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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
· Medical Laboratory Staffing: Where is Everyone?
· Influenza: What can we expect?
· Breaking Down the Science of AMR for Patients and the Public
· Upcoming Respiratory Season: Update and Trends for Flu, RSV, and COVID-19
· Building a Connection with a Medical Laboratory Academic Program
· The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory of the Future
· Professional Identity: Public Health & Medical Laboratory

· Stop Monkeying Around: Monkeypox Update
· Vaccine Hesitancy
· Monkeypox – Lessons Learned from AIDS/HIV and COVID

· Get Your CaREER in Gear: Health Care Majors and Careers You've Never Heard About
· Burkholderia Update and Outbreaks
Pseudomonas and Medical Devices
Emerging Pathogens Update Pathology, Transmission, Treatment, & Prevention
· Be THE Expert: My Personal Journey as a Subject Matter Expert during the Pandemic
· Streptococcus Update
Norovirus Update
· Antibiotic Stewardship Programs – What about the #MedicalLaboratory?
Neisseria gonorrhea: Not Your Usual STI Anymore
Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, SM(ASCP)CM, SVCM, MBCM, FACSc
Global Fellow Professor and Chair, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, College of Health Professions and Associate Director
Texas State University
Adjunct Associate Professor, Biology Austin Community College
· A Fresh Look at Reflexive Urine Testing
Laboratory Stewardship: What, Why, and How?
Sepsis Biomarkers of Today and Tomorrow
Allison Chambliss, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Associate Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine
· The Effect of Specimen Transport Conditions on Clinical Laboratory Testing
· Challenges and Practical Solutions in Implementing Point-of-Care Testing
Joe Wiencek, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Service Line Medical Director, VUMC Core laboratory
Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry, VUMC Core and ED Laboratories
· Allowable Total Error: How Much Error Can You Allow on Your POC Device?
Implementing a New POC Test or a New Instrument? A Crash Course on Method Evaluation
Is that Patient’s Result Real? – Causes of POC Assay Interferences and Strategies to Avoid Them
Overview of Direct-to-Consumer Testing from the Hospital Laboratory Perspectives
Pitfalls with Hemoglobin A1C Measurements Performed on POC versus Laboratory-based HbA1C Assays
Kornelia Galior, Ph.D., DABCC, FADLM
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University
Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry and Medical Director of POCT
Grady Hospital
· Implementing Hospital-wide Point-of-Care Testing for HbA1c
Best Practices for Evaluating and Approving New Point-of-Care Testing for Effectiveness
Laboratory Laws and Regulations
Financial Management of the Laboratory
Mahesheema Ali, M.Sc., Ph.D.,D(ABCC), NRCC, FADLM
Section Head Clinical Chemistry & Toxicology, Main Campus
CLIA Director, POCT
CLIA Director, Rapid Response Labs
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
· IVD Design and Development Before, During, and Following a Global Pandemic Richard Noel
Marketing Director, North America 
· Cost of Quality
Practice What You Preach! Quality and Regulatory Issues
· 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
· Building a Strong Lab Team
· Proficiency Testing
· Lab Startup for Urgent Care Association
· Lab Management Issues: Panel Discussions
Lab Safety
Milly Keeler, BS MLS (ASCP), CLC (AMT), CCCP ®
CLIA Specialist/DoctorsManagement, LLC
Principal/Keeler Laboratory Consulting, LLC
· Recruiting Medical Laboratory Staff: An Educator’s Point of View Diane Davis, Ph.D., MLS (ASCP)CM, SCCM, SLSCM
Director, Medical Laboratory Science Program
Salisbury University
· 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 Institution’s 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 Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
New Topic:
Lessons Learned from 2023 CAP Inspections: Most Common Deficiencies and Useful Tips
· Laboratory Stewardship: How to Get Started

Demonstrating the Value of Clinical Laboratory Medicine: Partnership with Case Management
Laboratory Stewardship Essentials
Andrew Fletcher, MD, MBA, CPE, CHCQM, FCAP
eutilogic consulting
· 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
· Stress in the Workplace
· Workplace Violence
Performance Improvement vs Progressive Discipline
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
· Setting Up a Free-Standing ED/Urgent Care Lab
Project Management for POCT
Implementing New Point Of Care Testing: A Practical Guide
· C
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)
Associate Director
Near Patient Testing Services
· 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
New Topics:
Home Use Tests and Opportunities for POCT in Diverse Settings
· CLSI Updates: New Guidance Documents and Revisions
Quality Control of Lab and POCT Instrumentation
· Direct to Consumer Testing
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
· IQCP … IDK … WT(censored)? … FTW!
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 Undetectable = Untransmittable
Respiratory Syncytial Virus: It Isn’t 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
· Don’t Take that Antibiotic! You Might Get ... Fat? The Science of Healthy Microbiome

Antibiotic Resistance: The Case for Diagnostics to Help Direct Therapy
· Respiratory Diseases – 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
· The Misguided Efforts to Perfect eGFR Equations: History and Future Directions for Using Creatinine, Cystatin C, and eGFR
Basics of Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Monitoring Acid Base, Oxygenation, and Clotting Status, with an Emphasis on POC Testing Applications
· Lactate in Critical Care
John Toffaletti, PhD
Director of Blood Gas and Clinical Pediatric Labs, Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry
Duke University
· 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
· 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
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