Winning Organization-wide Support for Laboratory Proposed Acquisitions

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT Credits
  • Duration: 1 hr
  • Date:AUG.2.2017 5:30 PM - 06:30 PM

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If you’re attending the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting, join us for this free education event to learn how to win the support of your organization’s stakeholders to purchase new laboratory equipment and technology that will improve operations and patient care.

Learning Objectives

  • Foster communications with your organization’s stakeholders and demonstrate the importance of investing in new laboratory technologies
  • Apply tools to successfully gain organizational approval for capital purchases in an environment of decreasing reimbursements for lab tests
  • Position proposals for direct access to the C-suite for review and approval
  • Demonstrate how the acquisition of new laboratory equipment and technology will lead to greater efficiency and accuracy in the delivery of patient care

Who Should Attend

Laboratory directors, laboratory managers, hospital purchasing managers, and others involved in evaluating and proposing new equipment and technology for laboratory testing.


5:30 – 5:45 pm
Check-in and Reception

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5:45 – 6:05 pm
Purchasing New Lab Equipment: Challenges and Strategies to Win

Omai Garner, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Associate Director, Clinical Microbiology
Director, Point of Care Testing
University of California Health System, Los Angeles, CA


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6:05 to 6:30 pm
Building a Business Case for a Major Laboratory Purchase: It's all About Aligning Your Clinical, Financial, and Strategic Goals 

Karissa Culbreath, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology, University of New Mexico Health and Science Center Scientific Director, Infectious Diseases, Research and Development, TriCore Reference Laboratories Albuquerque, NM

6:30 to 6:50 pm
Panel discussion and Q&A

6:50 to 7:30 pm
Reception and Networking

Continuing Education Credit

AACC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ACCENT  ® credit hours towards the AACC Clinical Chemist’s Recognition Award. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education (CE) for clinical laboratory scientists licensed in states that require documentation of CE, including California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia. ACCENT  ® credit is also recognized by several organizations: AAB, ABCC, ACS, AMT, ASCLS, ASCP, ASM, CAP, IFCC, and NRCC.

To claim ACCENT ® credit for this event, please send a request to education@aacc.org.

Supported By

Abbott Diagnostics 

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