The business meeting included a treasurers’ report as
Speaker: Dr. George Lawson (credentials
B.S. in Chemistry, Duke University, Durham, NC
M.S. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of California at
Research Fellowships at: Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston, TX and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Director of Chemistry Laboratory / Clinical Chemist at
Wesley Long Community Hospital, Greensboro, NC
Roche Biomedical Laboratory (LabCorp)
Medical Faculty, Dept of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Director of Lipids and Lipoproteins Laboratory
Director of Toxicology Laboratory , Mayo Clinic -- 10 year
Independent Technical Writer
We were very fortunate to have an
extremely knowledgeable speaker for our conference. Dr. George
Lawson presented “Cholesterol
as Risk Factor For Coronary Heart Disease: Historical
Past, Present, and Possible Future Directions”.
Despite many years of valuable research,
heart disease still remains a very costly, widespread, and a
deadly problem. Scientists and many drug companies are
feverishly working to solve this problem. And as Dr. Lawson
explained, many studies set out to prove which risk factors
contribute the most to CHD and how to treat them.
Tim Leahy from Lifescan provided lunch
along with a weblink with valuable information
Click here for a PDF of links for POCCs.
Our afternoon session was measurably
informative as well. Dr. Lawson provided extensive background
regarding method comparisons in the clinical laboratory.
Remember “R” values, accuracy, precision,
slope, intercept, coefficient of variation? NO? Don’t worry, you
are not alone. What a great refresher for those of us who needed
We look forward to our Fall meeting:
Friday October 16th
WakeMed Cary Hospital (just outside of
This is the first Friday of the NC State
Fair, so why not stay and play?