Dear colleagues, friends, and partners,

On behalf of the Greek Society of Clinical Chemistry- Clinical Biochemistry, we have the pleasure of announcing our Annual Scientific Conference, 22nd National Congress of the GSCC-CB on Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Laboratory. This event is scheduled to take place in Athens, Greece, from November 8 – 10, 2024, and is conducted in conjunction with the IFCC Scientific Division (IFCC SD ). The title of this event is “Mass Spectrometry Meets Clinical Laboratories”.

The conference will be held as hybrid (physical presence and virtual) facilitating colleagues who cannot attend.

This event aims to approach the new laboratory developments, through a special theme, which we have chosen for 2024, focusing, on the one hand, of informing laboratory professionals and clinicians about the strengths and challenges of this new technology.  , and on the other hand, on  understanding of aspects specific to mass spectrometry-based assays, including test standardization and compliance with ISO standards, understanding of the role of mass spectrometry technology among the various technologies available to the clinical laboratory, highlighting the opportunities created nowadays.

The Scientific and Organizing Committee will make every effort to submit an education program that is as focused as possible. This will be done with the scientifically targeted work of colleagues and with presentations of industry activities to promote innovation in our country.

For this reason, we invite you to participate actively, either by presenting your scientific work or your observations from daily work in routine workshops. By sharing your knowledge and experience, you will be able to not only gain insight into the current state but also to help shape the future of the field with your ideas. Additionally, by participating actively in the Conference, you will have the opportunity to network with experts in the field and learn from their experiences.

The conference is expected to be attended by specialized laboratory scientists (Biochemists, Chemists, Biologists, Microbiologists, Pathologists, etc.) from Greece and abroad.

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 or instruments.

The Organizing Committee believes that the success of the congress will depend to a large extent on your cooperation and participation.