Southern California Local Section

Southern California Local Section

NEW Upcoming Event - Albert Nichols Symposium, Saturday, October 7, 2017

The inaugural Albert Nichols Symposium will take place Saturday, October 7, 2017, 8am - 6pm, at the Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Airport. This year's symposium is dedicated to endocrinology as Dr. Nichols was an endocrinologist. Future symposiums will address a variety of topics in clinical laboratory medicine.

The agenda will encompass presentations on a range of subjects including the latest treatments and findings on hypothyroidism, diabetes, endocrine hypertension, and more. The symposium is geared toward the following roles: endocrinologists, family practitioners, internists, pathologists, laboratory directors, medical technologists/technicians, medical technology students.

Registration is now open. Click here.

Agenda with Presentations and Speakers

8AM  Registration / Coffee 
9AM Welcome and Introductions

Advances in treatment of hypothyroidism
Antonio C Bianco, MD, PhD
Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University, Chicago, IL 

10-10:15AM  Break and Exhibits

IGF-I receptor as a long-awaited therapeutic target for Graves' ophthalmopathy
Terry Smith, MD
Department of Internal Medicine University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Pituitary Pitfalls: Challenges in the measurement of Growth Hormone and IGF-I
John Carmichael, MD
Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

12-1PM  Lunch and Exhibits

The increasing utilization of Mass Spectrometry in the Diagnostic Lab: where have we been and where are we going?
Nigel Clarke, PhD
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, San Juan Capistrano, CA

2PM Endocrine Hypertension: Update on Laboratory Diagnosis
Walt Chandler, PhD
Lab Corp, Endocrine Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

3-3:30PM  Break and Exhibits

Thoughts about Low Testosterone
Stanley Korenman, MD
Department of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

4:30PM  Progress in Understanding the Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes
Bill Winter, MD
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

5:30-6:30PM  Reception and Exhibits

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