Clinical Laboratory News caught up with this year’s AACC Annual Meeting chair in an interview published in the June issue. We've provided the highlights for you here.
Key points excerpted from Clinical Laboratory News
’s interview with AACC Annual Meeting chair Paolo Fortina, MD, PhD, professor of oncology and cancer biology, include the following. (Refer to the publication’s June 2012 issue
for the full interview.)
- Experts presenting at the meeting represent the fields of genetics, cardiology, pediatrics, bioinformatics.
- Speakers will focus on how laboratory professionals will apply the results of their research to their routine work in labs and clinics.
- Working with the organizing committee to choose the invited speakers has been Dr. Fortina’s favorite part of chairing the meeting.
- Information shared at the meeting will have important repercussions on how laboratorians perform their work in the United States and around the world.
- Hot topics of this year’s meeting include high-throughput sequencing, personalized medicine, clinical applications of mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, biobanking, laboratory management, and healthcare reform.
- The don’t-miss presentation of this year’s meeting: Dr. Eric Green’s opening talk on Sunday, July 15th. Topic: The Era of Genomic Medicine
Dr. Fortina ends the interview with this: “I don’t think anyone will be disappointed in any day that they pick to come. I strongly encourage you to spend as much time as you can because this meeting and exposition has so much to offer for everyone involved in laboratory medicine.”
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