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Key topics of DKLM 2016

  • Interdisciplinary POCT management
  • Liquid profiling
  • New inflammation mechanisms and biomarkers
  • Improving basic care by means of innovative diagnostic technologies
  • Cellular reprogramming mechanisms: a basis for new diagnostic approaches
  • Metabolic pandemics: a diagnostic challenge
  • Didactic concepts in working with young talents

DGKL programme structure

Wednesday 28.09.2016

  • Meetings of working parties and sections of the DGKL
  • Meetings of working parties of the BDL and BNDL
  • Opening event, awarding of the Felix Hoppe-Seyler Prize and ceremonial address

Thursday 29.09.2016 / Friday 30.09.2016

Key topics:

  • Tumour target identification for therapy and diagnosis
  • New molecular target structures for biomarkers and treatment of diabetes mellitus
  • mi-RNA
  • New analytical technologies / NMR spectroscopy
  • Update on biobanking
  • Update on gynaecological endocrinology
  • Circulating DNA
  • From bench to bedside: nephropathy
  • Cell signalling in immunity
  • Vascular remodelling
  • New inflammation markers
  • Sterile inflammation: new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches
  • The glycocalyx: mediator of the endothelial function
  • New teaching concepts in clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine / working with young talents
  • Novel aspects of coagulation and inflammation

Breakfast sessions: courses for young scientists on the topics of:

  • Inflammation in the context of coagulation and auto-immunity
  • Vascular complications
  • Mechanisms of sterile inflammation
  • Preanalytics

Presentation techniques for young scientists


DVTA programme structure

Key topics:

  • POCT management for hospitals and practice
  • Quality and laboratory management
  • Update on the guidelines of the German Medical Council (RiliBÄK) / the law on medical products
  • Preanalytics – practice aspects
  • Biobanking – the challenges for the laboratory
  • Training forum for lecturers and practical instructors
  • New analytical technologies such as NMR spectrometry
  • Mass spectrometry in laboratory diagnostics
  • Coagulation diagnostics (hospital and laboratory)
  • Current developments in haematology
  • Inflammation diagnostics
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Molecular diagnostics

Seminars/workshops (three to four hours each)

  • Microscopy seminars on haematological topics such as anaemias, myelodysplastic syndromes, lymphomas
  • Microscopy seminars on liquor cytology, effusion cytology
  • Seminar: Liquor protein diagnostics
  • Seminar: Molecular diagnostics (compact course)
  • Seminar: Calculating personnel requirements (crash course)
  • Workshop: Flow cytometry for beginners and advanced learners
  • Workshop: Urine sediment analysis
  • Workshop: Mass spectrometry for beginners
  • Workshop: Transfusion medicine
  • Workshop: Mentoring: practical familiarisation concepts for colleagues
  • Workshop: Scientific work in practice (literature searches and evaluation for use in practice)

Breakfast sessions on Friday 30.09.2016

During the breakfast sessions on the scientific foundations (Session 1-4) participants will have the opportunity of exchanging ideas about strategies in the implementation of research projects with experienced scientists in small groups. Possible subjects include how to structure a research project successfully, application strategies or tips on preparing a manuscript. The participants will have an opportunity to shape the topics by means of their questions. All the “hosts” have proved themselves through many years of scientific activity, as well as successful publications and raising third party funding. At the breakfast session on the subject of vascular complications and haemostasis, there will be an opportunity of exchanging views on this topic which is relevant to research.


Breakfast session
Coagulation and inflammation

Chaired by: T. Renné (Hamburg)

Thomas Renné works in clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. Taking the factor XII-driven contact system as an example, he will discuss major reciprocal effects between blood coagulation and vascular inflammatory processes that are leading to the development of new diagnostics and treatment concepts

The work of the working party has led to anticoagulants which do not increase the bleeding risk and also have an anti-inflammatory effect. This work is being funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the European Research Council (ERC). Further information can be found at:


Breakfast session
Vascular complications

Chaired by: B. Isermann (Magdeburg)

Berend Isermann is Director of the Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry at the Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg. The research of the working party focuses on vascular complications in the context of diabetes mellitus and placenta disorders. In respect of the first of these, topics researchers are studying mechanisms by means of which coagulation proteases regulate sterile inflammation in the context of diabetic vascular complications. The second project is studying disorders of placenta development and pregnancy-related diseases (e.g. pre-eclampsia).

The objective is to work out the protease-dependent regulation of the cellular function for various diseases and thus characterise the mechanisms of intercellular signal transduction.


Breakfast session
Mechanisms of sterile inflammation

Chaired by: T. Chavakis (Dresden)

Prof Dr T. Chavakis is W3 Professor and Director of the Department of Clinical Pathobiochemistry at the Technische Universität Dresden. His working party is studying inflammatory mechanisms and the role of inflammation in the development of insulin resistance.


Breakfast session
Autoimmunity and inflammation

Chaired by: H. Renz (Marburg)

Professor Dr Harald Renz is Director of the Institute of Laboratory Medicine at both locations of the University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg. He has been Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Philipps-Universität Marburg since 1999. His scientific focus is on research into chronic inflammatory diseases such as allergies and asthma. He trained in the USA (National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado;1989-1993) amongst others, as well as at Charité – Universitätsmedizin in Berlin (1993 – 1999). Professor Renz was the spokesman for a special research area in asthma which was funded from 2005 to 2014, is the deputy spokesman for the Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center (UGMLC) and the site representative at the German Center for Lung Research. Since 2010 he has been President of the German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology (DGAKI). In 2012/13 he was Visiting Professor and Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Medical School Boston. Since 2015 he has been Medical Director and Medical CEO at the University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg, and since 2015 Vice-President of the German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (DGKL).


Breakfast session
Therapeutic drug monitoring – from pre-analytics to the findings

Chaired by: J. Zander (Munich)

Johannes Zander’s research focusses on the therapeutic drug monitoring of antibiotics in critically ill patients. The Institute for Laboratory Medicine of the University Hospital of Munich has undertaken the prospective observational “Drug Monitoring of Antibiotics in critically ill intensive care patients” together with the Clinic for Anaesthesiology. The aims of this study include investigating the variability of antibiotic concentrations in respect of therapeutic areas and finding and describing new relevant influencing factors. Johannes Zander has worked at the Labor Dr. Brunner in Constance since June 2016.