Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Lab: Best Practices and Current Applications

St. Louis, Missouri

Tuesday, September 17

SESSION I – NUTS AND BOLTS OF IMPLEMENTING MASS SPECTROMETRY TESTING

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MS or no MS: That is the Question
Paul J. Jannetto, PhD, MT(ASCP), DABCC
Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

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Ready, Set, Test!
Ross J. Molinaro, PhD, MT(ASCP), DABCC, FACB
Emory University Hospital Midtown (Atlanta, GA)

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Post-analytic: Optimizing Post-implementation Monitoring
Julianne C. Botelho, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA)

SESSION II – SWEATING THE DETAILS

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Current Tools for Quantitative LC-MS in the Clinical Laboratory
Deborah French, PhD, DABCC, FACB
University of California San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)

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Considerations for Sample Preparation and Method Development
Judy A. Stone, PhD, MT(ASCP), DABCC
University of California San Diego (San Diego, CA)

SESSION III – CURRENT APPLICATIONS (PART 1)

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Making Sense of Numbers and Ratios: The Laboratory's Role in Pain Management Result Interpretation
Frederick G. Strathmann, PhD, DABCC
ARUP Laboratories (Salt Lake City, UT)

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Toxicology/DAU Testing by Mass Spectrometry
Kara L. Lynch, PhD, DABCC, FACB
University of California San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)

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Immunosuppressant Testing by Mass Spectrometry
James C. Ritchie, PhD, MPH, DABCC, FACB
Emory University Hospital (Atlanta, GA)

SESSION III – CURRENT APPLICATIONS (PART 2)

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Vitamin D Testing by Mass Spectrometry
Lorin M. Bachmann, PhD, DABCC
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)

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Sex Hormone Testing by Mass Spectrometry
Robert L. Fitzgerald, PhD, DABCC, FACB
University of California San Diego (San Diego, CA)

Wednesday, September 18

SESSION IV – DATA MANAGEMENT & POST-ANALYTICAL ISSUES

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Best Practices for Maintaining Data Quality
William A. Clarke, PhD, MBA, DABCC, FACB
Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD)

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Beyond Westgard Rules: Quality Control for Mass Spectrometry
Russell P. Grant, PhD, FACB
LabCorp (Burlington, NC)

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Clinical Consultation and Results Reporting
Majid Moridani, PharmD, PhD
AIT Laboratories (Indianapolis, IN)

SESSION V – INDUSTRY VIEWPOINT

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Technological Innovation and Growth of Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry for Research in the Clinical Laboratory
Rory Doyle, MSc
Agilent Technologies (Wilmington, DE)

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Data Management and Your Mass Spec Platform
Randall K. Julian, Jr., PhD
Indigo Biosystems, (Indianapolis, IN)

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Future of Mass Spectrometry in Clinical Research – Discovery to Routine
Bradley Hart, (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

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Factors Driving Implementation of Mass Spectrometry Tools in the Clinical Lab
Matthew P. Clabaugh
AB SCIEX (Gardner, KS)