The ARUP Institute for Learning is committed to supporting educational events that advance the practice of laboratory medicine and improve quality patient care by providing guest speakers at local and regional meetings. Listed below are the current events where the Institute for Learning is providing sponsored speakers.
Grand Junction, CO
David R. Hillyard, MD
Medical Director, Molecular Infectious Diseases, ARUP Laboratories
Advances in HCV Molecular Diagnostics and Treatment
Ongoing Evaluation of Hepatitis C Treatment
San Luis Obispo, CA
David G. Grenache, PhD
Medical Director, Special Chemistry
Co-Medical Director, Electrophoresis/Manual Endocrinology
Section Chief, Chemistry
Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Challenges and Controversies
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with several adverse outcomes for the fetus, newborn, and mother. Evidence clearly shows that identifying and treating pregnant women with GDM ameliorates poor outcomes. There continues to be controversy regarding the most appropriate methods to screen for and diagnose GDM. This presentation will describe the controversies in GDM testing and review the current evidence regarding the various screening recommendations.
Clinical Chemistry and the Pregnant Patient
Normal pregnancy is associated with a multitude of physiological adaptations. Although most pregnancies progress without complications, problems can problems can arise in the mother, fetus, or placenta. This presentation describes normal pregnancy-related physiological changes and several disorders that are associated with pregnancy that can affect laboratory test results.
Chris Miller, MS, LCGC
Utilization Management Prevents Genetic Test Order Errors
The number of different genetic tests available and the number of genetic test orders are rising substantially each year. Many non-genetic health care providers find it difficult to stay abreast of genetic testing methodologies, the most effective genetic test ordering practices and genetic test interpretation. This presentation will focus on the need for and benefits of pre-analytic genetic test review. It will demonstrate how to set up a utilization management program to help reduce genetic test order errors.