Mass spectrometry is fast becoming an essential part of laboratory medicine. Whether you expect soon to implement mass spectrometry in your laboratory, or are already an experienced user, you’ll find several sessions  at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo to fit your needs.

Monday, August 1

  • Brown Bag Session: An Introduction to Metabolomics for Translational and Clinical Labs7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Here, you will receive an introduction to mass spectrometry-based metabolomics in translational and clinical laboratories, including the steps involved in starting metabolomics research and biomarker discovery for clinical use, study design, databases, metabolite identification, and validation.

Tuesday, August 2

Wednesday, August 3

  • Plenary Session: Direct Mass Spectrometric Profiling of Biological Tissues - A New Paradigm in Histology. Plenary session: 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Meet the Expert: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Zoltan Takats, PhD, of the Imperial College London, and Virginia LiVolsi, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine—both pioneers in the field of mass spectrometry—deliver this keynote session, highlighting the use of mass spectrometry in the surgical suite. After the program, a limited number of participants will be able to meet with Takats and LiVolsi for further discussion.
  • Sampling, the Next Generation: Emerging Clinical Mass Spec Applications in Alternative Matrices. 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. This Short Course will explore the use of emerging alternative specimens for mass spectrometry, including applications and challenges related to the use of alternative matrices such as dried blood spots, meconium, cord tissue, and luminal fluids. You’ll also walk away more informed about the performance of conventional specimens for immunosuppressants, drugs of abuse, and therapeutic drug monitoring compared to these emerging alternative matrices.

Register online to attend the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.