Officers | Mission


Peggy Mann

M.S., MT(ASCP); University of Texas Medical Branch, Email


Vice President:

Kathleen David

MT (ASCP); TriCore Reference Labs, Email



Katie (Katherine) Alsup

BUS, MT(ASCP); TriCore Reference Labs, Email



Debbie (Deborah) Oberst

MT(ASCP); Norman Regional Health System, Email

Board Members

Charlie Bismark

BS., MT(ASCP) POCTs (AACC); Intermountain Healthcare, Dixie Regional Medical Center, Email


Kara Quig (Karalee) Quig

MT(ASCP) SCLHS St. Joseph Hospital, Email


Sid Strey



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November 2-4

Our Fall Meeting will be in Dallas/Plano, TX!


Topics/Speakers   |  Agenda  |  RSVP Form   |  | SponsorsNEW Housing Block

The Southwest Regional POCC Group is proud to announce a joint conference to be held Nov 2-4, 2017




In conjunction with the AACC Texas Section, we are trying something a little different in Dallas/Plano, TX!


1 CEU POCT Topics and Speakers Include:


Is Your Competency Assessment a Competent Assessment?
Jean Ball, MT(ASCP)

Inspection ServicesTeam Lead at CAP College of American Pathologists

3 Essential Quality Management Insights

for Blood Gas Testing
Kim Skala, MT(ASCP)

Clinical Specialist,

Critical Care & Point of Care

Instrumentation Laboratory

Molecular Testing

at the Point of Care
Norman Moore, PhD

Director, Scientific Affairs


Driving Quality through a Culture of Safety

Lou Ann Wyer, MS, MT ASCP, CQA ASQ

Director, Laboratory Services, Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, VA

But I have always done it this way!” -Looking at Procedures using the RPM method
Deanna Bogner,


Regional POCT Coordinator, Baptist Health System

Life Cycle of A New Point of Care Test Request
Jeanne Mumford, MT(ASCP)

Pathology Manager over POCT

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD


Click here to view the agenda

POC talks in Bold Blue...



RSVP - Click on one of the forms below...



Travel Grants May be Available!



Updated $99/Night Housing Block Available!


A room block has been opened at the Courtyard Dallas Plano in Legacy Park

located at 6840 North Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX  75024

 one block from the conference hotel (Marriott Legacy Town Center).


There is a shuttle at the Courtyard Dallas Plano in Legacy Park hotel which is available for transportation to the conference hotel.


The room rate offered is $99 for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.




At this time, you may call 800.228.9290 and reference the AACC – Texas Room Block

at the Courtyard by Marriott Legacy Park to make reservations at the group rate -

on or before Thursday, October 12, 2017,

(the “Cutoff Date” for this room block price of $99).


You may also book directly online by clicking here.

Book your group rate for AACC - Texas.


If there is anything you need to help you throughout your planning process,

please contact...


 Lilley Adams, Event Specialist
Courtyard Dallas Plano in Legacy Park
6840 North Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75024
o 972.403.0802 | f 972.378.9245


Click here for a link to the Shops at Legacy website where you will find all of the

shopping and dining options within walking distance of the hotel.



Thank you to our Sponsors!


This meeting would not be possible without the generous support of the following:


Abbott (formerly Alere Informatics)

Instrumentation Laboratory











Sekisui Diagnostics LLC









Hope to see y’all in November (when the average day temperature is 72o  in case you are interested!)

Group Mission: Point of Care patient testing is the largest expanding laboratory activity in the industry today.  Patients and providers have access to laboratory testing results with short turn around time.  Although these tests are simple, they must be accurate to assure quality patient care.  Educational opportunities for individuals responsible for the administration of Point of Care Testing are limited in the Southwest. With the Southwestern region of the United States serving a large geographical and culturally diverse area, it is our goal to help provide education and networking resources for point of care coordinators and others associated with the point of care industry.   Our goal is to enhance point of care for the patient through education and networking.

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