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AACC encourages all members to vote in the 2014 AACC Elections, which will run from September 1-30. Robert Christenson, PhD, chair of AACC's nominating committee, announced the slate of candidates in June. To learn more about the candidates, read their biographies and platforms. Deadline: September 30. Members will also be asked to approve two Bylaws revisions as part of the voting ballot.
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FDA recently notified Congress that it intends to issue its long-awaited draft guidance on laboratory developed tests (LDTs). Join AACC for a September 10, 2–3 p.m. EDT webinar with the Director of FDA’s Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Devices to learn how this new regulation could impact your lab’s ability to perform LDTs.
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A new drug combination called PaMZ could cure those with drug-resistant-tuberculosis in 4 months—drastically reducing the 2 years it currently takes to cure such illnesses, according to a new study.
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AACC’s Regulatory Affairs for Laboratory Compliance Certificate Program provides an overview of how regulatory oversight works; how CLIA ’88, OSHA, and HIPAA affect clinical lab operations; regulation of diagnostic tests by FDA; and much more.
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Clinical Chemistry offers more than 250 free podcast interviews with laboratory medicine experts. Recent topics include measuring human chorionic gonadotropin in urine and biomarkers of brain injury in cerebral infections. Find a subject of interest and have a listen!