Join Us in Albuquerque on
September 27 and 28!

Co-sponsored by The Rocky Mountain Section of AACC,
The Rocky Mountain Point-of-Care Network, and NMSCLS)

Thursday, September 27
UNM Continuing Education Center in Room C
1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque NM 87131
1:30-3:30pm Blood Gas Testing: Dr. John Tofaletti, Duke University
3:30-4:30pm Lactate testing: Dr. John Tofaletti, Duke University
Tricore -Chaco
4:30-8:30pm Social event and Vendors (food provided)

Friday, September 28
TriCore Reference Laboratories in the Chaco Canyon Room:

1001 Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque NM 87102

7:20am Welcome
Dr. Brimhall
7:30-9:00am Tight glycemic control, protocol development and implementation
Charles Reed, RN.  University Health System San Antonio, TX
9-10:30am POC and PST INR testing
Rich Ackerman, MT (ASCP)  Hemosense
10:30am-12:30pm Disaster Readiness
Don Scott and panel, University of New Mexico Hospital
12:30-1:00pm Lunch (provided)
1:00-3:00pm The Joint Commission,  POC Regulatory Issues
Megan Sawcuk, (MT (ASCP)  Interim Field Director - Laboratory Program  Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission
  Click here to access a registration form
MCM Elegante

The hotel MCM Elegante is offering attendees a special rate of $85/night (with a complimentary Full Hot Breakfast Buffet and 2 Premium Cocktails included).


Be sure to tell them your with the SWRPOCG meeting and that we have a block of 30 rooms reserved.

  This meeting is hosted by TriCore Reference Laboratories


Sustainer Level

  • Roche Diagnostics

Benefactor Level

  • Hemosense

Sponsor Level

  • Siemens Medical Solutions

  • Instrumentation Laboratory   

Donor Level

  • Laurel Christensen and Associates

  • Medical Automation Systems

  • Radiometer America, Inc. 

Contributor Level

  • International Technidyne Corporation TriCore Reference Laboratories

  • AACC—Rocky Mountain Section

  • Helena Laboratories 


  • University New Mexico HSC

  • New Mexico Scientific Lab Division

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.


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