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Texas Local Section Events

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October 14

Clinical Application of Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry: The Current and The Future Perspective
JW Marriott Houston
Rate: $50 per person
Register by: Friday, September 30, 2016

Clinical Applications of Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Dr. William Clarke

The Pros and Cons of Automated Immunoassay versus LC-MS/MS
Dr. Kenneth Blick

The Laboratory’s Role in Supporting Pain Management
Dr. Tai Kwong

Validating User Defined Assay by LCMSMS for Pain Management
Dr. Anthony O. Okorodudu

Measurement of Steroid Hormones and Other Small Molecules by LC-MS/MS
Dr. Steven Soldin

Newborn Screening and Diagnosing Inborn Errors of Metabolism by LC-MS/MS
Dr. Vernon R. Sutton

Mass Spectrometry in Clinical Toxicology
Dr. Ernest Lykissa

Fellow & Resident Presentations
Dr. Qing Meng

Abstract Award Presentation & Closing Remarks
Dr. Ibrahim Hashim, Chair- Elect 


November 14

Enhancing Laboratory Value to Physicians and PatientsValue-Added Lab Testing Services: How Healthcare is Evolving Toward Personalized Medicine and Integrated Clinical Care - Mr. Robert Michel 

Utilization of Clinical Laboratory Services in a World with New Rules: Overutilization, Underutilization and the Impact of Both on Patient Outcomes and Healthcare Costs
 - Dr. Michael Laposata

A Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service Line Approach to Utilization in a Multi-Hospital System 
- Dr. Gregory Sossaman

Local and National Intervention for Improving the use of Genetic Tests
 - Dr. Michael Astion 

The story of successful Patient Blood Management in a Tertiary Care Medical Center – A Window into a Generalizable Process for Lab Driven Utilization Management 
– Dr. Walter Linz 

A New Laboratory Value Proposition: Integrated Medical Analytics in the Era of Big Data 
– Dr. Brad 

Brimhall Validation of CellaVision DM96 for Off-Label Use 
– Dr. Hung Luu

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June 13

Difficult to Detect Drugs: Designer Drugs - Bath Salts and Spices

5:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Amitava Dasgupta, PhD, DABCC, FACB 
Professor of Pathology 
Director of Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, Immunology and Point of Care Testing 
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 
University of Texas-Houston, Medical School 
Houston, TX 77030

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November 8

Texas Section AACC Fall 2013 Conference
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM 
LEAN Basics-Applying LEAN to the Hospital Laboratory
R. Rodney Momcilo​vic, MBA (FIN&HAS), MT

Exploring WASP Automation and LEAN Processes in the Microbiology Laboratory 
Terri Riddle, MBA, MT(ASCP) 

Lean Journey to Laboratory Quality Improvement
Qing Meng, PhD, MD, DABCC, FACB 

Birth of a Lean Lab: Applying a Data-driven Improvement Strategy from Conception to Delivery 
Mindy Dement, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM 

Highlights of POCT at Harris Health System 
Mandy Dehghan, MBA, MT(ASCP)
University of Texas Medical Branch 
Galveston, TX

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June 21

Texas Section AACC Dinner Mini-Conference & Awards: 
Pre-analytical Enhancements for Improved Analytical Test Results

5:15 PM – 8:00 PM
Anthony O. Okorodudu, PhD, MBA, DABCC
Professor of Pathology 
Director, Clinical Chemistry
University of Texas Medical Branch 
Galveston, TX

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