Addressing Current Global Challenges in Health Care
Sysmex Philippines Webinar Series In Partnership with PCQACL
Part 1 : Clinical Laboratory Challenges and Needs in the New Normal
Speaker : Dr Jeffrey So, St Luke’s Medical Center-Quezon City
In this concise talk, I hope to relate our experience of the past few months in dealing with these challenges, and hopefully you may be able to use some of the tools we used in your own setting. It has become cliché now, but we are in a uncharted territory, this new normal. This is true even for us, partly sheltered in the laboratory. This Covid reality we are in right now, has brought about its tremendous share of challenges in all aspects of our healthcare system; weather at the financial, infrastructure, manpower even at the emotional level.
Part 2 : Building the Capabilities to Drive Integrative Molecular Diagnostics in the Laboratory
Speaker : Dr Jaspar Andal, St Luke’s Medical Center-Quezon City
The relevance of clinical molecular laboratories has been in the forefront of recent events. The establishment of a strong foundation in molecular diagnostics will determine how we readily respond to the present and future demands on laboratories We will discuss the technical and practical aspects in the laying the groundwork for a future-ready molecular laboratory. The infrastructure, equipment and human resources needed will be covered, together with the basis for the differences that set molecular laboratories apart from other research-based and the “traditional” clinical laboratories. Lastly, the challenges and roadblocks that laboratories face will be presented. These will be discussed in the context of local experience and the ongoing pandemic.