National Medical Laboratory Week 2020

During this important week, we’d like to thank all laboratory professionals who play such a critical role in healthcare and patient advocacy. Lab Week 2020 is about coming together as we face unprecedented challenges. 

We understand your conferences and educational opportunities may be limited right now, so we are hopeful you find these educational webinars valuable and convenient.

Now more than ever, we’d like to express our sincere appreciation for your commitment and dedication to diagnostic testing and the patients you serve.

 

LAB WEEK 2020 Topics and Speakers

These educational videos cover topics such as COVID-19 laboratory tests and patient journey, women's health (cervical and sexual), delivering virtual care and information on new innovative solutions for the laboratory.  The presenters come from Roche and partner associations.

 

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CSCC Critical Care Lectureship: COVID-19 – approach to laboratory testing and biosafety sponsored by Roche

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Speakers:

Dr. Giuseppe Lippi 
Professor of Clinical Chemistry, University of Verona; Director, Service of Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital of Verona

Dr. Khosrow Adeli 
Head and Professor, Clinical Biochemistry, Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto

Moderator: 

Dr. David Kinniburgh 
Director, Alberta Centre for Toxicology

Description:  

Special edition of the CSCC Critical Care Lectureship focusing on key biomarkers in intensive care hospital patients for COVID-19. As a goal, discuss the usefulness of different tests (e.g IL-6. D-dimers, CRP, procalcitonin, liver enzymes) based on publications to date and what is being done in some centers in Canada. In other words, to support the role of laboratory medicine in the follow-up of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

 

 

SARS CoV-2: Rising to the testing challenge in the United States

Speaker: 

Dr. Steven Cagas
Dr. Laura Parnas

Description: 

Limited SARS-CoV-2 testing and resource availability continues to be a challenge for the lab medicine community. Join Dr. Steven Cagas and Dr. M. Laura Parnas as they provide an overview of the CoV family of viruses, the unique features of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, and the current outbreak epidemiology. Dr. Cagas will explain the current Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) processes and the EUA molecular tests available, while Dr. Parnas will discuss current biomarkers, serological assays, and potential therapies for COVID-19. Both will be reviewing key attributes to the testing, similarities and differences, and clinical relevance.   

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COVID-19 Patient Journey

Speaker: 

Caroline Vincent,
Medical Liaison, Roche Diagnostics

Description: 

This presentation will give you an overview of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) at the origin of the current pandemic and explore how the illness progresses and can deteriorate in patients with COVID-19.

 

COVID-19 Patient Journey with Roche Canada for Canadian College of Health Leaders

Speaker: 

Caroline Vincent,
Medical Liaison, Roche Diagnostics

Description:

This presentation will summarize the characteristics of the new coronavirus at the origin of the current pandemic and explore how the illness progresses and can deteriorate in patients who contract COVID-19. It will also provide an overview of the various diagnostic tests and blood biomarkers that are useful in the context of COVID-19. 

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Delivering Virtual Care: The Future of Oncology Disease Management

Overview: 

In these difficult times, virtual care management is a way to safely and effectively coordinate patient treatment and ensure continuity of care. Virtual tools also can help institutions reduce costs and increase access to care.

Speakers:

Ketan Paranjape,
Vice President, Roche Diagnostics Information Solutions

Dr. Adam Paul Dicker, MD, PhD, FASTRO, FASCO, 
Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Radiation Oncology 

Dr. Richard Hammer, MD
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri

 

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Cervical Health Today: Updated Priorities and New Tools for Informed Patient Care

Speaker: 

Chris L. McGowin,
Ph.D., Sr. Scientific Affairs Manager, Roche Diagnostics 

Description: 

This webinar will consider the contemporary trends in Women’s health, with a special focus on cervical cancer screening. Cervical cancer remains a critical public health priority. New screening tools and algorithms are driving the reduction of cervical cancer, while simultaneously streamlining the patient and HCP experience. In this context, we will also discuss where the diagnostic lab fits within the spectrum of healthcare delivery, and appreciate the laboratorian’s critical role in patient care and clinical decision-making.

 

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Contemporary Trends for Clinical and Laboratory Management of Sexual Health

Speaker: 

Chris L. McGowin,
Ph.D., Sr. Scientific Affairs Manager, Roche Diagnostics 

Description: 

In this webinar, we will discuss the contemporary definition of ‘Sexual Health’, several drivers of the rapidly accelerating STI epidemic in the US, and how STIs impact the sexual and reproductive health of men and women. In this context, we will also discuss where the diagnostic lab fits within the spectrum of healthcare delivery, and appreciate the laboratorian’s critical role in patient care and clinical decision-making.

 

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Reducing Maternal Mortality: The Health Crisis No One Hears About

Speaker: 

M. Laura Parnas,
Ph.D., DABCC, Sr. Scientific Affairs Manager, Non-Cardiac Medical and Scientific Affairs, Roche Diagnostics

Description: 

During this presentation we will discuss sepsis and preeclampsia, two causes of maternal mortality. The discussion will cover disease background information, epidemiology, the importance of early and accurate diagnosis, and current tools to better identify and predict these disorders.

 

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cobas® Pro Integrated Solutions: A Global Lab Perspective

Speaker: 

Brittany Greiner, 
Marketing Manager, Systems, Roche Diagnostics 

Description: 

Learn about the all new cobas pro integrated solutions.  Inspired by insights from our customers, these features aim to optimize the day-to-day experience of laboratory professionals, supporting them in focusing their time on the tasks that matter and spending less time on manual operations.  Hear from lab professionals around the world on how cobas pro has been an excellent solution for their laboratory.

 

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Getting the Most Out of Our Tissue: Methods for Successful Immunohistochemical Staining

Speaker: 

Julian Boggiano, Ph.D., 
Medical and Scientific Affairs Manager, Roche Diagnostics

Description: 

Many factors affect the quality and consistency of staining. Pre-analytical factors can influence both H&E and advanced staining slides. Please join the Roche Tissue Diagnostics Medical and Scientific Affairs team for a presentation on Methods for Successful Immunohistochemical Staining.

 

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IHC Multiplexing: With DISCOVERY ULTRA Staining System

Speaker: 

Katie Robertson, Ph.D., 
Medical and Scientific Affairs Manager, Roche Diagnostics

Description: 

Multiplexing is “the simultaneous detection of multiple markers (protein and/or nucleic acid) in a single section of tissue.” Interested in learning more? Please join Roche Tissue Diagnostics Medical and Scientific Affairs team for an introduction and overview of Multiplexing.

 

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