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Welcome Message

Konstantinos Makris  Dr. Konstantinos Makris
Conference President

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committee I have the special pleasure and honor to invite you to the joint Meeting of BCLF, GSCC-CB coorganized with the AFCB-EFLM LM4MS Second Conference. The main theme of this Conference will be the Laboratory Medicine in the Mediterranean area. The whole event is organized under the auspices of IFCC and of the University of Crete, and will take place from October 2nd to 5th, 2022 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

The Main Conference (and all the Satellite Symposia) will be conducted in a fully hybrid way (physical presence and zoom presentation streamed online) in order to comply the current Health Protocols for the organization of conferences and to allow to attend as much as possible delegates and presenters.

The aim of this conference is to initiate discussions between Laboratory Scientists and Clinicians that are in the front line of providing medical services to refugees and immigrants around the Mediterranean Area, and to propose to Health Authorities the best solutions for laboratory testing and health screening on the mobile societies settlements (hot spots, camps etc.).

This will help to evaluate precisely the health and medical needs of the mobile populations as also as to identify problems that arise to host countries and their populations, in order to propose solutions.

Target audience is specialized laboratory scientists (Biochemists, Chemists, Biologists, Microbiologists, Pathologists, etc.) from Greece and abroad, as well as clinicians involved in treating mobile and local populations and healthcare administrators.

During the conference there will be presentations of distinguished Greek and foreign scientists, Symposia, Round Tables, as also as exhibition of IVD instruments and reagents and Satellite Symposia organized from IVD Companies for the presentation of new methodologies and/or instrumentation.

Heraklion is the capital city of Crete, the big Island at the center of Eastern Mediterranean area, hosting a University, many Research Centers, big Hospitals and Clinical Laboratories with a broad spectrum of specialization and size.

Heraklion, also known as Iraklio, is a port city and is also known for the Palace of Knossos, just outside the city. The huge archaeological site dates back thousands of years to the Minoan civilization, and includes frescoes and baths. Guarding the city’s Venetian port is the 16th- century Koules fortress. Heraklion Archaeological Museum has a large collection of Minoan art.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Heraklion in October 2022,

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