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Article ID: 698487

Research on Personalized Medicine, Global Health, and Portable Tests Draws More Than 20,000 Attendees to the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

AACC welcomed thousands of medical professionals and healthcare leaders at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo from July 29–August 2. The meeting showcased advancements in clinical testing technology and research that improve the ability of healthcare providers to diagnose patients quickly and accurately and ensure that patients get effective medical treatment.

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Article ID: 698476

A New IFCC Division: the Emerging Technologies Division (ETD)

70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

Announcement of a New IFCC Division

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2-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Psychologists Discuss Opioid Epidemic

American Psychological Association (APA)

As the national opioid epidemic continues to take its toll, the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association will include a variety of sessions focused on how psychologists can help people with opioid dependence and addiction. Following is a list of relevant sessions.

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1-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698426

Psychologists Discuss Aspects of Violent Behavior

American Psychological Association (APA)

Violence will be a featured topic at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, with psychologists discussing community violence, gender-based violence, the role of race/ethnicity in the study of violence, intimate partner violence and the role of masculinity its perpetration. Following is a list of relevant sessions.

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1-Aug-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Psychologists Discuss Suicide Epidemic

American Psychological Association (APA)

U.S. suicide rates are on the rise, with nearly 45,000 Americans dying by their own hand each year. Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and recent suicides by celebrities Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have made international headlines.

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1-Aug-2018 2:50 PM EDT
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Psychologists Discuss Effects of Immigration on Mental Health

American Psychological Association (APA)

With the issue of immigration featured prominently in the news, psychologists at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association will be discussing many aspects of the topic, including the psychological harm to migrant youth in detention facilities and how psychologists are responding to the needs of immigrant communities. Following is a list of relevant sessions.

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Article ID: 697885

New Study That Could Improve Diagnosis, Treatment for Transgender Patients Presented at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Novel findings unveiled at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo show that gender-affirming hormone therapy markedly impacts the results of common laboratory tests for transgender patients. This study underscores the need for transgender-specific reference intervals to ensure this underserved population receives accurate diagnoses and effective treatments.

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26-Jul-2018 8:55 AM EDT
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Translational Hypertension Symposium to Explore Guideline Implementation Strategies and the Future of Blood Pressure Research

University of Utah Health

The Second Annual University of Utah Translational Hypertension Symposium assembles national experts in hypertension treatment and research. This year's meeting will focus on implementation strategies for the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines, the future of hypertension research, and a mentored workshop for early-stage investigators.

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Breaking Research Reveals That Not All Home Ovulation Tests Are Equally Reliable

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Research announced today at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo reveals that two out of three of the digital home ovulation tests sold by U.S. retailers do not accurately predict when a woman is ovulating. This information is critical for women trying to get pregnant and could improve their chances by helping them to better select at-home tests to guide intercourse timing.

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Two Novel Studies That Could Improve the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes Announced at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Researchers have developed a novel test that rapidly distinguishes between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This new method and a second study revealing gaps in care for women with gestational diabetes were presented today at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, and could improve treatment for patients with all diabetes types across the board.

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