OCT 26, 2017 10:00 AM PDT

WEBINAR: Where to go from here: next generation clinical mass spectrometry

  • Vice Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center
      Victoria Zhang is Vice Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is Medical Director of Ambulatory Services, Director of Clinical Mass Spectrometry and Toxicology Laboratory, Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry Laboratory at Strong Memorial Hospital, and Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

      Dr. Zhang is the international leading expert in clinical applications of mass spectrometry. Her clinical and research interests are in clinical mass spectrometry, translational research using "-omics" technology, test utilization particularly through laboratory formulary model, and laboratory management and leadership development.

      She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, over 70 national and international presentations, and numerous media reports and interviews. Dr. Zhang has been on organizing committees for nearly 20 regional and national conferences with similar number of international and national symposia, workshop and short courses. She is on several Editorial Boards in the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.

      Dr. Zhang has been devoted her efforts into mass spectrometry education for the clinical community in the past few years. She is the Founding and Current Chair of the AACC Mass Spectrometry and Separation Sciences (MSSS) division, the faculty Chair of two online certificate programs for mass spectrometry, and spearheaded the national mass spectrometry workshops during AACC and AACC/MSSS annual conferences. She is the Faculty Chair for the AACC Global Lab Quality Initiative Asian Pacific Working Group to lead the efforts to enhance quality and practice of clinical chemistry in this region. Dr. Zhang was also the President of North American Chinese Clinical Chemists Association (NACCCA), Past Chair of AACC Upstate New York Local Section.

      Dr. Zhang completed her Clinical Chemistry Fellowship training at Harvard Medical School after obtaining her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and bioinformatics at the University of Minnesota. She is certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.


    DATE: October 26, 2017
    TIME: 10:00am PT, 1:00pm ET

    Mass spectrometry has gained tremendous interests in clinical applications in the past decade to serve patients needs.  While there are many new applications of the technology, there are many challenges in further implementation of this technology. This presentation will discuss the current challenges to implement mass spectrometry in clinical laboratories, particularly in automation and training.  

    Mass spectrometry has been mainly for detection of small molecules.  Many efforts have been devoted to broaden its application for next generation clinical mass spectrometry analysis in areas such as the analysis of proteins and peptides, low concentration compounds, high resolution detection, and multiple disease panels.  In addition to the applications in clinical chemistry and microbiology, much research has been done for tissue imaging and cancer diagnostics in the field of anatomic pathology.  This presentation will provide an overview of these areas and their potential impact of clinical mass spectrometry on the betterment of patient care.

    Learning objectives:

    • List two major challenges in implementing mass spectrometry in clinical laboratories
    • Identify three training resources for medical technologists
    • Discuss two areas of future development for next generation mass spectrometry

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    WEBINAR: Where to go from here: next generation clinical mass spectrometry


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