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Professional Practice in Clinical Chemistry Course

La Jolla, California

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Session 1: METHOD VALIDATION: How to's and solutions for troubleshooting

Method validation - Ross Molinaro, PhD
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Validation case studies: The good, the bad and the molecular- Patricia Jones, PhD
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Quality control and proficiency testing - Ross Molinaro, PhD
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Laboratory calculations – Part I- Patricia Jones, PhD
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Session 2: GENERAL CHEMISTRY: Principles and practical applications

Oxygen concentration of blood - PO2, co-oximtery. etc.) – Gary Horowitz
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Acid-Base and electrolytes -Gary Horowitz, MD
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Acid-Base case study - Gary Horowitz, MD
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Toxicology case studies – acetaminophen and liver function - - Alison Woodworth, PhD
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Sepsis and the clinical laboratory - Alison Woodworth, PhD
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Monday, April 29, 2013

Session 3: PREGNANCY AND NEONATAL TESTING: For healthier babies and children

Testing during pregnancy – David Grenache, PhD
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Prenatal screening for fetal defects - David Grenache, PhD
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Newborn screening & metabolic disease - Patricia Jones, PhD
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Topics on pediatrics - Vijay Grey, PhD
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Session 4: CHRONIC DISEASES: Diagnosis & management for improved patient outcomes

Renal function - Gary Horowitz, MD
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Diabetes - Ross Molinaro, PhD
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Point of Care Testing: Practical Issues - James Nichols, PhD
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Session 5: IMMUNOLOGY FOR CLINICAL CHEMISTS: Testing & techniques

Autoantibodies: Methods and meanings - Gary Horowitz, MD
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Monoclonal proteins - Gary Horowitz, MD
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Evening case studies - Ross Molinaro, PhD
(PDF Slides)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Session 6: LAB MANAGEMENT: Tools for achieving effective lab performance

5 key tools for managing a lab - Rose Romeo, PhD
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Lab efficiency and patient safety - Rose Romeo, PhD
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Case Studies in lab management - Rose Romeo, PhD
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Session 7: BIOMARKERS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE & CANCER: Current practices in prevention diagnosis

Cardiac markers – Alan Wu, PhD
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Cardiovascular disease risk assessment factors - Alan Wu, PhD
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Stroke and traumatic brain injury markers – Alan Wu, PhD
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Tumor markers - Alan Wu, PhD
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Screening for dyslipidemia in children - Vijay Grey, PhD
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Pre-analytical issues - Rose Romeo, PhD
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Laboratory Calculations – Part II - Patricia Jones, PhD
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Evening case studies - Vijay Grey, PhD
(PDF Slides)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Session 8: ENDOCRINE AND EXOCRINE DISORDERS: Testing and management

Common endocrine disorders - Gary Horowitz, MD
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Calcium Homeostasis and Bone metabolism - Patricia Jones, PhD
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Case studies – nutrition, pancreas, and cystic fibrosis (CF) - Vijay Grey, PhD
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Session 9: DRUGS: Methods for monitoring and detection

LC-MS/MS in the clinical laboratory - Ross Molinaro, PhD
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Urine drug toxicology and pain management testing - Kara Lynch, PhD
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Therapeutic drug monitoring and pharmacogenetics - Kara Lynch, PhD
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Evaluation of poisoning and drug overdose - Kara Lynch, PhD
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Session 10: NON-TRADITIONAL CHEMISTRY: Hematology and coagulation

Basic hematology – Neil Harris, MD
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Coagulation review - Neil Harris, MD
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The chemistry of hematology - Gary Horowitz, MD
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Evening case studies - Gary Horowitz, MD
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Session 11: STAR TREK CHEMISTRY: To boldly go where no chemist has gone before!

Di-dimer and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) - Neil Harris, MD
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Tandem mass spectrometry in microbiology - Christopher Doern, PhD
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Viral testing – hepatitis and HIV - Christopher Doern, PhD
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C. difficile, human papilloma virus, gonorrhea, and chlamydia trachomatis - Christopher Doern, PhD
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