Embracing the Use of Contemporary Troponin Assays in the Emergency Department
This webinar will discuss how contemporary cardiac troponin assays are used for diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction (MI), the dynamics between MI rule-in, early MI rule-out, and causes of elevated troponin other than MI. This will include an overview of the Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction and how clinical practice is evolving to better disposition patients based on troponin values and suggest how care will continue to evolve with more sensitive assays.
RecordedJun 10 201468 mins
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In this webinar, Elena Lazarova, M.D., esteemed clinical biology specialist, researcher and speaker, will discuss the value of precise cell volume measurement in differentiating for blood disorders and its importance in effective patient care. Gaining information about cell volume at different stages in the maturation process provides important insight into a patient’s underlying pathology and may have added value in the diagnosis of blood disorders. Beckman Coulter offers precise cell volume measurement* through the advanced technology and sophisticated algorithms of its uniquely designed DxH 800 hematology systems.
After the webinar, you will be able to:
• Cite the challenges laboratories face in differentiating for rare types of anemia
• Outline the benefits of flow cytometric reticulocyte analysis, available on the DxH 800 platform
• Understand the value of precise cellular volume measurement* to aid in the differential diagnosis of anemia
*For research use only and not cleared by the FDA for clinical diagnosis
**P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.
Dr. Elena Lazarova earned her M.D. degree from the Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria, in 2002. With over 10 years of experience in clinical and laboratory hematology, immunohematology and transfusion medicine, Dr. Lazarova is a highly sought-after teacher and lecturer. She has authored/co-authored seven medical journal articles and has served as primary author on 17 poster and oral presentations at congresses throughout the world. Dr. Lazarova continues her work in laboratory medicine, focusing on hemoglobinopathies and red blood cell pathologies (hereditary spherocytosis and autoimmune hemolytic anemia) in laboratories at Hôpital Erasme in Brussels.
In this webinar, Dr. Michael Samoszuk will discuss the correlation between images of urine sediment particles captured on the iRICELL3000 and images viewed manually under the microscope using actual patient samples. Attendees will learn how these images compare and how automated microscopy helps to reduce user subjectivity in microscopy by standardizing the process.
In this webinar, Dr. Guido Vranken and product manager Lobke Tremmerie discuss how to implement Bulls XB algorithm, which uses RBC indices to create a weighted moving average of patient sample results, to statistically monitor hematology results. This unique algorithm, offered on Beckman Coulter hematology instruments, allows users to monitor result quality with no additional reagents, software licenses or costs. Laboratories worldwide can implement this simple, powerful tool to enhance results and improve compliance. P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.*
Dr. Guido Vranken has been working with customers for over 30 years across different disciplines, including protein chemistry, immunoassay and hematology. He specializes in conducting internal and external validation studies. Dr. Vranken spent three years as a lecturer on statistics at the University of Ghent.
Lobke Tremmerie earned her environmental engineering degree from the University of Ghent in 2002. She first became an electrophoresis and nephelometry sales engineer at Analis, Beckman Coulter’s exclusive Belgian distributor. Following her true passion, she transferred into the hematology division in 2004. Ms. Tremmerie currently serves as Analis’ cellular biology product marketing manager.
In this webinar, Dr. Michael Samoszuk discusses the correlative relationships between urine chemistry analytes and the particles noted under the microscope. Attendees will learn how using the knowledge of these correlations can optimize parameter setting for improved laboratory workflow.
In this webinar, Dr. Michael Samoszuk will discuss how red blood cell data reported from urine chemistry test strip analysis can correlate to red blood cell data gathered from the microscope, even when the data appears to be conflicting. Attendees will discover some of the underlying factors that could cause this to occur and learn how to minimize reporting inconclusive or inaccurate results.
In this webinar, Dr. Barbara Zimmer will discuss the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance that are most concerning to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Attendees will receive an in-depth review of the classes of beta-lactamase resistance found in Enterobacteriaceae and the challenges associated with detection in the laboratory. P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.*
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. Fortunately, it can be detected early by monitoring PSA levels. However, PSA tests have limited specificity for cancer, resulting in numerous unnecessary biopsies each year, which creates the need for a more precise test to help with prostate cancer detection. In this webinar, Dr. Vernon Mustoe will discuss how a simple blood test can help provide more accurate information on what an elevated PSA level might mean and the probability of finding prostate cancer on biopsy. P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.*
Dr. Vernon Mustoe is one of Beckman Coulter’s medical affairs managers, supporting customers with advanced clinical and technical issues. Having obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from New York University, he spent over 23 years in the clinical laboratory. Most recently, he was the Director of Clinical Chemistry and Assistant Director of Laboratory Services at Sisters of Charity Medical Center in Staten Island, N.Y. He has also taught Clinical Pathology at the Bayley Seton Physician Assistant School, as well as Clinical and Anatomic Pathology at the College of Staten Island Campus of the City University of New York. Dr. Mustoe has been with Beckman Coulter since 2001.
Dr. Mikael Roussel from the University Hospital of Rennes, France, will lead a discussion around the organization of the cell morphology and flow cytometry core laboratory. Hear his tips using Beckman Coulter's hematology solutions to improve management of patients with lymphocytosis. P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.**
Dr. Francis Lacombe, M.D., Ph.D., Université Hôpital, Haut-Lévêque, Pessac, France
Join Francis Lacombe, M.D., Ph.D., head of the hematology/automation laboratory and director of flow cytometry at the Université Hôpital, Haut-Lévêque, Pessac, France, to learn how Beckman Coulter’s HematoFlow* and CytoDiff* were instrumental to a recent study that tracked blast decrease rate in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients.
Alan Neal, CSci, MSc, FIBMS, quality manager and lead of specialty, hematology, at Pathology Associates
Learn how Beckman Coulter’s hematology and laboratory automation technologies have helped standardize procedures, deliver consistent turnaround time, reduce manual intervention, and achieve high auto validation rates. Alan Neal will share how his laboratory implemented Beckman Coulter automation and LEAN manufacturing principles.
Join Beckman Coulter, for a webinar led by Sam Terese, president and CEO of PCL Alverno, focusing on their recent laboratory experiences. Learn how they were able to improve quality and productivity in their network—and discover the impact of true standardization from instrumentation to informatics—by adopting a continuous process-improvement culture and implementing cutting-edge automation and informatics.
Fernando Chaves, M.D, Director, Global Scientific Affairs Beckman Coulter
The latest technology solving problems in your laboratory.
Automatically. The webinar will cover:
- Introduction to Automated Intelligent Morphology
- Performance of the DxH AIM technology in real-life examples
- Case studies showing AIM at work
This webinar will focus on operations and maintenance of the StatSpin Express 3 centrifuge. By performing simple inspections, routine maintenance and operating the centrifuges as described in this webinar, you can maximize your StatSpin Express 3 uptime and sustain your productivity.
Dr. Fernando Chaves, Director Global Scientific Affairs
In this presentation we will re-visit an often overlooked parameter in the CBC, the MPV. This parameter has critical clinical applications, such as discriminating between thrombocytopenias caused by bone marrow disease (low platelet production) versus those caused by increased platelet destruction in the circulation.
Beckman Coulter Diagnostics develops clinical diagnostic products that help advance and optimize the clinical laboratory. Beckman Coulter’s instruments, systems and tests help streamline processes to enhance efficiency, reduce costs and speed the delivery of results.
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Embracing the Use of Contemporary Troponin Assays in the Emergency DepartmentDr. Phillip Levy, Associate Director of Clinical Research, Wayne State University Department of Emergency[[ webcastStartDate * 1000 | amDateFormat: 'MMM D YYYY h:mm a' ]]67 mins