Contact: Lura Wilhelm, St. Charles Healthcare | email



Make plans to join us at

Santiam Hospital in Stayton, Oregon

Friday, April 21, 2017

for our Spring Meeting and Vendor Fair


Agenda  |  RSVP  |  Directions | Sponsors



Meeting host Aaron Hirsch invites you to network with your peers at the

NWPOCT Group's Spring 2017 Meeting and Vendor Fair!




Coffee & Breakfast; time with vendors


“A New Paradigm in Infectious Disease Testing;

Molecular Point of Care Testing”

Omai Garner, PhD, D(ABMM) is a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology at UCLA in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He also serves as the Director of Point of Care Testing for the UCLA Health System. Dr. Garner is Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Dr. Garner's research focuses on the development, clinical testing, and implementation of novel Point of Care Devices for infectious disease diagnosis into the US Health care system and the developing world.  Dr. Omai Garner, NowDx


Quidel Products

Mike Turk and Jason Berow


“Antimicrobial Stewardship - Why is a Negative POC Result Positive?”

In March 2015, the White House released The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria.  Since its release, hospitals are actively searching for tools to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use. Over the last decade, Jack has partnered with health systems understanding their health economic and outcomes within multi-drug resistance organisms and infections. He continues to help hospitals understand the economic burden of infections in this role at Cepheid.  Jack Faragher, Manager, Solutions, Cepheid


FreeStyle Libre Pro System Product Introduction

William (Bill) Peters, Abbott Diabetes Care


Lunch (Sponsored by Quidel) and Time with Vendors


Body Language Boot Camp- Basic Training”

Jane Smith MS, MT(ASCP) SI, DLM, Alere Informatics


NW Point-of-Care Testing Group round table discussion


Via Email to:

Lura Wilhelm, MT (ASCP)

Point of Care Specialist (AACC)

St. Charles Health System

Email Lura



Santiam Hospital
1401 North 10th Avenue, Stayton, OR 97383

Questions? Email Aaron Hirsch at or call 503-769-9213

Thank you to our Sponsors! Please stop by their tables and thank them personally


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