Northwest Medical Laboratory Symposium

2017 Northwest Medical Laboratory Symposium Link to Evaluation Forms

Click on the evaluation form for your session. When you answer the questions, the session code will appear at the bottom. The comment section does not have to be completed for the code to appear. Please print the form or write down the session code. You will need it to get your P.A.C.E. Certificate through CE Organzier.

1. Importance of Evidenced Based Medicine in Point of Care Testing

Patient Safety: A Quality System Approach to POCT QC/QA

Why Knowing Now Matters in the Emergency Department

2. Digital Cell Morphology, Improving the Quality in the Hematology Clinical Lab

Two handouts for Digital Morphology. One is for talk, one for case studies

Quality Control for Hematology


3. Antimicrobial Resistance and What We Need to Do

4. Topics in Transfusion Medicine and Therapeutic Apheresis

5.Acute Myeloid Leukemia And Minimal Residual Disease Detection

Monitoring Minimal Residual Disease In Acute Leukemia: Technical Challenges And Clinical Implication

6. NT-proBNP: The Gold Standard in Heart Failure

Calibration Verification: Who, What, Where, When, Why, How & Did I Pass or Fail

7. Automated Specimen Processing, Full Laboratory Automation and Artificial Intelligence in Microbiology Faster Actionable Results and Improved Turnaround Time

8. Current Issues in Food Safety

9. Clinical Importance Of Measuring Aspirin Inhibition Of Platelet Thromboxane In Cardiovascular Disease Management And Prevention

10. Leadership Across Generations: Understanding How to Leverage the Differences

Accountable Leadership: Managing and Motivating Difficult Employees

11. On-Demand Molecular Diagnostics in the Age of Antimicrobial Stewardship and Quality Reporting

12. The HLA System in Human Health and Disease

13. Update on natriuretic peptide (NP) testing in the era of neprilysin inhibitors

Cardiac troponin (cTn) testing: The impact of sensitivity and clinical/analytic factors impacting interpretation for an AMI diagnosis

Biotin interference: Should labs and clinicians be concerned?

14. The Interaction of Epidemiologists and Laboratorians During a Communicable Disease Outbreak

15. Understanding Complement Mediated Diseases/Identifying PNH & AHus Laboratory Perspective

16. Pediatric Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia – Journey to Diagnosis

17. Practical Applications for Assessing Workplace Risks

18. Liquid Biopsy Testing in Management of Non Small Cell Lung Carcinoma: The cobas® EGFR Mutation Test v2 IVD

Procalcitonin (PCT) in Sepsis Management and Antibiotic Treatment Decisions

Implementing High-sensitivity Cardiac Troponin: Laboratory and Clinical Keys to Success

19. Microbiology - Fast and Furious

20. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma

21. Retirement – Is It In Your Financial Picture?

22. Case Studies in Coagulation and Red Cell Disorders

23. Hemostasis is Unique – The Cascade, the Disease, and the Tests – All Mixed Up

24. Connecting the Dots: Adoption and Integration of New, Emerging, and Advanced Technologies within Clinical and Public Health Laboratory Diagnostics and Surveillance Testing of Infectious Diseases

25. Keep Calm and Carry On

26. Collection of Pediatric Hematology Cases

27. MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) and Phlebotomy’s Impact on Patient Satisfaction

28.Part 1- Surviving Instrument Downtime;

Part 2- Restructuring of Workflow in the Lab in Today's Tech Shortage Workforce.

Part 3- Millennials In Today’s Workforce

29. Cytologic Evaluation of Body Fluids

30. The Phlebotomy Experience: From the Perspective of the Phlebotomist and the Patient

31. Blood Bank Review for Non-Blood Bankers