Experience Mayo Clinic’s Laboratories at AACC 2018

AACC 2018 Chicago, IL July 29–August 2, 2018

Explore the world of laboratory medicine at Mayo Clinic. Immerse yourself in this fun journey from specimen collection to diagnosis, where patient samples from all over the world are viewed by Mayo physicians, scientists, and laboratory staff before they make their way back to the patients and their health care providers—with answers.



Mayo Clinic’s 10-Gene-Focused Pharmacogenomics Panel, The RIGHT 10K Study, and New Tools for Understanding Pharmacogenomics Associations Ann Moyer, M.D., Ph.D. Senior Associate Consultant, Pharmacology, Mayo Clinic Tuesday, July 31, 11a.m.–Noon   Q&A: Using Clinical Laboratory Tests to Monitor Drug Therapy in Pain-Management Patients Paul Jannetto, Ph.D. Director, Clincal and Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, Mayo Clinic Tuesday, July 31, 2:30p.m.–4 p.m.    


Mayo Clinic experts will share their laboratory knowledge through "brown bag" and scientific sessions, as well as poster presentations. View a full list of presentations and sessions with at least one Mayo Clinic faculty member for your reference:  

Sunday, July 29

8:30–11:30 a.m. 191004 Protein Electrophoresis Interpretation and Reporting Workshop—Part I Maria Alice Willrich, Ph.D.; Christopher McCudden; Ronald Booth, Ph.D. 12:30-3:30 p.m. 192010 Using CLSI Guidelines to Meet Quality Requirements Established by FDA, CLIA, and ISO throughout the Laboratory Test Life Cycle: A Panel Presentation Paula Ladwig, MT(ASCP); Lucia Berte; Marcia Zucker, Ph.D. 12:30-3:30 p.m. 192011 Protein Electrophoresis Interpretation and Reporting Workshop—Part II Christopher McCudden; David Keren, M.D.; Ronald Booth, Ph.D.; Maria Alice Willrich, Ph.D.  

Monday, July 30

10:30 a.m.–Noon 32101 Implementing a High(er) Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assay: Lessons Learned from One Institution about Analytical Validation and Clinical Protocol Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D.; Allan Jaffe, M.D.


Tuesday, July 31

7:30-8:30 a.m.: Brown Bag 43106 Emergency Department Workflows: Data-driven Approaches to Common Questions Christine Snozek, Ph.D. 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Brown Bag 43124 Setting and Evaluating Quality Metrics Joshua Bornhorst, Ph.D. 10:30 a.m.–Noon 33103 Gaps in Knowledge and Controversies Surrounding Thyroglobulin Measurement and Interpretation Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich, Ph.D.; Joely Straseski, Ph.D. 10:30 a.m.–Noon 33107 Clinical Assay Issues: What Endocrinologists Will Ask You Mark Gurnell, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.; Nikola Baumann, Ph.D.; David Sacks, M.B., Ch.B. 10:30 a.m.–Noon 33109 Invited Oral Abstracts: Mass Spectrometry Kornelia Galior, Ph.D. 10:30 a.m.–Noon 33106 Surviving the Regulatory and Accreditation Landscape: The "Must-Know" Secrets for Success! Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D.; Heather Signorelli, D.O. 2:30–5 p.m. 33223 Capillary Samples and Best Practices for Blood Glucose Monitoring in Critical Care and Hospitalized Patients: A Report on the IFCC POCT-Task Force Work Group, Recent FDA Activities, and CLSI PO Cynthia Bowman, M.D.; James Nichols, Ph.D.; Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D.; Dieter Mesotten, M.D., Ph.D.


Wednesday, August 1

7:30–8:30 a.m.: Brown Bag 44114 Controversies and Solutions in Body Fluid Testing Darci Block, Ph.D. 7:30–8:30 a.m.: Brown Bag 44101 Strategies for Collaboration with Departments Outside of the Laboratory to Achieve Quality Improvements and Enhance Patient Outcomes Vickie Trace 10:30 a.m.–Noon 34103 Mass Spectrometry Applications for Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics: Which Road to Travel Maria Alice Willrich, Ph.D..; Paula Ladwig, MT(ASCP) 10:30 a.m.–Noon 34104 Are Your Lab Tests Viable under PAMA Medicare Reimbursements? Michael Baisch, Matthew Clark 10:30 a.m.–Noon 34120 Precision Medicine: From Novel Biomarkers to Blockbuster Drugs Surendra Dasari 2:30–4 p.m. 34215 Invited Oral Abstracts: Clinical Significance of Discrepant ELISA and IFA Results for Anti-PLA2R Antibody Testing Callen Giesen, Ph.D. 2:30–5 p.m. 34214 Protein Electrophoresis Reporting: Multinational Recommendations and Perspectives on Standardization Ronald Booth, Ph.D.; Joannes Jacobs, M.D., Ph.D.; Maria Alice Willrich, Ph.D.; David Keren, M.D..; Chris McCudden, Ph.D. 2:30–5 p.m. 34218 Real Global News: It's Time to Embrace High Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays with Cost Benefit Strategies for Early Rule-Out and Rule-In of Myocardial Infarction and Injury Fred Apple, Ph.D.; Richard Body, Ph.D.; Allan Jaffe, M.D.  

Thursday, August 2

10:30 a.m.–Noon 35102 Clinical Applications of Established and Emerging Multi-Analyte Testing Approaches Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich, Ph.D.; Jessica Colon-Franco, Ph.D.; Alison Woodworth, Ph.D. 10:30 a.m.–Noon 35105 ICP-MS: Essentials and Interactive Case Studies on Elemental Testing in Clinical Laboratories Sarina Yang, Ph.D.; Paul Jannetto, Ph.D. 10:30 a.m.–Noon 35106 Towards Improving Parathyroid Hormone Measurements and Management of the Chronic Kidney Disease–Mineral and Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD) Kevin Martin, M.D., M.B., B.Ch., FASN; Ravinder Singh, Ph.D.; Catharine Sturgeon, Ph.D.  

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