Presentation and Topics

Q & A Session - Ask a POCC!

Note to Attendees

RSVP Today

Vendor Table Registration

Location and Directions




Join us on Friday, October 25, 2013

for our Annual Meeting and Vendor Fair

at Fort Snelling Officer's Club

in St. Paul, MN

PACE Credits Available!


Copies will not be printed for the meeting.

Please click on the title link or the image within the agenda below

to open and print the speaker presentations.


Presentations and Topics include...
7:00am Vendor Set-Up
7:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am Welcome and 2014 Planning
8:45am CAP Approach for POCT Requirements
Susan Donatell BS, MT (ASCP), Inspection Specialist, Laboratory Accreditation
PACE Credit – 1 hour 
9:45am Break/Vendor Fair
10:30am Preventing Critical Proficiency Testing Failures
Brad S. Karon MD PhD, Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
PACE Credit – 1 hour
11:30am Lunch/Vendor Fair/Networking

Memories of the Past, Preparing for the Future
Peggy Mann, M.S., MT(ASCP)

University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas
Ambulatory POCC; Program Manager

Safety & Quality
PACE Credit – 1 hour

1:45pm Break


POCT & Lab Preparedness –
a Regional Approach to Being Eveready

Kerstin Halverson, BA, MS

Point of Care Coordinator
Children’s Hospitals and

Clinics of Minnesota

Use of POCT for Emergency
and Disaster Preparedness
and Recovery – a CLSI Guideline
Peggy Mann, M.S., MT(ASCP)

2:30pm Q & A Session…Ask a POCC!
See below...
3:30pm Adjourn
Q & A Session…Ask a POCC!
We will be holding a Q &A session at the end of the day. If you have any questions you wish to submit beforehand, please email them to Kerstin Halverson at
Note to Attendees
Copies will not be printed for the meeting.
RSVP today
Via email to Kerstin Halverson at
Vendor Registration
Please click here for a Vendor Form to reserve a vendor table.
Location and Directions


Fort Snelling Officers' Club

395 Highway 5 and Post Road

St. Paul, MN 55111

Phone: 612-767-1960 ext. 202


The Fort Snelling Officer’s is located about 2 miles from the Minneapolis VA. From Highway 5 (which is how you get to the Mpls/St. Paul airport) exit on Post Road, just before the Fort Snelling park you turn left into the Officers Club. 


Area Hotels
Mendota Heights, MN

Courtyard Marriott
1352 Northland Dr., Mendota Heights
651-452-2000  I  Website

Fairfield Inn
1330 Northland Dr., Mendota Heights
651-454-1978  I  Website

Eagen, MN

Holiday Inn
2700 Pilot Knob, Eagan, MN
651-454-3434  I  Website

3000 Denmark Ave, Eagan, MN
651-405-0988  I  Website

Hampton Inn
3000 Egandale Pl., Eagan, MN
651-688-3343  I  Website

Bloomington, MN (near the Mall of America)*

Embassy Suites
7901-34th Ave So., Bloomington, MN
952-854-1000  I  Website

Country Inn & Suites
2221 Killebrew Dr., Bloomington, MN
952-854-5555  I  Website


Best Western Plus
1901 Killebrew Dr., Bloomington, MN
952-854-8200  I  Website

Homewood Suites
2261 Killebrew Dr., Bloomington, MN
952-854-0900  I  Website

*There is a light rail train system that goes from the Mall of America to the VA Medical Center.

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