Implementing Preanalytical Tools That Improve Patient Care

  • Credit: Up to 10.0 ACCENT Credits
  • Date: OCT.20.2023 8:00 a.m. - OCT.21.2023 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA

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“I thought I already knew a lot about preanalytical. Apparently I didn’t! There’s so much!”

- 2022 Attendees

Program Description

The Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) will hold its third Preanalytical Phase conference October 20 - 21, 2023, a 1.5-day educational conference, focusing on the preanalytical phase of laboratory processes with an emphasis on putting tools into practice to mitigate errors, reduce turnaround time, increase specimen quality, and improve patient care. Building on the success of previous preanalytical phase conferences, the program will be developed by renowned experts and provide timely education on the latest preanalytical phase topics in an engaging and interactive forum including poster sessions, networking events, and a sponsor-led educational symposium.

Target Audience

This conference is designed to meet the needs of clinical laboratory physicians, supervisors, managers, and other laboratory professionals overseeing and/or carrying out preanalytical phase processes.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate the preanalytical phase as team-based healthcare
  • Streamline and update sample collection and transportation techniques
  • Improve test orders and leverage informatics to enhance patient experience
  • Optimize your lab to reduce errors and rejection rates

Learning Level

Intermediate: Refresher course; some basic knowledge required—for the experienced staff technologists with some years of experience.

Disclosures and Statement of Independence

ADLM is dedicated to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. All participating planning committee members and faculty are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. The intent of this disclosure is to provide participants with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The following planners reported relevant financial relationships:

  • Chris Farnsworth, Chair: Consultant Fee: Biorad, Cytovale, Abbott; Lecture Fees (Honoraria, Speakers Bureau, etc.): Abbott
  • Joe El-Khoury: Consultant Fee: Siemens Healthineers, Thermo Fisher Scientific; Lecture Fees (Honoraria, Speakers Bureau, etc.): LabRoots; Grant support: Bioporto, IDEXX
  • Amy Pyle-Eilola: Consultant Fee: BD; Grant support: BD
  • Sarah Wheeler: Lecture Fees (Honoraria, Speakers Bureau, etc.): Siemens Healthineers

All ADLM staff involved in planning the program disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Faculty disclosures of relevant financial relationships will be provided in respective presentation and program materials.

Content Validity

All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; AND/OR all scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Acknowledgment of Methods of Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from BD.

Accreditation Statement

This education activity will be submitted to AACC for approval of up to 10.0 ACCENT credit(s).

Successful Completion Statement

Verification of Participation certificates are provided to registered participants based on completion of the activity, in its entirety, and the activity evaluation. For questions regarding continuing education, please email [email protected].

2022 in Review

Thank you to the clinical laboratory professionals and experts in the laboratory medicine community for attending the 2022 Reducing Errors and Improving Quality in the Preanalytical Phase: The Role of the Laboratory, June 3-4, 2022, in Alexandria, Virginia. Your participation helped make the in-person conference a success! Poster abstracts from the event were published in the May issue of The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine (JALM). Access a copy of the publication here.

“Everyone is just so approachable and the speakers have great ideas.”

“I love this setup. It’s a conference I actually get to enjoy instead of being rushed.”

- 2022 Attendees

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