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Northern California Local Section

Northern California Local Section

Spring Fling 2019

Friday, May 17

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6 CE Credits | Breakfast & lunch will be served.


7:30-8:15 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15-8:20 a.m. - Welcome and Updates
Sarah Shugarts, PhD, DABCC, President, Nor Cal AACC & Janet Beasley, President GGCLMA

8:45-9:45 a.m. - Choosing Wisely: Strategies for Laboratory Professionals to Drive Lab Stewardship
Lee Hilborne, MD, Quest Diagnostics, Secaucus, NJ; UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA

9:45-10:00 a.m. - Break

10:00-11:00 a.m.
- Understanding Syndromic Testing in the New Reimbursement Landscape
Stephanie Ibbotson, Director, Market Access and Reimbursement Affairs, Luminex Corporation

11:00-12:00 p.m.
- Biosafety and Biosecurity for the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Valerie Ng, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology and Laboratory Director; Director, Transfusion Service Alameda Health System

12:00-1:00 p.m.
- Lunch

1:00-2:00 p.m.
- Forensic Toxicology in Death and Human Performance Investigation
Luke Rodda, PhD, Chief Forensic Toxicologist and Director, Forensic Laboratory Division, San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

2:00-3:00 p.m. - The Use of ROTEM in Clinical Practice
Michael Cripps, MD, The University of Texas Southern Medical Center at Dallas

3:00-3:15 p.m. - Break

3:15-4:15 p.m. - Promotion of Clinical Laboratory Science to Students, Patients, and the General Public
Alan Wu, PhD, Professor Laboratory Medicine; Chief, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, SFGH; University of California San Francisco


Annual Report

The Northern California Local Section serves AACC members in California, Hawaii, and Nevada.

Join the Northern California Section group on AACC Artery to network, share ideas, research, and best practices with your Section peers. Artery is a private social community accessible only to AACC members. To enhance your connections with other AACC members, you can also visit the Open Forum.

In this section you will find information regarding upcoming events and section awards that are sponsored by this local section, as well as other groups supporting laboratory medicine. The Northern California section is host to the Mystery Molecule of the Month, so please visit often as this page is updated frequently.

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