The JAM

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Joint Annual Meeting 2020

More Sessions Added: Lab Safety Regulations and Coronavirus Impact on Higher Ed

We're excited to announce that two new sessions have been added to the 2020 ASCLS & AGT Virtual Joint Annual Meeting educational program. The virtual event, held June 28-July 2, includes nearly 60 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved continuing education on a flexible schedule that you choose, either real-time or recorded sessions streaming up to 30 days after the meeting. Register by June 23!

How the Coronavirus is Impacting Higher Education

Wednesday, July 1, 10:00 am EDT

  • Charity Accurso, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, University of Cincinnati
  • Julie Hall, MHS, MT(ASCP), Grand Valley State University
  • Peter Hu, PhD, FACSc, MLS(ASCP)CM, CG, MB, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Yasmen Simonian, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, FASAHP, Weber State University

This panel will discuss some of the impacts the coronavirus has had on higher education, including impacts on enrollment, budgets, clinical instruction and plans for the upcoming academic year.

The Mystery of Lab Safety Regulations

Wednesday, July 1, 11:15 am EDT

  • Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, CQA(ASQ)

Does OSHA really care about gum chewing in the lab? What PPE should I be wearing during this pandemic? Does my chemical waste need to be in my line of site? Getting buy-in from staff and having them follow safety regulations is difficult, and helping them to understand why the regulations exist can help with that. This session will help you understand the mystery of those strange regulations and even teach you how to dig deep to find those answers on your own.

New Panel Discussion on COVID's Impact on Higher Education

The 2020 ASCLS & AGT Virtual Joint Annual Meeting educational program will feature a newly-added panel on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted educators. The virtual event includes nearly 60 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved continuing education on a flexible schedule that you choose, either real-time or recorded sessions streaming up to 30 days after the meeting. Browse the educational program.

Remote Control: How to Zoom through COVID's Impact on Higher Education

Wednesday, July 1, 11:15 am EDT

Speakers:

  • Dana Bostic, MBA, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • Lisa Cremeans, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • Vanessa Johnson, MBA, MT(ASCP)
  • Joan Polancic, MSEd, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • Kyle Riding, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • Rebbecca Silva, MS, MT(ASCP)

This interactive panel session will explore the unique opportunities and challenges that have arisen alongside COVID-19-related remote instruction. Panelists will share their insights while working with attendees to identify how to effectively leverage remote instructional tools to benefits learner engagement.

Register for the Virtual JAM by June 1 to get the early registration discount, and join us June 28-July 2.

New Sessions on Convalescent Plasma Treatments for COVID-19, IGH Deletions in Multiple Myeloma, and Cultivating Resiliency

Late-breaking sessions continue to be added to the 2020 ASCLS & AGT Virtual Joint Annual Meeting educational program. The virtual event includes nearly 60 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved continuing education on a flexible schedule that you choose, either real-time or recorded sessions streaming up to 30 days after the meeting.

Current Status of Convalescent Plasma to Treat COVID-19

Michael JoynerMonday, June 29, 11:30 am EDT

Michael Joyner, MD, Mayo Clinic

This presentation will outline what convalescent plasma is and how it can be used to treat COVID-19, including what is currently known about its’ safety and efficacy.

IGH Deletions in Multiple Myeloma Can Enhance Risk Stratification

Monday, June 29, 2:45 pm EDT

Scott Smith, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Risk stratification in multiple myeloma is partly based on cytogenetics. IGH deletions were identified in 229 cases referred for clinical testing. Of all deletions identified, 21% resulted in a gene fusion, 7% of which were identified in high-risk fusions. These results and clinical implications of this study will be discussed.

Cultivating Resiliency: Positive Intelligence

KozarTuesday, June 30, 2:00 pm EDT

Brandon Kozar, PsyD, MBA, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

In this second part of the Cultivating Resilience series, the common myth of the happiness and success relationship will be debunked. Using recent research findings within the fields of psychology and neurobiology, people will learn how various personal and professional outcomes are improved through cultivating a positive primed brain state and what activities have been empirically proven to facilitate such a state and foster increased resiliency.

Watch part one of the Cultivating Resilience series, A New Frame on Stress (below), which was presented as an ASCLS webinar in April 2020.

Register for the Virtual JAM by June 1 to get the early registration discount, and join us June 28-July 2.

Two Sessions Added: The Vaccine-Autism Controversy and Scaling Up Samples in Response to COVID-19

We're excited to announce that two new sessions have been added to the 2020 ASCLS & AGT Virtual Joint Annual Meeting educational program. The virtual event includes nearly 60 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved continuing education on a flexible schedule that you choose, either real-time or recorded sessions streaming up to 30 days after the meeting.

In the Wake of Wakefield: The Vaccine-Autism Controversy

Martin BekahMonday, June 29, 11:30 am EDT

  • Rebekah Martin, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM

This presentation will walk through the findings of Andrew Wakefield’s infamous publication in The Lancet, which attempted to link the MMR vaccine and autism. This session will also explore circumstances surrounding the article’s publication as well as its impact on society and medicine. Basic immunology and vaccine design will also be discussed.

Scaling Up: 0 to 5,000 Samples a Day in Response to COVID-19

Canner JPTuesday, June 30, 2:00 pm EDT

  • JP Canner, PhD, NRCC

Implementing a scalable process is critical to meet the high demand of SARS-CoV-2 molecular testing. This talk will discuss the process of transitioning a previously manual testing procedure to a semi-automated process while maintaining key quality assurance checkpoints.

Register by June 1 to get the early registration discount, and join us June 28-July 2.