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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

Congress Finalizes Legislation That Will Renew Critical Funding for Pediatric Medical Testing; AACC Urges President Obama to Sign Into Law

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a revised version of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 yesterday, finalizing Congressional reauthorization of the legislation. AACC commends Congress for approving this bipartisan...
11-Dec-2014 1:20 PM EST

AACC Urges the FDA to Balance the Need for Scientific Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests With Safeguarding Patient Access to These Essential Tests

Today AACC released a position statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) proposal for oversight of laboratory developed tests, asserting that most laboratory developed tests are sufficiently regulated by the Centers for...
1-Dec-2014 10:15 AM EST

AACC Joins AMA, Other Major Healthcare Organizations Urging FDA to Withdraw Its Proposed Framework for Laboratory Developed Tests

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its long-awaited proposal on October 3 for overseeing laboratory developed tests—medical tests that are created and used within a single lab, and often developed to fulfill unmet clinical needs....
18-Nov-2014 11:45 AM EST

AACC Encourages Congress to Finalize Healthcare Bill That Will Prevent Disability and Death Caused by Childhood Genetic Disorders

Clinical laboratory testing ensures that thousands of infants receive life-saving treatments every year, yet certain pediatric testing programs could lose their funding if Congress does not finalize the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization...
8-Oct-2014 11:20 AM EDT

AACC Elects Clinical Director at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas as 2016 President

AACC is pleased to announce that Patricia M. Jones, PhD, DABCC, FACB, has been elected to serve on the AACC Board as president-elect beginning in January 2015, followed by successive terms as the association’s 67th president in 2016 and past...
6-Oct-2014 2:20 PM EDT

FDA Director for Diagnostic Tests to Discuss the Agency’s Proposed Framework to Oversee Laboratory Developed Tests

On September 10, AACC will host a webinar with Alberto Gutierrez, PhD, director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health in the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health to explain the...
8-Sep-2014 2:15 PM EDT

Research on Digital Health, Alzheimer’s, Ebola Draws Nearly 20,000 Attendees to 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

Nearly 20,000 medical professionals and healthcare leaders gathered for AACC’s 65th Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago from July 27–31. The meeting featured never-before-seen breakthroughs in diagnostic research and technology that...
31-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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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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