Northern California Local Section

Northern California Local Section


Current Advances in Clinical Diagnostics

AACC Member $80 | NonMember $100 | Fulltime Student $10
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8:30 – 8:45 am

Welcome – Opening

8:45 – 9:30 am

John Mills, Mayo Medical Laboratories

Mass spectrometry-based detection of monoclonal immunoglobulins

9:30 – 10:15 am

Adam Barker, ARUP Laboratories

MALDI-TOF for microbiology

10:15 – 10:30 am


10:30 – 11:15 am

Sarina Yang, Quest Diagnostics

Laboratory testing of heavy metals in blood by ICP-MS

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Theo deVos, Epigenomics

Epi proColon: a methylated SEPT9 plasma DNA test for colorectal cancer screening

12:00 – 1:00 pm


1:00 – 1:45 pm

Rajesh Shinghal, Sutter Health (MagArray)

Delivering novel autoantibody diagnostic solutions for prostate cancer

1:45 – 2:30 pm

Stuart Kim, Stanford University (23andMe)

Genetic markers for sports injuries in elite athletes

2:30 – 2:45 pm


2:45 – 3:30 pm

Timothy Schwartz (Roche Diagnostics)

AVENIO ctDNA Analysis: NGS Liquid Biopsy for Oncology Research

3:30 pm


Hotel Accommodations

Rooms at the San Leandro Marina Inn are recommended.
For reservations call: 800-786-7783

Marina Inn, 68 Monarch Bay Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577

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.

View the winners of the AACC Northern California Local Section 2014 awards.

Read a Brief Recap of the January 2014 Meeting.

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