Accelerating the Implementation of Technology in the Clinical Lab



Educational Grants supported in part by:
Brian Kelly, Danyel Tacker, Andy Hoofnagle, Brian Rappold, Russell Grant, David Herold

Agenda (Preliminary)

Tuesday, March 31



Location: Gypsy Rose, Palmetto & Cantala
Badge Pickup
Location: RegDesk @ Ballroom Foyer
Short Course
Location: Summit 1
Short Course
Location: Summit 2
Short Course
Location: Room 3
Short Course
Location: Room 4
Short Course
Location: Room 5
Short Course
Location: Room 6
Short Course
Location: Summit 3
Get the Basics
Location: Rooms 4-6
An overview of the fundamentals that are driving research and development.

Room 4 Chairs: TBA
Room 5 Chairs: TBA

This series of Primers on fields within Clinical Mass Spec is free to attend for ALL registrants of the MSACL Congress or Short Courses, including Partial Pass holders.

Takeaways for each session include:

  1. Be able to define what the field is, why it matters, and why you personally should care. What is the clinical relevance?
  2. Understand what role mass spectrometry plays in this field. Where does mass spec fit in to the big picture of the field?
  3. Define any terminology that is specific to this field.
  4. Describe how it works, what are the methods and workflows used when studying this field and/or how is it implemented in clinical labs.
  5. Identify any challenges to implementation/adoption, where do the opportunities lie?

08:40 - 09:20
  • Room 4: Metabolomics with Adam Rosebrock
  • Room 5: TBA
09:30 - 10:10
  • Room 4: Proteomics with Tim Collier
  • Room 5: Lipidomics with Anne Bendt
10:20 - 11:00
  • Room 4: Toxicology with Paul Jannetto
  • Room 5: Imaging Mass Spectrometry with Ron Heeren
11:10 - 11:50
  • Room 4: Sample Preparation with Mark Marzinke
  • Room 5: Data Science with Alfonso Limon
Place Wed Posters
Location: Exhibit Hall
Corporate Workshop : Indigo BioAutomation
Location: Room 1
Corporate Workshop : Open Slot : None Scheduled
Location: Room 2
Corporate Workshop : Open Slot : None Scheduled
Location: Room 3
Welcome Orientation
Location: Rooms 4-6
Opening Plenary Lecture
Location: Rooms 4-6
Location: Ballroom Foyer
State of the Science Address
Location: Rooms 4-6
Presented by MSACL US Scientific Committee Topic Leads, this address will provide an overview of the applications and technologies currently being used in Clinical Labs, and a clear view of the development pipeline. It will highlight applications expected to be available in the near-future, as well as emerging applications, and key contributors. Relevant talks, posters, and people present at the congress will be identified, enabling you to optimize your learning path and more effectively target potential network connections. Whether you are new to Clinical Mass Spectrometry, or a seasoned veteran, the State of the Science address should be on your agenda.
Location: Ballroom Foyer
Poster Lightning Talks
Location: Rooms 4-6
90 seconds, one slide. Up to 15 poster presentations highlighted.
Vendor Lightning Talks
Location: Rooms 4-6
90 seconds, one slide. Up to 20 vendors highlighted.
Exhibits Dinner Reception
Location: Exhibit Hall
Meet-a-Mentor: Booth Tours
Location: Exhibit Hall
Join a mentor as they tour the booths and learn more about technologies available, what mentors are looking for during the exchange, and how they interact with the booth vendors. Increase your network and your knowledge of products and services available.
Troubleshooting Forum: Poster Rounds
Location: Exhibit Hall
Join the troubleshooting poster discussion to learn something new or add your two cents.
Discussion Group: CDC Clinical Standardization Programs Forum
Location: Room 1
Chair: Hubert Vesper
Overview of ongoing and new CDC’s Standardization Programs
Discussion Group: From the Operating Room to the Mass Spec: Handling and Storage of Human Tissue Samples
Location: Room 2
Chair: Chris Anderton
Hosted by IMSS.

We will discuss patient-specific effects, sample collection, transport and handling of samples, and tissue preparation when acquiring and interpreting mass spectrometry data. We will especially focus on how these steps effect imaging mass spectrometry data, but many of these topics translate universally across mass spectrometry approaches in general.

This will be an open forum with predefined topics to guide the conversation.
Discussion Group: Clinical Cases – Where Mass Spec made a Difference in Patient Care
Location: Room 3
Hosted by AACC and moderated by Carmen Wiley, 2020 President of AACC.
Speakers: Nicole Tolan, Dennis Dietzen, and Stephen Master
Mass spectrometry continues to play a prominent role in the field of laboratory medicine. In this session, each speaker will highlight a clinical case where Mass Spec Analysis has made all the difference in a patient's care and outcome.
Learning objectives:
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
1. site examples where mass spectrometry made a difference in patient care
2. describe how mass spectrometry could play an important in their institutions
3. summarize the role of mass spectrometry played in each of these case studies
Nichole Tolan, Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School
Dennis Dietzen, Professor, Pathology & Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine
Stephen Master, Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Hospitality Lounge
Location: Soleil Pool