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AACC and the CPOCT Division Present Promoting a Culture of Quality and Consistency in Critical and Point-of-Care Testing

Hilton Prague Hotel
Pobřežní 1, 186 00
Prague 8, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 224 842 340


The 24th International Symposium will be held at the Hilton Prague, located on the bank of the Vltava River within walking distance of the city center. It is the largest modern upscale hotel in the Czech Republic and has-been rated Best Hotel in the Czech Republic for four consecutive years. Known as the Golden City, Prague has a 2000 year history and offers old world charm with modern conveniences. Memorable sights include the Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with its famous astronomical clock, the National Museum on Wenceslas Square and the Jewish Quarter. Galleries, museums, restaurants and Prague’s newsstand biggest shopping center are within walking distance of the hotel.

Room rate: CZK 3700 (~$208) for single or CZK 4100 (~$230) double occupancy plus tax. Includes buffet breakfast. The roommate is valid 3 nights before and after the meeting.

October 3, 2012
6:00pm             Wine and cheese reception

October 4, 2012
8:30am             Welcome Remarks
8:45am             Keynote presentation

9:30am            Are POC Devices Accurate Enough to Meet Critical Care Patient Needs?
                       Moderator: Martha Lyon, PhD, Alberta Childrens Hospital, CN

2:00pm             Sources and Prevention of Errors pinpoint of Care Testing 
                        Moderator: Robbert Slingerland, Isala Linemen, Netherlands
5:00pm             Poster Viewing and Reception

October 5, 2012
7:30am             Vendor Presentations

9:00am              Point-of-Care Testing Beyond the Hospital 
                         Moderator: Ian Watson, PhD, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK

1:30pm              Developing Effective Strategies to Achieve Quality POCT Results 
                         Moderator: Linda Sandhaus, MD, University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH, USA
6:30pm              Awards Dinner

October 6, 2012
7:30am              Vendor Presentations

9:00am             New Technologies in Point-of-Care Testing 
                        Moderator: Larry Crolla, PhD, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove
                        Village, IL, USA
12noon              Adjourn

Visit POC International Symposium for abstract submission details


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