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Advance Blood Screening Quality Standards

Part 1      Part 2      Part 3      Part 4      Part 5      Part 6      Part 7

Vincini G
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at Abbott Diagnostic (Transfusion Medicine) Leading Through Transformation-Transforming Blood and Plasma Screening Solutions
Plaza Atheneé Bangkok, Thailand, 9 December 2016

 

Gonorrhoea epidemiology in the male population (2011-2014) in Victoria, Australia informed by the Australian Collaboration for Coordinated Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance (ACCESS)

Abstract

Wilkinson AL1,2, Bowring A1, Bartnik N1, Asselin J1, van Gemert C1,2, El-Hayek C1, Fairley C,3,4, Chow E3,4, Stoové M1,2, Guy R5, Dimech W6, Donovan B5, Hellard M1,2,7, on behalf of the ACCESS Collaboration

1 Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Rd, VIC 3004, Australia.
2 School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia.
3 Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, 580 Swanston St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia.
4 Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
5 The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia (University of New South Wales), Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.
6 National Reference Laboratory, 4th Floor Healy Building, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia.
7 Infectious Disease Department, Alfred Health, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Rd, Melbourne Vic. 3000, Australia

Australasian Sexual Health Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Sa, 14-16 November 2016


A 16-Year Review of Seroprevalance Studies on Measles and Rubella

Dimech W
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at SoGAT 2016, Royal College of Physicians, London, 6-8 June 2016

 

Donor Screening in the Region

Vincini G
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at the IPFA Asia Pacific 2016 Workshop on Plasma Quality and Supply, Taipei, Taiwan, 8-9 March 2016

 

NRL QConnect

Buxton P & Vinici G
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
2016 DiaSorin Infectious Disease Scientific Symposium, Manly Beach, Sydney, Mar 7-9 2016

 

Introduction to NRL

Dimech W
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network Seminar, November 2014

 

External Quality Assessment for HIV Co-receptor Tropism Testing

Land S, Vincini G, Swenson L and Harrigan PR
NRL, Melbourne, Australia and BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, 20-25 July 2014

 

Applying the NPAAC Standard to Validate a Class 3 in-house IVD

Braniff S, Lanigan M and Dimech W
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at "Molecular Diagnosis for All" a Satellite Meeting for ASM 2014, Peter Doherty Institute, Melbourne, 5 July 2014

 

Setting Quality Control Limits using Historical Data for Serological Assays used for Screening Blood Donations

Abstract

Dimech W, Vincini G and Karakaltsas M
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at the 24th International Society for Blood Transfusion, Kuala Lumpur, December 1-4 2013

 

An increase in national chlamydia testing rates coinciding with a national STI campaign: use of data collected in the ACCESS laboratory network.

Abstract

Van Gemert C, Lim M, El-Hayek C, Dimech W, Guy R, Donovan B and Hellard M
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at the 2013 Australasian Sexual Health Conference, Darwin, Australia, 23-25 October 2013.

 

Standardised approaches to validation of Class 3 in-house IVDs

Abstract

Susie Braniff, Wayne Dimech and Mark Lanigan
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at the Australia Society for Microbiology Conference, Adelaide July 7-10, 2013.

 

NRL EQAS: Observations from the NAT Blood Screening Program, 2012

Abstract

Cabuang L, Vincini GA and Best SJ
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at 23rd Regional Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT), 2-5 June 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Implementation of National External Quality Assessment Schemes (EQAS) through NRL STEPs

Pham T-A, Dimech W and Best S
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at the First International Conference of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), 1-7 December 2012, Cape Town, South Africa

 

External Quality Assessment Schemes: Their Importance to Blood Screening Laboratories

Dimech W
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented on behalf of NRL at TRANSMEDCON 2012, 23-25 November 2012, Jaipur, India

 

Are Appropriate Samples Being Collected for Chlamydia testing in Australia?

Abstract

Dimech W , Lim MSC, Van Gemert C, Boyle D, Donovan B and Hellard ME
NRL and Burnet Institute, VIC, University of Melbourne Rural Health Academic Centre, VIC, Kirby Institute, NSW
Presented at the 13th International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections, 15-17 October 2012, Melbourne, Australia

 

Chlamydia trachomatis Repeat Testing in Australia

Abstract

Dimech W, Lim MSC, Van Gemert C, Boyle D, McCarthy D, Weaver E, Donovan E and Hellard ME
NRL and Burnet Institute, VIC, University of Melbourne Rural Health Academic Centre, VIC, Kirby Institute, NSW
Presented at the 13th International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections, 15-17 October 2012, Melbourne, Australia


Including in-house IVDs on the ARTG: Suggestions for laboratories

Braniff S, Dimech W and Lanigan M
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at the ASM Clinical Serology and Molecular Special Interest Group meeting, 5 September 2012, Sydney, Australia

 

Evaluation of a National Quality Control Program for Malaysian Blood Screening Laboratories

Dimech W and Bon A.H
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
National Blood Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Poster Presented at 32nd International Congress of ISBT, 7-12 July 2012, Cancun, Mexico

 

Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus type 1 Pro Viral Load Assay

Dick S
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at the Molecular Microbiology Meeting, 8 March, 2012, Sydney, Australia

 

Proficiency Testing Data Show Differences between Laboratories in the Sensitivity of the Microscopic Agglutination Test 

Abstract

Chapel RJ, Goris M, Palmer MF and Hartskeerl RA
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Leptospira Reference Unit, County Hospital, Hereford, United Kingdom
Presented at 7th Scientific Meeting of the International Leptospirosis Society,  19-22 September 2011, Merida, Mexico

 

Roche COBAS AmpliScreen HBV Test

Abstract

Dick S, in collaboration with NRL staff
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at ASM Conference, 4-8 July 2011, Hobart, Tasmania

 

Capacity Building and Predictors of Success for HIV Drug Resistance Testing in the Asia Pacific and Africa   

Abstract

Land SA
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at International Workshop on HIV and Hepatitis Virus Drug Resistance and Curative Strategies, 7-11 June 2011, Los Cabos, Mexico

 

NRL EQAS for NAT: Assessing the variability and performance of molecular assays for clinical pathogens

Vincini GA, Cabuang LM, Best SJ, Land SA
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at SoGAT Clinical Diagnostics III, 12-13 January 2011, at Institute of Child Health, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1EH, UK

 

NRL's role in IVD regulation in Australia

Vincini GA, Lanigan M, Best SJ
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at SoGAT Clinical Diagnostics III, 12-13 January 2011, at Institute of Child Health, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1EH, UK

 

A Laboratory Network for Sentinel Surveillance of Chlamydia:Results After 2 Years of the ACCESS Laboratory Network (2008-2009)

Dimech W, van Gemert C, Stoove M, Bergeri I, Kong F, Boyle D, Guy R and Hellard M on behalf of the ACCESS collaboration
NRL, Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, The Kirby Institute, University of NSW, Sydney, Rural Health Academic Centre, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Shepparton, Victoria
Presented at the 2011 Australasian Sexual Health Conference, 28-30 September 2011, Canberra ACT. Australia,