The Southwest Regional POC Group provides an opportunity for health care professionals to meet and contribute new ideas and information on POCT issues and practices.

60 People Attended the
First Southwest Regional POCC Meeting 
held on Monday, November 17, 2003
at the Presbyterian Healthplex in Albuquerque, NM.


Meeting minutes and photos
will be published here soon, so check back often!


6:30-7:30am Breakfast with Vendors
Presbyterian Northside 5901 Harper NE,  Albuquerque.
Hosted by ITC with other vendors. Join us to eat and chat with representatives from ITC and other companies.
7:30-8:00am Registration and check-in
Presbyterian Healthplex, 6301 Forest Hills, NE, Albuquerque.
8:00-8:15am Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Michael Crossey, MD, PhD, AACC Rocky Mountain Regional Chair

Developing a Comprehensive POCT Competency Assessment Program
Marcy Anderson MS, MT (ASCP)
AACC Co-Chair for the Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division

9:45-10:00am Break
10:00-11:00am Final CLIA Regulations
Julie Aragon, MT(ASCP), Health Facility Compliance Officer, NM DOH
11:00-12:30pm A High Level Overview of Lean, Design Excellence/Design for Six Sigma, and Six Sigma and their applications to Point-of-Care Testing
Susan Davis MA, MT (ASCP), Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

LUNCH and Round Table Discussions (Lunch is Provided)

  • PDA's-How do you get organized?

  • The Ins and Outs of Alternate-site Glucose Testing Devices
  • Coag-The Good, the bad, and the ugly of POC coag

  • POC Connectivity and Billing

  • CAP and the new POC checklist

  • How to Pick Your Accrediting agency CAP/JCAHO/Other

2:00-2:15pm Break
2:15-3:00pm Southwest Regional POC Group Meeting
All participants are requested to stay for this meeting to approve the Group's bylaws and set up committees for next years' meeting. 

The Southwest Regional Point-of-Care Group Gratefully Acknowledges ROCHE Diagnostics for it's support of this educational program. It would not have been possible without their support! 


To register, click on one of the links below and print the "Registration" form. 


You can also right click on either link and save the file to your desktop and then print.   


After you've finished, mail with your check for $25 registration fee to:

  • Kelly Warnberg
    605 Rincon De Romos
    Rio Rancho, NM 87124. 

  • Please make checks payable to the SW Regional POCG.

  • Mail-in Registrations must be received by November 10, 2003.
    Late Registration at the door $30.00.

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Directions to Presbyterian Northside and Breakfast with Vendors:


From the Airport, 2200 Sunport Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 to Presbyterian Northside (where breakfast meeting is), 5901 Harper Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Head North on I-25 from the airport. Exit 230 at San Mateo, stay straight (but you'll want to be on the right hand side to turn once you are through the intersection) and head onto Pan American Freeway (it runs along I-25). Turn Right onto Harper Dr. and Presbyterian Northside will be on your left (north) a few buildings down.

  • Breakfast and vendors will be in the "Training Center of Excellence" Room. It is on the ground floor-enter through the front main doors and go left down the hall.

To move from Presbyterian Northside, 5901 Harper Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 (where breakfast meeting is) to the Healthplex, 6301 Forest Hills Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 (where the main meeting is):

  • Head back to Harper and go East (towards mountains) and turn left (north) onto Barnhart Street, NE. You should run right into the Healthplex! Once you enter through the front doors, the classrooms are to your right. We are in classrooms A/B. We will be starting promptly at 8am.

Sunday night Nov. 16th at 6:30, we will be meeting at "Garduno's on the Green" at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park for "No-host cocktails". 

  • We'll provide some munchies and you buy your own dinner and drinks.

  • To get there: take I-25 North from the airport and exit at Alameda (It's the next exit after Paseo Del Norte as you head north). Go west (left) on Alameda (away form the mountains), and turn right (north) onto Balloon Museum Drive. Garduno's is located at 9401 Balloon Museum Drive Phone: 505-797-9222.

  • Reservations are under Kelly Warnberg.


  1. Courtyard by Marriott-(Journal Center) Discount Rate $79.00. You must call Judy (sales manager) when making reservations to receive this rate. 1-505-823-1919 Ext.. 7502. Just tell them you are with the Southwest Regional POC Group. 5151 Journal Center Road -Exit 232 off I-25. No shuttle available.
  2. Quality Suites North-Suite, 2 queen beds with sleeper sofa quoted $69.95 plus tax. They do have a shuttle service available from hotel to the Healthplex or Northside, but not airport. 5251 San Antonio Dr. NE, (same exit as Healthplex). 1-505-797-0850 Complimentary "hot breakfast" served. Tell them you are with the Southwest Regional POC Group.
  3. La Quinta North-$59.00 flat rate. No shuttle. 5241 San Antonio Dr. NE, 1-505-821-9000. There is an airport shuttle service-Sunport Shuttle 1-505-883-4966 and from the Airport to the Courtyard by Marriott. It is $18.00 one way/$36 round trip.

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