2011 Thought Leadership Series Archive

The AACC Thought Leadership Series, supported by a generous grant from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, consists of three FREE webinars designed to help laboratorians and other healthcare leaders stay current in today's fast-paced and ever-changing laboratory environment. During each webinar, an expert discusses a topic or trend that is currently affecting labs or should be on their radar screen. After attending each program, you will be given an opportunity to ask the presenter questions and to obtain 1.0 ACCENT Continuing Education credits for participating in the webinar.

Creating Greater Efficiency Through Staff Restructuring –
Common Sense Approaches to Managing the Staffing Shortage
Tony Badrick, PhD, FAACB,
Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine,
Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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September 7, 2011 (Q&A now closed)



Taking Advantage of Disruptive Innovation: What Role
Can it Play in Improving Lab and Healthcare Outcomes?
Christopher P. Price, PhD, FRCPath,
Independent Consultant and Visiting Professor in Clinical Biochemistry,
the University of Oxford, London, United Kingdom
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June 28, 2011 (Q&A now closed)



How Diagnostic Management Teams Can Help
Improve Patient Safety

Michael Laposata, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Pathology,
Executive Vice Chair of Pathology, and Pathologist-in-Chief,
Vanderbilt University Hospital and Director,
Division of Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Laboratories,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
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April 28, 2011 (Q&A now closed)


Target Audience

Laboratory administrators, pathology directors, in vitro diagnostics industry professionals, hospital administrators, laboratory managers, supervisors and all others involved in performing, billing for, or marketing laboratory tests.

System Requirements

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  • Computer: 500MHz with 128MB RAM
  • Operating Systems: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista or MAC OSX
  • Players & Plugins: Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Browsers: View Adobe's web browser requirements
  • Audio: Functioning sound card with attached speakers installed
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The AACC Thought Leadership Series is sponsored by AACC and the AACC Management Sciences and Patient Safety Division, and is made possible by a grant from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.


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