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Cardiac Markers 
Including B-Type Natriuretic Peptide

March 27, 2002

  • Learn more about cardiac markers

  • Find out what BNP is and how  this test can be used in the evaluation of CHF

  • Learn how BNP testing fits into the area of Point of Care Testing

  • Enjoy a catered Lunch while networking with colleague



Registration and Continental Breakfast


Presentation followed by Question and Answer - Dr. Robert H. Christenson, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB

10:30am Break

Susan Smith

12:00 noon Lunch 
by Roche Diagnostics, Jackie Kennedy)
1:00pm Introduction to Biositeís line of 
Point of Care Testing
Therese Rohal, Biostie   

KEYPOCC Treasurerís Report, including

update on Nonprofit Status

Beverly McAlister, Treasurer

  • Other KEYPOCC Business

  • KEYPOCC Member Survey

  • Host Information Packet

2:15pm Closing

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D  I  R  E  C  T  I  O  N  S

This meeting will be at Hershey Medical Center in Lecture Room A.  Lecture Room A is located in the crescent (north building) above the College Library.  It can be accessed by the 4th or 5th floor.   Visit or use the following:             

  • From I-83 North: Take US 322 EAST (EXIT 8) Follow US 322 EAST toward EPHRATA. Merge onto US 322 E. Medical Center is on the RIGHT.                                                      

  • From I-76 West: Merge onto PA TPKE Toll. Take the PA 72 EXIT. Turn LEFT onto PA 72. Stay straight to US 322 WEST to Hershey. Stay on US 322 to Hershey Medical Center on LEFT.                                                                                    

  • From US 15 North: Take PA 581 EAST exit I 83 Harrisburg/Hershey. Merge onto PA 581 EAST. PA 581 will become I 83 NORTH. Take US 322 EAST exit toward EPHRATA. Merge onto US 322 EAST, Medical Center is on the RIGHT.

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S  P  E  A  K  E  R

Dr. Robert Christenson, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB is currently a professor in the Department of Pathology and also the Department of Medical and Research Technology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. 

Dr. Christenson current research interests include biochemical markers for assessing cell injury, laboratory-assisted diagnosis of neurologic diseases, improved strategies for utilization of laboratory tests, and also monitoring markers of bone metabolism.  

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R  E  G  I  S  T  E  R

RSVP by Email to 

For more information, contact Wendy Van Dyke at 717-337-4120.

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Speaker Bio


Serving Central Pennsylvania, the Keystone Point of Care Coordinators (KEYPOCC) provides a forum for the discussion of ideas, issues, practice and emerging technology unique to Point of Care Testing.

Our March 27th meeting is hosted by:

Wendy Van Dyke BS MT(ASCP)

General Operations / Point of Care Testing Supervisor

Wellspan - Gettysburg Hospital Laboratory

147 Gettys Street , Gettysburg Pa, 17325


Last updated: 09/16/2009
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