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New Leader Selected for AACC
AACC is pleased to announce that Ms. Lana Vukovljak will become the next Executive Vice President on February 27, 2012. Ms. Vukovljak previously served as the CEO of the American Association of Diabetes Educators where she led efforts to improve global outreach and increase recognition with federal and other non-profit organizations. More.
The Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Nori Jones, AACC Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President of Finance and Administration, as interim EVP from January 1 to February 26, 2012.
W. Greg Miller Takes His Place as AACC President
W. Greg Miller, PhD, DABCC, FACB, has assumed the AACC presidency for a 12-month term. Dr. Miller has been an active member of the association since 1974 and was awarded the AACC Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine in 2007. More.
Other individuals assuming their posts are:
President-Elect: Robert H. Christenson, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Secretary: Elizabeth Frank, PhD
Board of Directors: Steven C. Kazmierczak, PhD, DABCC, FACB and Lori J. Sokoll, PhD, FACB
Top 5 Most Viewed CLN Articles in 2011
In 2011, Clinical Laboratory News covered an array of hot topics affecting the clinical lab community. Here’s a list of the most viewed articles.
Are You Eligible for the AACC Clinical Chemist’s Recognition Award?
Deadline: January 31
This award honors AACC members who have demonstrated outstanding attendance at accredited continuing education activities.
Applications for Doctoral Certification
Deadline: April 1
The American Board of Clinical Chemistry offers certification in clinical chemistry, toxicological chemistry, and molecular diagnostics. Applications for the July exam are due |April 1.
Call for Abstracts: CPOCT International Symposium in Prague
Deadline: May 1
Abstracts are invited in the following categories:
October 4-6, 2012
Prague, The Czech Republic.
Sponsored by the AACC CPOCT Division in cooperation with CSKB, EFCC, and IFCC.
Get the New Version of Lab Tests Online-Mobile Now
Six months after the successful launch of the mobile version of its award-winning website, AACC has launched version 2 of the Lab Tests Online app for Apple iOS devices and Android devices, including the Kindle Fire. Visit the iTunes, Android, or Amazon stores to learn what’s new in this major upgrade, as well as to download the app. This upgrade is free for owners of version 1.
Traditional Risk Factors for CVD Prevention
In this week’s NACBLOG, Bill Winter, PhD, reflects on findings of the National Lipid Association’s expert panel as reported in AACC’s November 2011 issue of Strategies. Dr. Winter notes that not all patients with cardiovascular disease have a lipid disorder, but 80%—90% of people with CVD have one or more traditional risk factors. What is the best approach to predicting and preventing a multifactorial disease such as atherosclerosis?
Join the conversation.
First Announcement: Webinar on Biomarkers of Heart Failure
This is second of 12 programs in AACC’s “High-Value Tests for High-Impact Diseases” webinar series. During this program, AACC President-elect, Robert Christenson, PhD, will describe how clinicians are currently using markers such as BNP and NT-proBNP to diagnose risk-stratify and manage heart failure patients. Dr. Christenson will also provide an update on other markers used in heart failure diagnosis and management, including mid-region proADM and galectin-3.
Biomarkers of Heart Failure: Current Status and Future Promise-2012
February 14 from 2-3 p.m. EST
Assessing Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the Emergency Department
Joint Commission Seeking Comments on National Patient Safety Goal
Bipartisan Plan Would Allow Medicare Competition
Senators Promote Device Safety
FDA Releases Substantial Equivalence Guidance
AACC Annual Meeting 2012
Body Fluid Testing in the Clinical Laboratory
February 8 from 2-3:30 p.m. EST
The Role of Biomarkers of Inflammation in Cardiovascular Disease-2012
March 13 from 2-3 p.m. EDT
44th Annual Oak Ridge Conference
Emerging Technologies for 21st Century Clinical Diagnostics
April 19-20, 2012 in San José, Calif.
Molecular Pathology: Principles in Clinical Practice-2012
May 7-8, 2012 in Chicago, Ill.
Select Titles Available from the AACC Store
Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 5th Edition
Edited by Carl A. Burtis, Edward R. Ashwood, and David E. Bruns
Product ID 6812
Linne & Ringsrud’s Clinical Laboratory Science: The Basics and Routine Techniques, 6th Edition
Mary Louise Turgeon
Product ID 6282
Mosby’s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference, 10th Edition
Kathleen Deska Pagana and Timothy J. Pagana
Product ID 6266
Vol. 12 Issue 1
Jan. 12, 2012
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