The 8th Annual Mass Spectrometry and Separation Sciences for Laboratory Medicine Conference will engage laboratory scientists, from trainees in clinical chemistry to laboratory directors and pathologists, on current and future clinical applications for mass spectrometry. Expert scientists, scholars, and clinical professionals will share their practical experts in applying this platform in day-to-day clinical practices, highlight the diagnostic contributions of this technology to patient care today, and address its promising integrations in the very near future with clinical and anatomic pathology. Best practices for using these powerful analytical tools will also be addressed from the technical, clinical, and regulatory perspectives.
This conference will prepare attendees to:
- Identify and apply best practices in the use of mass spectrometry testing for patient-centered care.
- Discuss why mass spec-based laboratory tools are a crucial component of clinical decision making in precision medicine programs.
- Consult with and advise clinicians on the use and interpretation of test results from mass spec-based lab tools.
- Identify new mass spec-based technologies that are influencing clinical laboratory testing and explain their clinical applications.
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Call for Abstracts - Next Generation Presentations
If you are a Student, Fellow or Trainee in laboratory medicine, submit an abstract for the Next Generation Presentations. (An AACC login is required to submit - if you do not have an existing login, this is free to create on AACC.org)
Abstracts on mass spectrometry applications for clinical use are welcome and may be selected for oral presentations. Note that the purpose of this call for abstracts is not to display a poster but to be considered for a 30 minute speaking slot in the program. There will be up to three speaking slots awarded.
AACC will offer each selected Next Generation Presenter with a complimentary registration to the conference, up to 2 nights of lodging at the conference hotel, and a travel stipend.
Abstract submission deadline: July 1, 2018
If an abstract is selected for a talk, authors will be notified by AACC staff no later than July 20, 2018.
Check back soon for a detailed program schedule. A copy of the prior year's program can be viewed here.
The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City, in the heart of downtown and close to restaurants, theaters, and local attractions.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
Make your room reservation by contacting the hotel at 1(800) 222-8733 and identify yourself as an attendee of the AACC Mass Spectrometry Conference to receive the special room rate of $209/night (plus tax, single or double occupancy). You may also make online reservations directly with the conference hotel here. This rate is effective until September 12, 2018 or until the special rate rooms are sold out.
We regret that Trainee Member registration is not able to be processed online. Trainee Members, please use a registration form to obtain the trainee $295 registration rate. (PDF format)
Victoria Zhang, PhD, University of Rochester
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ACCENT® credit hours will also be available. ACCENT® credit is accepted in all states where documentation for continuing education is required, including the following states: California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to AACC Customer Service no later than September 14, 2018. Written cancellations received by this date will qualify for a refund, less a $35 processing fee. Cancellations received after this date will not be eligible for a refund; however, a substitute may attend the conference provided a written notice is faxed or sent via email. Please send cancellation and substitution notices to AACC customer service at (202) 887-5093 (fax) or email@example.com.