AACC Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Course

September 18 - September 20, 2014
Overview
This 25th international symposium looks at how technological advances in point-of-care testing and healthcare delivery trends are changing the face of clinical diagnostics and the quality of patient care. The conference covers emerging applications of molecular diagnostics, coagulation assessment, and infectious disease testing; considers delivery methods for disaster care and resource limited locations; and offers real world solutions for improved clinical outcomes.
 

Recognizing the increasing need for POC tests to prove their added value to patient care, industry leaders and expert investigators explore the timing, accuracy, and affordability of POC tests, explain how they address clinical need, and provide insight into emerging areas of patient care.

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FEES: Live Broadcast and One Year On Demand Access
AACC Member (must enter membership ID at checkout): $450
Non-Member: $675

Course DescriptionIn five sessions over 2 ½ days, the meeting explores advances in POCT for detection of malaria, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV. It introduces novel technologies for the assessment of coagulation and 2C19 mutation detection in patients on clopidogrel. It includes personal stories of the emergency response to hurricane Sandy and the Haiti earthquake, discusses the Rice University lab in a backpack initiative, and presents plans by the Chinese for expanding point-of-care testing. The meeting closes with case studies on the use of rapid thromboelastography (TEG) to reduce blood product usage and troponin testing for improved cardiovascular care.
 

The meeting promises a stimulating mix of scientific presentations, interaction with POCT experts from around the world, introduction to new technologies from leading companies in the field, and time to talk with colleagues in the warm, relaxed environment of Paradise Point Convention Center in San Diego, CA.

Learning ObjectivesThis intermediate level conference will prepare attendees to:
  • Integrate POCT in their practices in a manner that will have a positive impact on patient care.
  • Understand novel technologies in development and plan for how these technologies may alter patient care in the future.
  • Initiate evaluations of how to integrate novel technologies as they become commercially available.
  • Evaluate current practices with an eye toward emergency preparedness and access to medical diagnostics in rural areas
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    Can’t Attend in Person? Watch Live Online!The CPOCT 25th International Symposium will be available as a live broadcast September 18-20, 2014. Registrants to the live broadcast qualify for continuing education credit and receive access to the on demand content for one year after the event. When you register, you’ll receive a link to the live broadcast which you can access using personal computers, smartphones, and tablets/pads including iPhone, iPads, and Android devices.
     
    Live Stream and On Demand Critical and Point of Care TestingSeptember 18, 2014: 8:30am—5:00pm PST
    September 19, 2014: 8:30am—5:30pm PST
    September 20-2014: 8:30am—12:30pm PST
    See the online program for presentation times and refreshment/lunch breaks.
     

    Target AudienceThis program is appropriate for clinicians, laboratorians, point-of-care coordinators, medical technologists, nurses, regulatory personnel, and industry representatives and researchers.
     
    Estimated time to complete this activity15 hours 20 minutes
     
    ACGME CompetenciesThis course is designed to meet the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal/Communication Skills, and Practice-based Learning and Improvement.
     

    Planning Committee MembersWilliam A. Clarke, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Chair
    Frederick L. Kiechle, MD, PhD, FACB, Co-Chair
    Sarah M. Brown, PhD, DABCC, FACB
    Leslie J. Donato, PhD, DABCC
    Scott Isbell, PhD, DABCC, FACB
    Penelope Jones, AACC
    Monica Thomas, MPA, MT(ASCP), CLS
    Anne Skurup
    Marcia Zucker, PhD, FACB

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    Credit Designation/Accreditation

    The AACC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The AACC designates this live course for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

    AACC also designates this activity for a maximum of 11.5 ACCENT® credit hours towards the AACC Clinical Chemist's Recognition Award.

    Thursday, September 18 = 4.5 credits
    Friday, September 19 = 5.0 credits
    Saturday, September 20 = 2.0 credits

     
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