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AACC 2010 Annual Meeting
Education, Interaction, Participation

Peggy Mann, M.S., MT (ASCP)
Medical Branch
University of Texas


The Annual Meeting is just around the corner and it’s loaded with POCT learning opportunities! Below are summaries of just a couple of these opportunities. For a complete listing, please consult AACC Meeting Registration online or via a mailed registration booklet. You can also get a snapshot of some of the events and topics on page 3 as well as an at-a-glance look at events on page 4. Hope to see you in Anaheim!

Sunday, July 25: Full Day Short Course: “Hot Topics in POC Testing”
Featuring James Nichols, Peter Luppa, William Clarke, Sheldon Campbell, and Craig Lehmann

Presented at an Intermediate Level, this session will cover a variety of the latest hot topics in POCT. Targeted topics for discussion include changing U.S. and European standards and regulations covering POCT, strategies to expand POCT in a hospital in third world countries. environment, new technologies for infectious disease/molecular POCT and opportunities for electronically connecting POCT diagnostics throughout the world, especially.

As POCT continues to be an expanding market with a variety of new tests and methodologies being introduced, achieving quality POCT is challenging given the non-laboratory operators and testing in a number of environmental conditions including physician offices, mobile transport, disaster relief and third world countries. This short course will provide consumers, regulators and manufacturers of POCT devices with an opportunity to discuss the issues and strategize on optimum means of ensuring quality test results.

Thursday, July 29 POCC Forum (8th Annual)
“Records and Regulations in the Age of the EMR” Featuring Ginger A. Baker and Gary Yamamoto

Ms. Bakers will present: “Preparing for a New Era in Health Care – The Integrated Electronic Health Records System.” This talk will introduce the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and its HITECH section. Participates will come away with an understanding of the legislation, their key points, the potential opportunity for laboratories and Point of Care Testing Programs and ideas for where to begin their journey into this new era. Visit the CPOCT Division web site for more details.

Brown Bag Sessions Continue to be Popular at the Annual Meeting

Brown Bag presentations provide you with an educational opportunity to learn as well as network with both peers and vendors. Brown Bags are informal sessions held in small groups allowing for good topic-related discussions. The talk is presented twice (breakfast and lunch times). Although the meal is not part of the registration fee, food will be available. Brown Bag sessions are an excellent way to meet people with the same interests, particularly an attraction for first time attendees.

 Educational Sessions and Events Chart

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Save these dates for great networking and social opportunities!

July 25 @ 6:30pm
Opening Mixer

July 27 @ 6:00pm

 July 27 @ 8:00pm




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