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AACC Wins 2015 Hermes Awards for Outstanding Work in Health Communications

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that it has received three 2015 Hermes Creative Awards. These awards recognize the association for the...
20-May-2015 10:30 AM EDT

New Malaria Test Could Lead to Global Eradication of the Disease

One of the biggest difficulties faced by worldwide programs aimed at eliminating malaria is that the tests they use are not sensitive enough to detect all people who have the disease and need treatment. A study appearing online today in Clinical...
11-May-2015 9:30 AM EDT

AACC Welcomes Lauren Kramer as Vice President of Education and Meetings

AACC is pleased to announce that Lauren Kramer was named vice president of education and meetings, effective May 4. Prior to joining AACC, Kramer served as director of meetings at the International Council of Ophthalmology, an organization that...
7-May-2015 9:45 AM EDT

AACC Urges CMS to Delay Enforcing Regulations That Could Limit Diabetes Patients’ Access to Medical Testing

Today AACC sent formal comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) addressing CMS’ proposal to enforce more stringent regulatory requirements for testing with blood glucose monitors. AACC endorses CMS’ effort to improve...
6-May-2015 10:20 AM EDT

AACC Cautions FDA Against Over-Regulating the Genetic Testing Technology Vital to Precision Medicine

Today AACC sent formal comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the agency’s proposed regulation of next-generation sequencing tests. AACC appreciates FDA’s efforts to seek input from the healthcare community before developing new...
16-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

AACC Honors 2015 Award Winners for Advancing Laboratory Medicine and Patient Care

AACC and its academy, the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB), are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 AACC and NACB Awards, which honor laboratory medicine professionals worldwide for advancing the field of clinical...
13-Feb-2015 11:20 AM EST

AACC Cautions FDA Against Extraneous Oversight of Medical Tests That Help Patients With Rare or New Conditions

Today AACC sent formal comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) addressing FDA’s proposal for oversight of laboratory developed tests. AACC shares FDA’s goal of improving the safety and effectiveness of these crucial tests, but...
29-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Dr. Loretta Doan Named Vice President of Policy and Global Affairs at AACC

AACC is pleased to announce that Loretta L. Doan, PhD, has assumed the position of vice president of policy and global affairs effective today. Prior to joining AACC, Doan served as director of science policy at the Endocrine Society, an...
14-Jan-2015 10:15 AM EST

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CDC Official to Advise Labs on Testing Patients for Ebola Now That First Case of Deadly Virus Has Been Confirmed in the U.S.

Now that the Ebola virus has arrived in the U.S., the ability of clinical laboratories to quickly identify patients who need treatment and require isolation will play a critical role in preventing an outbreak. To help labs prepare for this, AACC...
2-Oct-2014 10:50 AM EDT

Early Alzheimer’s Blood Test Co-Developer to Discuss How the Test Could Be the First Step in Developing Treatments to Halt or Slow Alzheimer’s at 2014 AACC Annual Meeting

In March of this year, a team of Georgetown University scientists published research showing that, for the first time ever, a blood test has the potential to predict Alzheimer’s disease before patients start showing symptoms. AACC is pleased to...
23-May-2014 9:40 AM EDT

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