Friday, May 17, 2019

Registration starts at 7:30 AM

Program starts at 8:15 AM

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San Leandro Marina Community Center      

15301 Wicks Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94579

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Barbora Chindarkarova
Northern California Section, AACC
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As the clinical laboratory evolves, we are witnessing game changing innovations and technological advancements around us. From the automation of routine high-volume testing to the rapid advances in molecular testing, the clinical laboratory is transforming to deliver high quality, advanced, personalized, and integrated laboratory services. Northern California Local Section of AACC & Golden Gate CLMA strive to bring topics that keep our local clinical laboratory community up to date. 

Please join us for a great scientific session and dinner. Learn about the advances in laboratory medicine, network with attendees, and get 6 CE credits. You do not need to be an AACC/CLMA member to attend.

Spring Fling 2019

Hosted by: Nor Cal AACC & Golden Gate CLMA

6 CE Hours

Breakfast & lunch will be served.


7:30-8:15 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15-8:20 AM Welcome and Updates, Sarah Shugarts, PhD, DABCC, President, Nor Cal AACC &  Janet Beasley, President GGCLMA

8:45-9:45 AM Choosing Wisely: Strategies for Laboratory Professionals to Drive Lab Stewardship, Lee Hilborne, MD, Quest Diagnostics, Secaucus, NJ; UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA

9:45-10:00 AM Break

10:00-11:00 AM Understanding Syndromic Testing in the New Reimbursement Landscape, Stephanie Ibbotson, Director, Market Access and Reimbursement Affairs, Luminex Corporation

11:00-12:00 PM Biosafety and Biosecurity for the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Valerie Ng, MD, PhD Chair Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology and Laboratory Director; Director, Transfusion Service Alameda Health System

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch 

1:00-2:00 PM Forensic Toxicology in Death and Human Performance Investigation, Luke Rodda, PhD Chief Forensic Toxicologist and Director, Forensic Laboratory Division, San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

2:00-3:00 PM The Use of ROTEM in Clinical Practice, Michael Cripps, MD, The University of Texas Southern Medical Center at Dallas 

3:00-3:15 PM Break

3:15-4:15 PM Promotion of Clinical Laboratory Science to Students, Patients, and the General Public, Alan Wu, PhD, Professor Laboratory Medicine; Chief, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, SFGH; University of California San Francisco