Clinical Laboratory News 2009: Annual Meeting Dailies

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Setting the Agenda For Learning
AACC’s Educational Programs Offer Professional Development
By Nancy Sasavage, PhD


After the annual meeting, AACC will sponsor a wide variety of meetings and conferences designed to keep professionals informed about the latest topics in the field of clinical chemistry. 

What’s the Evidence on Cardiac Biomarkers?
Sessions Highlight Clinical, Analytical Challenges
By Genna Rollins


Biomarkers for cardiac and cardiovascular disease are a big topic at this year’s annual meeting, and numerous sessions will be devoted this year to discussing the utility of existing and emerging cardiac biomarkers.


Clin Lab Expo Opens Today
IVD Market Ready for Growth Despite Sagging Economy
By Bill Malone


Despite the current economic climate, the IVD industry is still solid and positioned to grow in the coming years. However, the landscape is shifting and several trends, including informatics, point-of-care testing, molecular diagnostics, and personalized medicine, are poised to bring new changes to the industry.

The Great Debate
Should Labs Report eAG and HbA1c?
By Genna Rollins


Labs have been asked to report estimated average glucose (eAG) and percentage glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) based on a recommendation from the American Diabetes Association. But not everyone agrees. This year at the annual meeting, clinicians and laboratorians from each camp will present views and evidence for both sides of this contentious issue.


A Global Resource for Patients
Lab Tests Online Gets New Look, Other Changes
By George Linzer


Nine years after the launch of Lab Tests Online, the popular website was in need of an overhaul to adapt to the changes that have occurred to the Internet over the last decade. As interest in the site grows, additional improvements are about to be released to help ensure the site remains an important resource for patient information.

Continuing Education Rebooted
AACC Divisions Offer Online Certificate Programs
By Bill Malone


A new option for AACC members interested in fulfilling their educational needs is to enroll in an online certificate program offered by one of AACC’s divisions. Informative, convenient, and increasingly more popular, the programs allow busy lab professionals to further their education when traditional approaches are not available.

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