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Delivering Cost Effective, High Quality Patient Care through Accurate and Reliable Laboratory Testing

5/15/2013
When: 5/15/2013
8:00 AM
Where: CDC - Division of Laboratory Sciences
4770 Buford Highway, NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30341
United States
Contact: Walter Young


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CARDIOVASCULAR BIOMARKER STANDARDIZATION SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

  "Delivering Cost Effective, High Quality Patient Care through

  Accurate and Reliable Laboratory Testing"

  Atlanta, Georgia - May 15, 2013

Invitees

Insurers; Health care plan administrators and executives; Patient advocacy organizations; Pharmaceutical companies; Medical professional organizations; Public health organizations; Government agencies – NIH/NHLBI, NIH/NIDDK, FDA/CDRH; Laboratory scientists; Clinical pathologists; Clinical researchers and clinicians.

Symposium Objectives

1) Inform stakeholders about the importance of standardized, accurate and reliable laboratory tests to assure appropriate and cost effective patient care.  

 

2) Familiarize stakeholders with standardization processes and organizational structure of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory of CDC's Division of Laboratory Sciences.  

 

3) Engage/empower stakeholders to be effective advocates for standardization of laboratory tests and effective patient care.

 

Time

Category

 

 

Speaker/Topic

 

 

8:00

 

 

Registration/ Coffee

8:30

 

 

Opening/Introduction Moderators

 

 

Walter Young, PhD, Chair, Cardiovascular Biomarker Standardization Steering

Committee/National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)

Hubert Vesper, PhD, Branch Chief, Clinical Chemistry Branch, CDC

 

 

8:45

 

 

Welcome

 

 

Jim Pirkle, MD, PhD, Director

Division of Laboratory Sciences, Center for Environmental Health, CDC

 

 

9:00

 

 

Accurate and comparable tests assure quality patient care and public health

 

 

Greg Miller, PhD, Past Pres., American Association of Clinical Chemists

Topic: Overview on how standardization/harmonization affects the quality of patient care, research translation, public health and an overview of standardization is and what it takes to maintain standardized results.

 

 

9:20

 

 

Cost Savings

 

 

Thomas J. Hoerger, PhD, RTI International

Topic - CDC Lipid Standardization Program as example how accurate laboratory tests save lives and result in cost savings. (T. Hoerger, Prev Chronic Dis 2011;8(6):A136 and related papers.)

 

 

 

9:40

 

Q&A (Panelists - Miller & Hoerger)

 

10:00

 

Break

10:30

 

Quality of Patient Care

 

David Sacks, MD, Clinical Center, NIH

Chair, National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program

Topic – HbA1c standardization as an example how appropriate biomarker measurements improve the quality of patient care (Little RR, Clin Chem 2011;57:205-14, and related papers)

 

10:50

 

Quality of Patient Care

 

Josef Coresh, MD, PhD (NIDDK epidemiologist-Johns Hopkins)

Topic - Creatinine standardization as an example how accurately calibrated tests improve clinical decisions (Stevens LA. Am J Kidney Dis. 2007;50:21-35. and related papers)

 

11:10

 

Public Health Impact

 

Elena Kuklina, MD, PhD, CDC/CCDPHP/DCDPHP

Topic – Impact of test variability on diagnosis & prevalence. Using variability in LDL testing.

 

11:30

 

Q&A (Panelists - Sacks, Coresh, Kuklina)

 

11:50

 

Lunch

1:00

 

Affordable Care Act

 

Andrew Fish, Executive Director, AdvaMedDx

Topic – The role of accurate and comparable testing in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act; health systems perspective on direction of health care policy, value of diagnostics; long term monitoring of test results.

 

1:20

 

Effective Health Care Systems

 

Speaker - TBD

Topic – Impact of accurate and comparable test data for a health care system and on quality of patient care provided by the system.

 

1:40

 

Q&A (Panelists - AdVaMedDx & Guest panelist)

 

2:00

 

Break

2:30 – 3:30

 

Open Discussion* Takeaway message/ Next steps / Closing

 

Moderator: Russell Tracy, PhD

Summary Statement:

 

 

Identify challenges and opportunities to improve quality and effectiveness of patient care through accurate testing.

* The closing discussion section will make recommendations on steps to expand standardization to other biomarkers; identify ways to establish and retain communications and working relationships between the CDC Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, health care providers and other stakeholder organizations in improved patient outcomes.

 


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