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Precision medicine conference for health network/hospital CEOs to take place Sept. 12–13

Precision medicine strategies and successes in improving patient outcomes are key themes when hospital and health network CEOs and administrators gather in Nashville Sept. 12–13 to hear from innovators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Geisinger Health, Northwell Health, Moffitt Cancer Center, and Seattle Children’s Hospital, among others. “Precision Medicine for Hospital CEOs: What You Need to Know about Genetic Testing, Precision Medicine, and Population Health Management” (precisionmedicineforhospitals.com) will feature first-mover and early-adopter health networks sharing the strategies of their precision medicine programs and the patient care successes and outcomes. Keynote speaker is Jeffery Balser, MD, PhD, CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which is internationally recognized for its pioneering efforts to bring precision medicine into daily clinical care. Attendees will gain insight into the early successes of precision medicine at Vanderbilt and learn how the health care big data base at Vanderbilt is being used to inform population health initiatives while also guiding the care clinicians provide daily.

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Cancer Biomarkers Conference III

Houston Methodist Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine is presenting its Cancer Biomarkers Conference III, Sept. 15–16, at the Houston Methodist Research Institute. More than 20 speakers will cover topics such as updates on PD-L1 testing for lung cancer, urologic cancers, and melanoma, the current approach to using cytology specimens for biomarker testing, the oncologist’s approach to TKI therapy, and many more.

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VIDEO SERIES: The future of the lab in health care

In a collaborative effort to discuss the future of the laboratory in health care, Bob McGonnagle, publisher of CAP TODAY, gathered with Orchard Software's Curt Johnson, chief operating officer, and Matt Modleski, chief operating officer, American Health Network. This roundtable was edited into a series of seven short videos.

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2017 Pulmonary Pathology Society 10th Biennial Meeting

Interest in lung disease has exploded in recent years due to a staggering number of developments in diagnosis and treatment. Where there was once no hope, there is now optimism and excitement. The Pulmonary Pathology Society is the world’s largest organization of experts in lung pathology. Our 2017 Biennial Meeting will take place at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile on June 13 through 16.

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Improve triaging in the ED
A new assay delivers a higher standard of cardiac care

Improve triaging in the ED: A new assay delivers a higher standard of cardiac care. “Is it a heart attack, or something less serious?” Every day, thousands of symptomatic patients ask emergency department (ED) physicians that very question. Over the years, as diagnostic tools for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), commonly known as a heart attack, have advanced, physicians can provide increasingly accurate answers to that question. Unfortunately, diagnostic gaps still exist that can result in poor patient outcomes.

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Digital pathology association stands behind FDA’s approval of marketing whole slide imaging system

April 13, 2017—The Digital Pathology community is in full support of the FDA’s landmark announcement that Philips Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) system, IntelliSite, can be marketed for primary diagnosis. This technology facilitates review of digital surgical pathology slides with remote sign out capabilities, and poses a significant benefit to both pathologists and patients alike.

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POC testing management and integration

Dec. 2, 2016—A new white paper from Orchard Software titled “Point-of-care Testing: The Great Boom Ahead” discusses the history of POC testing connectivity and shares specific case study savings and improvements associated with the adoption of a POC testing connectivity and management solution. Read the white paper.

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What pharmacogenomics can make possible

Oct. 5, 2016—Clinical laboratories and pathology groups ought to master the emerging areas of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics that open the door to a more personalized approach to drug prescribing, says a free (registration required) white paper published by Dark Daily. Read. By identifying drugs most likely to benefit a patient, assessing the likely dose response, potentially avoiding adverse reactions, and ...

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