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5th Annual European Congress & Exhibition

Salzburg Congress Center

Salzburg, AUSTRIA

Short Courses : September 9-11, 2018

Congress & Exhibits : September 11-13, 2018


MSACL provides a forum for discussing the clinical application of mass spectrometry by bringing together academic and industrial experts in the field with those driven to explore and understand more about the potential application and benefits. The mission of MSACL is to accelerate the implementation of mass spectrometry in the clinical laboratory with the goal of contributing to the improvement of patient standard-of-care as well as reducing health care costs.

MSACL 2018 EU Congress Program

There are five ways to view and interact with the MSACL Program.

1. Interactive Mobile Program

This is a website designed for mobile devices that allows you to create a personal agenda.

Mobile program --

1. Start with the device that you will be using at the conference. Agendas will not transfer between devices.
2. In Safari on Apple devices or Chrome on Android devices, browse to
3. Use the stars next to events to add them to your personal agenda.

Watch a video tutorial on using the Mobile Program

2. Web-based Program

View the program on a desktop

3. Full Printed Program

If you did not already pre-order a copy of the full printed program when you registered, 10 will be available at the registration desk to purchase for $20 each.

4. PDF version of the FULL printed program

Download a PDF version of the full printed program

5. Congress Digest

Pickup a hardcopy of the Congress Program Digest containing the most important information for finding your way around, freely available at the registration desk.


1. Plenary & Keynote Sessions

Distinguished Contribution Award Lecture

Mass Spectrometry and the Elucidation of Steroid Metabolome
Cedric Shackleton
UCSF Benioff Children

Plenary Lectures

Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Glycomic Signatures of Cancer and Autoimmune Diseases: Towards Clinical Application
Manfred Wuhrer
Metabolomics Messages on Human Health and Disease
Jurek Adamski
Helmholtz Zentrum M

Keynote Lectures

Clinical Proteomics: The Path Towards Implementation
Harald Mischak
mosaiques therapeutics GmbH & University of Glasgow
Tackling Analytical Challenges in Sports Drug Testing by Mass Spectrometric Approaches
Mario Thevis
German Sport University, Cologne, Germany
European Monitoring Center for Emerging Doping Agents (EuMoCEDA), Cologne/Bonn, Germany
High-throughput Glycomics in Patient Stratification - What Did We Learn from the First 60,000 Analyses
Gordon Lauc
University of Zagreb & Genos Glycoscience Research Laboratory, Zagreb, Croatia
Mass Spectrometry Harmonisation: Paediatric Steroid Tales
Ronda Greaves
Murdoch Children
How Tandem Mass Spectrometry Revolutionized Newborn Screening
David Millington
Duke University - Retired
Tandem MS-Proteotyping: Proteomics- and Genomics-Based Characterization and Typing of Infectious Bacteria
Edward Moore
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Combining Mass Spectrometry Imaging & Microproteomics to Investigate Intratumor Heterogeneity
Liam McDonnell
Fondazione Pisana per la Scienza ONLUS, Pisa, Italy
Advances in Computational Methods for Tissue Imaging by Mass Spectrometry
Raf Van De Plas
Delft TU

2. Scientific Sessions :: Submit an Abstract
> > cutting edge science in areas of clinical chemistry and diagnostics

3. Scientific Posters :: Submit an Abstract
> > a chance for you to present your research & see the work of others


1. Short Courses
> > in-depth training in specific areas of expertise

2. Practical Training Sessions
> > lectures and interactive sessions on clinical mass spectrometry fundamentals and troubleshooting cases

3. Troubleshooting Poster Rounds :: Submit an Abstract
> > a chance to present your method problems and fixes, and learn from others

4. Vendor Workshops
> > an opportunity to learn about the latest offerings and great science being done by our industry colleagues


MSACL invests heavily in education via the MSACL Educational Travel Grants, which support conference attendance:
  1. Young Investigator Grants: Young investigators, in the first four years of their academic position, who submit an abstract which is accepted for presentation (poster/podium) at the annual conference. Applicants must submit a short application.
  2. Lab Director Grants: Lab Directors interested in learning more about what mass spectrometry is and how it could potentially improve results and reduce costs in their clinical laboratory are not required to submit an abstract, but must submit a short application.
  3. Trainee Grants: Lab Directors-to-be interested in learning more about what mass spectrometry is and how it could potentially improve results and reduce costs in their clinical laboratory are not required to submit an abstract, but must submit a short application.

It's the abstracts that make the meeting. If you are working in clinical mass spectrometry and have compelling research, submit your abstract for presentation at the MSACL EU Conference.

MSACL focuses on topics including bioinformatics, metabolomics, microbiology, small molecule and proteomics. A comprehensive list is below.

Expected Topics for MSACL 2018 EU

*Note: Abstracts are solicited for the topics listed below, however, if no abstracts are submitted and accepted on any given topic then it will not be covered at the conference.

Abstract Topics

MSACL is soliciting abstracts for both oral and poster presentations under the topics of:

  1. Endocrinology
  2. Glycomics
  3. Metabolomics
  4. Microbiology
  5. Practical Training
  6. Proteomics
  7. Small Molecules
  8. Tissue Imaging
  9. Troubleshooting
  10. Various Other

Target Audience

The target audience for this program includes pathologists, clinical laboratory directors and scientists, mass spectrometry and automated sample processing providers as well as laboratory diagnostic providers. This program will be beneficial to healthcare administrators, laboratory quality control and standards scientists, as well as those responsible for implementation of clinical analyses for emergency response due to terrorism or accident.