Preliminary Program


8:00am - 1:30pm


8:00 - 9:00am

8:55am - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:30am
Session I: Investigating and responding to Proficiency Testing failures and inspection citations: Tips and Tricks

           9:00am - 9:30am
       Presentation 1: Do’s and Don’ts of CAP PT and other provider Proficiency Testing: How to not       

       end up in an orange jumpsuit
           Karissa Culbreath, PhD D(ABMM), TriCore Reference Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

           9:30am - 10:00am
       Presentation 2: CAP doesn’t offer material that I can use for PT: Now what?
           Marc Roger Couturier, PhD, D(ABMM), ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT

           10:00am - 10:30am
       Presentation 3: Our Inspector found what? How to respond to an inspection citation?
           Amanda T. Harrington, PhD, D(ABMM), Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

10:30am - 10:45am
Networking Break

10:45am - 12:15pm
Session II: How to prepare your laboratory for the next big outbreak and make sure you’re at the table with hospital leadership

           10:45am - 11:15am
       Presentation 4: They’re not listening to me! How to provide laboratory expertise to your hospital’s           outbreak response plan
           Peter C. Iwen, MS, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM), University Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

           11:15am - 12:15pm
       Presentation 5: How can clinical and public health better partner during outbreaks?
           Marc Roger Couturier, PhD, D(ABMM), ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT

           Sue Gerber, MD, CDC, Atlanta, GA


           Lea A. Heberlein-Larson, DrPH, CPH, SM(ASCP)CM, Florida Department of Health, Tampa, FL

12:15pm - 12:30pm
PASCV Travel Award Presentations

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Networking Lunch

1:30pm - 2:25pm
Session III: Debate statement: Point-of-care molecular assays should supplant centralized lab testing for diagnosis of respiratory viruses

Tristan Clark, BM, MRCP, DTM&H, MD, University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, United Kingdom

Erin McElvania, PhD
, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL


Karissa Culbreath, PhD D(ABMM), TriCore Reference Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Amanda T. Harrington, PhD, D(ABMM), Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

2:25pm - 2:45pm
Networking Break


2:45pm - 3:45pm
Session IV: Debate statement: Within ten years, metagenomics will become a frontline approach for routine diagnosis of viral infections

Erin H. Graf, PhD, D(ABMM), Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ


Alex Greninger MD, PhD, MS, MPhil,University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Amy L. Leber, PhD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH


Kristine M. Wylie, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


3:45pm - 5:30pm
Networking Reception


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