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New York Upstate Local Section Events

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2021 Meetings

May 13-14
2021 AACC New York Upstate Local Section Spring Virtual Meeting

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2019 Meetings

November 14-15
CNYCLMA & Upstate New York Local Section Annual Conference

"Keep Calm and Lab On!"

Turning Stone Casino Resort
5218 Patrick Road
Verona, New York 13478 USA

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May 9-10
Upstate New York and Metro New York Local Section Joint Annual Meeting

Past Agenda

Thursday, May 9, 2019 (Day 1)

7:30-8:45 a.m. - Registration and breakfast

8:45-9:00 a.m.
Welcome and announcements
Dr. Amy Chan, Program Chair, New York Upstate Local Section, AACC
Dr. Lusia Sepiashvili, Chair, New York Upstate Local Section, AACC

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Keynote Presentation: CLIA Requirements for Proficiency Testing: Past, Present and (proposed) Future 
Dr. Rex Astles, Health Scientist for Informatics and Data Science Branch, Division of Laboratory Systems, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Office of Public Health Scientific Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

10:00-10:15 a.m. - Coffee and refreshment break

10:15-10:55 a.m.
Proposed 2019 CLIA Proficiency Testing Limits: A Retrospective Review of Laboratory Performance Using Current and Proposed Criteria of Acceptability
Dr. Robert Rej, Wadsworth Center, New York State Dept. of Health and School of Public Health, State University of NY at Albany

10:55-11:35 a.m.
Cost of Quality in the Lab: Overview and Pre-analytical Examples
Dr. Leonard Dunikoski, BD Life Sciences

11:35 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00-1:40 p.m.
When Vitamin D Has Lost Its Shine, Reducing Unnecessary Tests Now Is the Time
Dr. Paul Yip, University Health Network and University of Toronto

1:40-2:20 p.m.
High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Testing Outside the Acute Coronary Syndrome Setting
Dr. Peter Kavsak, McMaster University

2:20-3:00 p.m.
Keys to Successfully Conducting Biological Variation Studies
Dr. Paul Johnson, Upstate Medical University

3:00-3:15 p.m. - Coffee and refreshment break

3:15-3:35 p.m.
Unlocking the Power of Laboratory Medicine Data
Dr. Dustin Bunch, Yale University

3:35-3:55 p.m.
Assessment of Bias Between Total Hemoglobin Measurements from epoc, RAPIDPoint 500, and Sysmex XN-1
Dr. Zahraa Mohammed-Ali, University of Toronto

3:55-4:55 p.m. - NY Upstate Membership Meeting

6:00 p.m.
Wine and cheese reception at The Genesee Valley Club
Address: 421 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

6:30-9:00 p.m. - Dinner and award presentation

Friday, May 4, 2018 (Day 2)

8:00-9:00 a.m. - Breakfast

9:00-9:40 a.m.
The Laboratory’s Role in Combating the Opioid and Synthetic Cannabinoid Crisis
Dr. Joe El-Khoury, Yale University

9:40-10:20 a.m.
Emerging Role of Clinical Proteomics in Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Vathany Kulasingam, University of Toronto

10:20-10:35 a.m. - Coffee and refreshments

10:35-11:15 a.m.
Trends in Mass Spectrometry in Clinical Chemistry
Dr. David Borts, Thermo Fisher Scientific

11:15-11:55 a.m.
LC-MS/MS Method Validation – An Update on Issues Identified via LDT SOP Reviewing Process
Dr. Zhimin (Tim) Cao, New York State Dept. of Health

11:55 a.m. - Concluding remarks

University of Rochester Conference Center 
Class of '62 Auditorium 
School of Medicine & Dentistry Entrance 
415 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642



2018 Meetings

November 1-2
CNYCLMA & Upstate New York Local Section Annual Conference
A Whole New World: Breaking Barriers

Featured Speaker 2017 Nobel Laureate Professor Joachim Frank

Turning Stone Casino Resort
5218 Patrick Road
Verona, New York 13478 USA

May 3-4 
New York Upstate and New York Metro Joint Annual Spring Conference

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2017 Meetings

November 9-10
CNYCLMA & UNYAACC 2017 Annual Conference

Turning Stone Casino Resort
5218 Patrick Road
Verona, NY 13478

May 4-5
Annual Spring Meeting

43 New Scotland Avenue,
Albany, NY 12208 USA
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May 5-6
Annual Spring Meeting

DoubleTree Hotel
6301 Carrier Parkway,
East Syracuse, NY 13057 USA
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November 12-13
Soaring to New Heights - Annual Conference

Turning Stone Casino Resort
5218 Patrick Road
Verona, New York 13478 USA
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May 7-8
AACC Upstate New York 2015 Spring Meeting

Albany Medical Center, 43 New Scotland Ave
Room ME 300
Albany, New York 12208
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November 13-14
Joint Upstate NY Section of AACC/ Central NY Chapter of CLMA Annual Fall Meeting

Turning Stone Resort and Casino
5218 Patrick Road
Verona, NY 13478
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May 1-2
Upstate New York Section 2014 Spring Meeting

Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa
Niagara Falls, Ontario
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May 9-10
Upstate New York Section 2013 Spring Meeting

ACM Medical Laboratory
160 Elmgrove Park
Rochester, NY 14624
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