More than 350 people attended the New Directions in Point-of-care Testing: Innovation, Controversies and Partnerships in Boston Sept. 22-25, 2010 and were treated to a 2 ½ day meeting of posters and presentations by clinicians and scientists who are on the emerging edge of changes in the point-of-care field.
The field of point of care testing is producing both challenges and opportunities for clinicians, laboratorians, and the manufacturers of POC tests.
At stake is the promise of improved patient care through earlier detection and diagnosis of disease, improved monitoring of symptoms, and more personalized and appropriate treatment.
The innovations, controversies, and partnerships that are driving these changes were the focus of this 23rd international symposium sponsored by AACC’s CPOCT Division.
Conference Planning Committee members
Front row (left to right): Betsy Garman, Publications and Distance Learning Specialist, AACC; Kent Lewandrowski, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Penny Jones, Vice President, Professional Development, AACC; James Nichols, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Baystate Health, Springfield, MA; and Marcy Anderson, MS, MT(ASCP), CLSI. Back row (left to right): Brad Karon, MD, PhD, FACB, Chair, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Jeffrey DuBois, PhD, FACB, Nova Biomedical Corporation, Waltham, MA; Corina Seeger, Radiometer, Broenshoej, Denmark; Christopher Price, PhD, FACB, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom; and Corinne Fantz, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
Planning Committee member Sheldon Campbell, MD, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, CT who entertained the Saturday morning crowd with a stirring rendition of “POCT Blues”.
Attendees took the opportunity to spend time speaking with authors of the many posters presented at the symposium.
Meeting presentations are now available to CPOCT members. Click on here.