Bite-sized Learning Theatre

    This year, KnowledgeLab will feature bite-sized learning presentations happening right on the exhibit hall floor, adjacent to the CLMA booth. The Bite-sized Learning Theatre will feature Leadership & Research/Clinical poster presentations, ICE poster presentations, and Vendor Presentations.

    Monday, March 27 

    ICE Poster Presentations 

    10:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.  The Laboratory’s Role in Reducing Time to Antibiotic in Febrile Neutropenic Patients
    Garielle Pearl  
    10:35 a.m. -
    10:55 a.m. 
    Effectiveness of Positive Patient Identification System to Reduce Mislabeled Laboratory Specimens
    Mary Hotaling, Ph.D., CPHQ, MT(ASCP)DLM

    11:00 a.m. -
    11:25 a.m. 
    1-2-3 Identify Me: A Collaboration with Nursing to Eliminate Mislabeled and Unlabeled Specimens
    Sherri Huber, MT(ASCP), CMQ/OE

    Vendor Presentations

    11:45 a.m. -
    12:15 p.m. 
    Heart Failure and the use of Natriuretic Peptide Assays
    Presented by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
    Ronald Carlton, Ph.D. MT (ASCP)CLS  
    12:30 p.m. - 
    1:00 p.m. 
    Earlier Prediction of Patient Risk for Acute Kidney Injury
    Presented by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
    Ronald Carlton, Ph.D. MT (ASCP)CLS 
    1:15 p.m. - 
    1:45 p.m. 

    Healthcare Payments are Changing - Are You Prepared?
    Presented by tevixMD

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    William Todd Andros


    Tuesday, March 28

    Leadership & Research/Clinical Poster Presentations

    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

    ESR Vs CRP: Appropriate Test Utilization in Pediatric Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Clinics

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    Sean Tucker, MLS(ASCP) MBA
    10:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

    Prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium in clinical specimen using a Nucleic Acid Amplified Test (NAAT)

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    Machelle Petit

    10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Integration of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Solution and a Laboratory Information System (LIS) to Consolidate Laboratory-Related Phone Calls and Transfer the Responsibility for Notification of Critical Lab Values to the Lab Client Service

    Donna D. Cooper, MS, MBA

    Vendor Presentations

    11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Improving Quality and Turnaround Time of Clinical Chemistry Specimens using Mechanical Separation of Plasma
    Presented by BD
     Sol Green
    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Expanding Capabilities: Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Lab
    Presented by Sciex
    Crystal Holt, MS


    *Schedule as of February 14, 2017. Subject to change. 


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