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Program Information

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*Please note that this program schedule is subject to change.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Welcome

Plenary 1: Impact of Preanalytical Phase in Laboratory Medicine

Patrick Kyle, PhD, ABFT, DABCC, FAACC, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Session 1: Sample Collection

Overview of Sample Collection
Amy Pyle-Eilola, PhD | Nationwide Children's Hospital

General Challenges in sample collection
Darci Block, PhD, DABCC | Mayo Clinic

Real-life Applications and Case Scenarios
Amy Pyle-Eilola, PhD | Nationwide Children's Hospital

Panel discussion

Breakout 1: Phlebotomy, Point-of-Care Testing, and Pediatric Considerations

Interactive small group discussions with peers and experts.

Phlebotomy
Darci Block, PhD, DABCC | Mayo Clinic (co-presenter)
William Winter, MD, DABCC, FAACC | University of Florida Health (co-presenter)

POCT – Tackling Everything That Can Go Wrong in Fingerstick Testing
Gayle Roca | NUSCF Medical Center

Pediatric Preanalytics
Amy Pyle-Eilola, PhD | Nationwide Children's Hospital

Session 2: Processing and Interferences

Overview of Processing and Interferences
Roger Bertholf, PhD, DABCC, FAACC | Houston Methodist Hospital

Processing and Case Examples
Nikola Baumann, PhD, DABCC | Mayo Clinic

Interferences and Case Examples
Jane Dickerson, PhD, DABCC | Seattle Children’s Hospital 

Breakout 2: Updates in LIS, Delta Checks, and Patient Identification 

Alerting Clinical Staff to Common Interferences Using LIS and HIS
Octavia M. Palmer, PhD, FAACC | University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Revisiting Delta Checks
Roger Bertholf, PhD, DABCC, FAACC | Houston Methodist Hospital

Newest Technologies for Patient Identification
Nikola Baumann, PhD, DABCC | Mayo Clinic

Plenary 2: Preanalytical issues for transgender patients

Gabrielle Winston-McPherson, PhD, DABCC | Henry Ford Hospital

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Morning Sponsor Symposium

Session 3: Storage and Transport

Overview of Storage and Transport
Octavia M. Palmer, PhD, FAACC | University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Transport and Case Examples
Joe El-Khoury, PhD, DABCC, FAACC | Yale University

Storage / Stability and Case Examples
Joe Wiencek, PhD, DABCC, FAACC | Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Panel discussion

Breakout 3: Stability, Storage and Unique Ample Issues in Hematology

Interactive small group discussions with peers and experts.

P-Tubes, Robotics, and Drones in Transport
Christopher W. Farnsworth, PhD | Washington University School of Medicine

Long-term Storage and Analyte Requirements
Joe Wiencek, PhD, DABCC, FAACC | Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Transport and Stability of Hematology Samples
William Winter, MD, DABCC, FAACC | University of Florida Health

Plenary 3: The Future of Preanalytics

Jonathon Genzen, MD, PhD | ARUP Laboratories