American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Better health through laboratory medicine
San Diego Local Section Events

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2014 MEETINGS

March 11 Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Women Considering Menopausal Hormone Therapy
USCD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH,
Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine and Co-Director, Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Program Information
 
January 21 Career Essentials: 10 Ways for Chemists, Techs, and Other Laboratory Professionals to Increase Their Value
USCD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Ann M. Gronowski, PhD
Professor Pathology & Immunology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
Washington University School of Medicine, and Associate Medical Director, Chemistry Laboratory, Barnes
Program Information

2013 MEETINGS

December 10 San Diego Local Section Annual Meeting
Diagnostic Testing for Hepatitis C Virus in the Era of Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy
USCD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Alexandra Valsamakis, MD, PhD
Director, Clinical Virology and Molecular Microbiology,
Department of Pathology, Division of Microbiology,
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Program Information
 
November 21 Achieving Concordance Between POC Test Results and Central Lab Test Results
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Brad S. Karon, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Program Information
 
November 12 Understanding the Role of Biomarkers in the Sepsis Diagnosis Algorithm
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Alison Woodworth, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN


Jessica Colon-Franco, PhD
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Program Information
 
October 15 Modern Approaches to Quality Control: Moving Averages and Beyond
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Mark A. Cervinski, PhD, DABCC
Director of Clinical Chemistry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center,
Assistant Professor of Pathology, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
Program Information
 
October 8 Multiplex Nucleic Acid Tests for Respiratory Viruses: Technology, Applications, and Clinical Relevance
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Frederick S. Nolte, PhD
Professor, Director of Clinical Laboratories, and Director of Molecular Pathology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine,
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Program Information
 
September 24 Designing an Effective Quality Dashboard for the Clinical Laboratory
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Kristina Martin
University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Program Information
 
September 10 Using cTn to Assess Chest Pain Patients: The Accuracy versus Turnaround Time Debate
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Kent Lewandrowski, MD
Pathologist, Associate Chief for Laboratory and Molecular Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Alan H.B. Wu, PhD
Chief of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology, San Francisco General Hospital; Professor of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Program Information
 
August 27 Novel Biomarkers for Diagnosing and Managing Heart Failure
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Christopher deFilippi, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology,
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Program Information
 
August 22 Creating, Communicating and Maintaining Effective Laboratory SOPs
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Otelah M. Perry, MS, MT, MB(ASCP), CQPA
Quality Systems Manager,
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center,
Hanover, NH
Program Information
 
July 9 Beyond "Good" and "Bad" Cholesterol: Is it Time to Consider a Particle Alternative?
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
James Otvos, PhD
Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, LipoScience, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Program Information
 
June 19 Essential Tools to Implement Meaningful Use in the Clinical Laboratory
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Pam D. Banning, MLS(ASCP)CM, PMP,
Medical Informatics
3M Health Information Systems
Portland, OR
Program Information
 
June 11 Toxicological Testing in the Clinical Lab: Balancing Current Needs, Clinical Expectations and Reality
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Robert Middleberg, PhD
Vice President, Quality Assurance, Laboratory Director, and Forensic Toxicologist, NMS Labs, Willow Grove, PA
Program Information
 
May 15 Kawasaki Disease: Diagnosis & Treatment
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Adriana H. Tremoulet, MD, MAS
Associate Director, Kawasaki Disease Research Center
University of California San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego
Program Information
 
May 14 Optimizing LC-MS/MS for TDM of Immunosuppressants
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
James Ritchie, PhD
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Associate Director, Core and Toxicology Laboratories, Emory University Hospital, and Director, Core Laboratory, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Program Information
 
May 9 Using Metrics in the Quality Laboratory: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Geoffrey S. Baird, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pathology,University of Washington, Seattle, and Director of Clinical Chemistry, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
Program Information
 
April 17 The New CLIA Competency Assessment for Laboratory Personnel
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Judy Yost, MA, MT (ASCP)
Director, Division of Laboratories, CMS, Baltimore, MD
Program Information
 
April 16 Tweeting vs. Knitting: Overcoming Generational Conflicts in the Clinical Laboratory
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Carmen Wiley, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Co-director of Chemistry, Immunology, and Point-of-Care Testing,
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Director, Bioanalytics
Laboratory, PAML, Spokane, WA
Program Information
 
April 9 The Labs Role in Pain Management
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Catherine Hammett-Stabler, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
Program Information
 
March 26 Resurgence of Pertussis Whooping Cough and the Role of Laboratory Testing
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Xuan Qin, PhD, DABBM
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Seattle Children's Hospital, Department of Laboratories, Seattle, WA
Program Information
 
March 14 Connecting Laboratory Staff to the Patient Experience: A Recipe for Success
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Corinne R. Fantz, PhD
Associate Professor, Emory University, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Co-Director, Core Laboratories and Point of Care Testing, Emory Medical Laboratories, Atlanta, GA
Program Information
 
March 12 Advances in Prostate Cancer Detection: What's Next for Clinical Labs?
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
William J. Catalona, MD
Director of Clinical Prostate Cancer Program
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Program Information
 
February 27 Determining Pediatric Reference Ranges: Traditional and New Approaches to a Challenging Issue
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Sharon Geaghan, MD, (Moderator)
Patricia M. Jones, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Amy L. Pyle, PhD, DABCC
Program Information
 
February 12 New Developments in Colorectal Cancer Screening
Full Presentation Slides
Color Presentation Handouts
How to claim Continuing Education
UCSD Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine
UC San Diego
10300 Campus Pointe Dr.
San Diego, CA 92121
Callum G. Fraser, PhD
Program Information
 
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