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Point of Care Group Webinars: Speakers and Topics


Whitehat produces webinars for the hospital laboratory and point of care community throughout the world. These educational sessions present a wide range of educational and practical topics chosen by the groups themselves. The educational segments are delivered by respected experts, and offer continuing education credits to attendees. These free sessions are funded by our supportive family of vendors and give our affiliated point of care groups the opportunity to communicate, discuss, and share knowledge on a regular basis. Below is our ever-expanding list of distinguished speakers and their topics:

Topics Speakers
COVID-19 Testing: Then and Now
∑ A Potpourri of Coagulation Cases

Who, What and When of Competency Assessment
Getting Ready for an Inspection: What are the Most Common Deficiencies?
Validation, Verification and Reference Ranges: What You Need to Know
How to Conduct a Purposeful Audit in the Laboratory
Prothrombin Time and the INR - What Do Those Results Really Mean?
To Mix of Not to Mix: That is the Question
Donna D. Castellone, MS, MASCP, MT(ASCP), SH
Columbia Medical Center
Laboratory Consultant
Why are We Tasting Urine Anyway? Sterling T. Bennett, MD, MS
Medical Director, Point of Care Testing and Central Laboratory
Intermountain Healthcare
Standardizing Point-of-Care Instrumentation: One Institutionís Experience Brenda Suh-Lailam, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Director, Clinical Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing
Director of Quality, Department of Pathology
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrenís Hospital of Chicago
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
New Topic:
Demonstrating the Value of Clinical Laboratory Medicine: Partnership with Case Management

Laboratory Stewardship Essentials
Andrew Fletcher, MD, MBA, CPE
Medical Director
ARUP Laboratories, Inc | Consultative Services
Lab and Pharmacy: Turning Daily Interaction into a Partnership Danielle Kauffman, PharmD, MBA, RPh
Senior Pharmacy Consultant
ARUP Laboratories, Inc | Consultative Services
Standardization of Systems and Lab Results: Some Practical Guidance
Point of Care Testing: Cost vs. Convenience
Primer on the Protect Access to Medicare Act (PAMA)
Primer on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)
Diabetes Care: Optimizing Population Management from Lab Screening to Monitoring
Jim Poggi, Principal
Tested Insights, LLC
Artificial Intelligence and Disruptive Technologies in Point of Care
POC Testing in Special Populations
Integration and Automation of Lab Tests from the POC Perspective
Detecting Sepsis Via Molecular Testing using a Hybrid POCT/Core Lab Approach
The POC Ecosystem
Interference and POC Devices
Nam K. Tran, PhD, HCLD (ABB), FACB
Associate Clinical Professor
Director of Clinical Chemistry, POC Testing, and SARC Sections
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of California, Davis
I'm a Point of Care Coordinator, not a Teacher! Karalee Quig, MT(ASCP)
Point of Care Coordinator, Quality Assessment
Common Foodborne Illnesses - Causes, New Diagnostics, Reporting Jan Buss, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Situational Awareness in the Workplace: Perceive, Assess and Decide Margaret Blaetz, CLC, MLT(AMT), CCCP(AAPOL)
CEO/Technical Consultant
East Coast Clinical Consultants, LLC
The Application of Molecular POCT for Influenza and Strep Detection Gregory J. Berry, PhD, D(ABMM)
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Assistant Director of Infectious Disease Diagnostics
Northwell Health Laboratories
Point of Care Troponin Testing: Current Status and Future Promise Robert Christenson, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Professor of Pathology, Medical and Research Technology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Director, Core Laboratories & Point of Care Services
University of Maryland Medical Center
The Ins and Outs of Training, Competency and Educational Requirements
Family Medicine - Current Trends in Point of Care Testing

Jane Smith, MS, MT(ASCP), SI, DLM
Technical Manager, Scientific Affairs
Abbott Rapid Diagnostics
Implementing New Point Of Care Testing: A Practical Guide
AP is Coming, What Do I Do Next?
Surf the Tidal Wave!! - How to Find the Right Balance when Managing Your Point of Care Testing Program
Kathleen David, MT(ASCP)
POCT Manager
∑ Life Cycle of a New Point of Care Test Request
∑ Standardizing Point of Care Testing and Harmonizing Workflows Between Hospitals and Ambulatory Locations
∑ Quality Assurance Plans for Point of Care Testing in a Hospital Setting
∑ Internal Lab Inspections: Are you Inspection Ready?
Jeanne Mumford, BS, MT(ASCP)
Pathology Manager I, Point of Care Testing
Johns Hopkins Medicine, Department of Pathology
Ebola: One Lab's Experience James C Ritchie, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
∑ The Curious Conundrum of Collecting Capillary Blood
∑ Neonatal Transcutaneous Bilirubin Screening Program: Theory and Practice
∑ Can You Trust Your Electrolyte Results from a Blood Gas Analyzer?
∑ Timely Identification of Neonatal Hypoglycemia
Martha Lyon, PhD
Clinical Biochemist, Royal University Hospital
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
∑ How to Perform Competency Assessments in an Unbiased Atmosphere Maria Stevens Hardy, IMA(ASCP), AHI(AMT), CLC(AMT)
President & C.E.O.
Medical, Laboratory & Technology Consultants, LLC
CLSI Resources for Validation Implementation and Management of New Tests
POCT Coordination: Managing Your Sanity as Your Program Expands Beyond the Horizon
The Nursing-Lab Relationship in POCT: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Interdisciplinary Teams
∑ Developing an IQCP
∑ Risk Management in POCT: Eliminating Errors Before they Bite You
∑ Laboratory Regulations Update
∑ Laboratory Developed Tests
∑ Use of Glucose Meters in Critically Ill Patients
Developing a POCT website
Maintaining a POCT program
James H. Nichols, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry, and Point of Care Testing

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
POC from Sumer to Star Trek; the Past, Present and Future of POCT
Future Molecular POC
∑ POC for infectious Diseases
∑ Case Studies in POCT: Test Verification, Competency, and Trouble-Shooting
Sheldon Campbell, MD, PhD, FCAP
Professor, Dept of Laboratory Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
New Topic:
∑ Point-of-Care and Rapid Tests for COVID-19: The Mayo Experience
∑ Capillary Glucose Measurement in Critically Ill Patients
Relationship Between Glucose Meter Error and Glycemic Control Efficacy
∑ Platelet Function Tests for Monitoring Antiplatelet Agent Therapy
∑ Glucose Meter Use in the Intensive Care Unit
Glucose Meter Use in Various Settings
POC INR Device Evaluations
Rapid HIV Assays
Transcutaneous Bilirubin
Brad Karon, MD, PhD
Co-Director Hospital Labs
Mayo Clinic
The Current Status of Influenza Testing
HIV Testing and Undetectible = Untransmittable
Respiratory Syncytial Virus: It Isnít Just for Kids Anymore!
It is CLIA-Waived So Nothing Can Go Wrong. Right?
∑ Beyond Resistance: The Threats of Antibiotic Overuse
∑ Molecular Testing at the Point of Care
∑ Donít Take that Antibiotic! You Might Get ... Fat? The Science of Healthy Microbiome

Antibiotic Resistance: The Case for Diagnostics to Help Direct Therapy
Respiratory Diseases Ė Viral to Bacterial
Is it Influenza, Pneumonia. . .Or Both?
Legionellosis: It is More Common than you Think
Enteric Disease in the US
The Pros and Cons of Rapid Infectious Disease Testing
Norman Moore, PhD
Director, Scientific Affairs for Infectious Diseases
Reducing Preanalytical Errors Christopher McCudden, Ph.D., DABCC, NRCC, FACB
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario
∑ Quality Management - Making it Meaningful
· Is Your Lab Competency Assessment a Competent Assessment?
· Checklists Update
· Unannounced Inspections and Inspection Day Tips
· Preparing for your CAP Point of Care Inspection
· Preparing Inspection Documentation
· What to do with Proficiency Testing Failures
· Most Frequent Deficiencies and How to Avoid Them
· New Directions in the Laboratory Accreditation Program (What's New in LAP)
· Document Control
∑ IQCP - January is Coming Fast - What Do I Do?!
∑ It's Just a Waived Glucose...Right?
CAP Lead Inspection Specialist
College of American Pathologists (CAP)
∑ Diabetes Management at the Point of Care
∑ Biotin and Immunoassays: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
∑ Neprylisin Inhibition Impact on Natriuretic Peptides
∑ Spotting and Surviving Sepsis

∑ Patient Safety: A Quality System Approach to POCT QC/QA
∑ Evaluation of Blood Gas Analysis - Acid-Base Balance and the Practical Applications of the Acid-Base Chart
∑ Evolution of Blood Gas Analysis - Focusing on the Source of Impaired O2 Supply to the Tissue
∑ Weeding Through Waived Testing: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
∑ IFCC Recommendation for Reporting Blood Glucose Results & Sources of Error in Glucose POCT
∑ Importance of Evidence Based Medicine in Point of Care Testing
∑ Why Knowing Now Matters in the Emergency Department
∑ Molecular Diagnostics & Point of Care Testing
∑ Value of Point of Care Blood Gas Testing
Ellis Jacobs, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
EJ Clinical Consulting LLC
∑ Understanding the Parameters for Evaluating the Hypoxemic Patient
∑ It's Time to Clear the Fog about Kidney Function Testing
Contemporary Issues in Point of Care Blood Gas Testing in the Cardiovascular Operating Room
Lactate in Critical Care
John Toffaletti, PhD
Director of Blood Gas and Clinical Pediatric Labs, Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry
Duke University
FDA Regulation of POC Blood Glucose Meters Leslie Landree, PhD
Division of Chemistry and Toxicology Devices
Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Food and Drug Administration
Getting connected in the POCT environment
Perspectives on the rapidly growing number of POCT tests available
Workflow/Outcome Studies
William Clark, PhD
Director, TDMm, Toxicology, CPOCT
Johns Hopkins
∑ Meeting the Dynamic Challenges for Quality and Patient Safety
Plan for Quality to Improve Patient Safety
Sharon Ehrmeyer, PhD
Prof. of Pathology Lab Medicine
University of Wisconsin
CLIA and Point-of-Care Testing
CLIAís Waived Testing & Competency for NON-Waived Testing
∑ PPM 101 - What it Means to Have a CLIA Provider-Performed Microscopy (PPM) Certificate
- Serafina Brea, MBEE, MLS(ASCP)CM, Clinical Laboratory Scientist
- Daralyn Hassan, MS, MT(ASCP), CLIA Program Analyst
Clinician Versus Laboratorian: Conflict or Collaboration?
Quality Control in POCT: Liquid...Electronic...  Alternate...Equivalent...IQCP - Where do we go from here?
Statistics 101 for POC - What do the numbers mean?
The 123's of ACT: What it is, Where it's Used, Which ACT's are Available, and Why the ACT Numbers are so Different
Standardizing INR Testing in a Non-Standard Environment
Cardiac Marker Testing at the Point of Care vs the Lab: Setting Expectations
Implementing a New Point of Care Test
Marcia Zucker, PhD
Independent Consultant
Acute Kidney Injury and Electrolyte Abnormalities in COVID-19 Critical Illness
∑ COVID-19 Bedside Glucose ManagementóRisk of Ascorbic Acid and Hematocrit Interference
Dennis Begos, MD, FACS, FACRS
Associate Medical Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs
Nova Biomedical
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