The American Association for Clinical Chemistry

Rocky Mountain Section (AACC RMS) and

Point of Care Arizona (POCA) 2016 Spring Meeting

April 28-29, 2016

Phoenix Airport Marriott
1101 N 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008


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Topic areas include:



Advances in
Lab Medicine

Controversies in
Lab Medicine


Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, April 28


Point-of-Care Testing | 8:30am-12:30pm

Plenary Lecture

Deploying Glucose Meters in Hospitals for Critically Ill Patients

David Koch, PhD

The Why and How of Point of Care PT/INR Testing

T Scott Isbell, PhD

Coffee Break

Lab Diagnosis of Valley Fever and POC for Microbes

Thomas Grys, PhD

Glycemic Control in Critical Care: Confounding Factors and Clinical Consequences

Charbel Abou-Diwan, PhD


Advances in Laboratory Medicine | 1:00pm-5:00pm

Emerging Markers of Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease

Joe El Khoury, PhD

Development and Validation of a Genomic Analysis Test for Pediatric Cancer

Nazneen Aziz, MD

Coffee Break

Therapeutic drug monitoring for Thiopurine Drugs

Kamisha Johnson-Davis, PhD

Activating a New Era of Business Analytics using hc1

Tamara Nelson

Friday, April 29


Controversies in Laboratory Medicine | 8:30am-12:30pm

Plenary Controversies in Pediatric Reference Intervals

Patricia Jones, PhD

Delta Checks: What, How, and Why Bother?

Joely Straseski, PhD

Coffee Break

HIV for the Generations

Erin Kaleta, PhD

Controversies in Marijuana Testing

Frank LoVecchio, MD

Box Lunch Available

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