JUN 9 - 11 2015
Cardinal Health labXchange
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Cardinal Health Laboratory Products First Annual Virtual Tradeshow.
Want to join a world-class group of specialists from the laboratory diagnostic industry to learn about innovative products, laboratory automation, industry trends, healthcare reform and more? Want a forum to exchange ideas between thought leaders and laboratory practitioners in one convenient, accessible place? Then mark your calendars for June 9-11 where we will be hosting our first annual virtual tradeshow – Cardinal Health labXchange – for medical laboratory professionals just like you! Join us to hear about the latest science and trends in diagnostic testing and application by attending:

An exhibit hall with nearly 20 vendors showcasing products and services to meet your needs. This includes live chat with peers and vendors during the hours the exhibit hall is open
More than a dozen webinars from industry professionals – several of which offer the potential to earn Continuing Education (CE) credit
A networking lounge where you can interact with various laboratory associations and peers.

There are a plethora of great resources such as product information, videos and educational materials. You will also be able to download these valuable resources with the click of a mouse.

We hope you can join us in June for what is sure to be an exciting event. But don’t worry, if you can’t make all of the webinars live, we will archive them and they will be available for viewing until October 2015.

REGISTRATION Register now for free, then log in on June 9 to visit the virtual conference and trade show. It’s like being there, but without the cost or hassle of travel.

Questions? Email cahlabXchange@cardinalhealth.com or visit cardinalhealth.com/labXchange.

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Agenda
  • JUN 09, 2015 07:30 AM PDT
    Speaker: Michael Beebe
  • JUN 09, 2015 09:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Chris Dillinger
  • JUN 09, 2015 11:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Nicholas Moore, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • JUN 09, 2015 12:30 PM PDT
    Speaker: Andrew Lisowski M.S., HTL (ASCP)
  • JUN 09, 2015 02:00 PM PDT
    Speaker: Michael Costello
  • JUN 10, 2015 07:30 AM PDT
    Speaker: Elissa Passiment
  • JUN 10, 2015 09:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Norman Moore, PhD
  • JUN 10, 2015 11:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Rick Panning, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • JUN 10, 2015 12:30 PM PDT
    Speaker: Rob Kisfalusi
  • JUN 10, 2015 02:00 PM PDT
    Speaker: Stephen Lyle, MD, PhD
  • JUN 11, 2015 07:30 AM PDT
    Speaker: Susan Morris
  • JUN 11, 2015 09:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Jennifer Burch
  • JUN 11, 2015 11:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Russell Garlick
  • JUN 11, 2015 12:30 PM PDT
    Speaker: Jane Smith
  • JUN 11, 2015 02:00 PM PDT
    Speaker: Thomas Sparkman
  • JUN 09, 2015 07:30 AM PDT
    Speaker: Michael Beebe
  • JUN 09, 2015 09:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Chris Dillinger
  • JUN 09, 2015 11:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Nicholas Moore, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • JUN 09, 2015 12:30 PM PDT
    Speaker: Andrew Lisowski M.S., HTL (ASCP)
  • JUN 09, 2015 02:00 PM PDT
    Speaker: Michael Costello
  • JUN 10, 2015 07:30 AM PDT
    Speaker: Elissa Passiment
  • JUN 10, 2015 09:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Norman Moore, PhD
  • JUN 10, 2015 11:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Rick Panning, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • JUN 10, 2015 12:30 PM PDT
    Speaker: Rob Kisfalusi
  • JUN 10, 2015 02:00 PM PDT
    Speaker: Stephen Lyle, MD, PhD
  • JUN 11, 2015 07:30 AM PDT
    Speaker: Susan Morris
  • JUN 11, 2015 09:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Jennifer Burch
  • JUN 11, 2015 11:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Russell Garlick
  • JUN 11, 2015 12:30 PM PDT
    Speaker: Jane Smith
  • JUN 11, 2015 02:00 PM PDT
    Speaker: Thomas Sparkman
Speakers

  • Michael Beebe
    Partner/Senior VP, ADVI
    Biography
      Michael Beebe, ADVI Partner/Senior Vice President, advises clients on all aspects of reimbursement and strategic policy planning, including specific coding strategies in the physician office, the hospital and other sites of service. Beebe also works with clients on the evidence requirements needed to secure reimbursement and approaches to obtaining the desired levels of payment for the physician, the facility, or the laboratory test. Prior to joining ADVI, he was at the AMA for 14 years. His most recent position was Director of CPT. Beebe was a central participant in AMA advocacy efforts involving public and private coverage, coding and reimbursement issues, including provider class action litigation, CMS physician payment negotiations, and local coverage determinations. He was previously a Senior Social Scientist in Physician Payment Systems where he was primary staff to the AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC) where he developed recommendations on physician work RVUs and practice expense inputs. Beebe was responsible and involved in many of the most seminal product and service, coding and payment decisions. • Molecular and companion diagnostics - created MAAA and NGS coding nomenclatures • Spine decompression and fusion procedures • Vaccines • Telehealth and remote monitoring • Wound Care and Skin substitutes • Cardiac Procedures, including TAVR and minimally invasive Beebe has a Bachelor of Arts from Penn State University and a Master's Degree from Boston University.
    • Chris Dillinger
      Director of Operational Excellence, Cardinal Health
      Biography
        In this role, Chris has responsibility and governance for enterprise Operational Excellence and lean leadership development programs for Cardinal Health spanning 35,000 employees and multiple continents. Chris has 25 years of healthcare industry experience including leadership positions in the areas of laboratory, corporate health, and operational excellence. Chris holds a BS in Medical Technology from Ohio University, and is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Chris serves as a coach for The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business MBOE program and the Academy for Excellence in Healthcare.
      • Nicholas Moore, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
        Instructor, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Rush University Medical Center
        Biography
          Nicholas earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Saint Louis University in 2007. His undergraduate degree in Investigative and Medical Science was housed in the then Department of Clinical Laboratory Science in the Edward and Margaret C. Doisy College of Health Sciences. He earned his Master of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science at Rush University in Chicago. Upon graduation, he worked for two years in the microbiology and core laboratories at Rush University Medical Center. In 2011, he accepted a position as a laboratory director in a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) in Chicago. While in the LTACH, he was involved with investigators in a CDC-funded study (1U54CK00161, RA Weinstein, PI). Their research involved the implementation of an infection control bundle to reduce Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) transmission and infection in the LTACH setting. He is currently an instructor in clinical microbiology in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science at Rush University Medical Center and is a doctoral candidate. His research efforts focus on KPC and other antimicrobial resistance mechanisms among Gram-negative bacilli.
        • Andrew Lisowski M.S., HTL (ASCP)
          Technical Application Manager, Leica Biosystems
          Biography
            Andrew Lisowski M.S., HTL (ASCP) is currently the Technical Application Manager at Leica Biosystems, Richmond, Illinois. Andrew has a Master's degree in Molecular Biology from the Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois. His current role with Leica Biosystems involves histology training and technical training for consumables in histology. He also works on the R&D team for quality and supports of the new product development. Andrew is an author of different publications including, ‘Gene expression analysis in rats treated with experimental acetyl-CoA carboxylase inhibitors suggests interactions with the PPAR alpha pathway', Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 2007.
          • Elissa Passiment
            Executive Vice President Emeritus, ASCLS
            Biography
              Elissa Passiment is the Executive Vice President of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). She is a clinical laboratory scientist with over twenty years experience in clinical laboratories as staff, educator and manager and another twenty years in health care consulting, association management and health policy. Ms. Passiment uses her science background and experience to analyze policies and systems as they relate to the future of health care, its changing emphasis, reimbursement, patient safety, quality delivery and business potential. She has served on the congressionally mandated Negotiated Rulemaking Committee convened to standardize and simplify reimbursement for laboratory services under Medicare Part B; presented testimony to Institute of Medicine studies, and represents ASCLS at meetings with the FDA, CMS, and CDC. She is also on the Editorial Board of Lab Tests Online. She was a member of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) from 2007-2011 and served as Chair for 2009-11. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Laboratory Public Service National Leadership Award.
            • Norman Moore, PhD
              Director of Scientific Affairs, Alere
              Biography
                Dr. Moore received his Bachelor's Degree in biology and philosophy from Dartmouth College and his PhD in microbiology from the University of New Hampshire. He developed the first ever rapid tests for Legionella and S. pneumoniae, both of which are now recommended by the Infectious Disease Society of America for use in severe pneumonia cases among other tests. He has multiple patents, publications, and presentations and now serves as the director of scientific affairs for infectious diseases. He has served on multiple NIAID grant committees, the College of American Pathology Point-of-Care Committee, and the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute guideline committee for point-of-care infectious disease.
              • Rick Panning, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM
                Senior Administrative Director, Laboratory Services, HealthPartners.Park Nicollet
                Biography
                  Rick has been involved in a variety of laboratory management positions for over 30 years. His most recent positions include President of Laboratory Services, Fairview Health Services (1994-2006) CEO, American Red Cross, North Central Blood Services (2006-2008) Vice President of Laboratory Services, Allina Health, (2008-2012) Director, Business Development for Shared Clinical Services, Fairview (2012-2015) Senior Administrative Director, Laboratory Services, HealthPartners.Park Nicollet, present Rick has been active professionally throughout his career. He has been a member of CLMA since 1984 and served as state president in 1990. He has also been active through his career, since 1975, in ASCLS serving in a variety of positions including: ASCLS-MN president, 2001-2002 Region V director, 2004-2007 ASCLS President, 2008-2009 Minnesota Laboratory Licensure Coalition (2006-2014) Chair, Government Affairs committee 2010-present ASCLS representative to the Coordinating Council on the Clinical Laboratory Workforce (including serving as past chair) Chair of the Advanced Management Institute planning committee: 2014 and 2015 Rick has concentrated on process improvement (Lean and Six Sigma), laboratory standardization and integration, professional advocacy and utilization management.
                • Rob Kisfalusi
                  SE Regional Manager, Hemosure
                  Biography
                    Rob Kisfalusi is a specialty expert in rapid diagnostic medical devices with enthusiasm for Colorectal Cancer Awareness. Selling a medical device is one thing, but making an impact on the lives of people is far more rewarding. His belief is that we are all part of a team and the goals of the team are simple: Save lives and/or make the quality of life better for people. The tasks may differ, but the goal should remain. Rob's favorite task is educating healthcare providers on new recommendations and methodologies. He loves to see the 'aha' moment when they not only understand how to perform a test, but more importantly, why. Rob will continue to learn, educate and disseminate beneficial information to the masses.
                  • Stephen Lyle, MD, PhD
                    Laboratory Director, KEW Group Inc.
                    Biography
                      Dr. Lyle is a physician-scientist with expertise in the histopathologic, cellular and molecular analysis of cancer. In addition to his seminal work characterizing the molecular and biologic properties of adult stem cells, he has made significant contributions in translational cancer research and the commercialization of new diagnostics. He has previously served Laboratory Director of Predictive Biosciences, Aushon Biosystems, Eutropics Inc., Ardais Corp. and three site labs of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. He is also a former Medical Director of Catalyst Oncology, Inc. Dr. Lyle holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Cancer Biology and Pathology, UMass Medical School and is the Co-Director of the UMass Cancer Center Tissue Bank. He has held NIH and private foundation grants to study adult stem cell biology, cancer stem cells and skin biology. He has received a multiple awards, grants and fellowships from The NIH, William Keck Foundation, The Ellison Foundation, Dermatology Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Trust, and The March of Dimes. He is an active member and Fellow of the College of American Pathologists, with a number of media appearances as a former Spokesperson, and is member of The American Association for Cancer Research. He is an author on over 65 research publications, several book chapters and reviews. Dr. Lyle graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in the combined B.A. / M.S. program in Biochemistry and then attended The Pritzker School of Medicine/University of Chicago where he completed his M.D. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He served as a resident and surgical pathology fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, where he received the prestigious HT Enterline Fellowship Award, and then completed his clinical training as a fellow in the Harvard Dermatopathology Program, Boston, MA.
                    • Susan Morris
                      Patient Safety Officer, St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center
                      Biography
                        Susan Morris has been the Patient Safety Officer at St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center since 2006. Prior to that she was the Director of Ancillary Services for 5 years after serving as the Laboratory Manager for the institution. In her current position she manages the performance improvement and patient safety education for this 200 bed regional medical center, including facilitation of root cause analysis teams and conducting failure modes and effects analyses. She has more than 30 years experience working in and managing hospital laboratories, is a Past president of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, Past president of the National Credentialing Agency for laboratory personnel and a current member of the Board of Governors of the ASCP Board of Certification. She has numerous publications on improving patient safety, healthcare quality and delivery and employing IOM Patient Safety Competencies to introduce Quality Improvement Processes to medical laboratorians.
                      • Jennifer Burch
                        Associate Marketing Manager, Leica Biosystems
                        Biography
                          Jennifer became a Certified HT in 1994. She has 16 years of experience in various pathology laboratory roles including general histology, IHC, animal research, orthopedic research, and neuropathology. She has held positions at University of Rochester as well as Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has attended numerous workshops and conducted lectures at state, regional and national levels within National Society for Histotechnology(NSH). Ms. Burch has several publications in various industry journals and has served on the Board of Directors for NSH from 2008-2014. She joined Leica in 2009
                        • Russell Garlick
                          Chief Scientific Officer, SeraCare Life Sciences
                          Biography
                            Dr. Garlick is a scientific and R&D leader with over 30 years of experience in the Life Science industry. He has led the development of highly technical R&D projects for new products launched into the research, translational research and diagnostic markets. He has working experience with plasma, cellular and cell based assays using receptor binding, immunoassay, mass spectrometry and molecular diagnostic technologies. At SeraCare Life Sciences, Dr. Garlick is currently leading the new technology development for IVD controls as well as reference materials for NextGen Sequencing applications in oncology, infectious disease, non-invasive prenatal health and genetic testing. When he was at Protein Forest, he led the development of an isoelectric focusing chip for protein and peptide mass spec sample prep, instrument and data analysis software. Previously at NEN DuPont medical products, Dr. Garlick led the effort to develop multiple diagnostics tests used to manage AIDS diagnostics including an HIV antigen assay and an early drug resistance assay. Dr. Garlick has been a member of AACC since 1992, is an Affiliate Member of AACR, and is an Affiliate Scientist with ACMG. He has published 13 peer reviewed papers, and has 2 patents and 2 patent applications.
                          • Jane Smith
                            Technical Manager, Scientific Affairs, Alere
                            Biography
                              Jane Smith MS, MT(ASCP)SI, DLM received her BA in Medical Technology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and received Master's Degrees in Science Education and Environmental Engineering. She worked as an Immunology supervisor for 30 years at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville before joining the Alere Clinical Immunology Group. In 2011 she was one of the founding members of Alere Scientific Affairs where she now serves as a Technical Manager. Jane has been active in volunteering nationwide for CAP inspections. She also has volunteered on CLSI POCT04-A3 (Point of Care IVD Testing) and QMS03 (Training and Competence Assessment) documents. Jane is currently directing a cross functional IQCP team to provide IQCP support materials for Alere products.
                            • Thomas Sparkman
                              Vice President of Government Relations, American Clinical Laboratory Association
                              Biography
                                Tom Sparkman was named Vice President for Government Relations for the American Clinical Laboratory Association in March 2013. Prior to joining ACLA, Mr. Sparkman was a senior lobbyist at a top lobbying firm in Washington representing biotech and medical device innovators, hospitals and other providers, among others. Joining the firm in 2008, he helped build coalitions on and off Capitol Hill to achieve his client's legislative and policy goals. Mr. Sparkman has also held positions with the National Association of State Medicaid Directors, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, in addition to having practiced as a pharmacist in Northern Virginia for over ten years. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Rutgers University, a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University, and a Juris Doctor from American University and is licensed as a pharmacist in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is an Associate Member of the Virginia State Bar.
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