Quizzes and Court: Innovative Session Formats

The 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting will feature 5 science-packed days of sessions designed to advance attendees’ knowledge across a broad range of topics. In addition to offering solid education content, several sessions at this year’s meeting also feature innovative formats, injecting a dose of novel audience engagement into the annual scientific meeting experience.

Monday, July 31

2:30–4 p.m.

Presenting Expert Testimony in the Courtroom 32220

This session will use a courtroom setting to demonstrate the importance of expert witness testimony in resolving toxicology and clinical laboratory-related litigation. Attorneys and an expert witness who worked on two recent trials will provide arguments and evidence used to litigate these cases. The first case involves a murder trial in which the expert witness testified about the role of psychoactive drugs in the victim’s death. The second case centers on a medical malpractice lawsuit in which the plaintiff contends improper specimen collection eventually led to a patient’s severe brain injury.

Saeed Jortani, PhD, DABCC, FACB

University of Louisville, KY

David Mejia, Esq., JD, Attorney at Law

Mejia Law Office, Louisville, KY

Robert Shelton, Esq., JD, Attorney at Law
Shelton Law Group, Louisville, KY

Tuesday, August 1

4–5 p.m.

Laboratory Medicine Family Feud: AACC Leadership vs. SYCL 33214

AACC leadership and Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians teams will test each other’s knowledge and nimbleness in a Family Feud-style game. These contestants will see who has the best and fastest responses to questions involving oncology and cardiovascular biomarkers, molecular testing, point-of-care testing, therapeutic drug monitoring/toxicology, and over-utilized or outdated tests. See who takes the prize!


Paul Jannetto, PhD, DABCC, FACB, MT(ASCP)
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Wednesday, August 2

4–5 p.m.

Infectious Disease Quiz Show 34212

Diagnostics for infectious diseases have been advancing rapidly, and in a quiz show, case-based format, speakers will discuss developments related to Zika virus, mass spectrometry, antimicrobial resistance, and more. This session also will engage attendees via an audience response system.

Carey-Ann Burnham, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Melanie Yarbrough, PhD