Wieslab Laboratory Services continues with its Lunch and Learn Program during 2013

February 25, 2013 - Company News, Product News, Disease Area News
“Lunch and learn” programs are information sharing sessions that are provided during lunchtime. Wieslab Laboratory Services as a specialist laboratory focused on autoimmune diseases initiated its Lunch and Learn program during 2012. The purpose is to provide information and the latest updates within the autoimmune diseases diagnosis and also to enter into closer dialog with the many specialists working in this field.

Providing the best possible decision-making base for the clinician goes beyond an accurate test result

Wieslab Lab Services main goal is to provide the clinician with the most complete decision-making base for diagnosing patients with autoimmune diseases.  This is a task that goes beyond just providing a fast and accurate test result. With more than 20 years of experience within autoimmune testing, Wieslab Lab Services has built up significant knowledge about autoimmune diseases and related markers. It is this knowledge that Wieslab wants to share with its customers during the Lunch and Learn program. However, the Lunch and Learn sessions have not been a one way knowledge transfer. Through the sessions across Sweden, we have gained many insights from clinicians that daily stand face to face with the patient and the challenging aspect of diagnosing autoimmune diseases. These insights have helped us to map the needs of clinicians in details and will hereby enable Wieslab Laboratory Services to meet the needs of the clinicians more accurately in the future. Wieslab Laboratory Services is part of Euro Diagnostica, one of the leaders in autoimmune diagnosis since 2004.

More than 220 Swedish clinicians have participated in the program during the first year

During the program’s first year more than 200 specialists have attended the sessions held at hospitals throughout Sweden. The specialists have so far mainly been nephrologists and neurologists but also rheumatologists have attended the sessions.

During the first year of the program the following hospitals have been visited by Wieslab: Eskilstuna, Karlskrona, Kristianstad, Falun, Norrköping, Sahlgrenska, Sundsvall, Halmstad, Ängelholm, Karolinska, Malmö, Lund, Örebro, Helsingborg, Karlstad, Varberg, Uppsala and Skövde.

Wieslab´s program continues in 2013 – please sign up now!

Wieslab’s Lunch and Learn program will continue during 2013. If you are interested in having us visit your clinic in 2013 please send an mail to with your contact details and we will get in touch with you. We will provide a presentation as well as lunch for the participants.

Schedule for 2013






March 1, 2013



March 6, 2013



March 13, 2013



March 26, 2013



April 9, 2013



April 11, 2013



May 15, 2013



October 10, 2013

The program for the Lunch and Learn meetings can be adjusted to fit the interest areas of the audience. Below you can see an example of a presentation agenda for a nephrology clinic:

  • Good Pastures Syndrome and anti-GBM
  • Alport
  • ANCA screening methods
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome

Options for topics include:

  • Autoantibodies in neurology
  • Complement testing by functional assays
  • ANCA screening methods for Rheumatologists and nephrologists
  • Celiac disease and autoimmunology
  • Clinical immunology – a general overview
  • ANCA capture is the best method
  • ANCA from the lab to the clinic
  • Goodpastures syndrome and anti-GBM antibodies
  • Reno pulmonary syndromes (ANCA and anti-GBM)
  • CCP in the diagnosis of RA , for rheumatologists

If you have specific requests please forward them to us.

Michael Benjamin Akoh

Wieslab Director

+46 (0) 70 262 37 15

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