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Professional Practice in Clinical Chemistry: Supporting Patient Care from Cradle to Grave
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

SESSION 1: BIRTHING A NEW LAB TEST 
The Virtues and Pitfalls of Implementing a New Test
James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
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So You Want to Develop a Test? Navigating the Regulatory Waters of Laboratory Developed Testing
James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
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Avoiding Cloudy Communications: Best Practices
Rose Romeo, PhD, Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA
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SESSION 2: FROM CONCEPTION TO CHILD 
Endocrinology of the Female Reproductive Axis    
Geralyn Messerlian, PhD, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI
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Prenatal Screening: Serum or DNA?
Geralyn Messerlian, PhD, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI 
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Neonatal Anemia: Recognizing Thalassemia and Hemoglobin Variants
James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
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Complications of Pregnancy
David Grenache, PhD, ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT
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Complications of Childbirth
David Grenache, PhD, ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT
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Newborn Screening and Methods for Diagnosing Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Patricia Jones, PhD, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX
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Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: The Basics, Testing, and Interpretation of Results
Patricia Jones, PhD, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX
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Who Drugged the Baby? Managing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
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Evening Problem-Solving Session: Laboratory Calculations
Patricia Jones, PhD, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX
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Monday, April 27, 2015

SESSION 3: THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Urgent, STAT, Super STAT, ASAP! Achieving timely lab testing for the Emergency Department
Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
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Acute Coronary Syndrome: Key Tests for Diagnosis  
Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
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Two Great Tests for Shortness of Breath
Gary Horowitz, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
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Is my Patient Drugged? Identifying Drugs of Abuse in the Emergency Room
James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
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“All Things Are Poison”: So What Should We Test For?  
Kara Lynch, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, CA
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Drug Testing: The Moving Target
Kara Lynch, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, CA
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Interdisciplinary Communications: Facilitating Fluency in Laboratory Regulations
Rose Romeo, PhD, Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA
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Stop Sepsis: Challenges and Approaches to the Laboratory Diagnosis of Sepsis
Esther Babady, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
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Rapid Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Impact on the Delivery of Clinical Care
Esther Babady, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
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SESSION 4: THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
Blood Gases 1: Why Oxygen Concentration Can be Confusing
Gary Horowitz, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
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Blood Gases 2: Acid-Base and Electrolytes Made Simple               
Gary Horowitz, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SESSION 5: THE OPERATING ROOM
The Operating Room: Where Clinical Chemistry and Transfusion Medicine Collaborate
Paula Santrach, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
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Anti-HLA Antibody Testing in Solid Organ Transplantation
J. Ryan Peña, MD. PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
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Neck-xt” Exploration: Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Testing During Parathyroidectomy
Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
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SESSION 6: OUTPATIENT CARE - Infectious Disease Testing Updates

New HIV Tests and Algorithm: A Change We Can Believe In
Esther Babady, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
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Diagnostic, Screening and Monitoring Approaches for HBV Infection
Esther Babady, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
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Advances in HCV Infection: The End of a Silent Killer?
Esther Babady, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
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SESSION 7: OUTPATIENT CARE - Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Web 2.0 (and 3.0?) Tools for the Laboratorian
Rose Romeo, PhD, Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA
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Principles and Practices of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 
James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
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Immunosuppressants in Clinical Practice 
Ross Molinaro, PhD, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc., Atlanta, GA
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SESSION 8: OUTPATIENT CARE - Cancer Diagnosis and Management
Cancer Diagnosis and Management
Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
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Chemotherapy and the Infusion Clinic
Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
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What Clinical Chemists Should Know About M-Proteins
Gary Horowitz, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
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Professional Practice in Clinical Chemistry: Supporting Patient Care from Cradle to Grave
Ross Molinaro, PhD, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc., Atlanta, GA
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

SESSION 9: OUTPATIENT CARE - Pain Management

Cooking Meth and Doctor Shopping: The Challenges of Managing Prescription Therapeutics
James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
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Weeding Through the Information: Interpreting Laboratory Tests to Determine Second-hand
Recreational, or Medical Use of Marijuana
Paul Jannetto, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
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It’s Not Your Father’s Music: Toxicology of Heavy Metals
Paul Jannetto, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
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SESSION 10: OUTPATIENT CARE - Preventive Health Screening

Diabetes in clinical practice: What do labs and physicians care about?
Ross Molinaro, PhD, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc., Atlanta, GA
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The Lab’s Responsibilities Concerning the 2013 ACC/AHA Lipid Guidelines
William Winter, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
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The Role of the Laboratory in Managing Osteoporosis
William Winter, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
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SESSION 11: OUTPATIENT CAREà Chronic Disease Management

Leveraging Six Sigma, LEAN, and Other Methodologies for Managing Process Change
Rose Romeo, PhD, Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA
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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
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Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in Women                                               
William Winter, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
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Male Menopause: Disease or Pseudoscience?  
William Winter, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
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Chronic Kidney Disease: The Role of Clinical Chemists
Gary Horowitz, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
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Autoimmune Disease: So Many Tests, but Not So Complicated
Gary Horowitz, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
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Coumadin Clinic: How Lab Results are Used for Management and Treatment
Annie Winkler, MD, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
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Evening Problem-Solving Session: Case Studies
Gary Horowitz, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

SESSION 12: THE LAB OF THE FUTURE

Laboratory Management in a Health System
Al Valentine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
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Take that Health System Laboratory to a New Level
Al Valentine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
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Quality Control of the Future: Risk Management and Individualized Quality Control Plans (IQCPs)
James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
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Point of Care Testing: Is Faster Really Better?
James Nichols, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
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CMS and CLIA Regulations: What to Know Now and Looking Ahead
Karen Dyer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, White Oak, MD
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