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Droplet Digital PCR and the Power of Partitioning: Advanced Applications for Liquid Biopsy and Single Cell RNA-Seq

Exhibit Hall A – McCormick Place South (Level 3)


Tuesday, April 17th 12:30 PM
Lunch will be served

Abstract |  2017-10-07 12:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles (CP199) Evaluation of the IH-1000™ Immunohematology Gel System for Use in a Hospital Transfusion Service Deanna Brown, M.T. (ASCP)1, Mandy Madole, M.T. (ASCP)1, Dr. Elizabeth Jack, M.D.1, Melissa J.A. Laufer, BS, BB, SBB (ASCP)2, Marianne M Zollman, MS, MBA2, Candace Williams, MT(ASCP)SBB2 1) Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 2) Bio-Rad Laboratories San Diego Convention Center – Hall E 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA






Exhibitor Spotlight 



Droplet Digital PCR and the Power of Partitioning: Advanced Applications for Liquid Biopsy and Single Cell RNA-Seq

Exhibit Hall A – McCormick Place South (Level 3)


Tuesday, April 17th 12:30 PM
Lunch will be served

Abstract |  2017-10-07 12:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles (CP199) Evaluation of the IH-1000™ Immunohematology Gel System for Use in a Hospital Transfusion Service Deanna Brown, M.T. (ASCP)1, Mandy Madole, M.T. (ASCP)1, Dr. Elizabeth Jack, M.D.1, Melissa J.A. Laufer, BS, BB, SBB (ASCP)2, Marianne M Zollman, MS, MBA2, Candace Williams, MT(ASCP)SBB2 1) Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 2) Bio-Rad Laboratories San Diego Convention Center – Hall E 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA

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Booth #1328  |  Boston  |  October 13–16

Industry Workshop 

Empowering Process Change in the Blood Bank – Keeping it Compatible

Monday, October 15, 2018, 7:00–8:00 AM
Breakfast reception: 6:30–7:00 AM
Location: Room 204AB – Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Add to Calendar ▸ 10/15/2018 07:00 AM 10/15/2018 08:00 AM America/New York Industry Workshop, Empowering Process Change in the Blood Bank – Keeping it Compatible Empowering Process Change in the Blood Bank – Keeping it Compatible

Heather McGann MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, Manager, Transfusion Medicine

Breakfast reception: 6:30—7:00 AM
Location: Room 204AB — Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Bio‑Radfalse 10/15/2018
Presenters:
Heather McGann MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Heather McGann MS,
MT(ASCP)SBB
Manager, Transfusion Medicine
University of Maryland
Medical Center
1 CEU
CE credit will be provided to the attendees

Leeann Shimer MS,
MLT(ASCP)BB
Technical Specialist,
Transfusion Services
University of Maryland
Medical Center

During the presentation we will:

  • Describe technique used to introduce staff members to a new laboratory technology (manual vs. automated) and methodologies (solid phase vs. column agglutination)
  • Review methods used to demonstrate staff understanding, knowledge, and competence
  • Reveal challenges that have occurred during the transition along with recommendations moving forward

Poster Presentation

Abstract Poster Luncheon

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 1:00–2:00 PM
Location: Hall A Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Abstract #INS3

Comparing Gel to Solid Phase Methodologies in a Large Hospital Transfusion Service: Concordance Data of High‑Throughput Automated Immunohematology Analyzers
Authors: Martha Marks, MLS(ASCP)1, Robert T Robinson, MT(ASCP)1, Jaylen Rivera, MLS(ASCP)1, Leah M Golden, MLS(ASCP)1, Jessica Poisson, MD1, Melissa J.A. Laufer, BS, BB, SBB (ASCP)2, Bob Pembroke2, and Nicholas Bandarenko3, (1)Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, (2)Bio‑Rad Laboratories, Inc., CA, (3)Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC
Add to Calendar ▸ 10/14/2018 1:00 PM 10/14/2018 2:00 PM America/New York Poster Presentation, Abstract Poster Luncheon Abstract #4259

Comparing Gel to Solid Phase Methodologies in a Large Hospital Transfusion Service: Concordance Data of High-Throughput Automated Immunohematology Analyzers

Martha Marks, MLS(AarthSCP)1, Robert T Robinson, MT(ASCP)1, Jaylen Rivera, MLS(ASCP)1, Leah M Golden, MLS(ASCP)1, Jessica Poisson, MD1, Melissa J.A. Laufer, BS, BB, SBB (ASCP)2, Bob Pembroke2, and Nicholas Bandarenko3, (1)Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, (2)Bio‑Rad Laboratories, Inc., CA, (3)Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC
Location: TBD — Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Bio-Radfalse 10/14/2018

Product Showcase 

Blood Bank Testing and Quality Management

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Educational Sessions 

SN1–8: Blood Bank Mythbusters

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 8:30–10:00 AM
Location: Room 157 – Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Add to Calendar ▸ 10/14/2018 08:30 AM 10/14/2018 10:00 AM America/New York Educational Sessions, SN1–8:

Blood Bank Mythbusters
Blood Bank Mythbusters aims to uncover the truth behind popular myths and legends in the blood banking world with unbridled curiosity and conversations regarding best practices in transfusion medicine. Hoping to inspire all blood bankers, the panel will interact and challenge us to get involved with proving or disproving popular myths, misconceptions or legends in our specialized world.

Panel members Dr. Mary Townsend, Senior Medical Director at Blood Systems, and Dr. Joe Chaffin, aka Blood Bank Guy - Chief Medical Officer for LifeStream, join session leader Dr. Kevin Land, Vice President of Clinical Services at Blood Systems, Inc for this interesting session. Watch these well-known speakers and educators bring enthusiasm and fun to learning as they seek to ‘bust’ common myths in Blood Banking! They have extensive experience with both hospital and blood center-based transfusion services, so this is sure to be a treat.
Location: 157 — Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Bio-Radfalse 10/14/2018

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the perception that all products in a specific component type (such as granulocytes or plasma) are the same… You’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all
  • Identify how good we really are in assessing transfusion medicine risk elements
  • Describe how to recognize when a myth has become engrained in a process
Presenters:
 
Kevin J. Land, MD
Blood Systems
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
Mary J. Townsend, MD
Blood Systems, Inc.
D. Joe Chaffin, MD
Blood Bank Guy
Lifestream
 
Program Chair:
 
Jamie Buetow, MT(ASCP)SH
Blood Systems, Inc.
 

SN2–17: Blood Bank Guy Essentials LIVE! Featuring Connie Westhoff and Mark Yazer

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10:30–12:00 PM
Location: Room 156 – Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Add to Calendar ▸ 10/14/2018 10:30 AM 10/14/2018 12:00 PM America/New York Educational Sessions, SN2–17: Blood Bank Guy Essentials LIVE! Featuring Connie Westhoff and Mark Yazer

The Blood Bank Guy Essentials Podcast, hosted by Dr. Joe Chaffin, has a worldwide audience. Guests discuss core topics in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine at a basic to intermediate level, with a lighthearted and humorous touch. This novel session is an in‑person extension of that approach. Live attendees and social media users will help drive an interactive discussion between the speakers and Dr. Chaffin, with visual aids interspersed to illustrate important points. Two popular podcast guests, Dr. Mark Yazer and Connie Westhoff, will outline several essential topics in transfusion practice and the laboratory. Dr. Yazer will discuss practical strategies to manage “high profile” blood products (especially O negative red blood cells, AB plasma, and the “new” group O whole blood), and give practical tips on how to develop (or improve) a massive transfusion protocol. Dr. Westhoff will outline challenges and important decisions in pretransfusion testing, and check-in on progress regarding the 2015 recommendation for Rh genotyping for those testing as serologic weak D. In addition, Dr. Justin Kreuter, a leading educator and #blooducation social media contributor, will interject real-time social media responses and comments. Attendees will have opportunities to set the direction of the session with opinions and questions, and will consider illustrative example case scenarios.
Location: Room 156 – Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Bio‑Radfalse 10/14/2018

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe practical stategies for managing and promoting effective use of O negative RCBs, AB plasma, and group O whole blood
  • Analyze how to assess your massive transfusion protocol for effectiveness and composition
  • Discuss common challeneges in pretransfusion testing
  • Evaluate progress in implemementing 2015 recommended Rh genotyping strategy for serologic weak D
Presenters:
 
D. Joe Chaffin, MD
Blood Bank Guy
Lifestream
Connie M. Westhoff
Immunohematology and Genomics Laboratory
New York Blood Center
Mark H. Yazer, MD
Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh
Justin D. Kreuter, MD
Mayo Clinic
Program Chair:
 
D. Joe Chaffin, MD
Blood Bank Guy
Lifestream
 

TU1–10: Providing Engaging Transfusion Medicine Education in the 21st Century: LessonsLearned from Creating a Nationwide Webinar, a Simulation Laboratory, and a Podcast

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7:00–8:30 AM
Location: Room 258AB – Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Add to Calendar ▸ 10/16/2018 07:00 AM 10/16/2018 08:30 AM America/New York Educational Sessions, TU1–10 Providing Engaging Transfusion Medicine Education in the 21st Century: Lessons‑Learned from Creating a Nationwide Webinar, a Simulation Laboratory, and a Podcast

Internet‑based offerings of continuing medical education (CME), such as webinars, podcasts, and online educational material are known to be a successful, convenient, and efficient way of improving physician performance and satisfying credentialing requirements. Interactive forms of education (e.g. simulation sessions) as well as podcasts can also be powerful training tools for healthcare professionals, including in Transfusion Medicine. Additionally, nurses and Blood Bank laboratory technologists can also benefit from these sessions as a means of staying current in transfusion medicine and for obtaining credits to maintain their certification. In this session, the lecturers will share the hurdles faced in developing such programs and discuss their usefulness and success within the Transfusion Medicine community. The benefits, effectiveness, and popularity of each educational approach for various audience groups will be discussed as well as the process by which certification for offering CME/CEU accreditation was navigated.
Location: Room 258AB – Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Bio-Radfalse 10/16/2018

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the literature on what educational interventions have been found effective at improving physician performance and discuss specific challenges related to providing a valuable education experience in Transfusion Medicine
  • Discuss the development of a diverse array of educational experiences, including the successful Transfusion Medicine centered “SUCCESS” webinar platform, educational podcasts, and a simulation laboratory for hands‑on transfusion related scenarios. The process by which CME/CEUs may be obtained will also be discussed
  • Explain which types of educational offerings and for what types of audiences each technology is successful
Presenters:
 
Justin D. Kreuter, MD
Blood Bank Guy
D. Joe Chaffin, MD
Blood Bank Guy
Lifestream
Shanna Morgan, M.D.
American Red Cross
University of Minnesota
 
Program Chair:
 
David Conrad Mair
American Red Cross Services
Division of Transfusion, University of Minnesota
 

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Abstract Poster Luncheon

Hall E

Saturday, October 7, Noon–2:00 PM


CP199

Evaluation of the IH-1000™ Immunohematology Gel System for Use in a Hospital Transfusion Service

Deanna Brown, MT, et al | Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

Abstract |  2017-10-07 12:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles (CP199) Evaluation of the IH-1000™ Immunohematology Gel System for Use in a Hospital Transfusion Service Deanna Brown, M.T. (ASCP)1, Mandy Madole, M.T. (ASCP)1, Dr. Elizabeth Jack, M.D.1, Melissa J.A. Laufer, BS, BB, SBB (ASCP)2, Marianne M Zollman, MS, MBA2, Candace Williams, MT(ASCP)SBB2 1) Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 2) Bio-Rad Laboratories San Diego Convention Center – Hall E 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA


AP31

Automated Verification of Immunohematology Results and the Impact to Donor Testing

Barbara J. Bachman, MS, MT, SBB, MBB, et al | Bio-Rad Laboratories

Abstract |  2017-10-07 12:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles (AP31) Automated Verification of Immunohematology Results and the Impact to Donor Testing Staffing challenges in today’s blood banks require instrumentation with minimal operator intervention, and should include the option of automated result verification. IH-Com™ V5.0, the data management and result interpretation software currently used in the United States for immunohematology testing on the IH-1000™, can analyze reaction images, manage sample, QC and reagent data, and perform automatic result verification. IH-Com V5.0 may be used with a standalone IH-1000, with multiple IH-1000s, and connected to a Laboratory Information System. San Diego Convention Center – Hall E 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA


AP37

Workflow Comparison of Two Gel Analyzers in a Large Transfusion Service

J. Peter Pelletier, et al | University of Florida College of Medicine

Abstract |  2017-10-07 12:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles (AP37) Workflow Comparison of Two Gel Analyzers in a Large Transfusion Service Vendor-assisted workflow studies are becoming more popular as a means to evaluate if immunohematology analyzer capabilities are a match for a specific facility’s needs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate quality, speed and cost workflow properties for the ProVue® (Ortho Clinical Diagnostics) and the IH-1000™ (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.) in a large volume transfusion service using Lean Six Sigma process flow and roadmap. San Diego Convention Center – Hall E 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA


AP38

Workflow Comparison of Two High Volume, High Throughput Analyzers

Aaron Samson, MBA, MB, et al | Clinical Pathology Labs

Abstract |  2017-10-07 12:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles (AP38) Workflow Comparison of Two High Volume, High Throughput Analyzers Few workflow studies have been performed on high volume, high throughput blood bank analyzers in large volume testing facilities. This study was designed to specifically evaluate the operational efficiencies of the Galileo® Neo (Immucor) against the IH-1000™ (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.) using LEAN process flow & Six Sigma methodology. San Diego Convention Center – Hall E 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA


AP39

Workflow Impact of Automated Result Verification for Patient and Donor Blood Typing

Barbara J. Bachman, MS, MT, SBB, MBB, et al | Bio-Rad Laboratories

Abstract |  2017-10-07 12:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles (AP39) Workflow Impact of Automated Result Verification for Patient and Donor Blood Typing Immunohematology facilities face many challenges including standardization, process control, productivity, staffing and patient safety. To alleviate these challenges, the IH-1000™ instrument and complimentary IH-Com™ Data Management System (DMS) were designed to provide lean automation to enhance blood testing facility workflow. The enhanced result management options in IH-Com provides laboratories the ability to automate the release of routine, non-discrepant, acceptable test results to the LIS without operators having to visually inspect all result images. Each facility has flexibility to establish their site-specific result verification rules during system implementation.San Diego Convention Center – Hall E 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA

Poster sessions 




Abstract Poster Luncheon

Hall E

Saturday, October 7, Noon–2:00 PM


CP199

Evaluation of the IH-1000™ Immunohematology Gel System for Use in a Hospital Transfusion Service

Deanna Brown, MT, et al | Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

Abstract |  2017-10-07 12:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles (CP199) Evaluation of the IH-1000™ Immunohematology Gel System for Use in a Hospital Transfusion Service Deanna Brown, M.T. (ASCP)1, Mandy Madole, M.T. (ASCP)1, Dr. Elizabeth Jack, M.D.1, Melissa J.A. Laufer, BS, BB, SBB (ASCP)2, Marianne M Zollman, MS, MBA2, Candace Williams, MT(ASCP)SBB2 1) Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 2) Bio-Rad Laboratories San Diego Convention Center – Hall E 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA

Poster sessions – featuring ddPCR




Abstract Poster Luncheon

Hall E

Saturday, October 7, Noon–2:00 PM


CP199

Evaluation of the IH-1000™ Immunohematology Gel System for Use in a Hospital Transfusion Service

Deanna Brown, MT, et al | Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

Abstract |  2017-10-07 12:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles (CP199) Evaluation of the IH-1000™ Immunohematology Gel System for Use in a Hospital Transfusion Service Deanna Brown, M.T. (ASCP)1, Mandy Madole, M.T. (ASCP)1, Dr. Elizabeth Jack, M.D.1, Melissa J.A. Laufer, BS, BB, SBB (ASCP)2, Marianne M Zollman, MS, MBA2, Candace Williams, MT(ASCP)SBB2 1) Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 2) Bio-Rad Laboratories San Diego Convention Center – Hall E 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA








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Poster sessions – featuring ddPCR



Saturday, October 7, Noon–2:00 PM


CP199

Evaluation of the IH-1000™ Immunohematology Gel System for Use in a Hospital Transfusion Service

Deanna Brown, MT, et al | Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

Abstract |  2017-10-07 12:00:00 2017-10-07 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles (CP199) Evaluation of the IH-1000™ Immunohematology Gel System for Use in a Hospital Transfusion Service Deanna Brown, M.T. (ASCP)1, Mandy Madole, M.T. (ASCP)1, Dr. Elizabeth Jack, M.D.1, Melissa J.A. Laufer, BS, BB, SBB (ASCP)2, Marianne M Zollman, MS, MBA2, Candace Williams, MT(ASCP)SBB2 1) Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 2) Bio-Rad Laboratories San Diego Convention Center – Hall E 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA

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Add to Calendar ▸ 04/17/2018 12:30 PM 04/17/2018 1:30 PM America/Los_Angeles Bio-Rad Spotlight Presentation – featuring ddPCR™ 12:30– 1:00 PM
A key role for circulating nucleic acids as predictive biomarkers of response in immunotherapy and targeted treatments
Lunch provided
Marzia Del Re, PharmD, PhD
Pharmacogenetics Research Assistant
Clinical Biochemist
Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenetic Unit
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
University Hospital Pisa, Italy

1:00– 1:30 PM
ctDNA as a biomarker for early tumor response assessment in lung cancer patients treated with immunotherapyEd Schuuring, PhD
Full professor in Molecular Oncological Pathology
Senior Clinical Scientist in Molecular Pathology
Department of Pathology (HPC EA10)
University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
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