Agenda I Registration I Directions I Speakers I Sponsors

Cardiac Markers:

What? Why? When? & Where?


December 5, 2007


The Good Samaritan Hospital

4th & Walnut Streets, Lebanon, PA 17042



Noreen Berkheiser, Special Projects Technologists

 The Good Samaritan Hospital


Adonica Wilson , Point-of-Care Coordinator

Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children


There is a $10.00 fee for non-members

Discussions at the December 5th meeting:

  • Interpretation and value of cardiac markers

  • POCT influence on cardiac marker testing

  • Current guidelines for cardiac markers

  • Celebrate the Season; bring a dozen of your favorite cookies for a cookie exchange.  Prize for best cookie will be awarded



8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions

9:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Point of Care Cardiac Markers: What? Why? Options?
Marcia Zucker, Ph.D. Response Biomedical Corporation

11:30 a.m.

Lunch (Please make sure to visit the vendors!!!)

1:30 p.m

Round Robin Session: It's hunting season! Let's go hunting for those questions and topics that just never get answered or addressed. Come prepared with your ammo to defend your views. POCT hunting season has begun!  This is a trial forum, if  successful we could continue to have these through out the year.  Please give us feedback as to what you think of this idea. Please submit questions or topics of choice to Noreen when you RSVP to the invitation i.e. CAP vs. JCAHO, PPM etc. 

2:30 p.m. 

KEYPOCC Business Meeting
Election results and next years meeting planning


Seating will be limited to 50, hurry and reserve your seat!

Reply by Email:

For more information contact: Noreen Berkheiser at 717-228-2945 x203 or Adonica Wilson at 302-651-4324.  If additional people in your organization are interested in attending, feel free to copy this form.

There is a $10.00 registration fee for all non-KEYPOCC members.


This meeting will be held at The Good Samaritan Hospital at 4th & Walnut Streets, Lebanon, PA 17042 Class Rooms 1 & 2. 

Parking is very limited in the vicinity of the hospital so we will be parking at an off site Employee Parking “N” lot and shuttle service will be provided.  Should you have any questions about the parking please contact Noreen Berkheiser at or 717-228-2945 x203.  Should your find the hospital there will be directions to the lot with the valet parking attendant

  • From Philadelphia: I-76 West (turnpike) to exit 266 Lebanon/Lancaster to PA-72 North (left at light).  Approximately 7.2 miles to Oak St turn right 6 blocks to 3rd street, turn right and then the lot will be immediately on your left.

  • From Harrisburg: 422 East into Lebanon right on to 12th St. (422E). 0.3 miles turn left on to Walnut St. (422E).  0.3 miles turn right on to 8th St. 2 blocks to Oak St. turn left.  5 blocks to 3rf St. turn right and the lot will be immediately to your left.

  • From Reading: 422 West into Lebanon when the road begins one way only this is Cumberland St. (422W) stay in your left lane for 8 blocks and at the 2nd traffic light turn left on to Lincoln Ave. for .7 miles to Poplar and turn right 2 blocks make another right and about 2 blocks the lot will be on your left.


Ruth Cantu, BSN, RN, Clinical Quality Initiatives Specialist – Dade Behring, Odenton, MD.   Ruth Cantu has a nursing background in Cardio-Vascular/Cardio-Thoracic Operation Room and as an Organ and Tissue Transplant Coordinator and Educator.  She has spent over 12 years as an educator with 7 of those years focused on Transplantation. Her last 4 years have been spent with Dade as a Clinical Quality Initiatives Specialist she has presented to groups as well as providing one-on-one instruction for clients implementing Cardiac Point of Care Testing within their facility.  One of her primary responsibilities is providing education on the latest cardiac practice guidelines and regulatory requirements in acute care diagnostics with focus on Acute Coronary Syndromes.

Marcia L Zucker, Ph.D.  Director of Clinical Support, Response Biomedical Support  As The Director of Clinical Support she is responsible for the Technical Support, clinical evaluations and developing customer tool for Response products which include point of care (POC) cardiac markers, biodefense and environmental assay systems.  Previously she was with ITC where she was responsible for all clinical trials of their POC hemostasis, blood gas and chemistry products as well as their line of inclusion products.  She also worked in clinical research at the Mt Sinai Scholl of Medicine in New York investigating novel anti-viral therapies in the Division of Infectious Disease. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Ph.D. at Princeton University and post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University.  She is an active contributor to the scientific literature, lectures both nationally and internationally on point of care applications and maintains affiliations with several professional associations.  Marcia is active in the AACC Critical Biochemists (VACB) and CLSI guidelines development working groups.


  • Response Biomedical Corporation

  • Siemens

  • Abbott Point of Care

  • Inverness Medical Solutions

  • Quidel

  • NOVA Biomedical - PACE Credit Sponsor

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