As a global leader in diagnostics, Roche understands that quality diagnostics results are essential to improve patient care and quality of life. We are proud that Chemical Pathology Course has been successfully organised on an annual basis to empower medical laboratory professionals across the nation for improved diagnostics quality and patient outcomes.”

According to Associate Prof. Hoang Thi Bich Ngoc, president of the Vietnam Association of Clinical Biochemists, diagnostics results influence up to 70 per cent of all clinical decisions. It is essential that healthcare professionals keep their knowledge and technical skills up to date on a regular basis.

“We are pleased to collaborate with the Ho Chi Minh Medical Association to contribute to CPC XII webinar. This marks the continuous collaboration over the past years to share the information and knowledge to the medical workers and to improve the quality of patient diagnostics and treatment. We would like to sincerely thank Roche Vietnam for organising CPC for over 11 years for nearly 6,000 Vietnamese and international delegates to participate,” commented by Dr. Pham Trung Ha, president of the Ho Chi Minh City Association of Clinical Biochemists (HACB).

Since 2009, the Chemical Pathology Course has been pioneered by Roche Vietnam in collaboration with domestic and foreign partners with the purpose of updating knowledge and advanced skills for laboratory staff throughout the country and contributing to the improvement of the laboratory’s quality and efficiency in Vietnam.

Ever since being founded, the programme has been supported and endorsed by many prestigious domestic and foreign medical associations such as the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), the Asian & Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry (APFCB), the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs (RCPAQAP), Ho Chi Minh Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists (HAMLT), Ho Chi Minh City Association of Clinical Biochemists (HACB), Ho Chi Minh City Medical Association (HMA), Vietnam Association of Clinical Biochemists (VACB), and other health organisations.

Recordings of the event will be uploaded on the website of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) in order to support healthcare professionals and lab technicians to access and learn from these helpful educational materials.

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