EQALM symposium 2014 23‐24 October, Toulouse, France General Information

EQALM symposium 2014
23‐24 October, Toulouse, France
General Information
This year the annual EQALM symposium and General Assembly will be held in Toulouse, France. The meeting will
take place at the Hotel Palladia on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 October 2014.
The meeting includes the annual EQALM Working Groups.
The symposium is entitled:
The Role of EQA in Improving Quality in Laboratory Medicine
The symposium includes the following sessions:
Performance criteria
Addressing the Challenges of the ISO/IEC 17043:2010
Pre and Post Analytical EQA
Contribution of working groups
Presentations of selected submitted abstracts
The Adam Uldall Lecture will be given by David Bullock (UK NEQAS) and will address the Post Market Surveillance of
Manufacturers Assays and the Effects of the new IVD regulation.
The final program will be presented on www.eqalm.org
Abstract session
A special session will be organised for contributions from EQA organisations. Here EQA organisations will have the
opportunity to share EQA‐related information which could be of interest to other EQA organisations.
Oral presentations will be selected from the abstracts submitted (max. 500 words). Each EQA member organisation
may submit more than one abstract.
Please submit your abstract using the abstract form which is available at
http://www.cscq.ch/eqalm/meeting2014/AbstractEQALM2014.pdf (PDF file)
http://www.cscq.ch/eqalm/meeting2014/AbstractEQALM2014.doc (doc file)
Abstracts should be submitted before 1st September 2014 and sent to Vivienne James ([email protected]).
Speakers selected for the abstract session will not have their travel or hotel costs reimbursed, and will also have to
pay the regular registration fee.
Conference venue
Hotel Palladia
271 avenue de Grande Bretagne
The registration fee for the symposium is:
Members before 1st September:
Members after 1st September:
€ 300
€ 330
Non‐members before 1st September:
Non‐members after 1st September:
€ 375
€ 400
The registration fee includes all lunches, tea and coffee and the social event on Thursday 23 October.
Please, register as soon as possible for this annual EQALM symposium. Please use the electronic registration form at
http://www.cscq.ch/eqalm/meeting2014/RegistrationForm2014.pdf (PDF file)
http://www.cscq.ch/eqalm/meeting2014/RegistrationForm2014.doc (doc file)
The payment for the registration fee should be made to EQALM. Please remember to include the names of the
participants and organization with your payment.
Bank account details:
c/o CSCQ
Centre Suisse de Contrôle de Qualité
2 chemin du Petit‐Bel‐Air
CH‐1225 Chêne‐Bourg
Bank :
CH16 0024 0240 6999 7470 F
Further details : Xavier Albe ([email protected])
Weather in Toulouse in October:
Temperature: minimum is 10.50C , maximum is 19.50C
On average there are 9 days of rain in October.
Social event details (evening of October 23):
No dress code, but please wear comfortable shoes!
We offer a walk on foot from 18:30 to 20:30 divided into 4 groups (3 groups with English speaking guide and a group
with French speaking guide). Over the course of this walk, admire passing the Capitol (Town Hall), the Basilica of
Saint‐Sernin, and many churches and mansions along the Garonne, you enjoy stunning views of the iconic
monuments of Toulouse.
Then we will take you to the restaurant, where you can enjoy a show while discovering the regional gastronomy. And
if your feet do not suffer too much, you can try a few dance steps.
Hotel reservations should be made by the participants themselves. You can book rooms for the hotels
listed below on the web site http://www.r‐j‐international.com/ (you can choose with flags in the left upper
corner the language French or English). Assistance in the use of the website is provided after the list of
hotels. The price of hotel rooms is for one night. Sojourn taxes are included. You can rent rooms for the
following nights: 22, 23 and 24 October. If you need more nights, contact Ryan (+ 33 (0)6 14 59 02 85).
The map on the last page allows you to view the location of each hotel.
Hotel Palladia (1): 271, avenue de Grande Bretagne, 31300 Toulouse
The same place as venue conference.
Airport shuttle and breakfast are included in the price.
Single Room: 156 euros
Double Room: 176 euros
Residhome Tolosa ‐ appart hotel (2): 279, avenue Grande Bretagne ‐ Purpan, 31300 Toulouse
Close to the venue conference.
Airport shuttle included in the price. Extra charges for breakfast (10 euros per person).
Studio: 77 euros
Large studio: 82 euros
Residhome Occitania ‐ appart hotel (3): 93, avenue de Lombez, 31300 Toulouse
5 minutes by tramway.
Extra charges for breakfast (10 euros per person).
Studio: 83 euros
T2: 107 euros
Hotel Novotel (4): 23, impasse de Maubec ‐ Purpan, 31300 Toulouse
Close to the venue conference.
Airport shuttle and breakfast are included in the price.
Single room: 136 euros
Campanile Hotel (5): Espace Pierre Gaubert, 33, Route de Bayonne ‐ Purpan, 31300 Toulouse
10 minutes by walk to the venue conference.
Single Room: 75 euros
New room: 98,70 euros
Hotel Vol de nuit Purpan (6): Place du Docteur Baylac ‐ Purpan, 31300 Toulouse
5 minutes by walk to the venue conference.
Breakfast are included in the price.
Double room confort: 76euros
Double room superior: 79euros
Suite: 85 euros
Hotel Balladin (7): 1, avenue des Arenes Romaines ‐ Purpan, 31300 Toulouse
20 minutes by walk to the venue conference.
Double room: 94 euros
Assistance in the use of the website :
You have to book room day by day even if it is the same hotel. Go on the first day, choose the right hotel.
Click on it (select the number of rooms you need, it is not the number of nights !). Then click on “order”
and return to item “categories” on the left menu, click on “eqalm” for the following dates and so on. When
the number of nights is booked you need to go to “account” : click on “create an account”. Then you have
to complete and validate the information sheet. Then go on “paypal” or on ”please, sign in to see payment
(You’re not concerned by the item number 3 “delivered method” on this website page)