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AACB Point of Care Testing Scientific Education Meeting

18-19 October 2018 | Pavilion on Northbourne, Canberra, ACT
The implementation of the Health Care Home model in Australia to manage patients with chronic and complex conditions provides us with a valuable opportunity to determine how Point of Care Testing can contribute to positive patient outcomes.

The 1.5 day program, starting Thursday morning and finishing with lunch on Friday,

For further information, visit the AACB Website:

Full Registration (1.5 days)
  • AACB & APPN* Members $420.00
  • Non Members $520.00

*NOTE: APPN Members should register using the registration form (PDF file) to receive the member rate.

Registration includes sessions, industry display, name badge, tea breaks & lunch on Thursday & Friday, and networking drinks on Thursday.

Preliminary Program
Thursday 18 October
0815-0900   Registration & Arrival Coffee/Tea
0900-0910 Welcome & Introduction - Ms Rosy Tirimacco
0910-0930 International Perspective on Chronic Disease Management - Dr Andrew St John
0930-1000 Commonwealth Health Care Home Initiative - Ms Janet Quigley
1000-1030 Implementing HCH Initiative in Country SA - Ms Ali Krollig
1030-1100 Morning Tea, Posters & Industry Display
1100-1115 Technology Solutions to Chronic Disease Management - Ms Rosy Tirimacco
1115-1145 Managing HF using PoCT
1145-1215 Managing Diabetes using PoCT
1215-1300 Managing COPD using PoCT
1300-1345 Lunch, Posters & Industry Display
Industry Session
This session allows delegates to rotate through the industry displays for live demonstrations
1500-1530 Afternoon Tea, Posters & Industry Display
1530-1600 PoCT guided Antibiotic Prescribing
1600-1700 Abstract Presentations
1700 Networking Drinks
1900 Optional Dinner
Friday 19 October
0830-0900   Registration & Arrival Coffee/Tea
0900-0930 Barriers to PoCT Introduction
0930-0950 NPACC PoCT Guidelines
0950-1020 RACGP PoCT Standards
1020-1030 Why do we need PoCT Standards in Australia - Ms Rosy Tirimacco
1030-1100 Morning Tea, Posters & Industry Display
1100-1130 PoCT Accreditation for GP
1130-1200 HCH Initiative – GP Perspective
1200-1215 HCH Initiative – Consumer Perspective
1215-1245 MSAAC Application - going through the process - Dr Hirim Chipperfield
1245-1345 Lunch & close of meeting



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