Meeting Recap | Presentations | Vendor Fair



Friday, October 28, 2016

Crown Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, Chandler, AZ



Meeting Recap


POCA Officers (from left to right) Josephine Uy, Mayo Clinic, President; Bob Kaplanis, Banner Health / Laboratory Sciences of Arizona, Vice President; Jan Vittori, John C. Lincoln – North Mountain, Treasurer; and Cindy Bregman, St. Joseph’s Med. Ctr., hosted a large crowd of POCCs and laboratorians in Chandler for the fall meeting of the Arizona POC Group.




In addition to the POCA officers, planning committee members Cathy Huliganga, St. Mary’s Hospital; Chuck Rall, Radiometer, and Diane Braune, Sekisui put on a great program that included presentations from...


High Sensitivity Troponin-coming soon to a lab near you!

Richard Heitsman, MICT, Cardiac Specialist, National Account Manager at Radiometer America

The CLSI Consensus Process…Making a Difference in Health Care

Dave Sterry MT (ASCP), CLSI Director, Standards Secretary, ISO/TC 212

Cocci/Valley Fever and Molecular POC

Thomas Grys, Ph.D., Section Director of Microbiology and Serology, Mayo Clinic

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Vendor Fair and Roundtable Discussion


'Table Talk'

Attendees also took advantage of the large vendor fair that took place at the meeting. Part of the vendor time include a 'game of cards' where attendees were given a card at each vendor table. During the roundtable discussion and business meeting part of the day, those with the 'most 2's', 'straights', and 'diamonds' won prizes provided by generous vendors.


CAP Memo

During the roundtable, Bob Kaplanis brought up the notice that the College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) will no longer require enrollment and participation in proficiency testing (PT) for waived whole blood glucose on glucose meters (ie, WB2/WBG) and waived whole blood Protime/INR (ie, WP10) beginning with the 2017 PT program year. Click here for a copy of the letter.


Thank You Vendors!

POCA wishes to thank the following vendors for their sponsorship -

as this meeting and others would not be possible without their support...


Abbott POC Accriva AIM
Alere Alere Informatics Audit Controls
BD Diagnostics Davis Enterprises Haemonetics
Kentec Nova Biomedical PTS/Cardiochek
Radiometer America Roche Diagnostics STAT Technologies
Telcor VWR International  
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