Monday, March 24, 2014 (5:00 - 6:30 PM) Nonmember Pricing: $75 Member Pricing: FREE Scientific Session: Clarifying CLSI Statistical Documents In this session, leading experts in the field will clarify and discuss two separate CLSI documents. Jeffrey R. Budd, PhD, will present CLSI document EP09—Measurement Procedure Comparison and Bias Estimation Using Patient Samples. Nils B. Person, PhD, FACB, will present CLSI document EP26—User Evaluation of Between-Reagent Lot Variation. The two guest speakers, along with Marina V. Kondratovich, PhD, from the US Food and Drug Administration, will be featured in a panel discussion addressing these two statistical documents. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) Nonmember Pricing: $149 Member Pricing: FREE Education Session Track I: EP23™: Identifying Risks, Assessing Risks, and Understanding How to Create an IQCP This session will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful implementation of CLSI document EP23-A™—Laboratory Quality Control Based on Risk Management; Approved Guideline. Attendees will view presentations on risk management, risk assessment, and examples that showcase how to use the various tools available for assessing risk. Speakers from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Vanderbilt University, and CLSI will provide insight and impart knowledge on how to create the best quality control program based on risk. Education Session Track II A: Weathering the Storm: Disaster Planning and Preparedness This session will provide attendees with a better understanding of the problems and issues faced from a clinical laboratory testing perspective during a disaster. A guest speaker who has had first-hand experience in a natural disaster affecting thousands of Americans will provide a compelling story and details on how the disaster was handled. This segment will be followed by Dr. Thomas L. Williams, Chairholder of a CLSI guideline currently in development that is focused on disaster management. Dr. Williams will share some of the highlights from this useful document that will help laboratorians deal with a disaster in a step-by-step fashion. A panel discussion will round out this presentation by allowing audience members to ask questions and learn more about being prepared for and acting quickly during a disaster. Education Session Track II B: Showcasing QMS Through Interactive QSE Stations This session is a quality management system (QMS) showcase that allows attendees to visit different stations representing the 12 quality system essentials (QSEs). A quality system expert volunteer will be on hand at each station to answer questions and provide information on that particular QSE to all interested attendees. From this interaction, a list of the top questions and/or concepts addressed at each station will be drafted. A panel discussion from the 12 QSE station experts will round out this session as the experts address those top questions and concepts and any other questions that audience members may pose. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) Nonmember Pricing: $149 Member Pricing: FREE Education Session Track I, Part 2: EP23™: Creating and Presenting an IQCP This session provides an overview of the concepts and details addressed from the previous day on gathering information, assessing risks, and preparing to create an individualized quality control plan (IQCP). Participants will then move into small groups to create an IQCP. Each group will present its own IQCP example and learn from one another as they see how each group approached this project differently. The instructors may also provide details on how to enhance each IQCP. This interaction aims to answer any questions or concerns about implementing a successful QC program that meets the QMS requirements. Education Session Track II A: The Cost of Quality in the Clinical Laboratory How much does providing good quality in the laboratory really cost an organization? This session will answer that important question. Participants will hear from a high-level director of laboratory services, an expert who has provided quality services to hundreds of laboratories, and a laboratorian working in the trenches, all of whom are witnesses to the effects of implementing good quality practices. At the end of this session, these three speakers will answer questions from the audience specific to proving the need to have sound quality practices and procedures in every clinical laboratory setting. Education Session Track II B: The Global Health Initiative: Volunteer Showcase This session will highlight three exceptional volunteers from CLSI’s Global Health Partnerships division who have made a difference in various countries through the use of CLSI documents and services.
Scientific Session: Clarifying CLSI Statistical Documents In this session, leading experts in the field will clarify and discuss two separate CLSI documents. Jeffrey R. Budd, PhD, will present CLSI document EP09—Measurement Procedure Comparison and Bias Estimation Using Patient Samples. Nils B. Person, PhD, FACB, will present CLSI document EP26—User Evaluation of Between-Reagent Lot Variation. The two guest speakers, along with Marina V. Kondratovich, PhD, from the US Food and Drug Administration, will be featured in a panel discussion addressing these two statistical documents.
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Monday, March 24, 2014 - Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMEastern Time
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