Welcoming address by Sysmex CEOs
Sysmex Diagnostic Forum 2020 – Experts discuss the future of laboratory diagnostics

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the first Sysmex Diagnostic Forum from 30 March – 1 April 2020 in the conference city of Salzburg, Austria. 

For many years now, we have organised national events with the goal of further education and professional qualification. With the first Sysmex Diagnostic Forum we are breaking new ground. Sysmex companies from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium have worked together to present a variety of innovations and provide the opportunity for a professional exchange with high-ranking experts from the participating countries. The first Sysmex Diagnostic Forum is the perfect dialogue platform for you to discuss central diagnostic questions regarding digital transformation, infection analysis, malignancies and anaemia. As the market leader in the area of haematology, Sysmex strives for a successful cooperation with you to promote progress in healthcare.

Sysmex can offer innovations in many different areas: We continuously advance our expertise in clinical flow cytometry, provide more clinical benefit and workflow progress than ever before with new haematological applications and have launched a unique range of equipment for urinalysis.

Use the Sysmex Diagnostic Forum as a varied platform to get current information and to discuss with colleagues about future trends and developments in laboratory diagnostics. Discover Sysmex product innovations such as our clinical flow cytometry solution for haematological special diagnostics in our Industry Exhibition and be impressed by emerging researchers and exceptional research results in our Poster Session.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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Jan-Willem Schipper
Senior Executive Officer Sysmex Europe GmbH and CEO Sysmex Nederland BV, Sysmex Belgium NV

Dr. Ulrike Blaseio
CEO Sysmex Austria GmbH

Tom Daneels
Deputy Managing Director Sysmex Nederland BV, Sysmex Belgium NV

Oliver Herrmann
Head of Subregion DACH & BeNeLux and CEO Sysmex Deutschland GmbH, 
Sysmex Suisse AG

Industry Exhibition Poster Session are open during the event 

Monday, 30.03.2020 

Registration opens

Tuesday, 31.03.2020

9:00 BLOCK 2


Quick diagnostics and the deduced therapeutic measures for the treatment of infections (e. g. sepsis, malaria) can decide over life and death. In various talks, experts explain the role that laboratory medicine plays in this. At the end of the block, there will be an open round of discussions

Chairman: Prof. Andre van der Ven, Radboud University Nijmegen


The golden hour of sepsis – real-time theragnostics in intensive care / 
PD Dr Dr Andreas Weimann

Hemocytometry to differentiate infectious causes of fever of unknown origin / 
Prof. Andre van der Ven

Routine implementation of fluorescence cytometry in the bacteriology laboratory / Dr 
med. Peter Keller

Part 1: Renal 
tubular epithelial cells: a new diagnostic tool
Part 2: Sensitive (
micro)albuminuria detection 
 on standard test strips /
Prof. Dr Joris Delanghe

Wednesday, 01.04.2020

9:00 BLOCK 4


Every anaemia requires thorough clarification and regular monitoring to give the patient the best possible therapy. High-ranking experts present state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies which provide valuable support. At the end of the block, there will be an open round of discussions.

Chairman: Prof. Dr med. Andreas R. Huber, Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein


Utility of different older and newer biomarkers in differential diagnosis of anemia 
/ Dr sc. nat. Saskia Brunner-Agten

Significance of preoperative anemia and iron deficiency monitoring in the context of Patient Blood Management / Prof Dr med Donat R. Spahn

Future possibilities in anemia diagnostics 
Prof. Dr med. Andreas R. Huber

13:00  - 14:00


12:00 - 14:00 
Lunch, Poster Session & Meet the Experts

Poster presentation & Award ceremony

12:30 - 13:30
Lunch & Closing

14:30 BLOCK 1


What are the opportunities of digital transformation for laboratory diagnostics?
 And which problems have to be solved? Several speakers present current international IT, biobanking and automation projects.At the end of the block, there will be an open round of discussions

 Dr Georg Mustafa,
Medizinisch-chemisches Labor Dr. Mustafa, Dr. Richter OG, Salzburg


Digital morphology in an multicenter setting 
Pharmacist Biologist Sandy de Spiegeleer

Digital Transformation on an example of a health-care integrated Biobanking infrastructure
 / Prof. Dr phil. nat. Carlo Largiadèr

Digitalisation in the Routine Laboratory – Benefits and Opportunities / Dr Georg Mustafa 

Early disease detection – development of a digital decision support platform for the haematology lab / 
Prof. Dr med. Wolfgang Kaminski

14:00 BLOCK 3


Several speakers present cases of patients with various malignant diseases including diagnostics and therapy. The focus is on new methods and workflow improvements for more effective and more standardised laboratory diagnostics. At the end of the block, there will be an open round of discussions.

Chairman: Prof. Dr med. Dr. phil. Torsten Haferlach, MLL Münchner Leukämielabor GmbH


Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL), from suspicion to confirmation /
 Dr Jürgen Riedl & Prof. Dr med. Dr. phil. Torsten Haferlach 
A new approach in automation and standardization of flowcytometrie / Prof. Dr med. Oliver Frey

XN stem cell application can help planning stem cell apheresis: real world experience / 
Prof. Dr med. Dimitrios Tsakiris

18:00 Closing 

17:00 Closing 

13:30 Closing


19:30 Country Dinner

19:30 Forum Dinner

* The program refers to the preliminary state of planning and is subject to change.

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