On January 21, 2023, the Pohjolan Bioanalyytikkopäivä event was held at the Oulu University Hospital. This event brought together various professionals from the field of biomedical laboratory science to discuss new advancements and trends in the industry.

One of the highlights of the event was the introduction of the Envision project and its virtual gaming simulations by the OAMK-project manager, Mika Paldanius. These simulations provide a safe and realistic learning environment that challenges students to apply their knowledge, improve their technical and communication skills, and think critically about decision-making and collaboration. It was exciting to see the potential of these simulations being applied in the field of biomedical laboratory science.

The event featured several presentations that covered a wide range of topics related to the industry. One of the presentations focused on “New Laboratory Activities – Hematological Patient Cell Therapy Treatments,” which explored the latest developments in this area. Another presentation covered “Bioanalyst Training,” discussing the skills and knowledge required to succeed in this field. “Environmentally Friendly Laboratory” was also discussed, highlighting the importance of sustainability and eco-friendliness in laboratory operations.

One of the presentations delved into “Diabetes and Its Laboratory Studies,” which is a critical topic given the increasing prevalence of diabetes globally. Another presentation focused on “PEPCK-C Deficiency: A New Metabolic Disease Causing Severe Hypoglycemia,” highlighting the importance of research and development in the field.

It was clear from the presentations and discussions at the event that the educational model and technology used in Envision’s virtual gaming simulations can be applied in many different fields. The event served as a platform for professionals to share knowledge and exchange ideas, ultimately leading to the advancement of the biomedical laboratory science industry. We are excited to see how the Envision project and its simulations will continue to impact and contribute to the industry in the future.