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Darlene Benson
UCONN Health Center/John Dempsey Hospital

Cathy Coyle
Norwalk Hospital

Laurie Flamino
Hartford Hospital

Diana Luca
St. Vincent's Hospital

Dr. Salvador Sena
Danbury Hospital

Andrea Spence
Hartford Hospital

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Join us for our next meeting on
Wednesday, September 17, 2003 for...

“Top 10 Tips for
Improving Your Point-of-Care Testing Program”

Highlights RSVP Directions
This meeting will begin at at the Connecticut Hospital Association in Wallingford, CT.


  • Luncheon


  • We will listen in to the "Top 10 Tips for Improving Your Point-of-Care-Testing Program" audioconference presented by the AACC and the AACC Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division.

In just 90 minutes you and your laboratory will gain the management skills and insights needed to keep your POCT services in top shape. Hear an experienced lab director and leading point-of-care specialist share their top 10 tips for managing a successful POCT program. A substantial Q&A session with the speakers will allow you to get expert insight into your most pressing POCT challenges!!


This audioconference will help you understand:

  • The keys to making sound decisions about your POCT devices

  • How to remove the obstacles to billing and reimbursement

  • The importance of connectivity

  • How to minimize paperwork and duplicate testing, streamline your systems, reduce errors, and track test utilization


  • James Nichols, PhD
    Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry
    Baystate Health System
    Springfield, MA

  • Mark Barglowski, MT(ASCP), MBA
    Director of Laboratory and Respiratory Care Services
    Providence St. Joseph Medical Center
    Burbank, CA

This program is approved by AACC for 1.5 Category 1 ACCENT credit hours, and is supported in part by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Diagnostics.  For more details on the audioconference, click here.

The CVPOC meeting will adjourn at 4:00pm.


Please RSVP no later than Friday, September 12, 2003 to Dr. Sal Sena, Danbury Hospital by e-mail:


Click here for directions to the Connecticut Hospital Association in Wallingford.

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