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28th AACC International CPOCT Symposium

The 28th AACC International CPOCT Symposium brings timely topics on lessons of the pandemic, delivering healthcare in new ways, patient driven care in a data driven world and evolving clinical needs for POCT. Our experts will provide real time examples of meeting the ever-evolving challenges the pandemic continues to create. The program agenda is available below. A downloadable version is also available. Please note that this program schedule is subject to change.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Opening Network Reception | 5:30 – 7 p.m.

AACC will host an opening reception from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Registered participants are welcome to join for light refreshments and networking. Exhibitors and posters will be present during the reception.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Opening Keynote | 8:35 – 9:35 a.m.

How has the Pandemic Impacted Online STI Testing Programs
Yuka Manabe, MD, FIDSA, FRCP, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

Session 1: Lessons of the COVID-19 Pandemic | 9:35 – 11:25 a.m.

Moderator Introduction
Allison Venner, PhD, FCACB, Alberta Precision Laboratories

Validation of Rapid COVID Testing/ On-Demand Training
Antoine Corbeil, MD, FRCPC, Public Health Ontario

Responding to the COVID Pandemic Testing Needs from the Perspective of a National Laboratory
William Morice, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic

Progress and Challenges of POCT COVID-19 from a Clinical Laboratory Perspective
Allison Venner, PhD, FCACB, Alberta Precision Laboratories

Panel Discussion

Oral Poster Presentations | 11:40 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

SARS-CoV-2 Result Positivity Rates Tracked Over Time in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Individuals Tested with Molecular and Rapid Antigen Testing Methods
Raed Sulaiman, MD, Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

Diagnostic performance of regulatory approved rapid antigen point-of-care test in the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 era in South Africa
Vidya Keshav, PhD, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg

Impact of a Point-of-Care Test for Chlamydia Trachomatis (CT), Neisseria Gonorrhoeae (NG), and Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV) On Patient Care in an Urgent Care Clinic
Teresa Abraham, PhD, Visby Medical

Session 2: Delivering Healthcare in New Ways | 1:25 – 3:15 p.m.

Moderator Introduction
Anna Fuezery, PhD, DABCC, FCACB, Alberta Precision Laboratories

Point-of-care testing to support street medicine
Allison Chambliss, PhD, DABCC, University of Southern California

Community Paramedicine and Point-of-Care Testing: Keeping Patients at Home Where They Belong
Anna Fuezery, PhD, DABCC, FCACB, Alberta Precision Laboratories

Point-of-Care Testing Moving into the Community
Morgan Hutchinson, MD, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Panel Discussion

Oral Poster Presentations | 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Verification Studies of New Point-of-Care Testing CBC Analyzer (Sight OLO) for Use in Rural and Remote Health Centers in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Vinita Thakur, PhD, Eastern Health Authority and Memorial University

Procalcitonin as a Predictor of Early Sepsis in Cardiovascular Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Eilysh Hildebrand, Response Biomedical Corp.

Evaluation of the Rapid Quidel Sofia 2 Lyme Immunoassay as a First-Tier Test in a Two-Tier Testing Algorithm for Lyme Disease
Kent Lewandrowski, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Reception and Poster Viewing | 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.

Exhibitors will be present and posters will be on display from 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. Registered participants are welcome to join for light refreshments and networking.

Evening Activity - Old Montreal Ghost Walking Tour | 7:45 –9:30 p.m.

Join fellow CPOCT symposium attendees and explore a completely different side of Old Montréal. Listen to mysterious stories that unveil the haunted past of Old Montréal. Discover unexplained phenomena and stunning outdoor locations where significant events have taken place. This unusual pedestrian circuit through the streets and alleyways of Old Montréal will bring you back to the grim times of New France.

The tour will depart from Place Royale, Montreal, QC, Canada at 8:00 PM. Place Royale is approximately a 15-minute walk from the conference hotel.

Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, September 19, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET.

Learn more about this event and purchase tickets online.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Industry Viewpoints | 8:35 – 9:25 a.m.

Evolution of Diabetes Management in Long Term Care in Canada: Introducing Connected Point-of-Care Testing for Improved Resource Optimization - Lessons Learned
Lisa Vaughan, RN, BScN, LTCM, IIWCC, RAI-C
Director of Professional Practice
Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes Ltd.
Sponsored by Roche Diagnostics

Ultra-Fast Quantitative Detection of Neutralizing Activity against Multiple SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Alexandra Perebikovsky, PhD
VP, Immunochemistry
Autonomous Medical Devices Inc. (AMDI)
Sponsored by Autonomous Medical Devices Inc.

Session 3: Patient Driven Care in a Data Driven World | 9:35 – 11:25 a.m.

Moderator Introduction
Julie Shaw, PhD, FCACB, University of Ottawa

Continuous Glucose Monitoring: What, Where, Why, Whither?
Timothy S. Bailey, MD, FACE, CPI, Advanced Metabolic Care + Research

Future of POCT and What’s Next for Devices, Data, and Areas to Expect Expansion
Ping Wang, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Choosing Wisely Campaign
Lee Hilborne, MD, MPH, DLM(ASCP), University of California Los Angeles

Panel Discussion

Oral Poster Presentations | 11:40 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Quality-Control, Cost-Efficiency, and Improving Turnaround Time Using Individualized Quality Control Program in Point-of-Care Testing and Main Laboratory Setup
Muhammad Durrani, SBH

Evidence Based Approach to Implementing Point-of-Care Testing Methods and Practices in the Philippines
Merlito De Torres, Sidra Medicine

Implementation of a Standardized Communication and Process for Preventing Loss of Glucose Meters and Patient Results
Shivani Sharma, Trillium Health Partners

Session 4: Evolving Clinical Needs for POCT | 1:25 – 3:15 p.m.

Moderator Introduction
Brad S. Karon, MD, PhD, FACB, Mayo Clinic

Opportunities for POCT in Patient-Driven Healthcare
James H. Nichols, PhD, DABCC, FAAACC, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Point-of-Care Drug Testing the Limitations and Benefits Point/Counter Point Discussion
Sara Love, PhD, DABCC
David Marcovitz, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Panel Discussion

Closing Keynote | 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Direct to Consumer Testing and Future of POCT Home Marketing
Dina Greene, PhD, DABCC, Lets Get Checked