Florida Local Section Events

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2016 MEETINGS

May 19

Natriuretic Peptides & Troponin Testing: Testing Today
Brad P. Mayeux, MSN, RN

Broward Health North – Conference Center
201 Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
(Conference Center entrance and parking off NE 3RD Ave)

Program Information

January 21

Challenges with and conditions that affect Hemoglobin A1c Measurements in Certain Diabetic Sub-populations and a Brief Review of Lab Tests used for Glycemic Assessment
Memorial Regional Hospital
Auditorium A
3501 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
Program Information


2015 MEETINGS

November 19

Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC) Measeurement and Screening Assays
Memorial Regional Hospital
Parlors A/B
3501 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
Program Information

October 22

Pediatric Hematology Case Studies from Discovery to Diagnosis
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – West Kendall
Outpatient Center – 2nd floor conference room
13400 SW 120th Street Suites 100 & 200
Miami, FL 33186
Wilma Sanchez, MT ASCP
Urgent Care Center Laboratory Manager
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Program Information

September 17

Florida Laws and Regulations
Miami Children’s Hospital – West Kendall
Outpatient Center – 2nd floor conference room
13400 SW 120th Street Suites 100 & 200
Miami, FL 33186
Frank Rivas
Corporate Laboratory Compliance Officer
Baptist Health South Florida
Program Information

May 21

Updates in HIV Laboratory Testing
Memorial Regional Hospital
Auditorium
3501 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
Rodney C. Arcenas, PhD.
Clinical Scientist
Pathology Consultants of South Broward
Memorial Healthcare System
Program Information

April 30

The Prostate Health Index – PHI A simple blood test for better prostate cancer detection
Beckman Coulter Kendall Campus
11800 SW 147thAve.
Miami, FL 33196
Vernon L. Mustoe, PHD, MT (ASCP)
Manager, Medical Affairs
Beckman Coulter
Program Information

March 19

The Case of Uncertain Quality
Emory University
Grady Memorial Hospital
David D. Koch, Ph.D.
President American Association of Clinical Chemistry
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Program Information

February 19

Plasma Cell Biomarkers - Screening, Diagnosis and Monitoring of Monoclonal Gammopathies by Serum Free Light Chains and Quantitative Detection of Intact Ig Heavy Chain/ Light Chain Pairs
Miami Children's Hospital - West Kendall 
Outpatient Center
13400 SW 120th Street Suites 100 & 200 Miami, FL 33186 
Dr. Rudi Hrncic
Dirctor of Scientific Affairs
Program Information

January 15

Evidence-Based Hematological Solutions: Beyond the CBC
Memorial Hospital Pembroke
Building 2261 Main Auditorium – North entrance
7800 Sheridan Street Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
John E. Donnelly, BSN, RN
Senior Clinical Specialist Sysmex
Program Information


2014 MEETINGS

December 11

Defining Gender Specific 99th Percentile for High Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays: No Longer Analytically Challenging
Memorial Regional Hospital
Auditorium
3501 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
Fred Apple, PhD
Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories
Hennepin County Medical Center
Program Information

November 20

Emerging Targets for the Clinical Laboratory via LCMS
Memorial Regional Hospital
Parlors A/B
3501 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
Rory Doyle, M.S., M.SC, PhD 
Manager, Clinical and Forensic Application Scientists, Clinical Applications Scientist Agilent Technologies
Program Information

October 16

The Role of PHI, the Human Autocrine Motility Factor in Carcinogenesis
Memorial Hospital Pembroke
Building 2261 Building – North entrance
7800 Sheridan Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Emil K. Schandl, PhD.
Oncobiologist, Clinical Laboratory Director Metabolic Research, Inc.
Program Information

September 25

Patient Safety and Prevention of Medical Errors
Baptist Hospital of Miami 
Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute (BCVI)
Conference Room, 5th floor of the BCVI Building
8900 North Kendall Dr. Miami, FL 33176
Frank Rivas 
Corporate Laboratory Compliance Officer 
Baptist Health, Miami, Florida

Program Information

May 15

Florida Laws and Rules
Memorial Regional Hospital South
Hospital Auditorium, 3600 Washington St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
Dr Nilia M. Madan, M.B.A., MT(ASCP)SH 
Professor and Program Coordinator
Clinical Laboratory Science Program
Miami Dade College, Miami Campus

Program Information

April 17

Current Trends in Vitamin D Testing: How is Your Lab Responding?
Beckman Coulter Kendall Campus
11800 SW 147th Ave. 
Miami, FL 33196
Vernon L. Mustoe, Ph.D., MT (ASCP) 
Medical Affairs Manager 
Beckman Coulter, Inc.

Program Information

March 20

Pharmacogenomics & Pharmacometabolomics for Personalized Medicine
Memorial Regional Hospital South
Hospital Auditorium, 3600 Washington St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
Steven H. Wong, Ph.D.
AACC President
Professor of Pathology; Director, Clinical Chemistry & Toxicology 
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Program Information

February 20

The Manufacturer's Challenging Role in Assuring Lot to Lot Consistency
Memorial Regional Hospital South
Hospital Auditorium, 3600 Washington St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
Andrea M. Rose, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Senior Clinical Support Consultant
Roche Diagnostics
Indianapolis, IN

Program Information

January 16

Updates in HIV Laboratory Testing
Memorial Regional Hospital South
Hospital Auditorium, 3600 Washington St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
Rodney C. Arcenas, Ph.D.
Clinical Scientist – Microbiology/Molecular
Pathology Consultants of South Broward/MHS
Hollywood, FL

Program Information


2013 MEETINGS

December 12

Clinical Utility of Highly Sensitive Troponin in Acute Cardiac Syndrome
Memorial Regional Hospital South
Hospital Auditorium, 3600 Washington St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
Jim Aguanno, Ph.D.
Senior Clinical Specialist
Siemens Health Care Diagnostics
Arlington, Texas
Program Information

November 21

Procalcitonin – Review and Future Possibilities
Memorial Regional Hospital South
Hospital Auditorium, 3600 Washington St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
James D. Peele, Ph.D.
Director of Chemistry
Baptist Health System
Jacksonville, Florida

Program Information

October 17

Next Generation HbA1c Analysis Using Capillary Electrophoresis
Memorial Regional Hospital South
Hospital Auditorium, 3600 Washington St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
Brade DeBriere
Marketing Manager
Sebia, Inc.

Program Information

September 19

A New Era in Anticoagulation: Tools for the Drug Concentration Determination in Plasma
Memorial Regional Hospital South
Hospital Auditorium, 3600 Washington St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
Gwyn A Cutsforth, MT(ASCP), Ph.D.
Scientific Affairs
Diagno stica Stago, Inc., Parsippany, New Jersey

Program Information

May 16

Transforming Management of Cardiovascular Disease: The Skinny on LDL-P
Memorial Regional Hospital South
Hospital Auditorium, 3600 Washington St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
Deanna Franke, Ph.D., DABCC 
Laboratory Director
Liposcience, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina

Program Information

April 18

The Next Generation of Prostate Cancer Detection; How to Make PSA a Better Marker
Beckman Coulter Kendall Campus
11800 SW 147th Ave.
Miami, FL 33196
Bernard Cook, Ph.D. 
Senior Manager – Scientific Affairs
Beckman Coulter, Inc.

Program Information

March 21

Urinalysis: Historical and Clinical Perspectives on a "Divine Fluid"
Memorial Regional Hospital South
Hospital Auditorium, 3600 Washington St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
Leslie Williams, MT(ASCP) 
Product Manager - Urinalysis 
Sysmex America Corporation
Program Information

February 21

Interpretation of Cardiac Troponin: Generations, Populations & Standardization
Hospital Auditorium 
3600 Washington St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
Robert H. Christenson, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB
Professor of Pathology, Professor of Medical & Research Technology 
University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland & AACC President 2013
Program Information

January 17

Implementing Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Laboratory
Hospital Auditorium 
3600 Washington St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
JAMES H. NICHOLS, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB
Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville,TN
Program Information