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.
Click here or on the image above for
more sights and scenes from our meeting.
Our Business Meeting
included Officer Elections with the following
NCPOCN members voted in 2016:...
President - Tina
Vice President -
Treasurers - Sheila
Cruthis & Kim Ballister
Secretary - Adrianne
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!”.
here for a Jane's presentation.
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!
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!
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