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Course Schedule

Professional Practice in Clinical Chemistry: Supporting Patient Care from Cradle to Grave
Program Schedule

Sunday, April 26, 2015
7:30 – 8:15 am                      Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 am                      Welcome Remarks
                                                 James Nichols, PhD, Course Committee Chair
                                                 Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

SESSION 1: BIRTHING A NEW LAB TEST 
Moderator: James Nichols, PhD

8:30 – 9:05 am                      The Virtues and Pitfalls of Implementing a New Test
                                                 James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

9:05 – 9:40 am                      So You Want to Develop a Test? Navigating the Regulatory Waters of Laboratory Developed Testing
                                                 James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

9:40 – 10:15 am                    Avoiding Cloudy Communications: Best Practices
                                                  Rose Romeo, PhD, Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA

10:15 – 10:25 am                  Q&A with speakers

10:25 – 10:40 am                  Refreshment Break

SESSION 2: FROM CONCEPTION TO CHILD 
Moderator: Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD

Prenatal Testing

10:40 - 11:15 am                   Endocrinology of the Female Reproductive Axis    
                                                 Geralyn Messerlian, PhD, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI

11:15 – 11:50 am                  Prenatal Screening: Serum or DNA?
                                                 Geralyn Messerlian, PhD, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI 

11:50 am – 12:25 pm           Neonatal Anemia: Recognizing Thalassemia and Hemoglobin Variants
                                                  James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

12:25 – 12:35 pm                  Q&A with speakers

12:40 – 1:30 pm                     Lunch (group lunch)

High-Risk Pregnancy & Delivery

1:30 – 2:15 pm                      Complications of Pregnancy
                                                 David Grenache, PhD, ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT

2:15 – 3:00 pm                      Complications of Childbirth
                                                 David Grenache, PhD, ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT

3:00 – 3:10 pm                       Q&A with speaker

3:10 – 3:25 pm                       Refreshment Break

Neonatal and Pediatric Testing

3:25 – 4:00 pm                      Newborn Screening and Methods for Diagnosing Inborn Errors of Metabolism
                                                 Patricia Jones, PhD, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX

4:00 – 4:35 pm                      Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: The Basics, Testing, and Interpretation of Results
                                                 Patricia Jones, PhD, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX

4:35 – 5:10 pm                      Who Drugged the Baby? Managing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
                                                 James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

5:10 – 5:20 pm                      Q&A with speakers

 

6:30 – 8:00 pm                      EVENING PROBLEM-SOLVING SESSION: LABORATORY CALCULATIONS
                                                 Patricia Jones, PhD, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Monday, April 27, 2015
7:30 – 8:00 am                      Continental Breakfast

SESSION 3: THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
Moderator: Ross Molinaro, PhD

Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath, and Stroke

8:00 - 8:35 am                       Urgent, STAT, Super STAT, ASAP! Achieving timely lab testing for the Emergency Department
                                                 Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

8:35 – 9:10 am                       Acute Coronary Syndrome: Key Tests for Diagnosis  
                                                  Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

9:10 – 9:45 am                       Two Great Tests for Shortness of Breath
                                                  Gary Horowitz, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

9:45 – 9:55 am                       Q&A with speakers

9:55 – 10:10 am                     Refreshment Break

The Overdosed Patient

10:10 – 10:45 am                 Is my Patient Drugged? Identifying Drugs of Abuse in the Emergency Room
                                                 James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

10:45 – 11:20 am                 “All Things Are Poison”: So What Should We Test For?  
                                                 Kara Lynch, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, CA

11:20 – 11:55 am                  Drug Testing: The Moving Target
                                                 Kara Lynch, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, CA

11:55 am – 12:05 pm           Q&A with speakers

12:05 – 1:15 pm                    Lunch (on your own)

Time-sensitive Infections
Moderator: Gary Horowitz, MD

1:15 – 1:50 pm                      Interdisciplinary Communications: Facilitating Fluency in Laboratory Regulations
                                                 Rose Romeo, PhD, Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA

1:50 – 2:25 pm                      Stop Sepsis: Challenges and Approaches to the Laboratory Diagnosis of Sepsis
                                                  Esther Babady, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

2:25 – 3:00 pm                      Rapid Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Impact on the Delivery of Clinical Care
                                                  Esther Babady, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

3:00 – 3:10 pm                       Q&A with speakers

3:10 – 3:25 pm                       Afternoon Break

SESSION 4: THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
Moderator: James Nichols, PhD
 
3:25 – 4:00 pm                      Blood Gases 1: Why Oxygen Concentration Can be Confusing
                                                 Gary Horowitz, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

4:00 – 4:35 pm                       Blood Gases 2: Acid-Base and Electrolytes Made Simple               
                                                  Gary Horowitz, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

4:35 – 4:45 pm                       Q&A with speaker

5:00 – 6:00 pm                        Evening reception

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
7:30 – 8:00 am                        Continental Breakfast

SESSION 5: THE OPERATING ROOM
Moderator: Gary Horowitz, MD

8:00 – 8:35 am                         The Operating Room: Where Clinical Chemistry and Transfusion Medicine Collaborate
                                                     Paula Santrach, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

8:35 – 9:10 am                          Anti-HLA Antibody Testing in Solid Organ Transplantation
                                                     J. Ryan Peña, MD. PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

9:10 – 9:45 am                          Neck-xt” Exploration: Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Testing During Parathyroidectomy
                                                     Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

9:45 – 9:55 am                          Q&A with speakers

9:55 – 10:10 am                        Refreshment Break

SESSION 6: OUTPATIENT CARE à Infectious Disease Testing Updates
Moderator: Rose Romeo, PhD

10:10 – 10:45 am                      New HIV Tests and Algorithm: A Change We Can Believe In
                                                      Esther Babady, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

10:45 – 11:20 am                      Diagnostic, Screening and Monitoring Approaches for HBV Infection
                                                      Esther Babady, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

11:20 – 11:55 am                       Advances in HCV Infection: The End of a Silent Killer?
                                                      Esther Babady, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

11:55 am – 12:05 pm               Q&A with speaker

12:05 – 1:15 pm                        Lunch (on your own)

 

SESSION 7: OUTPATIENT CAREà Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Moderator: Gary Horowitz, MD

1:15 – 1:50 pm                          Web 2.0 (and 3.0?) Tools for the Laboratorian
                                                      Rose Romeo, PhD, Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA

1:50 – 2:25 pm                          Principles and Practices of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 
                                                     James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

2:25 – 3:00 pm                          Immunosuppressants in Clinical Practice 
                                                      Ross Molinaro, PhD, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc., Atlanta, GA

3:00 – 3:10 pm                          Q&A with speakers

3:10 – 3:25 pm                          Afternoon Break

 

SESSION 8: OUTPATIENT CAREà Cancer Diagnosis and Management
Moderator: Rose Romeo, PhD

3:25 – 4:00 pm                     Cancer Diagnosis and Management
                                                 Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

4:00 – 4:35 pm                      Chemotherapy and the Infusion Clinic
                                                 Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

4:35 – 5:10 pm                      What Clinical Chemists Should Know About M-Proteins
                                                 Gary Horowitz, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

5:10 – 5:20 pm                       Q&A with speakers

6:30 – 8:00 pm                      EVENING PROBLEM-SOLVING SESSION: CASE STUDIES
                                                 Ross Molinaro, PhD, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
7:30 – 8:00 am                      Continental Breakfast

SESSION 9: OUTPATIENT CAREà Pain Management
Moderator: Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD

8:00 – 8:35 am                      Cooking Meth and Doctor Shopping: The Challenges of Managing Prescription Therapeutics
                                                 James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

8:35 – 9:00 am                       Weeding Through the Information: Interpreting Laboratory Tests to Determine Second-hand,                                                  Recreational, or Medical Use of Marijuana
                                                  Paul Jannetto, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

9:00 – 9:45 am                       It’s Not Your Father’s Music: Toxicology of Heavy Metals
                                                  Paul Jannetto, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

9:45 – 9:55 am                       Q&A with speakers

9:55 – 10:10 am                     Refreshment Break

SESSION 10: OUTPATIENT CAREà Preventive Health Screening
Moderator: Rose Romeo, PhD

10:10 – 10:45 am                  Diabetes in clinical practice: What do labs and physicians care about?
                                                  Ross Molinaro, PhD, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc., Atlanta, GA

10:45 – 11:20 am                  The Lab’s Responsibilities Concerning the 2013 ACC/AHA Lipid Guidelines
                                                  William Winter, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

11:20 – 11:55 am                   The Role of the Laboratory in Managing Osteoporosis
                                                   William Winter, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

11:55 am – 12:05 pm             Q&A with speakers

12:05 – 1:15 pm                      Lunch (on your own)


SESSION 11: OUTPATIENT CAREà Chronic Disease Management
Moderator: Ross Molinaro, PhD

1:15 – 1:50 pm                      Leveraging Six Sigma, LEAN, and Other Methodologies for Managing Process Change
                                                 Rose Romeo, PhD, Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA

1:50 – 2:25 pm                      Is My Patient Vitamin D Deficient? Exploring the Rise and Pitfalls in “Sunshine Vitamin” Testing
                                                 Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

2:25 – 3:00 pm                      Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in Women                                               
                                                 William Winter, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

3:00 – 3:35 pm                      Male Menopause: Disease or Pseudoscience?  
                                                 William Winter, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

3:35 – 3:45 pm                      Q&A with speakers

3:45 – 4:00 pm                      Afternoon Break
                                                 Moderator: James Nichols, PhD

4:00 – 4:35 pm                      Chronic Kidney Disease: The Role of Clinical Chemists
                                                 Gary Horowitz, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

4:35 – 5:10 pm                      Autoimmune Disease: So Many Tests, but Not So Complicated
                                                 Gary Horowitz, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

5:10 – 5:45 pm                      Coumadin Clinic: How Lab Results are Used for Management and Treatment
                                                 Annie Winkler, MD, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

5:45 – 5:55 pm                      Q&A with speakers

7:00 – 8:30 pm                      EVENING PROBLEM-SOLVING SESSION: CASE STUDIES
                                                 Gary Horowitz, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Thursday, April 30, 2015

SESSION 12: THE LAB OF THE FUTURE
Moderator: Rose Romeo, PhD

8:00 – 8:35 am                     Laboratory Management in a Health System
                                                 Al Valentine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD

8:35 - 9:10 am                       Take that Health System Laboratory to a New Level
                                                 Al Valentine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD

9:10 -9:45 am                        Quality Control of the Future: Risk Management and Individualized Quality Control Plans                                                                            (IQCPs)                                                                       
                                                 James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

9:45 – 9:55 am                      Q&A with speakers

9:55 – 10:10 am                   Refreshment Break
                                                 Moderator: Gary Horowitz, MD

10:10 – 10:45 am                 Point of Care Testing: Is Faster Really Better?
                                                 James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

10:45 – 11:20 am                 CMS and CLIA Regulations: What to Know Now and Looking Ahead
                                                 Karen Dyer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, White Oak, MD

11:20 – 11:55 am                 IVD: What You Wish You Learned in Training But Never Did
                                                 Ross Molinaro, PhD, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc., Atlanta, GA

11:55 am – 12:05 pm          Q&A with speakers

12:05 pm                                Closing remarks and course adjourned
                                                 James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN