AACC 2020

2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

December 13–17, 2020 | Chicago, IL

At the 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meetings, visitors to our booth will be able to explore the latest innovations in laboratory medicine, and learn how laboratories of all sizes can benefit from automation.

Check out scientific posters presented at AACC 2019 and learn about the solutions showcased. Watch a recording of our scientific session on sepsis to earn 1.5 CE credits.

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AACC 2019 Scientific Poster: Predicted Economic Benefits of a Novel Biomarker for Earlier Sepsis Identification and Treatment

Poster Benefits of a Novel Biomarker for Earlier Sepsis Identification

Is your hospital seeking ways to improve the economics and outcomes of sepsis? This study—awarded Best Abstract at AACC 2019—showed how solutions that speed time to antibiotics for sepsis patients in the ED can deliver economic savings to hospitals.

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AACC 2019 Scientific Poster: Extending the Linear Reading Range of a Luminometer

Poster Extending the Linear Reading of a Luminometer

Non-linearity of the relationship between sample light output and photon counts or relative light unit can lead to imprecision of concentration results. Presented at AACC 2019, see the results of a study comparing chemiluminescence immunoassays with the traditional photon counting method and the combined counting method.

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AACC 2019 Scientific Poster: Improved Chemiluminescent Substrate

Poster A New and Improved Chemiluminscent Substrate

When it comes to immunoassay performance characteristics, the substrate of an assay makes a difference. In this study, presented at AACC 2019, find out how the new LumiFAST chemiluminescent substrate generated better light signal response than the Lumi-Phos 530 substrate.

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AACC 2019 Scientific Poster: Improvements in Precision of Low-volume Pipetting on an Automated Analyzer

Poster Improvements in Precision of Low-volume Pipetting on an Automated Analyzer

Automated analyzers have improved precision and accuracy of patient samples. However, the desire to conserve patient samples collected has led to a need for even smaller volume sample delivery. Find out how a team set out to develop motion profiles that would help achieve very high precision (<1% CV) for small volume delivery—while maintaining fast throughput and eliminating sample carryover with disposable pipette tips.

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AACC 2019 Scientific Poster: Analytical Performance Characteristics of the New Beckman Coulter Access PCT Assay

Poster Analytical Performance Characteristics of Access PCT

Review the evidence demonstrating strong correlation and concordance of the Access PCT immunoassay to a well-established PCT predicate method. Showcased at AACC 2019, this clinical laboratory study confirms the precision and reproducibility of Access PCT assay results, which are returned within 20 minutes.

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AACC 2019 Scientific Poster: Development of an Assay for Measurement of Total Immunoglobulin on AU Chemistry Analyzers

Poster Development of an Assay for Measurement of Total IgE

IgE is a member of the immunoglobulin family of proteins produced by plasma cells. Elevated levels are commonly seen in cases of allergic diseases and other conditions. Read this development study presented at AACC 2019 evaluating the performance of a new Total IgE assay.

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Scientific Session A Race Against Time: The Challenge of Sepsis for Clinicians and Laboratories

Sepsis is life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. It is estimated that this condition affects approximately 30 million1 people worldwide every year and carries a 25–30% mortality rate. Sepsis is also costly to healthcare organizations, with more than $24 billionspent on it annually in the United States alone.

Watch the recording of our scientific session on sepsis to earn 1.5 CE credits.

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Early detection and diagnosis are key to stopping the progression of sepsis. Watch the recording of this educational event presented at the 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting to hear from a panel of experts about the diagnosis and treatment of this deadly condition.

Viewers will learn to: 
  • Describe the healthcare burden of sepsis
  • Summarize the clinical guidelines used in establishing a sepsis protocol
  • Discuss the roles of the various stakeholders in the diagnosis and management of sepsis
  • Discuss sepsis biomarkers and antibiotic stewardship

Presented Topic Speaker

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
7:00 –8:30 a.m.
Hilton Anaheim,
Pacific AB Room

 A Race against Time–the Challenge of Sepsis for Clinicians and Laboratorians Jeannine Holden, M.D., MBA (moderator)
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Medical and Scientific Affairs
Beckman Coulter, Inc., Brea, CA

  • Sepsis clinical presentation, current challenges in clinical assessment
  • Current sepsis protocol
  • Emerging diagnostic technology (the Early Sepsis Indicator)
David Huang, M.D., M.P.H. (clinician perspective) 
Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine
Department of Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

  • How the laboratory supports the sepsis protocol in your medical institution 
  • Key elements/components for managing the protocol
  • Laboratory tests to support sepsis management (lactate, procalcitonin, etc.)
Octavia Peck-Palmer, Ph.D. (laboratorian perspective)
Associate Professor, Departments of Pathology, Critical Care Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 
Medical Director, Automated Testing Laboratories, UPMC Presbyterian, Shadyside, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA

Sepsis and antibiotic stewardship Barbara Zimmer, Ph.D. (antibiotic stewardship and sepsis)
Principal Scientist, Scientific Affairs
Beckman Coulter, Inc., Brea, CA

1Sepsis Alliance. “Fact Sheet.2018.” Sepsis.org. Accessed 6 Mar. 2019.

2Torio C, Moore B. “National Inpatient Hospital Costs: The Most Expensive Conditions by Payer.” www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb204-Most-Expensive-Hospital-Conditions.pdf, May 2016. Accessed 15 Jan. 2018.

1Sepsis Alliance. "Fact Sheet 2018." Sepsis.org. Accessed 6 Mar, 2019.
2Torio C. Moore B. "National Inpatient Hospital Costs: The Most Expensive Conditions by Payer." www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb204-Most-Expensive-Hospital-Conditions.pdf. May 2016. Accessed 15 Jan, 2018.

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