Southern California Local Section Events


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January 19

What Leads to Type-2 Diabetes?
Peter Butler, MD
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center

Pediatric Reference Intervals
Patricia Jones, PhD, DABCC
Director, Chemistry and Metabolic Disease Lab
Children's Medical Center, Dallas TX

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November 17

Clinical Toxicology And The Emergency Department: Partners in Poisoning
Robert L. Fitzgerald, Ph.D
Director of Toxicology and Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry
UC San Diego

What Is This LDT Thing All About? (And Who Will Make The Final Decision?)
Steven R. Binder
Senior Director of Technology Development
Bio-Rad Laboratories

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Speaker's Presentation

September 15

What Element is Atomic Number 26 and What Happens If You are Deficient?
William E. Winter, MD        
Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics
University of Florida

Adventures in Clinical Genomics
Wayne W. Grody, MD, PhD
Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, and Human Genetics
UCLA School of Medicine 

CE Credit Available

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March 24

Circulating BioMarkers in Alzheimer's Disease
Raj Pandian, PhD
Director of Scientific Affairs, Pan Laboratories

The Case of Uncertain Quality
David Koch, PhD
President, AACC Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital

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January 20

When and Why FAT Becomes Trouble?
Zhaoping Li, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Medicine,
Chief of the Division of Clinical Nutrition at UCLA

Salivary Biomarkers for Oral & Systemic Disease Detection
David Wong, D.M.D., D.M.Sc.
Felix & Mildred Yip Professor, Associate Dean of Research, Director of UCLA Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research

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November 18

MALDI-TOF MS in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Jennifer Dien Bard, PhD, D(ABMM), FCCM
Director, Microbiology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, Keck School of Medicine of USC

MassArray - a High-Throughput Multiplex Solution for Targeted Somatic Mutation Profiling
Anders Nygren, PhD
Director of R&D, Agena Bioscience

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September 16

Facilitating the Laboratory Diagnosis of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency

Dina Greene, Ph.D. DABCC
Scientific Director, Chemistry
Regional Laboratories
Northern California the Permanente Medical Group

Immunogenicity Testing in Biopharmaceutical Development
Michael Moxness, Ph.D, DABCC
Scientific Director of Clinical Immunology, Amgen

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May 20

Sports Drug Testing Laboratories: Catching the DopersDr. Anthony Butch, Ph.D. DABCC, FACB, MT(ASCP)
Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine 
Director of UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory

Pharmacogenetic Testing in Clinical Practice: Current State of The Art, Evidence for Utility and Future Directions
Dr. Naissan Hussainzada, Ph.D
Director of Pharmacogenetic Testing Clinical Strategy 
Millennium Laboratories
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy 
University of Maryland, Baltimore

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April 10

Southern California AACC/Thermo Fisher Clinical Biochemistry Conference on ProcalcitoninHoliday Inn Torrance
19800 S. Vermont, Torrance, CA, 90502

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March 18

Toxicology! Because What You Don't Know Can Kill YouAlan Wu, Ph.D., DABCC
Professor of Lab Medicine at UC San Francisco
Chief of Clinical Chemistry Laboratory at San Francisco General Hospital

Single Molecule Array(SIMOA™) for Ultra-high Sensitivity Detection of Biomarkers
Bryan Klekota, Ph.D.
Business Development Manager
Quanterix-Lexington, MA

Hotel Irvine-Jamboree Center
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, California, USA, 926144:00 – 5:30 PM Board Meeting
5:30 – 6:00 PM Mixer
6:00 – 7:00 PM Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 PM Speakers

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January 21

Pharmacogenomics & Pharmacometabolomics For Personalized MedicineSteven H. Wong, Ph.D.
AACC President
Professor of Pathology & Director Clinical Chemistry & Toxicology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

AACC Headquarters Report
Janet Kreizman
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AAAC)

Beckman Coulter, Inc
250 So. Kraemer Blvd
Brea, CA 928214:00 – 5:00 PM Board Meeting
5:00 – 6:00 PM Mixer
6:00 – 7:00 PM Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 PM Speakers

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November 19

Southern California Section MeetingMolecular Profiles of Lung Cancer: New Strategies for Detection, Prediction, and Treatment
Lee Goodglick, Ph.D., MBA
Professor – Dept. Pathology, Assistant Director - UCLA CA Nanosystems Inst.,
Co-Director, UCLA EDRN
UCLA School of Medicine

Salivary Biomarkers for Detection of Oral & Systemic Disease
David Wong, DMD, DMSc
Professor - Felix & Mildred and Associate Dean of Research
UCLA School of Dentistry

411 Madrid Ave
Torrance, CA, 905014:00 – 5:00 PM Tour of Phenomenex
4:00 – 5:00 PM Board Meeting
5:00 – 6:00 PM Poster Session/Mixer
6:00 – 7:00 PM Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 PM Speakers

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Abstract Submission Information

Abstracts Deadline: November 8, 2013

September 17

The Landscape of Next Generation Sequencing; Challenges and Opportunities for the Clinical LabJamie Platt, PhD 
Scientific Director, Advanced Sequencing
Quest Diagnostics

Biomarkers in Prostate Cancer
Monet N. Sayegh, MD
Senior Clinical / Medical Consultant
Siemens Healthcare DX

Kaiser Permanente Regional Reference Laboratories
11668 Sherman Way
North Hollywood, CA, 916054:00 – 5:30 PM     Board Meeting
5:30 – 6:00 PM     Mixer
6:00 – 7:00 PM     Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 PM     Speakers

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May 21

Southern California Section Meeting Holiday Inn LA Intl Airport
9901 La Cienega Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90045

David F. Schaffner Ph.D., M.T. (ASCP)
Medical Affairs Manager
Beckman Coulter, Inc.

Charles Strom M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.M.G., H.C.L.D.
Senior Medical Director, Genetics
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute4:00 – 5:30 PM     Board Meeting
5:30 – 6:00 PM     Mixer
6:00 – 7:00 PM     Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 PM     Speakers

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March 19

Southern California Section MeetingBeckman Coulter, Inc, 
250 S. Kraemer Blvd
Brea, CA 92821

Robert H. Christenson, Ph.D.
President of AACC
Professor of Pathology and Professor of Medical and Research Technology 
University of Maryland Medical Center

Gary L. Myers, Ph.D., FACB
Interim CEO of AACC
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
4:00 – 5:00 PM     Board Meeting
5:00 – 6:00 PM     Mixer
6:00 – 7:00 PM     Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 PM     Speakers

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January 15

Southern California Section MeetingHoliday Inn Los Angeles International Airport
9901 La Cienega Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Raj Pandian, Ph.D.
Senior Laboratory Director-Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute

Ruben Bonilla Guerrero, MD, DABMG, FACMG
Director, Clinical Biochemical Genetics-Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute4:00 – 5:00 PM     Board Meeting
5:30 – 6:00 PM     Mixer
6:00 – 7:00 PM     Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 PM     Speakers

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