Our amazing laboratory colleagues from Mayo Clinic are incredibly well-represented in San Diego for this year's American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting and Clinical Expo. We will be live blogging from San Diego about the serious and fun sides of this year's meeting.
Thursday at 1:00 p.m.
Thank You, San Diego. See You in Chicago!
We had a great time in San Diego with our colleagues, old friends, and new friends. We are so proud of our Mayo Clinic laboratory medicine colleagues who have proven their commitment to propelling the science forward, learning and teaching the best practices in our industry, and most importantly, advocating for the best laboratory testing possible for every patient. Congratulations to all of you for time well-spent and deserved in San Diego! While we enjoyed all that AACC had to offer, we did sneak in a little fun in San Diego. See you next year in Chicago!
Thursday at 9:34 a.m.
Mayo Clinic Well-Represented in CLN Daily
We've had an incredible time so far in San Diego and can't believe it's already the last day of the exhibit hall! We are so proud of our laboratory colleagues for all their presentations and activities throughout the show. It's also been fun to see them featured in the #2017AACC coverage in CLN Daily. Check out some of our favorites!
On Tuesday afternoon, the innovative session formats at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting continued with a Family Feud-style game show. Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., from Mayo Clinic, hosted the game between representatives from AACC leadership and from the Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians.
Linnea Baudhuin, Ph.D., and Carol Saunders, Ph.D., led an interactive session that sought to take some of the guesswork out of ordering complex genetic tests by outlining the pros and cons of ordering gene panels, whole-exome, and whole-genome testing. The speakers queried session attendees about the types of genetic testing offered at their institutions and quizzed them on which test should be ordered after learning details of several case studies.
AACC President Michael Bennett gives a high five to his AACC Leadership team, which included Dr. Baudhuin, stealing points from the SYCL team on the way to winning the first Laboratory Medicine Family Feud.
Jeff Meeusen, Ph.D., (left), Brenda Suh-Lailam, and Joe El-Khoury pose for a photo as they arrive at the SYCL Mixer.
Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.
Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich, Ph.D., Live In-Booth Lecture
Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich, Ph.D., presented in our booth on "The Prostate Health Index (phi) in Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment." View the Facebook Live session to watch the lecture.
Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.
AACC 2017: Maria Alice Willrich, Ph.D., and Melissa Snyder, Ph.D.
On Tuesday, we had a quick conversation with Maria Alice Willrich, Ph.D., and Melissa Snyder, Ph.D, about their presentations and sessions. Listen to the podcast for a quick overview.
Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
Mayo was well represented at today's poster session.
Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday In-Booth Lecture
We will be hosting another special lecture in our booth #1429. Today's lecture is:
The Prostate Health Index (phi) in Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment
Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich, Ph.D.
Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Algeciras-Schimnich is Chair of the Division of Clinical Biochemistry and a Consultant in the Clinical Immunoassay Laboratory at Mayo. She holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences.
Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
AACC 2017: Melissa Snyder, Ph.D.
One of our busiest laboratory directors, Melissa Snyder, Ph.D., spent a couple spare minutes with us to discuss her presentations and what she looks forward to most at AACC. Her Tuesday afternoon symposia was titled, "Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System: Immune-Mediated and Infectious." Her co-presenters were Amy Leber, Ph.D., and Bruce Lanser, M.D.
Tuesday at 3:12 p.m.
Dr. Block Live In-Booth Lecture
Darci Block, Ph.D., presented in our booth on "Overcoming Challenges with Body Fluid Testing." View the Facebook Live session to watch the lecture.
Tuesday at 1:12 p.m.
Dr. Donato Live In-Booth Lecture
Leslie Donato, Ph.D., presented in our booth on "Laboratory Testing Options to Evaluate Patients with Chronic Diarrhea." View the Facebook Live session to watch the lecture.
Tuesday at 12:56 p.m.
AACC 2017: Linnea Baudhuin, Ph.D.
After her morning symposium yesterday, we ran into Linnea Baudhuin, Ph.D., who presented, "Bigger Always Better? Pros and Cons of Targeted vs. Comprehensive Genetic Testing." Her co-presenter was Carol Saunders, Ph.D. She ended our conversation by previewing Tuesday's, "Laboratory Medicine Family Feud: AACC Leadership vs. SYCL" symposium.
Tuesday at 10:26 a.m.
AACC 2017: Maria Alice Willrich, Ph.D.
We caught up with Maria Alice Willrich, Ph.D., who presented a mid-day short course on Monday, July 31. The course was titled, "The Complement System: Overview and Laboratory Testing" and she co-presented with a colleague from the University of Colorado, Ashley Frazer-Abel, Ph.D. Listen now.
Tuesday at 10:01 a.m.
We will be hosting special lectures in our booth #1429 at #2017AACC. Today's lectures include:
Laboratory Testing Options to Evaluate Patients with Chronic Diarrhea
Leslie Donato, Ph.D.
Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Noon
Dr. Donato is a Consultant in the Cardiovascular Laboratory in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic. She holds the academic rank of Instructor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences.
Overcoming Challenges with Body Fluid Testing
Darci Block, Ph.D.
Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m.
Dr. Block is a Consultant in the Clinical Core Laboratory Services Laboratory in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic. She holds the academic rank of Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences.
Tuesday at 9:37 a.m.
Welcome to San Diego!
We are excited to be here in San Diego for #2017AACC to meet up with our friends and colleagues from around the laboratory industry. We can't wait to hear about the latests trends and the revolutionary new ideas from the best minds in laboratory medicine. Stop by booth #1429 to say hello!