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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Through Jan. 16, 2009: CLMA announced that ThinkLab '09, sponsored by Orchard Software, launched its "Call for Presentations" website, www.owpm.com/abstracts/CLMA/index.php, for 2009's annual meeting to be held May 2-5, 2009, in the Tampa Convention Center. The deadline for poster presentations only is Friday, Jan. 16, 2009; Education posters will be presented and awards given to the top three posters.

Through Jan. 23, 2009: The Association for Laboratory Automation is accepting abstracts for poster presentations now through Jan. 23, for its LabAutomation2009 Conference and Exhibition, Jan. 24 through 28, in Palm Springs, CA. Entries should describe original research relevant to any of five program tracks. Anyone submitting an abstract for a poster presentation is eligible to win a MacBook Air. For guidelines/submission, visit labautomation.org/LA09/speakers/posterGuidelines.cfm. For information on LabAutomation2009, go to www.labautomation.org.

NOW AVAILABLE ON CD ROM

90-minute in-depth program. "Automated Histology in the Clinical Laboratory: Best Practices and New Technologies" With Azorides R. Morales, MD, professor/chair, Department of Pathology at University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, suggests ways to streamline the histology lab while expediting disease diagnosis and TAT via automation. To order, call 800-401-5937 ext. 2, and ask for order code 8G11R, or visit www.ioma.com/audioconferences/1103.html.

Earn CEUs while you listen. "Planning for the Unexpected: Disaster Preparedness for Laboratories" is captured in this informative 90-minute program presented by Gina Potenza, CPCP, the director of Information Systems Laboratory Alliance of Central New York. To purchase the CD ROM, call 800-401-5937, ext. 2, and ask for order code 8G09R, or go to www.ioma.com/audioconferences/1072.html.

CONFERENCES

Feb. 2-4. "Expanding the Platform for Molecular Diagnostics Lab Growth and Profitability" is the subject of the 2009 MDx Conference at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale. Gain expert insight on how labs successfully integrate molecular diagnostics into their business strategies in the current regulatory and business environment. To learn more and register, visit www.ioma.com/conferences/1044.html.

Feb. 10-11. At the Molecular Summit 2009, at Philadelphia's Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, meet global leaders and hear 27 speakers discuss integrated diagnostics services that combine imaging with molecular diagnostics. Register at www.molecular-summit.com.

April 16-17. The two-day 41st Annual Oak Ridge Conference for key diagnostics executives, lab directors at major facilities and institutions, and academic researchers is dedicated to exploring emerging technologies for the clinical lab. Held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, attendees will interact with scientists from academia and industry who are developing a wide range of technologies for diagnostic testing. To learn more and register, go to www.aacc.org/events/meetings/Pages/5201.aspx.

April 19-23. The 2009 Professional Practice in Clinical Chemistry at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town in Virginia is a comprehensive 4 1/2-day course featuring presentations on fundamental and state-of-the-art practices in the field of clinical chemistry, including selected topics relevant for the emerging core laboratory. To learn more and register, go to www.aacc.org/events/meetings/Pages/ppcc.aspx.

April 28-29. The 14th Annual Executive War College--a two-day program designed to help laboratory administrators and pathologists learn practical methods for improving the organizational performance and financial success of their laboratories--returns to the Sheraton Hotel-New Orleans. To learn more and register, go to www.executivewarcollege.com.

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