第七十届美国临床化学年会于2018年7月29号至8月2号在芝加哥McCormick会展中心召开。NACCCA成员参与主讲多场讲座。 


MONDAY| JULY 30, 2018


Next Generation Clinical Mass Spectrometry Here and Now                                          Basic

Speaker: Steven Wong, PhD, DABCC(TC), FAACC, Wake Forest Univeristy School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC


Critical Test Results Boot Camp                                                                                                           Basic 

Speaker: Qian Sun, MD, PhD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD


Validation of Laboratory-Developed Tests: Will You Be Ready?                                       Intermediate

Developed in cooperation with Mass Spectrometry and Separation Sciences Division, TDM and Toxicology Division

This session will help clinical laboratories understand the history, development and perspectives validation for laboratory-developed tests. We will present risk-based models for the validations and real-life examples based on New York State Reviews of the LDTs to provide insights into the proper validation process for LDTs

Speaker: Victoria Zhang, Zhimin Cao


TUESDAY| JULY 31, 2018



WEDNESDAY|AUGUST 1, 2018


How to Select and Utilize an Appropriate Method for Testosterone Testing                     Intermediate

Speaker: Yusheng Zhu, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA


Common Auto-Verification Rules and Their Exceptions in an Automated Testing Laboratory           Intermediate

Speaker: Yifei Yang, PhD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Navigating through Go-Live "Hiccups" with Instrumentation, Automation and Informatics: An Application Showcase

This Session presents "hicuups" that occurs when going alive with front-end automation, middleware-information systems, automated chemistry analyzers and mass spectrometers. Real-life case studies will be presented to highlight challenges and solutions during such go-alives. Problem-based learning will be used to provide recommendations and strategies for successful implementation of these systems.

Speakers: Qinghe Meng, Zhen Zhao

Measuring Low Estrone and Estradiol levels in the Clinical Lab: Why, When and How?             Basic

Speaker: Run Zhang Shi, PhD, Standford Medical Center Clinical Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA


Prevalence of Biotin Use in the United States and Its Broad Impacts on Clinical Lab Test Accuracy Intermediate

Speaker: Danni Li, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Paraneoplastic Panel Utilization for Better Patient Care and Test Effectiveness

Speaker: Rongrong Huang, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX


Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) Analysis of Testosterone and Estradiol in Serum

Speaker: Hui Zhou, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Altanta, GA

Developed in cooperation with Endocrinology Division


THURSDAY|AUGUST 2, 2018


ICP-MS: Essentials and Interative Case Studies on Elemental Testing in Clinical Laboratories              Basic

ICP-MS has great potential to provide sensitive, accurate and high-throughput measurement of trace elements in biological specimens. This session presented by two laboratory directors who review the principles behind ICP-MS, discuss method development and validation, and presented its clinical application in trace element testing using clinical case studies. 

Speaker: He Yang