2019 International Conference on Laboratory Medicine: From Bench to Diagnostic - Therapeutic Pathways

Posted On 2019-12-09 02:37:14

The 26th edition of the International Conference on Laboratory Medicine, held in Padova on October 23rd 2019, is entitled “From bench to diagnostic – therapeutic pathways”. Laboratory (diagnostic) services are a key component of modern health care. It has been estimated that 70–80% of all medical decisions impacting diagnosis or treatment involve at least one pathology and laboratory medicine (PALM) investigation. In this issue of the Journal, we publish a series of papers emphasizing the debate regarding the future of laboratory medicine, translational health economics and some examples of translating new biomarkers into clinical practice.

Pathology and laboratory medicine in universal health coverage
Michael L. Wilson

Blood and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease
Carlo Gabelli