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Future Labs 2019

Developing world class laboratories through automated high throughput processes, excellent revenue management and laboratory interoperability

12-14 Jun 2019
MCEC - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia

Why You Should Attend

Future Labs 2019

marcus evans Future Labs 2019 will present an amalgam of new technological innovations and solutions, while covering the ways in which laboratories can be better managed to reduce operating costs. The conference features an exclusive site tour to CSIRO Clayton’s 3 cutting edge laboratories: Lab 22, RAMP and Floworks. Take this opportunity to experience a fully automated laboratory in action. The conference also features a sneak peek into the laboratory of one of the country’s most advanced hospitals, The Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Drones are an imminent part of laboratories worldwide. Witness how Swoop Aero incorporates drone technology into laboratory operations to reduce turnaround time for testing in the Technology Spotlight on Day Three. The conference also features a half-day dynamic risk management workshop and an in-depth panel discussion on selecting and implementing the right technology for your laboratory.

The case studies presented will cover a wide range of topics such as automated workflows and robotics, obtaining funding and buy-in for new technology and high throughput processes, laboratory revenue management and vendor appraisal, managing resistance to change and many more. Don’t miss this leading conference on laboratory management and automation!

Featuring a Site Tour to 3 Cutting Edge CSIRO Laboratories:

Locations include:

•Lab 22

•Rapid Automated Materials Processing (RAMP) Laboratory


Hosted by: CSIRO Clayton

CSIRO Clayton forms part of the Australian Manufacturing and Materials Precinct – a hub for industry and research-based organisations to connect, collaborate and focus on translating research outcomes to industry. The precinct is home to a massive 40 per cent of Victoria’s manufacturing companies, as well as Monash University, the Australian Synchrotron and the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication. CSIRO works with leading organisations around the world in industries such as Health, Renewables and Energy, F&B, Environment, Manufacturing, Agriculture and many more and are recognised internationally for their quality research.


Key Topics

  • Automating Your Workflow: Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Journey to Improved Facility Efficiency via Kiestra Total Laboratory Automation Implementation
  • How One New Zealand Company Approaches Audit and Risk Management in a Medical Laboratory
  • Seamless Laboratories: Developing a Connected Interface between Different Analysers
  • The Three Cs in Ensuring your Laboratory is Ready for AS/NZS 2243 and ISO 45001
  • Future Framing through Establishing a Robotics Roadmap for Australia – The Emerging Trends and Future Outlook for Robotics in the Healthcare Industry
  • Previous Attendees Include

    360 Biolabs
    ACT Pathology
    Analytical,Acrux DDS Pty Ltd
    Aotea Pathology
    Aquesta Specialist Uropathology
    Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd
    Australian Clinical Labs
    Australian Laboratory Services
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service
    Australian Road Research Board
    Ballance Agri-Nutrients
    Bega Cheese
    Botanical Resources Australia Manufacturing
    Casella Wines
    Cawthron Institute
    Central Public Health Laboratory
    Cook Medical Australia
    CSL Behring
    De Bortoli Wines
    Dept of Economic Development Jobs Transport & Resources
    Dept of Primary Industries
    Douglas Manufacturing Ltd
    Fonterra Australia
    Fulton Hogan
    Geoscience Australia
    Hunter Area Pathology Service
    Integria Healthcare
    Mackay Regional Council
    Manuka Health NZ
    Merieux Nutri Sciences
    Milktest NZ
    Murray Goulburn
    NSW Department of Primary Industries
    Nsw Health Pathology
    NSWHP Seals North
    Nyrstar Port Pirie
    Pathology Queensland
    RJ Hill Laboratories
    Robert Bosch
    Royal Melbourne Hospital
    SA Pathology
    Sonic Clinical Trials
    Southern Cross University Environmental Laboratory
    St Vincents Hospital Melbourne
    Sydpath St Vincents Hospital
    Synlait Milk
    Teva Pharmaceutical Australia Pty Ltd
    Treasury Wine Estates - Wolf Blass
    VIDRL - Victorian Infectious Disease Reference Laboratory

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    Practical Insights From

    Robyn Woodburn
    Head of Laboratories
    Melbourne Pathology

    Greg Granger
    Chief of Operations
    SydPath – St Vincent’s Pathology

    Eric Peck
    Chief Executive Officer
    Swoop Aero - Joint Winner of the New York Times Good Tech Awards 2018

    Saad Mansour
    Head of Quality, Health, Safety and Facilities
    Labtests New Zealand

    Kashif Ahmed
    National Microbiology Manager
    Symbio Laboratories

    Rachael McKinnon
    Bacteriology Lab Manager
    Royal Adelaide Hospital

    Angela Newton
    Commercial Chemicals Manager
    Ballance Agri-Nutrients

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • “Case studies are valuable - seeing how companies/labs have successfully implemented change.” Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory
    • “The technical back up, event management was very good.” Thales
    • “Good variety of guest speakers, very professional and well organised.” Hill Laboratories
    • “The laboratory tour at Melbourne Pathology was very interesting and the highlight of the event, also great to have the cross industry perspective.” Australian Red Cross Blood Service
    • “The topics presented are currently very relevant to our workplace” ACT Pathology
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    Event Contact

    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    (AUS) Serena Pereira

    Level 5, 89 York Street
    NSW 2000

    61 (02) 8349 9298