NCPOCCs "Vacationed in Virginia"

November 30, 2012

Welcome I Next Meeting Details Vendor Fair I QC Presentation I Sepsis Presentation I Wrap


Welcome and Business Meeting



Bill Hankins from Danville Regional Medical Center welcomed nearly 40 POCCs and POC vendor representatives from North Carolina and Virginia at Danville Area Training Center in Danville, VA on November 30, 2012.


Upon their arrival, attendees were treated to a nice breakfast sponsored by


Business Meeting: 


Following a welcome from Bill, which included an overview of the Training Center, North Carolina POC Network's President Chris Nooney, from the Duke University Point-of-Care Testing led a brief business meeting and told the group that:

  1. Motion was passed for a flat $10 meeting attendance fee in lieu of annual dues.  This will begin with the Spring meeting in 2013.

  2. Budget report presented by Kim Ballister, Cone Health, Co-Treasurer.

  3. Names for Vice president were submitted and NC members present voted to install Paula Stafford as the new Vice President.

  4. Spring Meeting to be in Greenville, NC with a Pirate Treasure theme.  Save the date cards were presented at the meeting.  The meeting will be on May 31, 2013.

  5. Fall meeting for 2013 will be hosted by Duke University Health System, Duke Hospital.  Date to be announced.

  6. Please submit via email to one of the executive committee sites for the Spring and Fall meetings of 2014.

Save the Date for our Next Meeting!


Chris also asked attendees to save the date and get ready to 'Set sail on the Jolly Roger in Search of Pirate Treasure' for the Spring 2013 NCPOC meeting held in 'the Land of the Pirates' at Vidant Medical Center, ECU School of Medicine, in Greenville, NC on Friday, May 31st. 


This meeting and vendor fair will be hosted by Paula Stafford and Martina Christie and both Paula and Martina welcome topic suggestions.


Please send an email to Paula at or Martina at with any ideas you have.


Vendor Fair


Attendees then made their way to the vendor room to discuss the latest products and services available in point-of-care. Participating vendors included:

  • Alere

  • Alere Informatics

  • Telcor

  • Abbott Diabetes Care

  • Abbott Point of Care

  • Radiometer

  • Roche Diagnostics

New Paradigms in Quality Control Presentation



Bill then introduced Dr. Tom Koshy, above, Senior Director, Scientific Affairs, who presented New Paradigms in Quality Control. Click here for slides from this presentation.


A great lunch followed and more time with the vendors during the vendor fair.


Sepsis Management Presentation



After lunch, Bill introduced Dr. Mark Pamer, above, who led a spirited presentation on Sepsis Management. Click here for slides from this presentation.


Wrap Up


The meeting concluded with a number of gift card raffles sponsored by the NCPOC group.

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