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Fall 2009
From the Division Chair
Chair Dr. Frank LaDuca discusses why this year has been an especially successful one for the CPOCT division. He also mentions the 2010 CPOCT Symposium in Boston and next year's initiatives. >>
AACC Proves to be “Quite an Experience” for a Point of Care Testing Coordinator
Peter J. Mullen writes about his experience at this year's AACC annual meeting in Chicago. Peter found the meeting to be invaluable to someone in the POC field. He enjoyed a variety of activities from the workshops and forums to the mixer and the expo. >>
Point of Care Mentoring Program
People Outlining the program, this article discusses mentors' goals and characteristics. Peggy Mann thanks volunteer mentors for their involvement during the pilot program and provides her contact information for others interested in joining. >>
CPOCT Mixer and Awards Presentation
Mixer Four awards were presented during this year's division mixer event: POCC of the year, Division award for outstanding achievement, research grant, and research excellence. This article introduces the award winners and their activities. >>
Contemporary Clinical and Regulatory Issues in POCT
Sponsored by the North Carolina, Southeast, and Texas local sections of the AACC and developed in conjunction with AACC's CPOCT Division, the Contemporary Clinical & Regulatory Issues in Point of Care Testing will take place in New Orleans, LA, November 5 to 7, 2009. Speakers include a number of CPOCT division members and award winners addressing important POC issues. >>
Patient Safety Takes Center Stage at 7th Annual CPOCT Forum
Snyder Forum Chair Ann Snyder writes about the 7th Annual CPOCT Forum at the AACC Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. A brief review of the five speakers and the topics they presented is included. The committee has already started working on plans for the 8th Annual Forum in Anaheim. >>
POC Specialist Certificate Program
The CPOCT division launched AACC’s first certificate program in the Fall of 2008. This article introduces the faculty members and discusses the course parts and benefits. It also tells readers how to enroll. The Fall 2009 program began on September 1, 2009, and those who wish to participate can do so now. >>
AfterGlow Attracts 100s of POCCs
Mixer After the CPOCT mixer, the tristate POC network, serving Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, hosted an afterglow party which had a wonderful turnout. POCCs and vendors enjoyed dinner, drinks, dancing, and networking.  >>
CPOCT Division Supporters
A number of sponsors have provided support to recent CPOCT Division functions. The Division recognizes these sponsors and mentions them by name. >>

CPOCT Division Officers

Chair
Frank M. LaDuca, Polymer Technology Systems

Chair Elect
Brad S Karon, Mayo Clinic

Secretary
Christine M. Cursio, Toronto Medical Laboratories

Treasurer
John R. Petersen, University of Texas Medical Branch

Past Chair
Kent B. Lewandrowski, Massachusetts General Hospital

Nominating Committee
Lawrence J. Crolla, Alexian Brothers Medical Center

Frederick L. Kiechle, Memorial Regional Hospital

John T. Preston, Saints, Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center

Anne Skurup, Radiometer

Awards Chair
Kenneth E. Blick, University of Oklahoma

Members at Large
Paul J. Jannetto, Medical College of Wisconsin

Rick A. Lebo, LifeScan, Inc.

Linda M. Sandhaus, University Hospitals of Cleveland

Ann Snyder, CMS/CMSO/SCG

Staff
Penelope Jones

Newsletter Editor
Steven Valorz, Medical Automation Systems, Inc.



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