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Preanalytical Phase Conference

Save the Date: Late fall 2019

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Program Description

This first-ever conference from AACC will focus on the preanalytical phase of laboratory testing and provide attendees with the necessary tools to overcome preanalytical challenges. Over 1 ½ days, attendees will gain new insights and perspectives while engaging in interactive and thoughtful learning.

Who Should Attend

  • Laboratory professionals (directors, managers, supervisors, clinical laboratory scientists)
  • Clinical pathologists
  • Nursing professionals
  • Phlebotomy managers and supervisors

Program Topics

Preliminary Session topics*

Types and frequency of preanalytical issues in lab medicine

  • Chemistry/immunochemistry
  • Hemostasis/coagulation
  • Hematology
  • Genetics/molecular biology

Critical issues in the preanalytical phase

  • Pediatric blood collection
  • Management of test requests
  • Sample stability during transport

Patient identification and sample labeling

Best practices in  the preanalytical phase

  • Real-time assessment of clinical sample quality
  • Venous blood sample collections
  • Sample management in the lab

Management of preanalytical errors

  • Detection and registration of errors
  • Innovative approaches for reducing preanalytical errors

*Topics subject to change

Organizing Committee

  • Stacy Melanson, MD, PhD - Committee Chair
    Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston, MA

  • Nikola Baumann, PhD
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

  • Seetharam Chittiprol, PhD
    Memorial Health System, Weston, FL

  • Danyel Tacker, PhD
    West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, WV

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