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MSACL 2012

January 14-18, 2012
Sheraton Hotel & Marina, San Diego

MSACL 2012 SESSION PROGRAM with Abstracts
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ACCENT Continuing Education Credits - Expires Jan 2013

MSACL 2012 Stats

625 Relevant Attendees (not including staff, press or accompanying individuals).
3% increase over MSACL 2011.

Posters: 149
Podium Presentations: 80

Exhibitors (22)

AB Sciex*
Bruker Daltonics*
Cambridge Isotope Labs*
Indigo BioSystems*
Ionics Mass Spec Group*
MicroLiter Analytical Supplies*
Parker Hannifin*
Peak Scientific Instr*
Shimadzu Scientific Instr*
Thermo Scientific* (2 booths)
Waters* (2 booths)

*Returning from previous year.

MSACL 2012 Corporate Partners (Bronze level or higher)


MSACL 2012 Travel Awards

Travel Awardees received travel, housing and/or registration support to attend MSACL.

Young Investigator Awardees
Awarded for Exceptional Submitted Abstracts

Alexia Ortiz
PhD student
CNRS - USR 3290 Laboratoire MSAP (Miniaturisation pour la Synthèse, l'Analyse & la Protéomique
Alona Umali
Environmental Health Fellow
TX Dept of State Health Services/ APHL
Andrea Bozovic
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Andrei Drabovich
CIHR Post-Doctoral Fellow
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Andrew VanSchoiack
PhD Candidate
University of Arizona
Chengsi Huang
Graduate Student
University of Arizona
Chul Min Park
Ph.D. candidate
Konkuk university medical center
Cody Goodwin
PhD student chemistry
Vanderbilt University
Deborah French
Assistant Clinical Professor
Ethan den Boer
Department of clinical chemistry, Erasmus medical center
Gary Patti
Assistant Professor
Washington University School of Medicine
Hari Nair
Senior Fellow - Clinical Chemistry
Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle.
He Wang
Graduate student
Purdue University
Hee-Jung Chung
Master's degree
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Cheil General Hospital & Women's Healthcare Center, Kwandong University College of Medicine
Jane Dickerson
Sr Fellow
University of Washington
Jeanne M. Rhea
Postdoctoral Fellow
Emory University
Julia Denes
post doctoral research assistant
Justus Liebig University, Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
Kara Lynch
Assistant Professor
University of California San Francisco
Lanette R. Hamilton
2nd year Microbiology Fellow
Washington University in Saint Louis, MO
Laura Bechtel
Assistant Attending
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Mark Fisher
Assistant Professor
University of Utah
Matthew Petrie
Clinical Chemistry Fellow
University of California - San Francisco
Matthew T. Olson
Resident (PGY-4)
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Meiyao Wang
Research associate
IBBR, University of Maryland
Olgica Trenchevska
PhD student
Institute of Chemistry, Sts.Cyril and Methodius University
Phillip Bates
Graduate Student at the University of Florida
UNC Healthcare
Rebecca L. Edwards
PhD Student
School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham
Roy Gerona
San Francisco General Hospital/ UC San Francisco
Sean Hofherr
Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellow
Mayo Clinic
Simone Nicolardi
PhD Student
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
Steven J Naleway
Graduate Student
Virginia Commonwealth University
Steven M. Truscott
Clinical chemistry fellow
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Wei Wei
PhD Student
University of California, Davis
Zdenek Spacil
Research Associate
University of Washington, Department of Chemistry

Trainee Awardees
No abstract submission required. Intended to support exposure of young clinical chemists to mass spectrometry for use as an analytical tool in the clinical laboratory.

Sponsored by:


Alaine Garrett
PhD Student
Nevada State Public Health Laboratory
Alexandra Yates
Principal Biochemist
University Hospital North Staffordshire
Ami Grunbaum
Chief Resident, McGill University Medical Biochemistry (R3)
McGill University
Andre LeBlanc
Graduate student (Ph.D.)
University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)
Anna K Fuezery
clinical chemistry postdoctoral fellow
Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University
Anthony N. Sireci
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Benjamin Mathis
Resident (PGY-4)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Brian Nicholas Kelly
Clinical Chemistry Fellow
University of Virginia, Department of Pathology
Cheryl Rigg
Trainee Clinical Scientist and student
Hull Royal Infirmary, NHS
Chor Kwan Ching
Resident, Hospital Authority Toxicology Reference Laboratory, Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong
Claudia L. Henemyre-Harris
Clinical Chemistry Fellow
Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Edward KY Leung
Post-Doctoral Scholar
The University of Chicaog Medical Center
Hans Frykman
Resident Medical Biochemistry
University of British Columbia
Heather Mack
Pathology Resident, PGY2
University of Colorado, Denver
Hemant K. Naikare
Non-tenure track faculty: Title: Section Head, Bacteriology and Molecular Diagnostics
Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Hongjie Chen
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Clinical Biochemical Laboratory, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Janetta Bryksin
Clinical Chemistry Post-Doctoral Fellow
Emory University
Joe El-Khoury
PhD Candidate in Good Standing
Cleveland State University
Joshua Warrick
Resident in anatomic and clinical pathology
Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Juli-Anne Gardner
Fletcher Allen Health Care
Katherine Livingstone Devitt
Resident (PGY-4)
Fletcher Allen Health Care / University of Vermont
Kitch Wilson
Stanford Medical Center
Krystina M. Cocco
Graduate Student
Virginia Commonwealth University
Laura M. Bender
Clinical Chemistry Fellow
UNC hospital
Leslie J. Donato
Clinical Chemistry Fellow
Mayo Clinic
Lindsay Bazydlo
Co-Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry
Clinical Assistant Professor in Dept. of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Florida
Mari DeMarco
Clinical Chemistry Fellow
Washington University
Mark A. Marzinke
Postdoctoral Fellow-Clinical Chemistry
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Michael Angelo
Nicole M. Green
Assistant Laboratory Director
Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory
Ramesh Saeedi
Medical Biochemistry Resident (PGY2)
University of British Columbia
Robert Benirschke
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mayo Clinic
Sarah Shugarts
post-doctoral fellow
Steven Cotten
Clinical Chemistry Fellow, Pathology and Lab Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thomas Kampfrath
Clinical Chemistry Fellow
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville
Tiffany K Roberts-Wilson
Clinical Chemistry Fellow
Emory University School of Medicine; Department of Pathology
Tom Gaulton
PhD student/Post doc
Health Protection Agency
Vijay Bhoj
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Walter E. Kelley, D.O.
Yen-Michael S. Hsu
Clinical Pathology Resident
Washington University School of Medicine
Yu Hou
Supervising Chemist
California Department of Public Health
Yungkang Lee
Clinical Chemistry Fellow
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Zhen Zhao
Clinical Chemistry Fellow
Washington University in St. Louis

ACCENT Continuing Education Credit

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Inc. (AACC) designates this activity for a maximum of 29.0 ACCENT credit hours (if you take two days of short courses and attend the entire meeting Mon-Wed). AACC is an approved provider of continuing education for clinical laboratory scientists licensed in, but not limited to, the states of California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

Short Courses

Course 1: New Developments in LC/MS and Mass Spectrometry
CE Credits: 14
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-001

Course 2: Development and Validation of Quantitative LC-MS/MS
CE Credits: 14
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-002

Course 3: Introduction to Mass Spectrometry
CE Credits: 7
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-003

Course 4: Metabolomics
CE Credits: 7
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-004

Course 5: Proteomics
CE Credits: 11
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-005

Course 6: Chromatographic Principles for Mass Spectrometry Applications
CE Credits: 7
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-006

Course 7: Manual Interpretation of ETD Mass Spectra of Peptides
CE Credits: 14
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-007

Course 8: Understanding and Optimization of LC/MS/MS to Develop Successful Methods for Identification and Quantitation in Complex Matrices
CE Credits: 14
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-008

Course 9: How to Develop Robust Assays Faster Using Free Data Analysis Tools
CE Credits: 14
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-009

Course 10: Preparing Scientific Papers for Publication: Improving Your Changes for Success
CE Credits: 7
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-009

Course 11: How to Implement A Business Strategy Tailored for Specific Inventions
CE Credits: 7
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-009


It is necessary to fill in ratings for all of the speakers to get credit. It is, however, not possible to be three places at once. For the talks you did not attend please rate the speaker with a neutral score (3).

Monday, January 16, 2012 Morning Tracks
CE Credits: 3.0
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-010

Monday, January 16, 2012 Afternoon Tracks
CE Credits: 2.0
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-011

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Morning Tracks
CE Credits: 3.0
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Afternoon Tracks
CE Credits: 2.0
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-013

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Morning Tracks
CE Credits: 3.0
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-014

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Afternoon Tracks
CE Credits: 2.0
ACCENT Activity Number: 247-12NON-015