The Role of Point-of-Care Testing in a Value-Based Healthcare Landscape: 27th AACC International CPOCT Symposium

  • Credit: 11.0 ACCENT Credits and 11.0 CME Credits
  • Date: SEP.26.2018 5:30 PM - SEP.29.2018 12:30 PM
  • Location: Washington, DC

Price: $775.00

Member Price: $540.00

Plan to join us for the 27th International CPOCT Symposium, which will focus on the current and future role of point-of-care testing in a healthcare environment with a focus on value and quality of care.

Session topics will include public health and disease prevention, diagnosis and monitoring disease for the critically ill, at-home patient self-management, direct-to-consumer testing, and new/emerging technologies

Keynote Presentation: The Value of POCT in Patient Diagnosis and Improved Clinical Outcomes

Dr. Danielle Freedman

Danielle Freedman, MB BS, FRCPath
Consultant Chemical Pathologist
Associate Physician in Clinical Endocrinology
Director of Pathology
Chief Medical Adviser
Luton & Dunstable University Hospital, Luton, United Kingdom


Dr. Freedman is an internationally-recognized speaker in laboratory medicine and clinical pathology. She has expertise in clinical endocrinology, point of care testing, and the value of laboratory testing with regard to patient safety and patient outcomes.

She has over 100 publications in peer review journals including Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, and she has written 10 book chapters.

Check back soon for more program details!

Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1, 2018

Abstracts are invited in the following categories (demonstrating the role of point-of-care testing in a value-based healthcare environment):

  • Public health and disease prevention
  • Diagnosis and monitoring disease for the critically ill
  • At-home patient self-management
  • Direct-to-consumer testing
  • New and emerging technologies.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed on the basis of the following attributes:

  • scientific value/content
  • originality/novelty
  • quality/clarity of writing

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be notified by May 31, 2018

Poster Session

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to display their abstracts as posters throughout the symposium with dedicated viewing times. To display your poster, you must register for the symposium.

Travel Grant Award for Top Two Abstracts

Two abstracts will be selected for the travel grant award of $500 (per abstract). One of the listed authors must attend the meeting and be present to receive the award.

Selected Oral Presentations

Up to five abstracts will be selected for oral presentation during the symposium. Authors of these abstracts will be notified by May 31, 2018

How to Submit

Submit your abstract(s) by May 1, 2018 at

You must provide the following to be eligible for abstract consideration:

  • Contact information for the presenting author (Name, email address, phone number)
  • Abstract title
  • Session category based on the list above.
  •  One page abstract according to specifications below

Abstract Format

Please include the following elements in the following order in a WORD document:

  • Title of abstract at top of page in bold text.
  • Name(s), affiliation(s) and address(es) of all authors.
  • Underline the name of the presenting author.
  • One-page, single spaced, with one-inch margins (top, bottom, and both sides)
  • Font size: 10 point or greater
  • Charts or graphs may be embedded in the abstract or submitted as a separate attachment

Sample abstract submission

Publication of Proceedings

Accepted abstracts and meeting proceedings will be published in Point of Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology.

Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, located in the heart of the nation’s capital, and close to landmarks including the White House, National Capital Building, the Capital One Arena, and countless restaurants, museums and galleries.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel for a special group rate of $259.00 plus tax (single or double occupancy)

Reserve your hotel accommodations as soon as possible by booking online (see link below) or by calling the hotel directly*. The special group rate is in effect until August 27, 2018 or until the block of the special group rate rooms is sold out.

*If you choose to call the hotel to make your reservation, call the number shown below, and mention that you are attending the AACC 2018 Critical and Point of Care Testing International Symposium.

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 1-202-898-9000 (general information and reservations)

To book your hotel room online, click here.

Transportation to the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel:

For information on getting to the hotel, click here.

Organizing Committee

  • Leslie Donato, PhD, Mayo Clinic (Chair)
  • T. Scott Isbell, PhD, St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • Karen Jenkins, BS, MT(ASCP) Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Brad Karon, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic Nichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD, University of North Carolina
  • Rob Nerenz, PhD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Brenda Suh-Lailam, PhD, Lurie Children’s Hospital

Continuing Education

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.