'Recipes for a Successful POCT Program'

was the theme for our Fall Meeting and Vendor Fair held on

Friday, November 6th at the WakeMed Raleigh Campus

WakeMed’s Shefali Patel, Deb Boring, Amy Fisher, Adrianne Pickard and Patti Hawkins

welcomed POCCs from throughout the state to a ‘Food Network’ themed’ meeting!

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Breakfast and Welcome

Following a French inspired breakfast sponsored by Belen Gonzalez from Pathfast, the November 6, 2015 meeting of the NCPOCN opened with a Welcome and 'Food for Thought', WakeMed Director of Pathology Laboratories, Michael Weinstein, MD, PhD.

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Officer Elections

Our Business Meeting included Officer Elections with the following NCPOCN members voted in 2016:...

  • President - Tina Koonce

  • Vice President - Jennifer Parsons

  • Treasurers - Sheila Cruthis & Kim Ballister

  • Secretary - Adrianne Pickard

Presentation #1

Our first presentation was from Jane L. Smith MS MT(ASCP) SI, DLM, Technical Manager Scientific Affairs, Alere  who lead an interactive discussion on “IQCPs: Let’s Get Started…. Now!”. Click here for a Jane's presentation.


Presentation #2

After a break to visit our vendor sponsors, Karen Jenkins, POCC, Emory Midtown Atlanta presented “You want me to do what? With them? And monitor it?” Challenges of implementing and monitoring a Point of Care Test! Click here for Karen's presentation


A great 'Food Network' lunch included Mediterranean cuisine and was sponsored by Duane Yarborough from Alere... all that was missing was an appearance by Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Duff Goldman, Bobby Flay, Rachel Ray or other network chefs!

Presentation #3

After lunch, Marianne Pavia, Director of Infection Prevention, Employee Health and Lab Services
St. Mary's Hospital for Children led a presentation on "Breaking the Chain of Infection".

Thank you to all that attended and we look forward to seeing you at out next meeting!

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