2016 Northeast Laboratory Conference

Comments

Transcription

2016 Northeast Laboratory Conference
2016 Northeast
Laboratory
Conference
Holiday Inn By The Bay
Portland, Maine
October 18, 19 & 20, 2016
Welcome
On behalf of the ME/NH State Society of American Medical Technologists, the Maine
Chapter of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association, and the American Society
for Clinical Laboratory Science-Maine, welcome to the 2016 Northeast Laboratory
Conference! Offering educational seminars in all laboratory disciplines and skill levels,
the Northeast Laboratory Conference has earned a reputation as one of the finest
laboratory conferences in the United States. In between seminars, you can visit the
Holiday Inn By The Bay Exhibit Hall where you can connect with over 70 exhibitor
companies demonstrating the latest in clinical laboratory instrumentation, supplies and
services. With attendees registering from all over the northeastern U.S. and beyond,
take this chance to visit with old friends and colleagues and explore new networking
opportunities. Portland’s historic and friendly character provides the perfect setting
for our dynamic and exciting conference. I look forward to seeing you in October!
Laura Gilbert-Carat, General Chair
Photo by Mary Gilbert
2016 Committee
Planning Committee Chair:
Laura Gilbert-Caret (AMT), Inland Hospital
Program:
Chair: Ellen Libby (ASCLS-ME), EMMC, Affiliated Laboratory, Inc.
Dara Sorchini (MSC), Central Maine Medical Center
Cheryl Eldridge (CLMA), LGC Maine Standards, LCC
Sue Ross (CLMA), Midcoast Hospital
Fay Bascom (CLMA), Lincoln Health
Margaret Naas (CLMA), Maine General Health
Laura Qualey (CLMA), Maine General Health
Melissa Carmolli, MidCoast Health
Elizabeth Cameron, MidCoast Health
Jorge Rios, MD, American Red Cross Secretary:
Cheryl Eldridge (CLMA), LGC Maine Standards, LLC
Accommodations:
Jessica Cunningham, Maine General Health
Exhibits:
Dennis Arbour (AMT-ME/NH), Togus VA Medical Center
Peggy Kimball, Affiliated Laboratories, Inc.
Web Page:
Finance:
Peggy Kimball, Affiliated Laboratories, Inc.
Steve Stockford (AMT), MidCoast Health
Brochure:
Jessica Cunningham, Maine General Health
Registration: Janelle Tompkins, Maine General Health
Christina LaBrosse, Downeast Community Hospital
Jessica Cunningham, Maine General Health
Audio/Visual:
Deborah Fitzgerald, NorDx
Moderators:
Stephanie Williams, St. Joseph Healthcare
Angie Clement, St. Joseph Healthcare
Awards:
Laura Gilbert-Caret (AMT) Inland Hospital
Corporate Sponsors:
Dennis Arbour (AMT), Togus VA Medical Center
Mary Gilbert, Togus VA Medical Center
Hospitality:
Food and Beverages: Crystal Sands (ASCLS-ME), NorDx
Sue-Ellen Tupper, NorDx
P.A.C.E.
Carol Kautz (ASCLS-ME)
Julie Brownie (ASCLS-ME)
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
1
Society Officers
Maine/New Hampshire State Society of American
Medical Technologists
Maine Chapter of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association
President
Margaret Naas- Maine General Health, Augusta
President
Susan Constable, MT, Inland Hospital, Waterville
Vice President
Pamela Kriegel, MT, Inland Hospital, Waterville
Past President
Fay Bascom, Lincoln Health- Miles Campus, Damariscotta
President Elect
Secretary
Laura Gilbert-Caret, Inland Hospital, Waterville
Treasurer
Steven Stockford, Mid Coast Health, Brunswick
Laura Qualey, Maine General Health, Augusta
Treasurer
Cheryl Eldridge, LGC Maine Standards, LLC, Cumberland
Foreside
Secretary
Board Members
Joan McElwain, Cary Medical Center, Caribou
Dennis Arbour, VA Medical Center, Togus
Charlene Maturi, MT, Waterville
Board Members
American Society for Clinical Laboratory ScienceMaine
Sue Ross, MidCoast Hospital, Brunswick
Angela Clement, St. Joseph Healthcare, Bangor
Stephanie Williams, St. Joseph Healthcare, Bangor
President
Caroline Wentworth, ALI, Bangor
Past President
Carol Kautz
President-Elect
Open
Treasurer
Adriano Ciccomancini, LGC Maine Standards, LLC
Secretary
Caroline Wentworth, ALI, Bangor
Board Members
Eileen Wyatt
Carrie Knapp, InterMed
22
Photo by Benjamin Tompkins
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
General Information
General
Seminars
Name tags are required for admission to all seminars,
exhibits, breaks, and lunch.
No cameras, phone cameras or recording devices of any
kind are allowed in any of the seminars.
Smoking is not permitted during seminars or in any
conference areas.
All seminars are open sessions. Please indicate your seminar
choices when registering. Please do not select concurrent
seminars.
Seminar room assignments will be available at the
registration desk, and will also be posted throughout the
Conference Center. Seminar Handouts: Please help us conserve paper and
costs by pre-printing your handouts from our website
northeastlaboratoryconference.org.
Dining: A daily luncheon and all breaks are included in your
registration fee. Food will not be allowed to leave the dining
room. The luncheon is provided for registered conference attendees ONLY. If you have a special dietary need,
please contact a committee member.
Parking: The Holiday Inn now operates the parking garage
immediately next door to the hotel. A limited number of
handicap parking spots are available under the Holiday Inn.
Accommodations: Please make your hotel reservations by
September 16, 2016. To receive the discounted rates, be sure
to mention the Northeast Laboratory Conference.
Lost and Found: Items found should be brought to the
Conference Registration Desk. Inquiries for lost items can
be made by calling Laura Gilbert-Caret at (207) 649-7598.
Registration Is Now Easier Than Ever
PRE-REGISTER ON-LINE AT
www.northeastlaboratoryconference.org
PRE-REGISTER BY MAIL
using the registration form in this brochure
REGISTER ON-SITE
between 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM DAILY
NOTE: There is a $10.00 fee for walk-in registration.
To save you precious time, please pre-register either
on-line or by mail. Pre-register by mail prior to October 9, 2016. Registration
envelopes postmarked after this date incur an additional
$10.00 charge per registrant.
Registration fees are non refundable; please send a
replacement if you are not able to attend.
On-site registration takes a considerable amount of time. Please arrive early and expect delays. All on-site registrants
must have a fully completed registration form and full payment
for the amount due prior to registering. Members must present
their membership cards to receive member rates. Member
rates are extended to members of AMT, CLMA, ASCLS, ASC,
NSH and ASCT.
P.A.C.E.®
Professional Acknowledgement for Continuing Education: The NLC is an approved provider of continuing education
programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS
PACE program. All educational sessions are PACE approved. NOW ONLINE: No more signing attendance rosters or
standing in line to have certificates of attendance validated.
Custom ONLINE software allows attendees to generate a
post-meeting PACE certificate. Directions for generating
Certificates of Attendance will be located at the ASCLS webpage: http://ceorganizer.ascls.org. Transcript service is also
available to users.
IMPORTANT: Session moderators will provide a unique
session code that each attendee will need while using CE
Organizer to prove his or her attendance at each session. Attendees must record and save this number in order to
complete the online information and get the Certificate of
Attendance.
Food and Beverages
MORNING AND AFTERNOON BREAKS:
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM and
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM DAILY
Breaks are located in the Casco Bay Exhibit Hall.
LUNCHEON:
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM and 12:30 - 1:15 PM DAILY
A daily buffet luncheon will be served in the dining hall. Food is not permitted to leave the dining hall.
Exhibits
Tuesday
October 18 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
October 19 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
October 20 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
See and learn about the latest technologies, products and
services in the Casco Bay Exhibit Hall.
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
33
Tuesday, October 18
Keynote Speaker:
8:30 - 9:30 AM
David M. Morens, MD
Senior Advisor to the Director of the National Institute of
Allergy & Infectious Disease
Zika, Ebola, and Other Emerging
Diseases
The presenter will discuss the emerging viral diseases, how and why they emerge, how we should
respond to them and what we can expect in the future.
(Circle #1 on registration form to attend)
CHEMISTRY
CHEMISTRY
10:00-11:30 AM 1:30-3:00 PM Basic
Intermediate
2. Assay Interference: A Need for Increased Understanding
and Testing
3. Cardiac Markers in Acute Myocardial Infarctin and Heart
Failure
While clinical laboratory diagnostics play a major role in patient
care today, interferences may yield erroneous results in the assays used. Since critical diagnosis and treatment increasingly
depend on lab results, it is important to understand the sources
of interference and their resolutions. This session will discuss the
various sources of interference and their resolutions.
Caridovascular disease is a huge medical and economic issue in
the United States. This presentation defines myocardial infarction,
describes the scope of the problem and lists some of the diagnostic
challenges that face physicians. There is particular emphasis on
the biochemistry, diagnostic utility and interpretation of cardiac troponin. In addition the clinical and diagnostic aspects of congestive
heart failure will be discussed. In particular, the clinical and diagnostic utility of BNP and NT-proBNP will be discussed, including the
therapeutic effects of Entresto on BNP and NT-proBNP. Entresto is
a new drug used to treat heart failure patients.
Pradip Datta, PhD, DABCC, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Sponsored by Sun Diagnostics
Jim Aguanno, PhD
Sponsored by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
44
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
T uesday, October 18
CHEMISTRY
3:30-5:00 PM
Basic
4. The Chemistry of Spirits
A brief history and discussion of the chemistry of distilled alcoholic
beverages and their crucial role in human social evolution. Audience participation is encouraged.
Philip Hoffman, MT(ASCP)SBB
Ex-Blood Bank Supervisor, New Gleefully Retired
Photo by Peggy Kimball
HEMATOLOGY
10:00-11:30 AM
Intermediate
HEMATOLOGY
3:30-5:00 PM Intermediate
5. Hematology Case Studies: Abnormal or Spurious Results
7. Fearless Fluids
Abnormal results or spurious results - how do you know which is
what and what do you do to fix it? THis presentation will discuss
the recognition and differentiation of true abnormal hematology
results from spurious results caused by patient abnormalities,
interfering substances, and specimen integrity issues. Patient
case studies will be used to investigate and differentiate the cause
of the abnormal results. Methods of obtaining reliable results will
be discussed.
This presentation will cover body fluids commonly seen, but rarely
welcome, in the Hematology lab - CSF, synovial, and serous fluids. Topics include a brief pathophysiology - where these fluids acome
from, why they are there, and why we test them in the laboratory. Both manual and automated cell counts will be discussed. Primary emphasis will be cell identification - which cells are important,
which cells are worrisome, and how do you tell what’s benign and
what’s malignant. Case studies will be used to correlate laboratory findings.
Jeri Walters, SH(ASCP)
Sponsored by Sysmex America
Jeri Walters, SH(ASCP)
Sponsored by Sysmex America
1:30-3:00 PM Basic
BLOOD BANK
6. Reviewing the Peripheral Smear and Morphologic Findings
in Oncology Patients
This presentation will review the history behind clinical peripheral
smear reviews, technical factors that may affect morphology, and
present a selection of cases with pertinent morphologic findings
from oncology patients.
Eric Loo, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology,
Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
10:00-11:30 AM
Intermediate
8. Workflow Analysis Using the Lean Six Sigma Roadmap;
Comparing Five Methodologies for Type & Screen Testing
There are multiple ways one can evaluate test methodologies. The Lean Six Sigma Roadmap provides a structured approach
that can significantly assist facilities in better understanding their
facility’s needs, and provide some additional evaluation tools that
can be utilized for method comparison as well as other process
improvement activities.
Barbara J. Bachman, MS, MT(ASCP), SBB, MBB(DA)
Sponsored by Bio-Rad Laboratories
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
55
T uesday, October 18
BLOOD BANK
1:30-3:00 PM MICROBIOLOGY
Intermediate
9. HIV at the Blood Donor and Population Level and its Implications for Blood Bank Staff
Participants will learn about the trends in HIV diagnoses in the
US among blood donors and non-blood donors and will recall the
CDC recommendations regarding occupational blood exposures
- in terms of HIV prophylaxis - for healthcare workers, especially
blood bank staff.
Jorge Rios, MD
Medical Director, American Red Cross Blood Services,
Massachusetts Region, Dedham, MA
Sponsored by American Red Cross Blood Services
3:30-5:00 PM 3:30-5:00 PM Intermediate
13. Antimicrobial Stewardship - Important Now More Than
Ever
Antimicrobial stewardship is a multi-disciplinary practice that incorporates individuals with different practices and expertise including physicians, pharmacists, information technology specialists,
and microbiologists to combat bacterial resistance. This seminar
will contain concepts of stewardship, identifying opportunities to
provide stewardship, and patient case examples of antimicrobial
stewardship.
Minkey Wungwattana, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy - Maine Medical Center
Basic
MANAGEMENT
10. Resolution of ABO Discrepancies
This session will review the various ABO discrepanies, including
the cause of the discrepancy, appropriate resolution strategy, and
selecting the appropriate blood product for transfusion.
10:00-11:30 AM
Nicole Colby, MLS(ASCP)CM
This session will describe LEAN Six Sigma Tools and the DMAIC
Framwork as commonly applied in the laboratory setting, using
actual examples from one lab’s ongoing process improvement
journey.
MICROBIOLOGY
10:00-11:30 AM
Intermediate
Basic
14. LEAN in the Lab: A Process Improvement Journey
Amy Rawson, MLS (ASCP)
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dorothy A. Martin, MT(ASCP), LSSBB
11. Testing and Reporting Updates for Various Infectious
Diseases
This presentation will discuss updates on what tests are available,
recommended reflex testing, and reporting updates for various infectious diseases including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, syphilis,
and lyme disease.
Nicole Colby, MLS(ASCP)CM
1:30-3:00 PM Basic
12. Parasites of New England
An overview of various parasites seen in New England will be presented. The overview will include each parasite’s life cycle and
morphology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, and treatment.
Photo by Leigh Belair
Nicole Colby, MLS(ASCP)CM
66
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
T uesday, October 18
MANAGEMENT
1:30-3:00 PM Intermediate
15. What’s New at CLIA in 2016
This presentation highlights information provided at the 2016
Northeast CLIA Symposium. We will discuss top CMS/State of
Maine survey findings to provide tips to insure your lab is inspection ready. Updates include IQCP, Laboratory Developed Tests,
Precision Medicine Initiative, Quality Control, Provider Performed
Microscopy, Primary Source Verification, Zika Virus testing, and
Laboratory Response Network. The special emphasis topic is
“Refine your Lab Complaint Resolution Skills.”
Dale L. Payne, M.A., B.S., MT (ASCP), CIC
3:30-5:00 PM
Basic
16. Finding the Workforce of the Future
PHLEBOTOMY
1:30-3:00 PM Intermediate
18. Strategies on How to Address and Improve Staff Satisfaction and Press Ganey Scores
Keeping phlebotomy and support staff engaged and satisfied with
their job can be challenging for supervisors and managers. Their
job is demanding yet essential. It is the responsibility of managers,
supervisors and the organization to ensure that every tool available
is in place to address dissatisfaction proactively. The speaker will
offer tactics for improving staff satisfaction that have been put into
place at Reliant Medical Group specifically for phlebotomists and
support staff. Presented will be actual results of Pulse surveys,
Press Ganey survey trends and patterns. In an interactive group
roundtable, all will share strategies and action plans. Speaker will
share successful approaches and those which have not worked as
well. Attendees will be encouraged to share their own experiences
and advise and seek advise from session peers and the speaker.
Description of the approaching workforce shortage and guidance
on doing a staffing needs assessment and determining institutional knowledge and how that will be maintained and transferred. Looking at ways to assess and manage the three “R’s”, retention,
retirement and recruitment. Evaluate the benefit of collaborative
verses competitive alliances and the importance of connecting on
a professional level.
Robin Errede, B.S. Manager, Laboratory Services, Reliant
Medical Group
Marianne Gehen, BSMT(ASCP), MBA
Staff competency programs vary widely from facility to facility. In
this session, the speaker will detial the program in place for phlebotomists at Reliant Medical Group. The session attendees will
learn how to implement an internal competency program that helps
ensure that all phlebotomy staff are given the tools and training to
succeed and that patients are always in the hands of an “expert”. We will discuss the responsibilities of the staff, the supervisors and
the management. Attendees of the session will be invited to share
their own competency program tips and critique the one in place at
Reliant. Materials will include templates for sign off of staff, checklists and standard work supporting the program.
PHLEBOTOMY
10:00-11:30 AM
Intermediate
17. Phlebotomy Potpourri
This session will cover a variety of phlebotomy topics that challenge laboratory professionals today. Topics will range from
collecting blood cultures, conserving butterfly usuage, safety, and
training. The session will also include opportunities for discussion
among attendees.
3:30-5:00 PM Intermediate
19. Semi Annual Competency Staff Sign Off; Do You Do This,
Should You?
Robin Errede, B.S. Manager, Laboratory Services, Reliant
Medical Group
Kathy Sheive, PBT(ASCP)
Phlebotomy Instructor Kennebec Valley Community College
Phlebotomy Training Coordinator, MaineGeneral Medical
Center
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
77
Tuesday, October 18
HISTOLOGY/GENERAL
10:00-11:30 AM
Intermediate
20. Utilization of Tissue Microarrays (TMA) for Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Validation
Use of Tissue Microarrays (TMA) hold the potential for significant price reduction for validation and research purposes. With new College of American Pathologists (CAP) guidelines for IHC validation, many laboratories are faced with potential monetary issue. Prices
for antibodies and detection kits rise, while reimbursement rates continue to decline. This presentation will allow you to gain a basic
understanding of the uses of TMA’s in IHC Validation and its potential economic incentives.
Valerie Cortright, BA, HTL, QIHC
1:30-3:00 PM Basic
21. Microsatellite Instability Panel Analysis and Interpretation
The speaker will discuss the utilization of the Microsatellite Instability Panel and interpretation of the results. Discussion will include
scoring algorithms and the importance of using correct reagents leading to correct interpretations.
Lindsay S. Wrighton, PhD
Sponsored by Roche Tissue Diagnostics/Ventana Medical Systems
CONFERENCE SOCIAL EVENTS
Wine & Cheese Social
Tuesday, October 18th
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
All are welcome to attend!
88
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
W ednesday, October 19
CHEMISTRY
GENERAL
8:30-9:30 AM Intermediate
3:30-5:00 PM Intermediate
22. The Future of the Laboratory: Patient as Consumer
25. Calibration Verification/Linearity Testing
In the laboratory we experience continual change. This change
creates new opportunities to improve patient care, work more efficiently or develop new skills. In today’s healthcare environment,
we are seeing a new laboratory consumer - the patient. The
role of the patient is evolving, and laboratories must be able to
respond accordingly to patient needs and demands. The patient
of the future will be technically proficient, educated and engaged
in managing their own health. Additionally, they are likely to be
price-sensitive, willingto explore alternative healthcare delivery
models or embrace disruptive technologies. Many laboratories
are not positioned to serve the new healthcare consumer. This
presentation will focus on how the laboratory of the future can
successfully engage it’s patients, providing a service that aligns
with expectations and needs, improving overall care.
The presentation will define key terms and concepts surrounding
calibration verification, followed by a discussion of the value of
this testing. Detailed information about the choice of appropriate
materials, testing the full instrument reportable range, and interpretation of results will be resulted.
Jane M. Hermansen MBA, MT(ASCP)
Manager Network and Outreach Development
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
CHEMISTRY
10:00-11:30 AM Intermediate
23. Confidence in Data Integrity through Pipetting Technique
Training
Assays are an integral part of today’s lab and pipetting performance is critical to obtaining accurate results. Does your lab
employ best practices for improving pipette performance? Attending this seminar will arm you with the tools to implement best
practices in pipetting in your own laboratory.
Candie Gilman
Training Product Manager, Artel
Sponsored by Artel
1:30-3:00 PM
Intermediate
24. Earlier Prediction of Patient Risk For Acute Kidney Injury
Attendees will gain a broader understanding of the incidence and
implications of acute kidney injury. They will also learn about new
biomarkers that can predict acute kidney injury, allowing physicians to intervene and potentially avoid the morbidity and mortality
associated with the condition.
David Kelsey, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, Maine Standards Company
Sponsored by LGC Maine Standards
HEMATOLOGY
10:00-11:30 PM
Basic
26. From Westergren to Automation, A Look at the Evolution
of the Sed Rate
This session will cover the evolution of technology and clinical use of the Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate. Topics covered
will include historical identification, changes in technologies and
automation in the processing of Sed Rates. Clinical utility and
current trends in use of the Sed Rates in the medical field will also
be discussed.
Matthew Keane, CLS
Pathology Manager, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Sponsored by Alcor Scientific
1:30-3:00 PM Intermediate
27. Auto-Validation in the Hematology Laboratory
An opportunity exists in the Hematology Laboratory to improve the
processes and turnaround times. By using auto-validation rules
to manage the “normal” samples, those samples with results that
are in normal limits or that do not require additional repeat, rerun
or reflex testing. Thus freeing up the technical staff to focus on
the abnormal samples that require advanced decision making will
begin the improvement process.
Dorothy A. Martin, MT(ASCP), LSSBB
Nadav Kaufman, MBA
Sponsored by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
99
W ednesday, October 19
HEMATOLOGY
3:30-5:00 PM BLOOD BANK
Intermediate
3:30-5:00 PM 28. Flow Cytometric Evaluation of Leukemia and Lymphoma
This lecture will cover basic flow cytometric instrumentation as
well as interpretation of data generated. Particular focus on the
use of flow cytometric methods to aid in the diagnosis of leukemias and lymphomas. This presentation will include review of
case studies to improve the level of understanding for the audience.
Karen Ferreira
Associate Scientific Director, Hematopathology
Lifespan Academic Center
10:00-11:30 AM Intermediate
This session will give an overview of molecular testing methods
and techniques used for determining RhD status in individuals
which present with weak or possible partial D phenotypes. It will
be discussed when RhD genotyping is useful in the blood bank
and the current guidelines behind when to order molecular testin
g. The importance of the relationship serological and molecular
testing will be highlighted through case studies.
Trina Horn, MS, MLT(ASCP)SBBCM
American Red Cross
MICROBIOLOGY
Basic
This presentation will offer a historical perspective of culture to
molecular techniques for microbiology and offer an introduction to
smarticle technology as a way to bridge the two.
Julia Engstrom-Melnyk, PhD
Sponsored by Roche Diagnostics Corporation
1:30-3:00 PM Intermediate
Culture-Independent Diagnostic Testing (CIDT) impacts many
aspects of your clinical laboratory and has important implications
for physicians, patients and public health surveillance. We will
discuss the pros and cons of CIDTs for the new millenium and not
to stray too deep into the dark side of the force.
Intermediate
30. The Use of RhD Genotyping in Immunohematology Part 2
This session will give an overview of molecular testing methods
and techniques used for determining RhD status in individuals
which present with weak or possible partial D phenotypes. It will
be discussed when RhD genotyping is useful in the blood bank
and the current guidelines behind when to order molecular testin
g. The importance of the relationship serological and molecular
testing will be highlighted through case studies.
Sponsored by Immucor
John P. Manis, MD
33. Culture Wars: Episode II - A Plate Awakens
Sponsored by Immucor
Trina Horn, MS, MLT(ASCP)SBBCM
American Red Cross
This session will discuss how peripheral blood stem cells are
mobilizaed and collected, as well as predictors for a successful
collection.
32. A New Bridge Between Culture and Molecular Diagnostic
Testing
29. The Use of RhD Genotyping in Immunohematology Part 1
1:30-3:00 PM 31. Mobilization and Collection of Peripheral Blood Stem
Cells
10:00-11:30 AM
BLOOD BANK
Basic
Rick Danforth, SM(ASCP)
3:30-5:00 PM Intermediate
34. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing and Resistance
Mechanisms
The emergence of antimicrobial resistance among both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria is a serious public health threat. Detection of resistance mechanisms is becoming more complex
for clinical microbiology laboratories but is extremely important. This session will focus on important resistance mechanisms and
how they can de detected, with some interesting case studies.
Steven D. Mahlen, PhD, D(ABMM)
Director, Clinical Microbiology, Affiliated Laboratory, Inc.,
Bangor, ME
1010
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
W ednesday, October 19
COAGULATION
1:30-3:00 PM Intermediate
36. Crazy Coagulation Case Studies
In the majority of patients, a coagulation abnormality can be
straight forward to diagnose. Sometimes there are the exception to the norm. Using a case study approach, coagulopathies
secondary to common and uncommon hematologic abnormalities
will be showcased and discussed.
Steve Johnson, BS(CLS), MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA)
Senior Technologist, Hematology Laboratory
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
3:30-5:00 PM Intermediate
37. Next Generation Sequencing in FFPE Solid Tumor Specimens
The implementation of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)
techniques is revolutionizing the way molecular diagnostics are
performed in the clinical laboratory. This session will discuss
technological advancements taking place in the field of molecular
pathology as lab medicine moves away from single-analyte testing and shifts towards “Big Data”.
Michael Babcock, MS, MB(ASCP)CM
Molecular Pathology Manager, Dahl-Chase Diagnostic Services, Bangor, Maine.
Sponsored by Dahl Chase Pathology Associates
STUDENT FORUM
12:30-1:30 PM Photo by Mary Gilbert
42. Student Forum
COAGULATION
10:00-11:30 AM
Basic
Intermediate
35. Effective Monitoring of New Anticoagulants
This presentation will review current and new anticoagulants seen
in today’s patient population. Basic pharmacological properties
and various testing methodologies will be explained. The effects
on other coagulation assays will be discussed and highlighted with
the aid of patient case studies.
This session will introduce students to people active in the
profession. Discussion will include updates on jobs, professional
activities, licensure and other topics relevant to students and others interested in the clinical laboratory profession.
Ellen Libby, MS, MT, MLS, ASCLS-ME Past President;
Eastern Maine Medical Center, School of Laboratory Science, Affiliated Laboratory, Inc., Bangor ME
Steve Johnson, BS(CLS), MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA)
Senior Technologist, Hematology Laboratory
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, M
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
11
11
Wednesday, October 19
PHLEBOTOMY/MANAGEMENT
MANAGEMENT
10:00-11:30 AM Intermediate
38. Leveraging Mentorship as a Management Tool to enhance Employee Development
Management is defined as the process of dealing with or controlling things or people. Great managers seek to align employee talent with their work, reward employees for performance, and they
develop staff through challenging and meaningful assignments. In
an increasingly busy work environment, managers are struggling
to find the resources to effectively support their staff members in
a meaningful manner. Mentorship is a powerful tool, which can
play a key role in employee development. During this presentation, attendees will learn the key aspects of managing employees
and how effective managers can deploy a mentorship program to
enhance employee development.
Jane M. Hermansen MBA, MT(ASCP)
Manager Network and Outreach Development
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
1:30-3:00 PM
Basic
39. Develop Your Own Project Management Toolbox
In the course of our daily jobs many of us are asked to lead a
project OR participate in a project and we find ourselves asking
“What is a project?” This session will describe what a project is,
who should be on the project team, why tools and template are so
important and how to get the project moving in the right direction. Attendees will also learn the value of project preparation and
leadership so the timelines and milestones are met. Ellen J Dijkman Dulkes, MS, MT(ASCP)
Outreach Services Manager, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
3:30-5:00 PM
Basic
40. A Retention and Recruitment Initiative- Clinical Laboratory Scientist Career Ladder
Dartmouth-Hitchcock adopted a technical Career Ladder several
years ago in an effort to retain and recruit staff. Over time, MTs
and MLTs were performing the same jobs, yet were paid differently. The Career Ladder aligns those similar skills and gives
both MTs/MLTs career growth that was otherwise not an option. In conjunction with the Career Ladder development job briefs and
performance management tools were revised.
10:00-11:30 AM Intermediate
41. Hemolysis and Pre-Analytical Variables
Hemolysis results when red blood cells are damaged or destroyed
releasing hemoglobin. Hemolyzed specimens can result from
patient conditions but most often result from procedural errors in
specimen collection or handling. Numerous factors are associated with pre-analytical errors. These errors can compromise
specimen integrity and impact patient care.
Kathleen Finnegan, MS, MT(ASCP)SHCM
Sponsored by Greiner Bio One
1:30-3:00 PM Intermediate
43. Blood Culture Contamination
Blood cultures are a very important and diagnostic laboratory test.
Blood cultures are obtained to rule out bacteremia or septicemia. Confusing blood culture results can lead to diagnostic uncertainty
in patient care and are associated with unnecessary treatment,
unwarrented laboratory testing and the increase in health care
costs.
Kathleen Finnegan, MS, MT(ASCP)SHCM
Sponsored by Greiner Bio-One
3:30-5:00 PM
Intermediate
44. Experience of an MLS Transitioning to a DCLS
This presentation will give a description of the DCLS (advanced
practice Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science) and its role in
and out of the laboratory setting. Sharing of experiences during
the degree program and impact of performing DCLS functions
both in an outpatient family practice and a hospital setting.
Brandy Gunsolus, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
Rutgers University - School of Health Related Professions
Claiborne Memorial Medical Center
Ellen J Dijkman Dulkes, MS, MT(ASCP)
Outreach Services Manager, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
12
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
Thursday, October 20
CHEMISTRY
1:30-3:00 PM Intermediate
47. Diagnosis of Autoimmune Diseases: New Technologies
and Old Dilemmas
Demonstration of auto antibodies is usually the first step in the
diagnosis of autoimmune disease. The sheer variety and amount
of autoantibody tests available can be somewhat confusing; however, with a basic understanding for the indications and limitations
of each test, the diagnostic workup and monitoring for suspected
autoimmune diseases can be strategically performed.
L.V. Rao, PhD, FACB
Senior Scientific Director, Quest Diagnostics, North Region,
Marlborough, MA
Senior Clinical Lab Director, UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
Associate Professor, Pathology, University of Massachusetts
Medical School, MA
Photo by Leigh Belair
Sponsored by Quest Diagnostics
GENERAL
8:30-9:30 AM Intermediate
45. OCME and the Protocols for Suspected Drug Overdose
This presentation will provide an overview of the structure and
responsibilities of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Maine drug death statistics will be provided and investigative
decisions will be discussed for when a possible drug overdose
occurs. Protocols for investigating suspected drug overdoses in
the field will be highlighted as well as office protocols.
S. Taylor Slemmer, MA, D-ABMDI
Office of Chief Medical Examiner, State of Maine
CHEMISTRY
10:00-11:30 AM Basic
46. Medication Monitoring
Medication monitoring for controlled and non-controlled substances will be discussed while as examining the value of the
urine drug screen and other non-invasive testing.
Eric Ackerman
Board Certified Clinical and Forensic Toxicologist- American
Board of Toxicology
BS in Physical Chemistry and Toxicology - University of
Michigan
14
HEMATOLOGY
10:00-11:30 PM
Intermediate
49. Update of Molecular Genetics of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
The myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN’s) are a group of cloncal
stem cells disorders characterized by increase proliferation of one
or more cell lines. In recent years with the research and utilization of molecular markers have been paving the way for a better
understanding of the MPNs for pathophysiology, classification,
prognosis and treatment.
Kathleen Finnegan, MS, MT(ASCP)SHCM
1:30-3:30 PM Advanced
50. Changing Views on CLL
Once thought of as a long term disease of the elderly, CLL
has emerged as one of the more complicated, gene-based
disorders affecting the immune system. This presentation
will address new genetic testing and the evolution of treatments based on that information.
Susan J. Leclair, PhD, CLS(NCA)
Chancellor Professor Emerita
University of Massachusetts
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
13
T hursday, October 20
MICROBIOLOGY
HEMATOLOGY
3:30-5:00 PM
Basic
51. Peripheral Smear Review: A MIllennial Approach
This session will present an approach to manual smear review in
the modern laboratory setting, where auto-verification, and advances in instrumentation, means increased need for theoretical
knowledge, clinical correlation, and initiative.
Intermediate
55. Laboratory Testing for Common Tick-borne Infections
This session be present an overview of these common infections
and the most appropriate tests to order for them.
Philip J. Molloy, MD
Medical Director of Imugen
Practicing Physician
Barbara Ellen Michaud, MT(ASCP)H, M.ED
BLOOD BANK
10:00-11:30 AM
10:00-11:30 AM
Sponsored by Imugen
Intermediate
1:30-3:00 PM Intermediate
52. IRL Case Studies
56. The Once and Future Malaria
Learners will be presented with case studies from the Reference
Lab to show complex immunohematologic problems and the techniques used to solve them.
With a discovery history that included some of the most brilliant
intellects of the 19th and 20th centuries, this is a disease that was
never displaced fully by science. Making a comeback due in part
to global climate changes, there are new antimicrobial treatment
obstacles that make it a current threat. This session will cover the
history of our awareness of Malaria as well as current diagnostic
and chemotherapeutic obstacles.
Jonathan Gollan MLS (ASCP)CM
Supervisor IRL American Red Cross
Sponsored by the American Red Cross Blood Services
1:30-3:00 PM James Griffith, Ph.D., CLS (NCA)
Chancellor Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts
Intermediate
53. HLA and Transfusion Support Case Study
3:30-5:00 PM
This session will present 4-6 case studies of HLA and Platelet Support. The studies will include a non-immune case, a HPA antibody
case, a HLA matched case, and a HLA antibody case featuring
antigen avoid and crossmatch compatibility.
57. The ABC’s of Flu/RSV Testing using NAAT (Nucleic Acid
Amplification Technology)
Neng Yu, MD
American Red Cross
Sponsored by the American Red Cross Blood Services
3:30-5:00 PM
Intermediate
54. An Introduction to Pathogen Reduction
Participants of this session will become familiar with the most
recent component manufacturing process aimed at reducing the
burden of blood-borne pathogens among transfusion recipients.
Intermediate
The presentation will give an overview of nucleic acids (DNA and
RNA) and their function in the cell, and discuss PCR basics, and
other nucleic acid amplification technologies (NAAT), including
TMA and NASBA. The lecture will also give an introduction to
some nucleic acid amplification/detection systems utilized in the
IVD industry. Finally, will be discussed some examples of current
NAAT instrumentation, focusing on viral testing. Specifics on Flu
and RSV testing will be presented, along with other current virology topics.
Andrea Pierce, PhD, C(ASCP)
SR. Manager Scientific Affairs, Cepheid
Sponsored by Cepheid
Jorge Rios, MD
Medical Director, American Red Cross Blood Services
Massachusetts Region, Dedham, MA
Sponsored by the American Red Cross Blood Services
14
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
15
T hursday, October 20
MANAGEMENT
10:00-11:30 AM
Advanced
MANAGEMENT
3:30-5:00 PM Intermediate
58. Integrated Systems Management for the Laboratory
48. Cultivating a Culture of Quality
The growing complexity of laboratory technology and burden of
regulations has led to management overload. The solution to this
problem is to integrate risk, quality and utility management into a
single, efficient and effective system to meet regulatory compliance, pass inspections, and solve problems in the laboratory.
This session explores essential attributes to achieving a culture
of quality in a laboratory. Many organizations establish quality
objectives, but true effectiveness requires a commitment to various cultural elements including leadership, a compelling mission/
vision/values, expected behaviors and complementary performance metrics and incentives.
Mark Gusack, MD
Staff Pathologist, Huntington VAMC
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Marshall University School of
Medicine
1:30-3:00 PM Advanced
Jennifer Dawson, MHA, LSBB, DLM(ASCP)CMSLS, QLCCM,
QIHCCM
Sponsored by AP Next
59. Knowledge and Document Management for the Laboratory
The rush of technological advances combined with the
crush of regulatory requirements has placed a premium on
the creation, codification, and application of knowledge in
the laboratory. This presentation examines how to successfully capture, store, and utilize knowledge gained
during day-to-day operations and adverse event investigations.
Photo By Ellen Libby
Mark Gusack, MD
Staff Pathologist, Huntington VAMC
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Marshall University School of
Medicine
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
15
17
T hursday, October 20
POCT
10:00-11:30 AM
Intermediate
60. The Pros and Cons of Rapid Infectious Disease Testing
One of the great threats to humankind is antibiotic resistance. New
molecular methods offer the ability to help direct therapy which can
improve patient care while reducing cost. This talk will review methods and implementation.
Photo by Benjamin Tompkins
Norman Moore, PhD
Director of Scientific Affairs
Sponsored by Alere
1:30-3:00 PM Basic
61. Using Informatics to Prepare for the Point of Care Testing
Explosion
This will be a didactic-based session with the audience encouraged to
ask questions and interact as much as they want throughout. POCT
today and how it will change over the next 10 years will be discussed. Informatics can help prepare one to handle increased volume and
complexity of POC testing today and in the future. We can help shape
the way institutions and vendors approach POCT in the future.
David McClintock, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
Sponsored by NorDx
3:30-5:00 PM Basic
62. Point of Care: Leading the Way
Point of Care testing (POCT) continues to expand in health care systems and laboratories become a major stakeholder in these markets. The goal of POCT is to facilitate immediate test results to improve
patient outcomes. Decisions to implement point of care devices within
a health care network are often made without thorough consideration
of the operating costs, the analytical performance, patient safety concerns, and regulatory compliance. The expertise of laboratory personnel is a vital resource to health care systems as they are often called
upon to provide input on decisions regarding the implementation and
use of point of care devices. This workshop is designed to help you
gain the knowledge you need to be able to provide guidance to point of
care testing within your institution.
Jo Deanne Fontentot, MS, MT(ASCP)
Technical Vice President and Division Manager
ARUP Laboratories
16
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
1
Conference Registration
Please print all information. Fill out this form completely and use a separate form for
each registrant. You may photocopy this form.
NAME:
EMPLOYER NAME: ___________________________________________________
MAILING ADDRESS:
CITY: PHONE:
STATE: E-mail*:
ZIP:
*E-mail addresses are essential! Online handouts can only be accessed with a password, which will be e-mailed to attendees after registering. Thank you for your cooperation!
Registrants with a professional membership to the following affiliations may receive the member rate. Circle One: ASCLS, AMT, CLMA, ASC, ASCT, NSH Membership # ______________
Please circle one of the following:
LAB MANAGER SUPERVISOR TECHNOLOGIST PHLEBOTOMIST OTHER __________
2
To help plan for adequate seating, please circle the date and circle the number of the
session(s) you will attend. DO NOT circle concurrent sessions. Session numbers are
noted in program listing.
October 18
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 3
22
28
34
40
23
29
35
41
October 20
October 19
24 25 26 27 45 46 47 48 49 50 30 31 32 33 51 52 53 54 55 56 36 37 38 39 57 58 59 60 61 62 42 43 44 Registration Fees
Fees include participation at all sessions and workshops, luncheons, admission to the
exhibit hall, keynote address, and social hour.
Member
Number of Days
Nonmember
Student Member
Student Nonmember
$70.00
$25.00
ONE
$55.00
$35.00
TWO
THREE
$95.00
$130.00
Make Checks Payable To: ME/NH Medical Technologists
$125.00
$175.00
$40.00
$55.00
Registration
+
$60.00
$80.00
=
$
Total Amount
Mail-in registration postmarked by: closed Oct. 9. On-line registration closed Oct. 12. Enclosed: Late Registrations add $10.00. REGISTER ONLINE AT: www.northeastlaboratoryconference.org
OR
Mail Completed Form & Payment To:
(Payment MUST accompany registration)
18
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
Jessica Cunningham
MGMC Lab
35 Medical Center Parkway
Augusta, ME 04330
17
Contact Us
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions,
the conference committee is available via our website at
northeastlaboratoryconference.org.
Photo by Ellen Libby
18
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
5:00 – 6:00
3:30 – 5:00
1:30 – 3:00
Lunch
10:00–11:30
Tuesday
8:30 - 9:30
Eric Loo, MD
7
Fearless Fluids
Jeri Walters
Jim Aguanno,
PhD
4
The Chemistry
of Spirits
Phillip Hoffman
13
Nicole Colby
Parasites of
New England
12
Nicole Colby
Testing and Reporting Updates
for Various
Infectious Diseases
11
Microbiology
16
Dale Payne
What’s New at
CLIA in 2016?
15
Dorothy Martin
Amy Rawson
LEAN in the
Lab: A Process
Improvement
Journey
14
Management
19
Robin Errede
Strategies on
How to Address
and Improve
Staff Satisfaction and Press
Ganey Scores
18
Kathy Sheive
Phlebotomy
Potpourri
17
Phlebotomy
16
Lindsey Wrighton, PhD
Microsatellite
Instability Panel
Analysis and
Interpretation
21
Valerie Cortwright
Introduction to
TMA’s
20
Histo/General
Resolutions of Antimicrobial Stew- Finding the WorkSemi Annual
Finding the WorkABO Discrepanardship
force of the Future Competency Staff force of the Future
cies
Sign Off
Minkey WungwatNicole Colby
tana, PharmD
Marianne Gehen
Robin Errede
Marianne Gehen
10
Jorge Rios, MD
HIV at the
Blood and
Population
Level
9
Barbara J.
Bachman
Workflow Analysis Using the
Lean Six Sigma
Roadmap
8
Blood Bank
Seminar handouts will be available via the Internet! Please see page 3.
Wine and Cheese Social
Reviewing the
Peripheral Smear
and Morphological
Findings in Oncology Patients
Jeri Walters
Pradip Datta,
PhD
Cardiac Markers in Acute
Myocardial
Infarction and
Heart Failure
Hematology Case
Studies: Abnormal or Spurious
Results
Assay Interference: A Need
for Increased
Understanding
and Testing
6
5
2
3
Hematology
Chemistry
David Morens, MD
Zika, Ebola and Other Emerging Diseases
Keynote Speaker
1
Welcome to the Northeast Laboratory Conference
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Tuesday at a Glance...
19
19
20
20
3:30 – 5:00
1:30 – 3:00
Lunch
10:00–11:30
8:30 - 9:30
Wednesday
41
Hemolysis & Preanalytical Variables
Kathleen Finnegan
38
Leveraging
Mentorship as
a Management
Tool
Jane Hermansen
35
Effective Monitoring of New
Anticoagulants
Steve Johnson
32
A New Bridge
Between Culture & MDX
Julie Engstrom
Melnyk
29
Molecular Testing
for the D Antigen
Trina Horn
26
A Look at Sedimentation Rates
Matthew Keane
23
Pipetting Techinique Training
Candie GIlman
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
Blood Culture
Contamination
Kathleen Finnegan
44
Transition from
MLS to DCLS
Brandy Gonsolas
Developing Your
Own Project
Management
Tool Box
Ellen Dijkman
Dulkes
40
CLS Career
Ladder
Ellen Dijkman
Dulkes
Crazy Coagulation Case Studies
Steve Johnson
37
Next Generation
Sequencing
Mike Babcock
Culture Wars
Part II- A Plate
Awakens
Rick Danforth
34
Susceptibility Testing and
Resistance
Mechanisms
Steven Mahlen,
PhD
Molecular Testing
for the D Antigen
Trina Horn
31
Stem Cell Mobilization & Collections
John Manis, MD
Auto-Validation
in Hematology
Dorothy Martin
28
Flow Cytometric
Evaluation of
Leaukemia and
Lymphoma
Karen Ferreira
Acute Kidney
Injury and New
Biomarkers
Nadav Kaufman
25
Calibration Verification & Linearity
Testing
Dave Kelsey
Seminar handouts will be available via the Internet! Please see page 3.
43
39
36
33
30
27
24
42
Student Forum
12:30-1:30
Phlebotomy/
Management
Management
Coagulation
Microbiology
Blood Bank
Hematology
Chemistry
22
Jane Hermansen
The Future of the Laboratory
General Session
Welcome to the Northeast Laboratory Conference
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Wednesday at a Glance...
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
3:30 - 5:00
1:30 – 3:00
Lunch
10:00–11:30
8:30 - 9:30
Thursday
Sue LeClair,
PhD
51
Peripheral
Smear Review:
A Millennial Approach
Barb Michaud
Dr. Rao
48
Cultivating the
Culture of Quality in the Lab
Jennifer Dawson
Jorge Rios, MD
An Introduction
to Pathogen
Inactivation,
Pathogen Reduction
54
Neng Yu, MD
HLA and Transfusion Support
Case Studies
53
Jonathan Gollan
IRL Case Studies
Blood Bank
52
Andrea Pierce,
PhD
The ABC’s of
Flu/RSV Testing Using NAAT
57
James Griffith,
PhD
The Once and
Future Malaria
56
Philip Molloy,
PhD
Tick Borne
Diseases
Microbiology
55
Jennifer Dawson
Cultivating the
Culture of Quality
in the Lab
48
Mark Gusack, MD
Knowledge and
Document Management for the
Laboratory
59
Mark Gusack, MD
Integrated
Systems Management for the
Laboratory
Management
58
Jo Deanne
Fontentot
Point of Care Testing: Leading the
Way
62
David McClintock,
MD
POCT and Informatics
61
Norman Moore,
PhD
The Pros and
Cons of Rapid
Infectious Disease
Testing
POCT/Phlebotomy
60
Seminar handouts will be available via the Internet! Please see page 3.
Changing Views
on CLL
Diagnosis of
Autoimmune
Diseases: New
Technologies &
Old Dilemmas
Kathleen
Finnegan
Eric Ackerman
50
Update on Molecular Genetics
of MPN
Medication
Monitoring
47
Hematology
49
Chemistry
46
S. Taylor Slemmer
OCME and the Protocols for Suspected Drug Overdose
45
General Session
Welcome to the Northeast Laboratory Conference
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Thursday at a Glance ...
21
Hotel Information
88 Spring Street
Portland, Maine 04101-3924
800-345-5050 (Reservations)
207-775-2311
Rooms are $160.00, single or double
Tax Rate 8%
Situated in Historic Old Port and Waterfront
District, with spectacular views of Casco
Bay, the mountains, and the city skyline. Free parking, fitness center, indoor pool and
saunas. Quality Excellence Award winner.
Located just off 295, just minutes away from
the Cumberland County Civic Center and
the Historic Old Port District.
Please make your reservations by September 16, 2016. For the above discounted room
rates, be sure to mention the Northeast Laboratory Conference.
22
22
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
Getting There
GREATER PORTLAND AWAITS
Portland, the metropolitan hub of Maine’s south coast region, is a lively city that incorporates the character of
yesteryear into a modern urban environment. Historic architecture blends gracefully with the new as you stroll
along her working waterfront or the cobblestone streets of the Old Port. With so much to offer, Portland still
easily earns the title Henry Wadsworth Longfellow dubbed his boyhood home, the “Jewel by the Sea”.
Map of 43.653712,-70.260636
Page 1 of 1
Map of 43.653712,-70.260636
When using any driving directions or map, it's a good idea to do a reality check and make sure the road still exists,
watch out for construction, and follow all traffic safety precautions. This is only to be used as an aid in planning.
GETTING TO THE CONFERENCE CENTER
The Holiday Inn by the Bay Conference Center and Hotel is located at 88 Spring Street in Portland (207775-2311). The International Jetport, serviced by four major carriers, is just ten minutes from downtown
Portland. National and regional bus lines offer numerous daily routes into the city. Once in Portland, you
http://maps.yahoo.com/print?mvt=m&ioride=us&tp=1&stx=&fcat=&frat=&clat=43.653712... 7/1/2011
will find it easy to navigate.
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
23
234
Travel Information
BY CAR
Parking for the 2016 Conference
Northbound on Route 295, take Exit 4 onto
Commercial Street, left onto High Street, and
right onto Spring Street.
Southbound on Route 295, take Exit 7 onto
Franklin Street, right at the 5th traffic light onto
Middle Street.
BY BUS
Vermont Transit Lines, 800-552-8737, provides
daily express services throughout Maine and
Northern New England.
Concord Trailways, 800-639-3317, provides daily
service from Boston, Bangor, and coastal Maine.
PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL JETPORT
The Jetport is serviced by 7 major carriers:
Air Tran
Continental Airlines Delta Jet Bue Northwest United Express
U.S. Airways
800-247-8726
800-523-3273
800-221-1212
800-538-2583
800-225-2525
800-864-8331
800-428-4322
The Holiday Inn by the Bay now operates the
parking garage immediately next door to the
hotel. It has ample parking spaces available,
which should be plenty for daily attendance at
the conference. There is no charge for
parking for conference attendees. Car pooling
is still recommended. No conference parking
is permitted under the hotel. This is
reserved for hotel guests and handicapped
parking only.
The Holiday Inn parking garage can only be
accessed by going down Spring St. toward
the Old Port. Easiest access is from State St.
(State Rt. 77) by turning left onto Spring St.
(first left turn after crossing Congress St.).
Reference Google Maps for Portland, ME, for a
detailed view of the area.
There is also a free Park and Ride lot just off
Interstate-295. Take Exit 7 to Franklin
Arterial and make an immediate left onto
Marginal Way. The lot is located on the left. ABC Taxi is available at (207) 772-8685 and
will carry from one to four people at
approximately $7 (plus tip) per ride to the
Holiday Inn.
Parking garages and taxi companies can be
accessed through Google. Enter Portland,
ME, select the link to maps.google.com, select
‘find businesses’ and type ‘parking garages’ or
‘taxi companies’ for lists with addresses, phone
numbers, and directions.
Please be sure to leave yourself plenty of time
to make it to the conference, find parking, and
register. All seminars start promptly at the
times stated and being on time is very much
appreciated.
24
24
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
2016 Exhibitor Listing
Abbott Diagnostics
Advanced Instruments, Inc
Affiliated Laboratory, Inc
ALCOR Scientific, Inc.
Alere
American Red Cross Blood Services
AP-NEXT, Inc
ARKRAY
ARTEL
ARUP Laboratories
AUDIT MicroControls, Inc
Aureus Medical Group
Bectin Dickinson
Beckman Coulter
Bio-Rad Laboratories
bioMerieux, Inc.
Cardinal Health
Cepheid
Corgenix
Diagnostica Stago, Inc
DiaSorin, Inc
Drucker Diagnostics
Fertility Solutions
Fisher Healthcare
Global Focus Marketing & Distribution
Greiner Bio-One North America, Inc.
Hardy Diagnostics
hc1.com
Hemasure, Inc
Hettich Lab Technology
Horiba Medical
Immucor, Inc.
IMUGEN, Inc.
Inova Diagnostics, Inc
Instrumentation Laboratory
InterScience Laboratories, Inc.
LabCorp
LABSCO
LGC Maine Standards
Mayo Medical Laboratories
Micro Video Instruments, Inc
NorDx
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Oxford Immuntec
Puritan Medical Products Co., LLC
Quest Diagnostics
Radiometer America, Inc.
Roche Molecular Diagnostics
Sekisui Diagnostics
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Sysmex America, Inc
TELCOR
The Binding Site, Inc
Thermo Fisher Diagnostics
TOSOH Bioscience, Inc.
And More ...
Photo by Ellen Libby
We Wish to Thank All the Exhibitors for Their
Continued Support!!
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
25
25
Our Sponsors
Attendee Scholarship Sponsors:
Raffle Sponsors:
Cepheid
Affiliated Laboratories, Inc.
Fertility Solutions, Inc.
Mayo Medical Laboratories
Puritan Medical Products
Sysmex
Wine and Cheese Sponsors:
Lucheon Sponsor:
LGC MaineStandardsNorDx
NorDx
Spectrum Medical Group
Photo by Steve Stockford
We Wish to Thank All Our Sponsors for
Their Continued Support!!
26
26
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
Pine Tree Award Nominations
Each year the Northeast Laboratory Conference Committee selects two people from submitted nominations to receive the prestigious Pine Tree Award. This award is given to those persons who have
made significant contributions and have had a significant impact on the field of Medical Technology in
the Northeast. The person may be a pathologist, medical technologist, medical laboratory technician,
histologist, cytologist, bench tech, supervisory tech, lab manager, educator, NLC committee member,
phlebotomist, sales representative or technical service representative.
Please take some time to recognize someone who has had a long-standing impact in our profession
by completing the nomination form below. This form may be photocopied.
Name:___________________________________________________________________________
Position/Affiliation/City/State:_________________________________________________________
Bio/Milestones/Achievements:________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
Contributions/Impact:_______________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
Forward all nominations to Laura Gilbert-Caret either by mail: 81 Oak Street, Oakland, Maine
04963; or by e-mail: [email protected]
(available electronically at www.northeastlaboratoryconference.com)
Please return nomination by September 16, 2016
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
27
27
Out and About
Center for Maine History Museum
489 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101
207-774-1822 www.mainehistory.org
Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101
207-775-6148 www.portlandmuseum.org
Children’s Museum of Maine
142 Free St., Portland, ME 04101
207-828-1234 www.kitetails.com
Portland Ballet Company
517 Forest Ave. #2, Portland, ME 04101
207-772-9671 www.portlandballet.org
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow House Museum
489 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101
207-774-1822 www.mainehistory.org
Portland Stage Company
25A Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04101
207-774-0465 www.portlandstage.com
The Museum of African Culture
13 Brown St., Portland, ME 04101
207-871-7188 www.africantribalartmuseum.org
Portland Symphony Orchestra
477 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101
207-842-0800 www.portlandsymphony.com
Photo by Leigh Belair
28
28
Northeast Laboratory Conference 2016
GREATER PORTLAND AWAITS
The Greater Portland area is your destination for scenic beauty, awesome recreational activities, and
a variety of historic and cultural offerings. Portland is Maine’s largest metropolitan area situated on a
peninsula overlooking the Casco Bay. Its 15-mile radius provides a broad array of countryside and coastal
landscapes for all appetites to enjoy. Old Orchard Beach is known for its sandy beaches, boardwalk
and arcades, while Freeport is home to the world-renowned LL Bean outdoor and sportman’s outlet
store. North Windham provides the key to the western lakes and mountains of Maine, and is located at
the southeastern edge of Lake Sebago.
Photo by Ginger Martin
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Over 60 information-packed PACE approved seminars
Keynote Speaker David Morens, MD
Wine and Cheese Social
More than 80 exhibitor booths
Fabulous breaks and luncheons
Network with friends and colleagues
Sharpen your skills with outstanding programs
Enjoy the charm and beauty of Portland, Maine
Great raffle prizes drawn daily
Peak fall foliage season in beautiful coastal Maine
See you there!
Jessica Cunningham
MaineGeneral Medical Center Lab
35 Medical Center Parkway
Augusta, ME 04330
PRSRT STD
U.S. POSTAGE
PAID
PERMIT NO. 112
BANGOR, ME
Please Visit our Website at
www.northeastlaboratoryconference.org
Photo by Mary Gilbert