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.

Moderator/Speaker:
Saeed Jortani, PhD, DABCC, FACB

University of Louisville, KY

Speakers:
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biomarkers, molecular testing, point-of-care testing, therapeutic drug monitoring/toxicology, and over-utilized or outdated tests.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!

Moderator/Speaker:

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.

Moderator/Speaker:
Carey-Ann Burnham, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Speaker:
Melanie Yarbrough, PhD