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(CANCELLED) Intensive IIF Training (non-experienced)

13 May 2020 09:00 – 15 May 2020 18:00
Location: Biokit - Barcelona, Av, Can Montcau 7, Lliçà d'Amunt, Catalogna, Spagna
Category: Autoimmunity Application
 

Day 1

  • Welcome and introductions
    • Role of IIF in our commercial objectives
    • Market share and size

 

  • Participant presentations
    • Role
    • Experience prior to arrival with IIF
    • Knowledge of IIF

 

  • Overview of IIF reagent products
    • Quality Control
    • Kits versus individual components
    • NOVA View components

 

  • Tour
    • IIF processing
    • IIF production

 

  • IIF Fundamentals and Pattern
  • Interpretation
    • DSF70
    • International Committee on ANA Patterns (ICAP)
    • Introduction to HEp-2 wet lab

 

  • HEp-2 wet workshop – NOVA Lite

Day 2

  • Quiz and recap of Monday
    • HEp-2 competition
    • Positioning NOVA Lite HEp-2
    • Resources for success against the competition

 

  • HEp-2 wet workshop – Competitor’s kits
    • Competitive kits will be used based on availability
    • Read manually on different microscopes
    • Round table discussion of results
    • Competitor’s weaknesses

 

  • Fluorescent microscopes
    • Light source
    • Microscope maintenance

 

 

  • Troubleshooting
    • DI water
    • Conjugates
    • Serum protein (background)
    • Eye fatigue

 

  • Introduction to NOVA View
    • Interpretation using QUANTA Link

 

  • Further review of competitors HEp-2 slides on microscopes


Day 3

  • Quiz - recap of Tuesday
  • Introduction of ANCA IIF

 

  • ANCA IIF testing algorithms
    • Guidelines
    • International Consensus
    • Use of IIF versus ELISA and chemiluminescence

 

  • NOVA Lite ANCA wet workshop
    • Troubleshooting
    • Use of ethanol, formalin, and HEp-2
    • Reading on multiple microscopes
    • Discussion

 

  • Competitive ANCA IIF wet workshop
    • View of IIF on different microscopes
    • Discussion

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