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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss advances in cutting-edge applications for personalized diagnostics.
  2. Improve laboratory performance to add value to clinicians and ultimately patient care.
  3. Design a plan for improving efficiency and accuracy in the laboratory setting.
  4. Apply knowledge of new topics and guidance in laboratory medicine to daily practice.

DAY 1

Friday
November 1, 2019
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08:30 - 09:30
Registration
Registration Desk
Pre-Function Area

Registration

10:00 - 11:45
Session
@ Main Hall

Quality and Lab Management

10:00 - 10:30
Joely Straseski
Ph.D., MT(ASCP), DABCC, FAACC is the Section Chief of Clinical Chemistry and Medical Director of Endocrinology and Automated Core Laboratories at ARUP Laboratories Associate Professor of Pathology the University of Utah School of Medicine

Jumping the Pediatric Reference Interval Hurdles

10:30 - 11:00
Joe El Khoury
Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC is Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Yale University and Co-Director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory and Clinical Chemistry Fellowship program at Yale-New Haven Health

Biological Variation: Improved Interpretation of Lab Results and Reduced False Rejections for QC

11:00 - 11:30
Ola Elgaddar
MD, Ph.D., MBA is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Pathology, Alexandria University, Egypt, and the Medical Director of Al Borg Medical Laboratories in the UAE

Strategies for Improving Laboratory Utilization Management

11:30 - 11:45
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

11:45 - 12:00
Coffee Break
(Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

Coffee Break (Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

12:00 - 12:45
Rooms LH4 and LH5

Industry Workshop
supported by Snibe Diagnostic in LH4 room

Industry Workshop
supported by Al Borg Medical Laboratories in LH5 room

12:45 - 13:30
Lunch
(Exhibit Area)

Lunch (Exhibit Area)

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DAY 1

Friday
November 1, 2019
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13:30 - 15:45
Session
@ Main Hall

Cardiovascular

13:30 - 14:00
Amy Saenger
Ph.D., DABCC, is the Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories Director, Clinical Chemistry & Point-of-Care Hennepin County Medical Center Associate Professor | Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology University of Minnesota

Real Global News: It’s Time to Embrace High Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays with Cost Benefit Strategies for Early Rule‐Out and Rule‐In of MI

14:00 - 14:30
Marc Steven Penn
MD, Ph.D., FACC is the Medical Director, Cardio Metabolic Endocrine Franchise Cleveland Heart Lab / Quest Diagnostics

Role of Inflammation and Genetic Markers for Cardiovascular Risk

14:30 - 15:00
Laila Abdel-Wareth
MBBCh, FCAP, FRCPC, EMHCA is the Chair, Clinical Pathology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Standardization of Traditional and New Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers – Addressing Cholesterol and Beyond

15:00 - 15:15
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

15:15 - 15:45
Coffee Break
(Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

Coffee Break (Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

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DAY 1

Friday
November 1, 2019
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15:45 - 17:30
Session
@ Main Hall

Gastrointestinal

15:45 - 16:15
Amy Saenger
Ph.D., DABCC, is the Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories Director, Clinical Chemistry & Point-of-Care Hennepin County Medical Center Associate Professor | Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology University of Minnesota

Biomarkers of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Focus on Utilization of Calprotectin

16:15 - 16:45
Rania Bedair
MD, P.hD. is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Pathology in the Medical Research Institute, Alexandria University, Egypt, and the Head of Molecular Diagnostics and Newborn Screening Units at Al Borg Medical Laboratories

Celiac Disease and Beyond: Insights into Serological and Molecular Bases

16:45 - 17:15
Christopher McCudden
Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC, FCACB is the Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa

Survival of the FitTest: Colon Cancer Screening in the Laboratory

17:15 - 17:30
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

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DAY 2

Saturday
November 2, 2019
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09:00 - 09:45
Registration Desk
Pre-Function Area

Registration

10:00 - 11:45
Session
@ Main Hall

Molecular Genetics

10:00 - 10:30
Hisham Shams
MD, Ph.D. is the Chief Medical Officer at Al Borg Medical Laboratories, Saudi Arabia

How Targeted Therapies and Pharmacogenomics Individualize Cancer Treatment

10:30 - 11:00
Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez
Ph.D., Chair of the Division of Molecular Diagnostics, in the Department of Pathology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Emerging Clinical Applications of Circulating DNA Analysis

11:00 - 11:30
Ahmed Elfares
Assistant Professor at the Qassim University, Saudi Arabia

Next Generation Sequencing and Inherited Disorders in Saudi Arabia

11:30 - 11:45
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

11:45 - 12:00
Coffee Break
(Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

Coffee Break (Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

12:00 - 12:45
Rooms LH4 and LH5

Industry Workshop
supported by Roche Diagnostics in LH4 room

Industry Workshop
supported by Abbott in LH5 room

12:45 - 13:30
Lunch
(Exhibit Area)

Lunch (Exhibit Area)

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DAY 2

Saturday
November 2, 2019
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13:30 - 15:15
Session
@ Main Hall

Women’s Health

13:30 - 14:00
Joely Straseski
Ph.D., MT(ASCP), DABCC, FAACC is the Section Chief of Clinical Chemistry and Medical Director of Endocrinology and Automated Core Laboratories at ARUP Laboratories Associate Professor of Pathology the University of Utah School of Medicine

Assessing Ovarian Reserve: From FSH to AMH

14:00 - 14:30
David Grenache
Ph.D., is the Chief Scientific Officer and Scientific Director of the Automation Lab at TriCore Reference Laboratories

Update on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Current National and International Diagnostic Criteria

14:30 - 15:00
Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez
Ph.D., Chair of the Division of Molecular Diagnostics, in the Department of Pathology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Noninvasive prenatal testing by cell free Fetal DNA: Translating innovation into clinical practice

15:00 - 15:15
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

15:15 - 15:45
Coffee Break
(Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

Coffee Break (Coffee available for attendees in exhibit area)

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DAY 2

Saturday
November 2, 2019
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15:45 - 17:30
Session
@ Main Hall

Clinical Chemistry’s Hot Topics

15:45 - 16:15
David Grenache
Ph.D., is the Chief Scientific Officer and Scientific Director of the Automation Lab at TriCore Reference Laboratories

The Quantified Self and Wellness Monitoring: Actionable Data or Harmful Information?

16:15 - 16:45
Christopher McCudden
Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC, FCACB is the Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa

Application of Data Science to Laboratory Medicine

16:45 - 17:15
Joe El Khoury
Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC is Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Yale University and Co-Director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory and Clinical Chemistry Fellowship program at Yale-New Haven Health

A Dirty Assay: Challenges of PTH Estimation and Progress in PTH Harmonization

17:15 - 17:30
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

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