Suomen Kliinisen Kemian Yhdistys
Föreningen för Klinisk Kemi i Finland

Quality Hike

It is our great pleasure to announce the very first QualityHike, hosted by the NFKK and the Finnish Society of Clinical Chemistry (FSCC). We invite all of you to participate in the academic workshops while hiking in the wilderness in this unique scientific event, taking place in the national park of Oulanka, Finland.

QualityHike will focus on quality of the preanalytical, analytical and postanalytical phases in laboratory medicine and clinical chemistry. The theme of the first QualityHike will be Risk management and responsibility in laboratory processes.

QualityHike aims to bring together Nordic clinical chemistry professionals to enable both practical and scientific exchange and advancement. Therefore, this course is best suitable for those with at least a few years’ of training or experience in laboratory medicine. QualityHike will feature innovative education opportunities in led workshops while hiking in the magnificent views of the national park and discussing the day’s topics. Bring your rainproof gear and comfortable walking shoes! At the end of the day, we gather to sum up the conclusions. We have planned exceptional social program including white-water rafting for those who wish and a dinner in Kammi, which was chosen as the most romantic restaurant in the world in 2010 (https://rukapalvelu.fi/en/petajavaara-kammi ).

WHEN AND WHERE

September 7-10, 2023 at Oulanka national park in Kuusamo, Finland www.nationalparks.fi/oulankanp

HOW TO GET THERE

Bus transportation back and forth from Oulu airport and railway station to Oulanka Basecamp (about 3,5 h) is included. On September 7, the bus leaves around 16 to Oulanka. On September 10, the bus arrives around 13:30 at Oulu. The participants need to book their transportation to and from Oulu by themselves.

ACCOMMODATION

There are nine single rooms and nine double rooms available at Basecamp Oulanka (www.basecampoulanka.fi/en). In addition, we have the possibility to accommodate six persons in Jussi’s Chalet nearby in double rooms (www.jussinmatkailu.fi/en/ ). The rooms will be booked according to registration order.

 PRICES

350 € / double room at Basecamp Oulanka

400 € / single room at Basecamp Oulanka

500 € / double room at Jussi’s Chalets

The prices include transportation back and forth from Oulu, accommodation, all meals and coffee/tee, white-water rafting with all needed equipments, saunas, and the best company ever! The course is financially supported by NFKK and FSCC.