Program

DAY ONE | SEPTEMBER 10

 

8:00am - 9:00am

Registration and Networking Breakfast
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, Fania Foyer

9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, Fania 1-3

Randall T. Hayden, MD
St. Jude Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN

Moderators

Ana Maria Cardenas, PhD, D(ABMM)
Becton Dickinson, Sparks, MD
 

 

  Ryan F. Relich, PhD, D(ABMM), MLS(ASCP)SM 
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN


9:15am - 9:45am

Session 1: Evolution of Diagnostic Virology
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, Fania 1-3

Richard L. Hodinka, PhD
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and PRISMA Health System, Greenville, SC


9:45am - 10:45am
Session 2: How to Design a Laboratory, Organize Work, and Supervise Good Laboratory Practice
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, Fania 1-3

Ellen Jo Baron, PhD
Professor Emerita, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Formerly Ex. Dir. Medical Affairs, Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA 

  

10:45am - 11:15am
Networking Break
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, Fania Foyer

11:15am - 12:15pm

Session 3: How to Set Up a Good Quality Assurance and Quality Control Program in the Clinical Virology Lab
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, Fania 1-3

Richard L. Hodinka, PhD
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and PRISMA Health System, Greenville, SC

 

12:15pm - 1:15pm
Session 4: Jeopardy Game Show
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, Fania 1-3

Ryan F. Relich, PhD, D(ABMM), MLS(ASCP)SM
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

 

1:15pm - 2:15pm
Networking Lunch
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, Restaurant Bazaar

 

2:15pm - 3:15pm
Session 5: The Diagnosis of Dengue in the Aftermath of Chikungunya and Zika Epidemics
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, Fania 1-3

Jorge L. Munoz-Jordan, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

3:15pm - 4:00pm

Session 6: HPV and Cervical Cancer Screening
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, Fania 1-3

Ellen Jo Baron, PhD
Professor Emerita, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Formerly Ex. Dir. Medical Affairs, Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA

 

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Networking Break
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, Fania Foyer

 

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Session 7: Case Mysteries in Clinical Virology
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, Fania 1-3

Angela M. Caliendo, MD, PhD
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
 


Richard L. Hodinka, PhD
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and PRISMA Health System, Greenville, SC


Marcela Ferres, MD, MPH
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

 

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Networking Reception
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, Fania Foyer

 

 

DAY TWO | SEPTEMBER 11

 

8:00am - 9:00am
Registration
Megapolis Convention Center, Salón Miraflores Foyer

 

9:00am -  10:30am
Session 8: Challenges with Testing Algorithms and Interpretation
Megapolis Convention Center, Salón Miraflores

  Ana Maria Cardenas, PhD, D(ABMM)
Becton Dickinson, Sparks, MD


Esther Babady, PhD, D (ABMM)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

 

10:30am - 11:00am
Networking Break
Megapolis Convention Center, Salón Miraflores Foyer

 

11:00am - 12:15pm
Session 9: Testing for Blood-Borne Viruses
Megapolis Convention Center, Salón Miraflores

Meghan Starolis, MS, PhD
Quest Diagnostics, Chantilly, VA

 

Simultaneous translation will be offered in both English and Spanish.
 

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