At the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, CLSI will host an update of new activities and a welcoming reception on Monday, July 28, 2014, from 3:00-6:00 PM in the Moulin Rouge room and the Cuvee of the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park hotel. If you are attending the AACC Annual Meeting, you are invited to join us to learn more about CLSI and our vision for quality practices for better health, and to meet and greet many colleagues in laboratory medicine from around the world.
I will present an update on CLSI “Present and Future Trends” to address how CLSI is working to develop clinical and laboratory best practices and promote their use worldwide. I will also discuss recent improvements in the document development process and the volunteer experience.
James Pierson-Perry and Robert McEnroe, two of our volunteer experts, will discuss two important recently revised method evaluation documents: Evaluation of Precision of Quantitative Measurement Procedures (EP05), and User Verification of Precision and Estimation of Bias (EP15). These guidelines provide information on manufacturer establishment of precision and bias claims for quantitative measurement procedures and how laboratories verify those claims as part of introducing a new method for routine use.
Anne Daley, another of our expert volunteers, will introduce a new CLSI document, Understanding the Cost of Quality in the Laboratory; A Report (QMS20-R), as well as a related electronic companion product. This new document provides guidance on understanding different types of laboratory quality costs that affect processes, services, and overall financial performance.
The session will end with an open reception from 4:30-6:00 PM to encourage conversation and to extend our appreciation for the extraordinary contributions of our many members and volunteers. If you don’t get a chance to visit us at this exciting networking opportunity, please stop by our booth #1031 in the Clinical Lab Expo exhibit hall.
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