2017 ASCLS Annual Meeting

Peer Reviewed Poster Presentations

The ASCLS Annual Meeting posters were displayed along with the AACC posters at the San Diego Convention Center in the Sails Pavilion.  Posters were displayed on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 1 and 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The following posters were presented; the presenting authors are listed in bold.

Effective Incorporation of Performance Standards in Quality Control Systems
Selom Agboyi
Shashi Mehta
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Newark, NJ

Submandibular Zygomycosis
Sean Ahrens, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM
Deborah Josko, PhD, SM(ASCP)
Rutgers University: School of Health Professions
Newark, NJ
Thomas Kirn, MD, PhD
New Brunswick, NJ

Risk Management and Quality Control in Mass Spectrometry
Zoe C. Brooks, ART
AWEsome Numbers Inc.
Sudbury, ON, Canada
John Hopkins, BSc(Hons)
Clinical Mass Spectrometry Consulting Ltd
George Sweeney, MLS(ASCP)CM
M.O.R.E. Quality Consultant

The Significance of the Laboratory in the Work Up and Monitoring of Seemingly Independent Illnesses That In Fact Were Interrelated
Demetra Castillo, M.Ad.Ed, MLS(ASCP)CM
Carolina College of Health Sciences
Charlotte, NC

The Education Gap in Clinical Microbiology
Ryan Cordner, PhD
Celeste Dunn
Mary F. Davis, PhD
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT

Validation of an Allelic Discrimination Assay for Drug Metabolism
Hatoon Dablouk
Ericka Hendrix, PhD, MB(ASCP)CM
Chanel Nwokey, MLS(ASCP)CM
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX

Development of a High Resolution Melt Curve Assay to Detect Sickle Cell Disease
Connie R. Maza, B.S.
Yvonne N. Umeh, MLS(ASCP)CM
Ericka C. Hendrix, PhD, MB(ASCP)CM
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX

Phytochemical Effects on Bacterial Biofilm
Rita M. Heuertz, PhD, MT(ASCP)
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO

Field Evaluation of Onsite Monitors for Surface Contamination by 5-fluorouracil
Jerome Smith, PhD
Deborah Sammons, BS
Shirley Robertson
Barbara MacKenzie, BS
John Snawder, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Cincinnati, OH

Comparison of Test Results for IHC, FISH and NGS when Screening for Molecular Markers
Adam Janssen, MS, MB(ASCP)CM
Thuy Nguyen, MS, MB(ASCP)CM
Miriam Block, MD
Hany Magharyous, MD
Jason Christiansen, PhD
Jennifer Lamoureux, PhD, MT(ASCP)
Ignyta, Inc.
San Diego, CA

Severe Factor VII Deficiency in a Newborn
Gloria Sloan, MT(ASCP)
Mary Jonah MT(ASCP)SH
Natasha Savage, MD
Augusta University and AUMC
Augusta, GA

Validation of Vysis LSI ALK and ROS1 Break Apart FISH Probes
Lester Pretlow, PhD
Augusta University and AUMC
Augusta, GA

A Prospective Study of Patients Diagnosed with Sarcoidosis: Nutrition, Health Assessment and Environmental Exposures
Louis B. Caruana, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)
Gerald D. Redwine, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)
Sheridan Limmer, BSCLS candidate (senior)
Rodney E. Rohde, Ph.D., SVCM, SMCM, MB(ASCP)CM
*Christopher Russian, Ph.D., RRT-NPS, RPSGT
Texas State University, CLS Program & *Respiratory Care Department
San Marcos, TX

Assessment of Intake of Cinnamon Supplements on Hemoglobin A1c Levels in Pre-Diabetics
Shokrani M, Ph.D. MT(ASCP)
Lukaszuk J, Ph.D., RD, LDN
Walker DA, Ph.D.
McCann H
McMahon L
Kim E
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL

NGS Testing Helps to Identify New Treatment Opportunities for Advanced Solid Tumor Cancers Driven by Molecular Alterations
Audrey Thacker, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM
Jessica Templer, MLS(ASCP)CM
Hany Magharyous, MD
Pratik Multani, MD
Jason Christiansen, PhD
Jennifer Lamoureux, PhD, MT(ASCP)
Ignyta, Inc.
San Diego, CA

Cause and Concern for Patients with B- cell Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Anietie Uko, MLS(ASCP)CM
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA

Evaluating the Gap Between Training Programs and Hospitals in Medical Laboratory Science Chemistry Testing
Joshua Adams
Ryan Cordner
Mary F. Davis
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT

Three-Dimensional Imaging of Immunostained Tubule Lumens in Solvent-Cleared, Whole-Mount Mouse Kidneys
Eric L. Bruton, BA Biology, BS Clinical Laboratory Science candidate (senior)
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Kamali Dini Adewale, BS Biochemistry candidate (junior)
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
Denise K. Marciano, M.D., Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Implementation of a Mixing Study Protocol and a Factor Assay Protocol for the Assessment of Factor VIII Activity in Human Plasma Using the STart®4 Analyzer
Quy-Hien R. Dang
Jenica L. Harrison, PhD, MT(ASCP)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Comparison of Methodologies for the Isolation of Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes from Blood
Kay Dedicatoria
Karen Krisher, Ph.D, D(ABMM), MLS(ASCP)CM
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Relationship Between HbA1c and Serum Uric Acid Levels in Diabetes
Gabriel Diaz, BS, Clinical Laboratory Science Student
Zackary Alghamdy, BS, Clinical Laboratory Science Student
Hunter Johnston, BS, Clinical Laboratory Science Student
Jeraldo Luna, Clinical Laboratory Science Student
Jean Sparks, PhD
Felix Omoruyi, PhD
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX

The Relationship Between Oligoclonal Bands and the Expanded Disability Status Score
Holly Jensen, BS
Mary Davis, PhD
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT

Molecular Diagnosis of Multi Schistosome Parasites from Filtered Urine Samples from School Children in Zambia
Miriam Price
Megan J. Hessler
Austin Cyrs
Steven C. Krenzke
El Shaimaa Mahmoud
Nilanjan Lodh, Ph.D.
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Chummy Sikasunge, Ph.D.
James Mwansa, Ph.D.
University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

Development of a Microscopic Method to Diagnose Hemoglobin C Conditions in Underdeveloped Countries
Kayla Schmidt
Tim R. Randolph, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO