Contact: Peter Patterson
(202) 835-8718
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Email: ppatterson@aacc.org

Thursday, March 3, 2011
AACC Announces Conference on Contemporary Issues in Clinical TDM/Toxicology

Washington, DC, March 1, 2011        The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a 1-day conference on Contemporary Issues in Clinical Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) & Toxicology to be held on April 29, 2011 at the Sheraton Gateway Suites O'Hare in Rosemont, IL.

The conference will consist of two sessions in the morning, Current State of Laboratory Support for Clinical TDM & Toxicology and Emerging Applications of Clinical TDM/Toxicology: Pain Management, and two in the afternoon, Advances in Traditional Applications of Clinical TDM/Tox and What’s Next in Clinical TDM & Toxicology?  The expert faculty for this conference will discuss issues including the current state of laboratory support for TDM/Toxicology, its role in pain management, analytical techniques used in today's clinical TDM/Toxicology lab, emerging issues in TDM, and more.  The conference will examine why a new definition of TDM must include compliance testing, and conference attendees will have the chance to participate in roundtables and extended Q&A sessions.  A detailed program for the conference is available here.

As technologies for TDM and toxicological testing continue to advance, opportunities for this kind of testing in the clinical laboratory will expand.  Comprehensive and timely, this conference presents an ideal opportunity for journalists who must keep up with the latest trends in TDM and toxicological laboratory services.  Interested journalists can register for the conference by completing and submitting a Press Registration Form.  For more information about the conference or AACC, contact Peter Patterson on either of the above phone numbers or at ppatterson@aacc.org.

The conference is supported by educational grants from Waters Corporation and Thermo Scientific.

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AACC is a leading professional society dedicated to improving healthcare through laboratory medicine. Its over 9,000 members are clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and others involved in developing tests and directing laboratory operations. AACC brings this community together with programs that advance knowledge, expertise, and innovation.