With the generous support of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, AACC's Emerging Countries Program over the past 5 years has developed into a solid array of education and networking opportunities. Both AACC and the Coulter Foundation are celebrating the program's success in this, the centennial year of Wallace Coulter's birth.
AACC's Clinical Lab Expo opens today with nearly 700 companies filling more than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. According to market analysts, diagnostic companies are working hard to recover from a year of slow growth, betting on molecular and point-of-care testing technologies to lead the way in the future.
Laboratorians know that reporting an incorrect result can be even worse for patients than reporting no result at all. This quality obsession is playing out in a series of dynamic presentations at the AACC Annual Meeting, with experts taking on everything from proficiency testing to informatics and automation.
The Mystery of SepsisAs Research Advances, Challenges RemainBy Genna Rollins
Despite considerable research and initiatives to improve sepsis care, this perplexing syndrome remains incompletely understood and frustratingly hard-to-treat. Yet research advances are being made that soon could change treatment paradigms for sepsis.
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