Providing a forum in which POC professionals can gather to discuss ideas

and look at new technologies and trends in POCT

It's been a while since the Georgia POC Network met so this is a great time to meet your peers and network with old friends and make new ones!

 

Join us for Our Meeting and Vendor Fair!

November 7, 2014


Agenda  I  Location  I  Registration  I  Directions  I  Hotels


"Ebola at Emory"

Emory's Dr. James Ritchie will talk about caring for Ebola patients in the US
 

Dr. Ritchie worked with a team at Emory University that cared for two patients with  Ebola virus disease (EVD) in August. Join us for this timely discussion designed to assist ID specialists in their ongoing preparedness efforts.


"Preparing for IQCP"

Presented by Ellis Jacobs, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB
Director, Scientific Affairs, Alere

Adjunct Associate Professor of Pathology,
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

(more)


St. Joseph's Hospital
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30342

Campus Map - Click here  I  Directions: Click here


Agenda:

 

8:30am

Continental Breakfast

provided by Abbott POC t & Sign-in

9:00am

Welcome & Announcements

9:15am

A Dialogue on Preparing for IQCPs

Ellis Jacobs, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB (more)

10:30am

Break – Visit with the Vendors

11:00am

GAPOCC Business Meeting

11:30am

Lunch provided by Alere  - Visit with the Vendors

12:45pm

Dr. Jacobs, continued

1:45pm

Break - Visit with the Vendors

2:15pm

Q&A Roundtable

3:30pm

Adjourn

 

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Registration details:

Attendees RSVP today to...
Karen Jenkins at karen.jenkins@emoryhealthcare.org


Meeting location:

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30342


Directions:

From Points South

  • Take I-85 North to GA 400 (exit 87).

  • Take exit 3 (Glenridge Connector) and turn right (Glenridge Rd.).

  • Go to the second light and turn left (Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.).

  • Go through the next light (Johnson Ferry Rd.) and immediately enter the far right-hand lane.

  • Turn right into the hospital campus.

From Marietta, Smyrna, Chattanooga

  • Take I-75 South to I-285 East. Take exit 26 (Glenridge Connector).

  • Turn right at the end of the ramp (Glenridge Rd.).

  • Immediately enter the far left-hand lane.

  • At the first light, turn left (Johnson Ferry Rd.).

  • At the third light, turn left (Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.) and immediately enter the far right-hand lane.

  • Turn right into the hospital campus.

From Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, Dahlonega

  • Take GA 400 South to exit 3 (Glenridge Connector) and turn right (Glenridge Rd.).

  • Go the second light and turn left (Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.).

  • Go through the next light (Johnson Ferry Rd. ) and immediately enter the far right-hand lane.

  • Turn right into the hospital campus.

From Birmingham and all points west of the hospital

  • Take I-20 East to I-285 North (past I-75) and take exit 26 (Glenridge Connector).

  • Turn right at the end of the ramp (Glenridge Rd.).

  • Immediately enter the far left-hand lane.

  • At the first light, turn left (Johnson Ferry Rd.).

  • At the third light, turn left (Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.) and immediately enter the far right-hand lane.

  • Turn right into the hospital campus.

From Augusta and all points east of the hospital

  • Take I-20 West to I-285 North (past I-85, I-285 will become West).

  • Got to Exit 28 (Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.) and turn left.

  • At the third traffic light, just past the MARTA station, turn left into the hospital grounds.

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Campus Map - Click here

Area Hotels:

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Vendor Tables are Sold Out!

The Georgia POC group wishes to thank the following vendors

who will be participating in this meeting...

 

Abbott

Point of Care

Alere

Alere

Informatics

Accriva

(ITC)

Instrumentation Laboratory

LSI

Medience

Nova

Biomedical

Radiometer

Roche

Diagnostics


 
Ellis Jacobs, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB
Director, Scientific Affairs, Alere, Adjunct Associate Professor of Pathology, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Dr. Jacobs received his B.S. degree in Chemistry and Natural Sciences from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and then obtained a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of South Carolina. He did postdoctoral training in Clinical Chemistry & Toxicology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Jacobs has extensive experience with POCT, critical care testing, laboratory consolidation and automation, computerization and automatic result reporting, and planning and performance of clinical trials for various main laboratory and POCT systems; has over 60 peer reviewed publications and textbook chapters and was the principal investigator on several beta site studies for various POCT analytical systems


Dr. Jacobs has been involved in establishing clinical diagnostic regulatory and accreditation standards at the local, national and international levels. He is a former director of the New York State laboratory accreditation program. Dr. Jacobs is active in the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. He is currently Chair of the Document Development Committee on Point of Care In Vitro Diagnostic Testing, and is the Vice Chair of the Consensus Committee on Point of Care Testing. Additionally, Dr. Jacobs is a past member, and current observer, of the US Technical Advisory Group for ISO Technical Committee 212 on Clinical Laboratory Testing and In Vitro Diagnostic Test Systems and was a member of the document development committee for EP18 and EP23.


Dr. Jacobs is past chair of the NY Metro AACC Chapter, was treasurer of both the NY Metro and Pittsburgh chapters. Dr. Jacobs served on the AACC National Meeting Task Force, the Clinical Chemistry Forum Committee, and the Nominating Committee, was the AACC Liaison to the Connectivity Industrial Consortium for POC Testing and was secretary & chair of both the Alliance of Northeast Sections and the Point-of-Care Testing Division. He was a member of the NACB LMPG on Point of Care Testing Committee and is active in the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry. He is past chair of the Communications & Publications Division, was on several IFCC committees and working groups, and was the IFCC News editor. He currently represents the IFCC on the “Labs are Vital” member board.

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