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2015 AACC Annual Meeting | Newswise Meeting Wire 29-Jul-2015
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2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo
July 26–30
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta

Media Contacts: Molly Polen
Director of Communications & PR
(p) 202.420.7612
(c) 703.598.0472
mpolen@aacc.org

Christine DeLong
Manager, Communications & PR
(p) 202.835.8722
cdelong@aacc.org

AACC Annual Meeting Press Room
Room B207
Georgia World Congress Center
(p) 404.222.5723 and 404.222.5724

Registration Information
AACC annual meeting registration is free for members of the media. Reporters can register online here.

Researchers Announce Two New Tests That May Make Diagnosing and Monitoring Diabetes Easier and More Affordable

Researchers have successfully tested two new potential methods for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes in its standard and gestational forms. These findings, presented today at the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta, may lead to easier, timelier, and more affordable ways of identifying and treating this chronic disease.

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2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, July 26–30; Newswise Meeting Press Room

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Research on First Lab-on-Cartridge Device That Can Perform All Common Medical Tests to Be Presented at 2015 AACC Annual Meeting

Clinical laboratory tests play a crucial role in making sure patients get appropriate care, yet many small labs and clinics in low resource settings cannot afford the instruments needed to provide these tests. Research on a novel fingerprick test that can perform all common clinical diagnostics could help to expand access to basic medical testing in the developing world, and will be featured at the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.

(Embargo expired on 29-Jul-2015 at 10:30 ET)

2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, July 26–30; Newswise Meeting Press Room

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Hair Samples May Offer New Insights Into the Relationship Between Asthma, Cortisol, and Complications in Pregnancy

Hair samples can be used to measure the effects of asthma on the cortisol levels of women during pregnancy, according to research presented today at the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta. This research also shows that levels of cortisol, a stress-related hormone, tend to be lower among pregnant women with asthma than among pregnant women without the chronic, inflammatory lung disease.

(Embargo expired on 28-Jul-2015 at 10:30 ET)

2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, July 26–30; Newswise Meeting Press Room

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Rapid Ebola Test Could Play Key Role in Efforts to End Lingering Outbreak

Research presented at the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will expand on the studies that led to a fingerprick Ebola test becoming the first and only rapid diagnostic for this disease to receive approval from the World Health Organization (WHO). This test could prove vital to breaking Ebola’s grip on West Africa by identifying suspected Ebola cases within minutes, and enabling healthcare workers to isolate and treat these patients much faster than is currently possible.

(Embargo expired on 27-Jul-2015 at 10:30 ET)

2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, July 26–30; Newswise Meeting Press Room

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Leading Global Conference of Lab Medicine Experts Highlights New Medical Tests and Real-Time Research to Better Detect Heart Attacks

The 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, the leading annual event for laboratory medicine, will open on Sunday, July 26, in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s meeting will host more than 400 educational sessions on topics ranging from personalized medicine and infectious diseases to point-of-care and laboratory-developed tests, and will feature more than 200 new cutting edge diagnostic products.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

AACC Emphasizes Need for Quality Results and Patient-Friendly Reports in Direct-to-Consumer Testing

Noting a paradigm shift among consumers who are seeking greater control over their own healthcare, AACC issued a position statement today on direct-to-consumer laboratory testing, which allows people to order medical tests directly from a lab without having to work with their healthcare provider. The statement emphasizes direct-to-consumer test results must be accurate and easily understood—an area where laboratory medicine professionals play a vital role.

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– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

AACC Announces 2015 Corporate Supporter Award Winners; Thanks Organizations for Their Invaluable Support

AACC is pleased to announce the recipients of the AACC 2015 Corporate Supporter Awards. Each year, AACC recognizes the companies and organizations that generously support the association through sponsorships, advertising, and exhibiting. These significant contributions make it possible for AACC to improve patient care by fostering research, innovation, and professional excellence in the field of laboratory medicine.

(Embargo expired on 28-Jul-2015 at 09:00 ET)

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– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

First Smartphone DNA Test for Chlamydia to Be Presented at 2015 AACC Annual Meeting

At the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, researchers will present findings that a first-of-its-kind smartphone test for chlamydia can detect the disease with high accuracy, which could reduce the prevalence of this sexually transmitted disease (STD) by making chlamydia screening easier and cheaper.

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2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, July 26–30; Newswise Meeting Press Room

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

This leading global conference of lab medicine experts highlights the science and technology shaping the future of medical testing, ranging from a smartphone test for chlamydia to a fingernail test for diabetes.

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