Laboratory Automation: Smart Strategies, Successful Outcomes

December 6-7, 2012
Tampa, FL


Day 1

Session I
Optimizing Your Automation: It's a Journey, Not A Destination

Case Studies: Lessons Learned Along the Way (Part I)
If You Build It, Automation Will Come
Paul J. Jannetto, PhD
Mayo Clinic, (Rochester, MN)
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Case Studies: Lessons Learned Along the Way (Part II)
Helpful Hints for Upgrading Your Automation Analytics
Daniel A. Dalenberg
Mayo Clinic, (Rochester, MN)
(PDF slides) (PDF handouts)

Automation Is Here, Now How Do You Handle All the Data?
Susan E. Dawson, MBA, MT (ASCP)
Swedish Covenant Hospital (Chicago, IL)
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Hurdles and Benefits of Implementing a QA Program Based on Patient Moving Averages
Mark A. Cervinski, PhD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, NH)
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Case Studies: Lessons Learned Along the Way (Part III)
Specimen Processing and Handling: Being Lean is Phat
Nikola A. Baumann, PhD
Mayo Clinic, (Rochester, MN)
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Lean Strategies Used to Optimize Automation
Linda K. Stubbs, MT (ASCP)
Abbott Diagnostics (Abbott Park, IL)
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Session II
The Expanding Role of Automation in the Core Laboratory and Beyond

Automated Microbiology in the Clinical Lab
Ulf Göbel, MD, PhD
Labor Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
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Automated Hematology in the Clinical Lab
G. Diane Gaspari, MT (ASCP)
York Hospital (York, PA)
(PDF slides) (PDF handouts)

Day 2

Session IV
Task-Targeted Automation: Alternative Solutions to Laboratory Bottlenecks

What Do We Want from Our Automated Core Lab? Is Stand-alone or Connected Front-end the Solution?
Brenda J. Jackson, MLT
BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd. (Surrey, British Columbia)
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Automating Sample Prep to Eliminate the Disconnect Between Processes and People
Paul Jannetto, PhD
Mayo Clinic, (Rochester, MN)
(PDF slides) (PDF handouts)

Considerations in Designing Custom Automation: Experiences with an "Open" Line
Jeffrey R. Smith, MT(ASCP)
Kaiser Permanente (Portland, OR)
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Laboratory Automation and Process Modification to Enhance Patient Care
Denise L. Geiger, PhD
John T. Mather Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY)
(PDF slides) (PDF handouts)

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