VAPOCCs provide a  forum in which POCT professionals can gather to discuss current trends and what the future holds for this rapidly growing field.

VAPOCC Officers


Meghan Patterson

Sentara, Harrisonburg, VA



Vice President:

Debra Howard

Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters


Past President:

Cathy Owens

Carilion, Roanoke, VA




Lisa Durish

Richmond, VA






Melissa Feguson

Sentara, Virginia Beach, VA


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SAVE THE DATE: Friday, June 16

Join Us in Fredericksburg for a day of education, networking and roundtable discussions!

We'll be meeting from 930am-4pm on Friday June 16 at Mary Washington Healthcare, 1001 Sam Perry Blvd.  Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401.  For details on the agenda, to RSVP and get directions, click here.

2017 Virginia POCC Webinar Update

"Keep Calm, it's Only a Point of Care Test"
Buffy Kelly, MT(ASCP)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
12:00 PM Eastern  | 

"Meeting the Dynamic Challenges for Quality and Patient Safety"
Sharon Ehrmeyer, PhD
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

12:00 PM Eastern  |  Register

If You Missed our Last Meeting at Sentara Williamsburg...

Then you missed a great session on IQCP inspections, excellent roundtable discussions, election of new officers, and a beautifully decorated 'Flag Day' theme event!  For copy of the IQCP slides click here.

Sentara Named MLO’s Lab of the Year
April 2016, MLO's Lab of the Year Award, By: MLO Staff


Based in Norfolk, Virginia, the not-for-profit Sentara system operates more than 100 sites of care with more than 2,800 hospital beds, including 12 acute care hospitals in Virginia and North Carolina.  The system, which has a 3,800-provider medical staff, includes the area’s only Level I Trauma Center, advanced imaging centers, assisted-living and nursing centers, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, home health and hospice services, and medical transport and air ambulances. Read more >

In Case You Missed It!

November 16, 2016 Webinar



Laboratory Regulations Update

Presented by:

Jim Nichols, PhD

Listen or View

August 16, 2016 Webinar



Risk Management in

POCT: Eliminating Errors Before  They Bite You!

Presented by:

Jim Nichols, PhD

Listen or View

August 11, 2015 Webinar



TJC’s Challenging Standards and What you can do to Maintain Compliance

Presented by:

Stacy Olea, MT(ASCP)

Listen or View

Member News!

Updated ByLaws


Updates were approved by member vote during our June 2015 meeting and have been highlighted on the new document so members can quickly see where changes were made.

Click here.

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