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Laboratory Automation: Smart Strategies, Successful Outcomes

Orlando, FL

December 4-5, 2014
The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

Day 1
Thursday, December 4

SESSION I - Getting Ready for Automation: It's Different Every Time

Lab Automation the Second Time Around: Utilizing Advanced Informatics and Process Improvement to Improve and Sustain Processes
Denise L. Uettwiller-Geiger, PhD, DLM(ASCP), John T. Mather Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY)
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Asking the Right Questions When Initiating Your Lab Automation Project
Gregory Clark, PhD, Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (Spokane, WA)
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Lab Design and Remodel – A System Engineer’s Tips for Automating the “Right” Things
Jason R. Majorowicz, Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
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SESSION II - Three-part Harmony: QA/QC, Data Management, Patient Care

Hurdles and Benefits of Implementing a QA Program Based on Patient Moving Averages
Mark A. Cervinski, PhD,DABCC,  Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, NH)
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Optimization and Autovalidation: Do Less, Accomplish More
Susan E. Dawson, MBA, MT (ASCP), Swedish Covenant Hospital (Chicago, IL)
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Using Observable Elements of Culture to Move Your Lab To Its Ideal State
Icelyn L. Butler-Morris, PhD, Beckman Coulter (Brea, CA)
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SESSION III - Industry Viewpoint

Fulfilling the Promise of Automation
Developed in cooperation with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Della Haynes, MT(ASCP) and Angie Lane, MT(ASCP), Charleston Area Medical Center (Charleston, WV)
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Process Innovation in Managing Your Automation Culture: Technology Alone Can’t Solve Your Issues
Sergio A. Sanchez-Manchinelly, PhD, Beckman Coulter (Brea, CA)
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SESSION IV - The Expanding Role of Automation in the Core Laboratory and Beyond

Automated Mass Spec/Microbiology in the Core Clinical Lab
Adam Barker, PhD, ARUP Laboratories and The University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
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Automated Hematology in the Core Clinical Lab
Jeanine Jaehne, Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, FL)
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Day 2
Friday, December 5

SESSION V - A Closer Look at Process Management

What Do We Want from Our Automated Core Lab? Is Stand-alone or Connected Front-end the Solution?
Brenda Jackson, MLT, LifeLabs (Surrey, British Columbia)
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Considerations in Designing Custom Automation: Experiences with an “Open” Line
Jeffrey R. Smith, Kaiser Permanente Clinical Laboratories (Portland, OR)
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Automation Outside the Walls of the Clinical Laboratory
Carmen L. Wiley, PhD, Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (Spokane, WA)
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SESSION V - Task-Targeted Automation: Alternative Solutions to Laboratory Bottlenecks

Approaches to Automated Laboratory Processes in the Pre-analytical Testing Phase
Nikola Baumann, PhD, Mayo Clinic, (Rochester, MN)
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Using Automation to Achieve Six-Sigma Quality and Improve Patient Safety
Charles D. Hawker, PhD, ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT
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Automated Body Fluid Analysis in the Core Clinical Lab
Jonathan R. Genzen, MD, PhD, ARUP Laboratories / University of Utah
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