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How to Achieve Concordance Between POCT and Central Laboratory Methods

Wednesday, July 18
Afternoon Short Course
How to Achieve Concordance Between POCT and Central Laboratory Methods
2:30 - 5:00 PM

Moderator/Speaker:
Jeffrey DuBois, PhD, MBA, C(ASCP)SC, FACB, Nova Biomedical
Corporation, Waltham, MA, Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division

Level: Intermediate
CE Hours: 1.25

Intended Audience:
The session is intended for pathologists, lab directors, clinical chemists, technologists, point-of-care coordinators, and regulatory and IVD industry scientists.

Overview:
The session will address issues for four methods performed in the central lab and at the POC (glucose, creatinine, lactate and hemoglobin A1C); define medical concordance and how these tests are affected; present new statistical methods for evaluating test methods; and define approaches to achieving concordance between central and POCT. The panel of experts will present the historical, current, and future of assessment methods for each of these analytes and factors that contribute to medical discordance.

Expected Outcomes:
After attending this session, the participants will be able to:

  • list common sources of error affecting POCT;
  • define the areas of discordance between lab and POCT methods;
  • list ramifications and sources of error lab, clinicians, and patients; and
  • Introduce case studies with 4 analytes: glucose, HbA1c, creatinine, and lactate.

Afternoon Speakers
Introduction of the Concepts of Medical Errors, Atatistical Methods
and How To Achieve Concordance Jeffrey DuBois, PhD, MBA, C(ASCP)SC, FACB, Nova Biomedical Corporation, Waltham, MA

Are Glucose Meters Accurate and Precise Enough to Meet Clinical Needs?
Martha Lyon, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Alberta Children’s Hospital/Calgary Laboratory Services, Canada

Lactate Monitoring ( Neonates and Sepsis) Timothy Isbell, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Chicago, Illinois

Point of Care Testing for Creatinine: Benefits and Challenges Joely Straseski, PhD, DABCC, MT(ASCP), FACB, ARUP Laboratories/University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Member Price: $230.00 Non-Member Price: $285.00

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