A Global Commitment to Healthcare
AACC, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Celebrate Success of Emerging Countries Program
By Genna Rollins

With the generous support of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, AACC's Emerging Countries Program over the past 5 years has developed into a solid array of education and networking opportunities. Both AACC and the Coulter Foundation are celebrating the program's success in this, the centennial year of Wallace Coulter's birth.


Clinical Lab Expo Kicks Off Today
Analysts Expect IVD Market Rebound After Tough Year
By Bill Malone

AACC's Clinical Lab Expo opens today with nearly 700 companies filling more than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. According to market analysts, diagnostic companies are working hard to recover from a year of slow growth, betting on molecular and point-of-care testing technologies to lead the way in the future.


A Higher Calling
What Does It Take to Be a High-Quality Lab?
By Bill Malone

Laboratorians know that reporting an incorrect result can be even worse for patients than reporting no result at all. This quality obsession is playing out in a series of dynamic presentations at the AACC Annual Meeting, with experts taking on everything from proficiency testing to informatics and automation.


The Mystery of Sepsis
As Research Advances, Challenges Remain
By Genna Rollins

Despite considerable research and initiatives to improve sepsis care, this perplexing syndrome remains incompletely understood and frustratingly hard-to-treat. Yet research advances are being made that soon could change treatment paradigms for sepsis.