Chicago Local Section Events

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2017 Meetings

Monday, December 4th

False Positives and Test Utilization Management in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ifor Williams, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Medical Director of Clinical Immunology Laboratory, Emory University School of Medicine

Time:
5:30-6:30 pm Reception (light food and beverages provided)
6:30-7:30 pm Presentation by Dr. Ifor Williams

Location:
University of Illinois at Chicago
Gerald Moss Auditorium
College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB), Room 1020
909 S. Wolcott Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612

Parking is available directly across the street in Lot B2 on Wolcott and on Polk Street in the Parking Garage at Stroger Hospital (Cook County Hospital ) between Wood and Wolcott.

RSVP:
by Monday, November 27, 2017 at mjin@uic.edu

Learning Objectives: After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of specificity in test selection, and optimal usage of two recommended serologic markers for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Anti-CCP and Rheumatoid Factor (RF).
  • Utilize results from RF tests specific for IgM, IgA, and IgG.
  • Analyze how test efficacy and disease prevalence impact result accuracy and timely consultation or referral to a rheumatologist for patients in whom there is a high index of suspicion of RA.

Moderator:
Ming Jin, PhD, Department of Pathology of UIC

Intended Audience:
clinical laboratory scientists, pathologists, pathology residents, laboratory managers and supervisors, medical technologists and technicians, and medical technical students.

Accreditation:
AACC ACCENT™ credit of 1.0 will be provided for this program.

This program is supported by ThermoFisher Scientific

March 13

Liquid Biopsy: The Background, the Promise and the Unanswered Questions
Karen Kaul, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Duckworth Family Chair, NorthShore University HealthSystem AND Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Time:
5:30 — 9:00pm

Location:
University of Illinois at Chicago
(College of Medicine Research, Building 909 S. Wolcott Avenue, Gerald Moss Auditorium, RM 1020)
Chicago IL, 60612

2016 MEETINGS

June 28

2016 AACC Chicago Local Section Awards Banquet

Time:
5:30PM – 9:00PM

Location:
Elgin Community College
(University & Business Center, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123)

Note:
There is a subsidized admission of $10 for students and Medical Technicians and $20 for all other participants,
which will include a dinner buffet that starts at 6:00 PM. Non-AACC Members,
are also welcome to attend.

RSVP:
Ming Jin, Program Chair, C-AACC at mjin@uic.edu by June 24th, 2016.

Awards Announcement

May 23

AACC and Chicago Pathology Society Joint Conference
Steven C. Harris, MD, MPH, Delegate, C-AACC, Department of Pathology, UIC

Time:
5:30 P.M. – Reception (light food and beverages provided)
7:00 P.M. – Scientific Presentation

Location:
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine Research
Building, 909 S. Wolcott Avenue, Gerald Moss Auditorium (Rm1020)
*Enter on Wolcott between Polk and Taylor.
Parking is available directly across the street in Lot B2 on Wolcott and on Polk Street
in the Parking Garage at Stroger Hospital (Cook County Hospital) between Wood and Wolcott.

RSVP:
Ming Jin, Program Chair, C-AACC at mjin@uic.edu by Friday, May 20th, 2016

Program Information

May 18

Wisconsin Satellite Meeting
Drug Testing Laboratories and Doping in Sports
Tony Butch

Location:
Westmoor County Club
400 S. Moorland Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005

Time:
6:00 PM – Social hour

ACCENT credit will be available

Program Information

2015 MEETINGS

October 2

2015 Chicago Local Section Fall Seminar
Serum Biomarkers: Emerging Roles in Chronic Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Ming Jing, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Director, Clinical Chemistry, University of Illinois – Chicago

Location:
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Gerald Moss Auditorium, First Floor Room 1020
909 South Wolcott Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612

Time:
6:30 PM-7:30 PM – Reception
7:30 PM -8:30PM – Seminar

CE Credit Available

Program Chair: Sivakumar Ramu, PhD

June 29

2015 AACC-Chicago Awards Banquet
Neonatal Testing: How are the results handled?

Elgin Community college,
University & Business Center, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123

Dr. Irene Shu, Ph.D., DABCC
Assistant Laboratory Director
United States Drug Testing Laboratories, INC

Time:
5:30 P.M. – Program Starts
7:00 P.M. – Dinner

Program Information

March 9

Improving Test Utilization: An Analysis of Five Intervention Strategies
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Gary W. Procop, MD, MS
Medical Director, Enterprise Test Utilization & Pathology Consultative Services.
Director, Molecular Microbiology, Parasitology and Mycology Laboratories
Professor of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Time:
5:30 P.M. – Reception (light food and beverages)
7:00 P.M. – Scientific Presentation

Program Information

Dr. Procop’s Presentation

2014 MEETINGS

November 13

Intersection of Clinical and Forensic Toxicology – Synthetic Drugs, Analytical Tools and Case Interpretation
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Medicine
808 South Wood Street
Room 268 CMET
Chicago, IL 60612
Time:
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm – 8:00pm Seminar
Program Information

October 29

Laboratory Testing for Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma
Westmoor Country Club
400 S Moorland Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005
Time:
6:00 pm – Social/Networking
6:45 pm – Dinner – provide choice of chicken, fish or vegetarian
8:00 pm – Program
Program Information

June 27

Annual C-AACC Awards Banquet
Sheraton Suites Chicago 
(121 NW Point Blvd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007) 
Time:
5:30 PM Networking 
6:00 PM Dinner & Award Presentation 
Cost:
$20 per person is required to attend this event 
Registration:
Required Please send RSVP to Edward K Leung by email at eleung1@bsd.uchicago.edu by June 24th, 2014.

March 10

Chicago Section AACC and Chicago Pathology Society Joint Conference
Realizing Precision Medicine in Clinical Practice

University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Medicine Research Building
909 S. Wolcott Avenue
Gerald Moss Auditorium, Room 1020
Marc S. Williams, MD, F.A.A.P., F.A.C.M.G.
Director, Genomic Medicine Institute
Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA
and Chair, National Human Genome Research Institute Clinician Education Workgroup (2012-present) and Vice President for Clinical Genetics, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics 2009-2013, Pediatric Geneticist, and Member Clinical 

Moderator: 
Steven C. Harris, MD, MPH, Department of Pathology, UIC

Program Information


2013 MEETINGS

October 12

AACC Chicago Section Fall Meeting and Awards Luncheon
ACL Laboratories 
5400 Pearl St.
Rosemont, IL 60018
Time: 8:30AM-1:00PM
Tina Lockwood PhD, DABCC
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Assistant Director of Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

KT Jerry Yeo PhD, DABCC, FACB
Professor of Pathology, Director of Clinical Chemistry, and Director of Clinical Pharmacogenomics
University of Chicago Medicine

CE Credit will be available 
RSVP to Dr. T. Scott Isbell at sisbell@novabio.com 
Program Information

March 11

Omics Biomarkers and Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry for Clinical Chemistry and TDM
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Medicine Research Building
909 S. Wolcott Avenue
Gerald Moss Auditorium, Room 1020
Steven H. Wong, Ph.D., DABCC (TC), FACB (Presenter)
Professor of Pathology & Director of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology 
Co-Director, Clinical and Translational Mass Spectrometry Center 
Wake Forest School of Medicine 
President-Elect, AACC
Steven C. Harris, MD, MPH (Moderator)
Department Of Pathology, UIC

Program Information
AACC Cover Letter
Professor Wong's Presentation