The Role of Lactate, Molecular and Genomic Pathology, Regulatory Roundtable and P.A.C.E. Credits

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Thursday, March 15, 2018


Jefferson Alumni Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Agenda  |  RSVP  |  Directions | Parking Tips




Breakfast and Registration


Opening Remarks


The Role of Lactate in the Risk Assessment

of Morbidity and Mortality

Jim Aguanno, PhD, Senior Clinical Consultant, Siemens Healthineers | Bio


The value of measuring lactate levels is expanding.  Though generally considered a nonspecific biomarker, knowing lactate levels early in a patient’s presentation can provide valuable information to help guide assessment and treatment.  It can be particularly useful in ICU and ED settings where the presentation of symptoms may be inconclusive while diseases progress rapidly with severe pathology.  Lactate testing can open a critical window for early intervention when treatment is most likely to be successful.


This talk provides a framework for understanding lactate and the role it can play as a prognostic indicator of morbidity and mortality. 


Please download and print a copy of Dr. Aguanno's P.A.C.E. sheet and bring it with you.


Break and Vendor Visits


Current Perspectives on Molecular and Genomic Pathology: The A, C, G, & Ts

Stephen C. Peiper, M.D., Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, PA | Bio


Advancements in molecular methods and databases have opened powerful technologies for the clinical laboratory. Personalized medicine has been enhanced by precision diagnostics that employ genetic technologies.  The menu of the molecular and genomic pathology laboratory impacts clinical decisions in oncology, microbiology, and the genetics of diseases.  This lecture will review the test menu in these areas.


Please download and print a copy of Dr. Peiper's P.A.C.E. sheet and bring it with you.


Lunch and Vendor Visits


KEYPOCC Business Meeting


Regulatory Roundtable with Guest Inspector



  • Identify and Discuss inspection standards or checklist questions from the audience that are causing confusion or deficiencies.

  • Discuss best practices for responding to corrective actions or preventing deficiencies/citations in your next inspection.

  • Identify inspection readiness techniques from audience/attendees.


  • All are welcome to fill out the green Regulatory Roundtable Submission forms (found at the KEYPOCC table near the entrance).

  • It is optional to present your submission.

  • The board and our guest inspector will happily discuss your submission with your input and the details submitted on the form.

  • All are encouraged to take notes and participate in the discussions. All opinions and suggestions are welcome and will be heard.

  • This roundtable is open to all regulatory bodies, the most common being
    CAP; CMS; COLA; and JC.

  • Bring your checklists and be prepared to take home some great suggestions for prevention and corrective action for your next laboratory inspection!


Break and Vendor Visits


Regulatory Roundtable Discussion

335pm Closing Remarks



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Jefferson Alumni Hall in the Atrium

1020 Locust St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107 | Directions

Parking Tips


There is a Jefferson garage which costs $26 for a day, but you can get parking validated which brings it down to $17/day.  Here’s that info:

  • Parking garage: 10th and Chestnut (entrance is on 10th St, left hand side

  • When you are leaving for the day, go to the 2nd floor of the garage and cross the bridge over 10th Street into Jefferson’s lobby. 

  • There is a validation machine at the desk.


Jefferson Station

  • The nearest subway stop is Jefferson Station
    (Market, between 11th and 12th

  • Walk south on 11th (against traffic) for four blocks
    and make a left on Locust


30th Street

  • The closest Amtrak station is 30th street

  • There’s a taxi stand, and Lyft/Uber also picks up at that station
    (from the opposite side from the taxi stand)

Speaker Bios

Jim Aguanno, PhD

Dr. Aguanno received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Memphis State University. Following his Ph.D., he did two post-doctoral fellowships one at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a second at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. 


Dr. Aguanno was Director of the Core Laboratory at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas for 24 years.  Dr. Aguanno joined Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics in January of 2004 and is currently Senior Clinical Specialist in the Clinical and Scientific Affairs group and provides educational presentation on a variety of clinical topics.

Stephen C. Peiper, M.D.

Dr. Peiper received his BA in Biology from Washington University and his MD from St. Louis University and completed his residency program at the University of North Carolina.  He has previously served as Edgar R. Pund Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Chairman of the Department of Pathology in the School of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, as well as the Agnes Brown Duggan Professor and Director of Research at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville. 


Dr. Peiper is currently The Peter A. Herbut Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Thomas Jefferson University/Sidney Kimmel Medical College, the Senior Vice President for Enterprise Pathology and Laboratory Services, and the Associate Director for Translational Research at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.   His research interests include the molecular characterization of hematopoietic cells and their neoplastic counterparts, and the application of emerging molecular technologies to diagnostic pathology.

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