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Reducing Errors and Improving Quality in the Preanalytical Phase: The Role of the Laboratory

  • Credit: 9.0 ACCENT Credits
  • Date: JUN.3.2022 8:00 a.m. - JUN.4.2022 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Alexandria, VA

Price: $500.00

Member Price: $375.00

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Program Description

The preanalytical phase is a critical part of laboratory medicine and essential to delivering quality patient care. The preanalytical phase is also a source for the majority of laboratory diagnostic errors with some of the greatest challenges for laboratory professionals. The most common preanalytical errors include challenges with patient preparation, sample collection and transportation, and preparation for analysis and storage. The good news is that these errors can be minimized by forward-thinking healthcare professionals who are proactive in finding collaborative solutions to overcome them.

AACC’s Preanalytical Phase Conference provides real answers to real problems facing laboratory medicine. This 1.5-day program is hosted by experts in the field who will share their wisdom, experiences, and triumphs working in the ever-changing landscape of the preanalytical phase. The conference includes plenaries and main sessions covering timely topics in transgender medicine and lab automation along with core areas of the preanalytical phase. In addition, the conference will also include interactive breakout sessions for small group discussions, poster sessions, and other opportunities to network with leaders in the field.

Join AACC June 3-4, 2022 to hear the latest advances in preanalytics and learn how to apply strategies to overcome the most common laboratory errors and improve patient care.

Target Audience

This conference is designed to meet the needs of clinical laboratory physicians, supervisors, managers, and other laboratory professionals overseeing and/or carrying out preanalytical phase processes.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Develop strategies to reduce preanalytical phase errors and interferences.
  • Discuss new and emerging technologies that may improve the preanalytical process.
  • Incorporate updated knowledge when considering options for preanalytical phase solutions taking their effects on specimen processing and turnaround time into consideration. 

Disclosures and Statement of Independence

AACC is dedicated to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. All participating planning committee members and faculty are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. The intent of this disclosure is to provide participants with information on which they can make their own judgments.

Faculty disclosures of relevant financial relationship(s) will be provided in respective presentation and program materials.

Content Validity

All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; AND/OR all scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Accreditation Statement

This education activity will be submitted to AACC for approval of up to 9.0 ACCENT credits.

Successful Completion Statement

Verification of Participation certificates are provided to registered participants based on completion of the activity, in its entirety, and the activity evaluation. For questions regarding continuing education, please email [email protected].

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