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Northeast Local Section Monthly Meetings

To add or update listings, please contact Jordan Bradford.

2022 MEETINGS SCHEDULE

May 19th, 2022

Jeffrey Allard, PhD
Founder and President at Lakeside Life Science, LLC

"COVID as a catalyst for change in clinical research"

April 21st, 2022

Jacqueline A. Hubbard, PhD, DABCC
Laboratory Director, QualiTox Laboratories. 

"Driving under the Influence of Cannabis"

via Zoom

March 17th, 2022

Vamsee K. Pamula, PhD
Founder and President of Baebies, Inc. 

"Multifunctional Syndromic Testing to Maximize Diagnostic Yield on a Digital Microfluidic Platform"

Event details: a recording of the meeting can be viewed here

February 17th, 2022

Greg Miller, PhD 
Professor of Pathology
Director of Pathology Information Systems
Co-Director of Clinical Chemistry
VCU School of Medicine

"Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate"

Event details: slides from this presentation can be found here and a recording of the meeting can be viewed here

January 20th, 2022

Fran White
Founder and President, Regulatory Affairs, MDC Associates, Inc.

"Does Your Laboratory Have the Talent to Provide Clinical Research to the IVD Industry?"

via Zoom

Event details: slides from this presentation can be found here and a recording of the meeting can be viewed here

2021 MEETINGS SCHEDULE

December 16th, 2021

Kara L. Lynch, PhD, DABCC, FAACC 
Professor of Laboratory Medicine, University of California San Francisco
Co-Director, Core Laboratory, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Chemistry Director, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

"Analytical Detection of Drug Exposure: Embracing Novel Technologies and Alternative Matrices"

via Zoom

Event details: a recording of the meeting can be viewed here

November 11th, 2021 - Annual Student Night

David G. Grenache, MT, DABCC, FAACC
Chief Scientific Officer, TriCore Reference Laboratories 
Laboratory Director, Core Laboratory
Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of New Mexico

"Solving hCG Testing Mysteries: Challenging Case Studies"

via Zoom 

Event details: slides from this presentation can be found here and a recording of the meeting can be viewed here

October 14th, 2021

Michael Laposata, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston

"The Path to Indispensability for Laboratory Scientists"

via Zoom

Event details: slides from this presentation can be found here and a recording of the meeting can be viewed here

September 16th, 2021

Christopher McCudden, PhD, DABCC, FACB, FCACB
Clinical Biochemist, Division of Biochemistry, The Ottawa Hospital Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology & Lab. Medicine, University of Ottawa
Vice Chair, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa Medical
Scientific Director of Information Services & Information Technology, EORLA Deputy Chief Medical/Scientific Officer, EORLA

"Big Data in Laboratories to Change Healthcare"

via Zoom

Event details: slides from this presentation can be found here.

May 20th, 2021

Michael J. Mina, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

"COVID-19 Testing for Pandemic Containment and Control"

via Zoom

April 15, 2021

Yachana Kataria, PhD, DABCC
Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry Laboratories, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA

"Clinical & Epidemiological Applications of SARS-CoV-2 Serology"

March 18, 2021

Stefan Riedel, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Associate Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratories, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

"The Continuous Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Clinical Laboratories One year on: what have we learned after the news of COVID-19 first broke?"

via Zoom

February 18, 2021

Elissa Schechter-Perkins MD, MPH, DTMH
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director of Emergency Medicine Infectious Disease Management
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

"The Pandemic Life: Inside the Emergency Department During COVID-19"

via Zoom

 

2020 MEETINGS SCHEDULE

March 19

NEAACC/ASM Joint Meeting

Stefan Riedel, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Associate Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratories, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

"Biomarkers of Sepsis"

Forefront Conference Center: Waltham, MA

April 30

Student Poster Competition

Abstract Deadline: April 20, 2020

Event Details: Information about abstract submission and prizes are here.

Location: Deveber Conference Room at Boston Children’s, Waltham, MA

May 21

NEAACC Conference

Jan Krouwer, PhD
Krouwer Consulting, Sherborn, MA

"Analysis of the FDA’s Adverse Event Database for Glucose Meters and Continuous Glucose Monitors"

via Zoom

October 22

Annual Student Night

Barbarajean Magnani, MD, PhD
Professor of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Chief of Clinical Pathology and Director of Toxicology

"On the Topic of Toxicology and Celebrity Overdoses"

Forefront Conference Center, Waltham, MA

 

2019 MONTHLY MEETINGS

Registration details are posted on the Northeast local section of the AACC artery 2 - 3 weeks prior to the meeting. If you prefer, registration details may be sent directly to you via our email list.

If you would to be added to our email list or participate in an event, please contact Dave Kemble at [email protected]

November 21

Stacy E Melanson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Associate Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry, Medical Director of Phlebotomy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

“Provider misinterpretation Urine drug testing results and the impact of laboratory interventions”

Forefront Center: 404 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA

October 10

Annual Student Night

Carmen Wiley, PhD
President of AACC and Chief Medical Officer at Veravas, Inc

“Alternative Careers for Laboratory Scientists”

Forefront Center: 404 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA

September 19 

Athena Petrides, PhD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Medical Director for Pathology Informatics and Assistant Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry Brigham and Women's Hospital

“Data Driven Laboratory Management: How to Capture and Use Data to Improve Laboratory Operations”

Forefront Center: 404 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA

2015 MEETINGS

November 19

Homicidal and Suicidal Poisonings: Lessons in Forensic Toxicology
Barbarajean Magnani, PhD, MD
Waltham Campus of Boston Children’s Hospital
Deveber Conference Room
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453
Program Flyer
Directions

October 22

Mining Patient Data to Improve Laboratory Quality
Gary L. Horowitz M.D
Program Information

September 17

Analysis of Lysosomal Enzymes in Dried Blood Spots
Olaf A. Bodamer M.D, PhD, FAAP, FACMG
Program Information

September 10

Hands-On Development and Validation of LC/MS/MS Assays for Clinical Research Lecture & Hands-On Workshop
SCIEX Demo Laboratory
500 Old Connecticut Path
Framingham, MA 01701
Program Information

May 7

Hb A1c testing: Analytical choices, reporting units, and clinical ramifications
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, Massachusetts
1-781-890-0100
Program Information

April 16

The Annual AACC Northeast Local Section Poster Session
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, Massachusetts
1-781-890-0100
Program Information

March 19

Supporting Genomics in the Practice of Medicine
Forefront Center for Meetings and Conferences
404 Wyman Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
Program Information

February 12

Laboratory Assessment of Ovarian Reserve: Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH)
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, Massachusettsn
Program Information

2014 MEETINGS

November 20

Communication of Scientific Information: the Clinical Chemistry Experience
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, Massachusettsn
Program Information

October 16

HIV Testing 2014
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, Massachusetts
Program Information

September 18

Enhanced microRNA activity is a novel oncogenic function of eIF4F
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, Massachusetts
Program Information

May 15

Interpretation of Cardiac Troponin: Generations, Populations & Standardization
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, Massachusetts
Program Information

April 17

Development of Novel Technologies to Detect, Treat and Prevent Infections
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, Massachusetts
Program Information

March 13

Climate Change and Infectious Diseases: Knowns and Unknowns
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, Massachusetts
Program Information

February 13

Cardiac troponins and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, Massachusetts
Program Information
Online Presentation

2013 MEETINGS

November 7

Annual AACC Northeast Section Poster Session
Children's Hospital Boston:
4th floor Atrium of the Karp Family Research Building,
1 Blackfan Circle, Boston MA 02115.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Poster setting
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Presentation & Judging
Program Information

October 24

Ultrafast Analysis of Drugs in Blood & Urine Using RapidFire/MS
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, Massachusetts
1-781-890-0100
Dr. Vaughn P. Miller, Ph.D.
Applications Manager, RapidFire
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Biological Systems Division, Life Sciences Group Wakefield, MA
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner, Interaction and Networking
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Presentation
Program Information

September 26

When Accuracy Alone Is Not Sufficient: New Roles For Clinical Chemists
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, Massachusetts
1-781-890-0100
Gary L. Horowitz, MD
Director of Clinical Chemistry
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner, Interaction and Networking
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Presentation
Program Information

May 16

From Lab-On-A-Chip to Lab-In-The Body: Miniaturization and Automation of Diagnostic Systems
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, Massachusetts
1-781-890-0100
Axel Scherer
Bernard A. Neches Professor of Electrical Engineering,
Applied Physics, and Physics
California Institute of Technology
6:00pm - 6:30pm Cocktails
6:30pm - 7:30pm Dinner
7:30pm - 8:30pm Presentation
Program Information

April 25

Pap Smears and HPV Testing
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, Massachusetts
1-781-890-0100
Vijayalakshmi Padmanabhan
Associate Professor of Pathology
Department of Pathology
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
6:00pm - 6:30pm Cocktails
6:30pm - 7:30pm Dinner
7:30pm - 8:30pm Presentation
Program Information

March 21

Update on Analytical Issues in the Analysis of Vitamin D
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, Massachusetts
1-781-890-0100
Mark D. Kellogg, PhD
Associate Director of Chemistry
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
6:00pm - 6:30pm Cocktails
6:30pm - 7:30pm Dinner
7:30pm - 8:30pm Presentation
Program Information

February 21

Applications of MALDI-TOF MS in Clinical Microbiology
Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, Massachusetts
1-781-890-0100
Anna Lau, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine
6:00pm - 6:30pm Cocktails
6:30pm - 7:30pm Dinner
7:30pm - 8:30pm Presentation
Program Information