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6th European Congress & Exhibition

Salzburg Congress Center

Salzburg, AUSTRIA

Short Courses : September 22-24, 2019

Congress & Exhibits : September 24-26, 2019

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.


1. Plenary & Keynote Sessions

Distinguished Contribution Award Lecture

15 years of Ambient Mass Spectrometry: From Amino Acid Clusters to Surgical Robotics
Zoltan Takats
Imperial College London

Plenary Lectures

Inflammatory Stories in Time and Space: Using Mass Spectrometry Imaging, Ion Mobility and High Throughput Lipidomics to Understand Human Disease
Jules Griffin
Computational and Systems Medicine, Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London and Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
send prelim program when available so can decide on whether taking guest room or not
Donor-derived cell-free DNA as a biomarker in organ transplantation
Michael Oellerich
Institute for Clinical Pharmacology, University Medicine Göttingen, Germany

Keynote Lectures

Metablomics : Needs to speak on the morning of the 25th September
From Spectrometric Data to Metabolic Networks: An Integrated Quantitative View of Cell Metabolism
Oscar Yanes
Rovira i Virgili University & IISPV

Johan Malmström
Lund University
Translational Proteomic MS
The development of targeted proteomic assays, attempting to take biomarkers from the research lab to the clinic
Kevin Mills
University of London
Selected Ion Flow Drift Tube Mass Spectrometry SIFDT-MS for Real-Time Measurement of Trace Concentrations of Volatile Compounds in Breath and Culture Headspace
Patrik Španěl
J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry
MS methods for prostate cancer marker : Endocrine
Rethinking sex steroids: Understanding the clinical relevance of 11-oxygenated androgens.
Karl Storbeck
Stellenbosch University

Gordan Lauc
University of Zagreb; Genos

Theo Luider
Erasmus Medical Center
Thursday Sept 26 Speaking time

Folker Spitzenberger
Technische Hochschule Lübeck
Imaging the unimaginable with imaging mass cytometry
Frits Koning
Skin Lipidomics in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cutaneous Inflammation
Anna Nicolaou
Manchester University

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 in education via the MSACL Educational 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 2019 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. Breath and VOC Analysis
  2. Data Science
  3. Endocrinology
  4. Glycomics
  5. Lipidomics
  6. Metabolites & Metabolomics
  7. Microbiology
  8. NMR - Clinical
  9. Practical Training
  10. Proteins & Proteomics
  11. Quality Management & Standardization
  12. Small Molecules / Tox / TDM
  13. Tissue Imaging
  14. Troubleshooting
  15. 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.