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11/15/16 Houston, TX, Point of Care Testing Conference

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Point of Care/Critical Care Testing: New Instrumentation and Management of Patient Results

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Houston Marriott Medical Center

6580 Fannin St., Houston, TX, 77030

(713) 796-0080

 

Qualifies for ACCENT Credits (AACC)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

 

Overview:

The TriMark Point of Care Testing 2016 Conferences are organized to provide a critical examination of the POC industry, as well as valuable insights from industry leaders concerning new POC technologies and the effect on laboratory practice. This conference will also provide a forum for leaders in the POC industry, laboratory directors, POC coordinators, and technologists/practioners to share ideas, network with other attendees, and advance their understanding of the impact that POC has on the delivery of medical care.

 

Features:

criticalexaminationicon-small.png Get a critical examination of the POC industry
lightbulbicon-small.png Gain valuable insights from industry leaders concerning new POC technologies and the effect on laboratory practice
handshake-small.png Attend a forum for leaders in the POC industry, laboratory directors, POC coordinators, and technologists/practitioners to share ideas
puzzlepieces-small.png Network with other attendees in a live, face-to-face environment, sharing ideas and obtaining solutions
impact-small.png Gain an advanced understanding of the impact POC has on the delivery of medical care

 

 Pricing:

  • Free for POC Coordinators, Hospital and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Administrator when registering online
    • Includes ACCENT credits and application
  • Commercial Participants: $395

 

Agenda:

7:30 am - 8:30 am: Registration

8:30 am – 8:40 am: Welcoming Remarks by Conference Chair, Kenneth M. Dooley, MBA, Director of Marketing and Conferences, TriMark Publications

8:40 am – 9:25 am: "Your First IQCP Inspection," Jane Smith, MS, MT(ASCP)SI, DLM, Technical Manager, Alere

At the end of the session, attendees will be able to:
•    Describe the latest information on IQCP from CAP, CMS, COLA, and TJC
•    Prepare for your first IQCP inspection
•    Identify some IQCP helpful hints to ease the IQCP inspection process
•    Participate in a general IQCP question and answer session

9:25 am – 9:40 am: Hemosure Presentation

9:40 am – 9:55 am: "RALS: The Power of One. The Choice of Many.," Steve Valorz, Marketing Manager, Alere Informatics

9:55 am – 10:25 am: Intermission - Coffee and Meet our Exhibitors

10:25 am – 11:10 am: "Point-of-Care Lactate Testing– an Assential Tool for the Management of Sepsis Patients," Evan Ntrivalas, MD, PhD, HCLD/CC(ABB), D(ABMLI), Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs, Nova Biomedical

11:10 am – 11:25 am: "Glucose-The Only Glucose Meter FDA-cleared for Use with Critically Ill Patients," Ron Newby, Director of Marketing, Nova Biomedical

11:25 am – 12:10 pm: Roundtable discussion chaired by Peggy A. Mann, M.S., MT(ASCP)Ambulatory POCC & Program Manager, Clinics Administration, University of Texas Medical Branch - this is an open discussion opportunity but included will be POCC and Vendors’ and focus on services that ‘could be’ available through a vendor rep and how POCCs typically seek service/support from manufacturers representative.

12:10 pm – 1:10 pm: Lunch Break and Networking

1:10 pm – 1:55 pm “POC Management Three Ps in a Pod: Processes, Providers and Patients," Peggy A. Mann, M.S., MT(ASCP)Ambulatory POCC & Program Manager, Clinics Administration, University of Texas Medical Branch
Objectives:
-    Describe ‘nurture and care for’ components of a successful POCT Program.
-    Identify processes which improve a POCT Program
-    Discuss required or recommended practices to monitor a POCT Program

1:55 pm – 2:10 pm: "FreeStyle Precision Pro Blood Glucose and β-Ketone Monitoring System," Atarius Collier, Hospital Sales Specialist, Abbott Diabetes Care

2:10 pm – 2:30 pm: Intermission - Coffee and Meet our Exhibitors

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm: "You Want Me to Do What? With them?... Exciting Opportunities Implementing POCT in an ER setting...," Karen Jenkins, MT (ASCP), POCC (AACC), Emory Health Systems, Atlanta, GA

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm: "PATHFAST Cardiac Biomarker Analyzer: Core Lab-Quality at the Point of Care," Robert Ranaei, Key Accounts Manager, Verbatim Americas, LLC

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: "Methods for Glucose Determination at the Point of Care," Theresa Reed, MT(ASCP), Clinical Implementation Executive, Abbott Diabetes Care

4:30 pm: Closing Remarks by Conference Chair, Kenneth M. Dooley, MBA, Director of Marketing and Conferences, TriMark Publications


 

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