Northwest Medical Laboratory Symposium

2018 Northwest Medical Laboratory Symposium Link to Evaluation Forms

Click on the evaluation form for your session. When you answer the questions, the session code will appear at the bottom. All questions must be answered, but the comment section does not have to be completed for the code to appear. However, we appreciate any comments you have to offer. Please print the form or write down the session code. You will need it to get your P.A.C.E. Certificate through CE Organzier.

Please note that completing the session evaluation will give you the session code. However in order to get the certificate you will need to go the CE Organizer on the ASCLS website The full instructions are Attendee Instructions for the NWMLS

Note that the deadline date to complete the evaluation is

November 9, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

1. Letting Go of the Rules of Three… And How Not to Let the MCHC Rule Your Life

Hematology Case Studies: Every Picture Tells a Story

Investigating Hemolysis in the Clinical Laboratory

2. Behavior-Based Safety Programs

Laboratory Ergonmics


3. Anticoagulation: The Laboratory’s Role Now and In the Future

Clinical and Diagnostic Testing of Patients with Cardiorenal Syndrome

4.Pre-Analytical Concerns in Blood and Urine Testing: Best Practices and Leveraging Technology to Improve Sample Quality

5.Unwanted Blood Clots: Venous Thromboembolism Screening and Diagnosis, and Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia

6.Biologics Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Endocrine Hypertension

7.Opioid Deaths - A Public Health Crisis

Thursday, October 25, 2018

8. Molecular Testing at Point-of-Care: If it is CLIA-Waived, Nothing Can Go Wrong. . .Right?

9. Missions and Microscopes

10.Moving Hematology Forward

Digital Cell Morphology Advanced RBC Software with Relevant Case Studies

11. Coag for Chemists

Natriuretic Peptides and Sacubitril/Valsartan in the Management of Heart Failure

12. Molecular Multiplex Testing in Microbiology

Musings on the Future of Point of Care Testing

13.The Current Status of C. difficile Testing and Influenza Testing

14.Current Concepts in HIV & Hepatitis Diagnostics

Circulating Hormone Biomarkers Levels in Response to Modern Day Stressors

15.How to Utilize Students Effectively in the Workplace

How to Prevent the Brain Drain: Download and Transfer the Knowledge of Experienced Laboratory Professionals

16.A Review of Prenatal Screening Options

Friday, October 26, 2018

17. Surviving Instrument Downtime

Creating a Positive Work Environment in the Clinical Lab Workforce

18.CLIA '88: Thirty (30) Years Later //

DCSL Programs: What Is It, Who Is It For, Where Are The Programs Located, Why Would An Organization Need This, And How Are Organizations Utilizing These Practitioners?

19. Using LEAN to Achieve High Reliability in the Laboratory

20. HLA - Playing with Matches

A Cornucopia of Blood Bank Updates

21. The HLA System in Human Health and Disease

22. Blood Bank Review for Non-Blood Bankers

23. The World of Laboratory Practice: Qualifying Educationally According to CLIA OR Who Can (or Can't) Do What?

Validation Surveys of Laboratories, Certificate of Accreditation and Certificate of Compliance

Oregon State Agency/Laboratory Compliance Section Update

24. Urinalysis with Reflex to Urine Culture - To Do or NOT to DO?

Syphilis Testing: Reverse Algorithm

Consult Cases in Microbiology

Saturday, October 27, 2018

25. Blood Product Updates

All About ABO

26. Practical Applications of Quality Control, Parts 1 & 2