It is time to make your plans for World Thrombosis Day, sponsored by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Inc. Please to WorldThrombosisDay.org or to the WorldThrombosisDay site on Facebook for full information.
You are invited to the Clinical and Laboratory Update in Thrombosis, Anticoagulation and Vascular Medicine: A Board Review Primer, this fall’s Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development at the Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, Minnesota. This is a new location for the meeting, and you will find both The Fritsma Factor and Precision BioLogic represented in the exhibit. This is one of the iconic hemostasis meetings of the year, and we hope to see you there.
George presents “Monitoring the New Anticoagulants, Whatever Happened to the PT and PTT?” and “Managing Trauma-induced Coagulopathy,” for the 2014 ASCLS-HI Clinical Laboratory Symposium Update at the Ko’olan Conference Center near Honolulu, Hawaii, October 21 and 22 (well, someone has to do it!). Times for George’s talks are to be announced. We hope you can attend. Go to ASCLS-HI and click on 2014 ASCLS-HI Clinical Laboratory Symposium Update.
Join George as he kicks off the American Association of Clinical Chemists (AACC) Quick Takes webinar series with “Quick Takes on Quality Assurance in Hemostasis.” George will present three 30-minute presentations on August 7, 14, and 21, 1–1:30 EDT. He will discuss:
- Employing local calibration for prothrombin time/international normalized ratio (PT/INR) monitoring of Coumadin therapy.
- Specimen management for coagulation and platelet aggregometry
- Determining PTT sensitivity to factor VIII and IX deficiency
- Developing an ex vivo “Brill-Edwards” curve to establish the partial thromboplastin time (PTT) heparin therapeutic range
- Calculating clinical sensitivity and specificity and computing receiver-operator curves (ROC analysis)
The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Scientific and Standardization Subcommittee meets June 23–26 at the Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Please stop by to meet George and our folks at the Precision BioLogic booth, #308. See you in Milwaukee!
George is in Kalamazoo where he will provide four Medical Laboratory Professionals Week presentations for the American Society for Medical Laboratory Sciences- Michigan. The ASCLS-MI annual meeting, “Move Forward in ’14 with ASCLS-Michigan” is Wednesday April 23–Friday, April 25 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo. PowerPoints of each presentation are attached below. George’s presentations and times are…
- Thursday, April 24, 4–5: Monitoring the New Anticoagulants; Whatever Happened to the PT and PTT?
- Friday, April 25, 9:15–10:15: Clumsy Coag Communication: Let’s Blame the Lab
- Friday, April 25, 10:30–11:30: Cases That Illustrate the Cell-Based Coagulation Model
- Friday, April 25, 1:15–2:15: Managing the Acute Coagulopathy of Trauma and Shock
For the final Friday afternoon presentation, George is substituting for Frank Huebler, RN, who was scheduled to present “TEG’s Role in Coagulation and Patient Blood Management.” George’s talk includes a discussion of the application of thromboelastography (TEG) and thromboelastometry (ROTEM) for managing massive transfusion protocols in trauma-induced coagulopathies.
Here are George’s handouts:
Monitoring the New Anticoagulants; Whatever Happened to the PT and PTT?
Clumsy Coag Communication: Let’s Blame the Lab
Cases That Illustrate the Cell-Based Coagulation Model
Managing the Acute Coagulopathy of Trauma and Shock
Welcome to Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Week, April 20–26. We are the hidden profession that saves lives. In celebration, we’ve added a new audio PowerPoint to our series, Hematology Case Studies: Lupus Anticoagulant Profile and Specimen Management. Continue to consult with Fritsma Factor, as we receive new and updated entries regularly.