EBF Focus
Biomarker Assay Validation – Bringing Context of Use into practice
NH Málaga Centro
Málaga, Spain
18-19 September 2019


Agenda Workshop

For a preliminary Agenda as PDF click here

    Preliminary Agenda Outline v.05MAY2019
    Abstracts can be submitted into sessions session 2 – 5
Wednesday 18-Sep-2019
08:45 09:00 Welcome and aim of the meeting
09:00 10:30 Session 1: Setting the Scene  – presentations managed by the Organising Committee, themes include:
    The EBF Biomarker Recommendation from 2012 revisited 
    Context of Use
    Integrating Biomarker data into projects:  an end user or stakeholders’ perspective 
    The value of open communication between the stakeholders and the bioanalytical lab
10:30 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 12:15 Session 2: Limitations of the current analytical paradigm for Biomarker assays (we will host 3 presentations), themes include:
    Creating awareness of our current limitations as BA experts
    The Bioanalyst / Stakeholder interface: is there value of submersing the stakeholder in the wonderful world of bioanalysis? 
    Breaking down the silos: The value of  a new paradigm of analysis
12:15 13:30 Lunch
13:30 15:30 Session 3: Context of Use (we will host 5 or 6 presentations) on case studies:
    Examples of where it went wrong
    Examples of where it worked out fine
15:30 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 18:00 Session 4: Starting from a white page…preparation for Day-2 round tables (we will host 3 or 4 presentations and a panel discussion)
    Why reinvent the wheel – What can we learn from clinical labs? 
    What does success look like? Including: 
     – Introducing “The Certified Biomarker Analytical Scientist”
     – A sustainable Bioanalyst / Stakeholder relationship 
Thursday 19-Sep-2019
08:30 09:00 Summary of day 1 &  Introduction of round tables
09:00 10:30 Session 5: Bioanalytical lab challenges (Plenary or Breakout) (we will host 4 or 5 presentations)
    Scientific presentations on challenges for Biomarker assays – (scientific/regulatory) strategic of project related.
10:30 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 12:30 Session 6: Focus Workshop Round tables
    Workshop delegates will be assigned to discuss in a round tables format. Each (group of) tables will be tasked to develop (a part of) a sustainable Context of Use process considering the presentations and the discussions at the meeting.
13:00 14:15 Lunch
14:15 15:30 Summary from round tables – Closing Panel discussion – agree on next steps
  15:30 Adjourn
15:30 16:30 Closing Coffee break