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The National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry

Annual and Other Meetings

The National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry has held annual meetings each year since 1977 along with a number of other conferences. At the first annual meeting in 1977 in Chicago there was no symposium. However, beginning with the 1978 annual meeting and continuing through 1994, the Academy held symposia on major topics of clinical significance. All 17 of these symposia with the years presented, the topic, and the city are listed below. Beginning in 1995, the Academy replaced the Annual Symposia format with meetings to develop Standards of Laboratory Practice (SOLP). In 1999 the terminology of SOLP was replaced by Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines (LMPG). Starting in 1997 the SOLPs and LMPGs (with some exceptions as noted below) were held as EduTrak sessions at annual meetings of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. The NACB has also held other important conferences, although these were not Annual Symposia, SOLPs or LMPGs. These meetings are also listed in this index.

For some of these listed symposia or meetings, there is a linked pdf file of the entire program including the titles of the individual presentations, the speakers, sometimes the abstracts of their talks, and other information. Fellows who have copies of programs from any of these meetings, which do not have linked pdf files, are invited to mail them to the NACB Internet Coordinator so that they can be included. All original documents will be returned to the owner.

YearTopicLocation
1978Biochemical Aspects of Learning DisabilitiesSan Francisco
1979Nutritional Elements of Clinical BiochemistryNew Orleans
1980Biochemistry of Protein Structure and FunctionBoston
1981Endocrine Basis of DiseaseKansas City
1982Cellular and Humoral Defense Against DiseaseLong Beach
1983Clinical Biochemistry of LipidsNew York
1984Drug MechanismsWashington
1985Trace Metals in DiseaseAtlanta
1986Biochemistry and Biology of CancerChicago
1987The Biochemistry of HypertensionSan Francisco
1988Membrane Function and Dysfunction in Health and DiseaseNew Orleans
1989Diagnostic Applications of Nucleic Acid Probes in the Clinical Laboratory (1.7 MB)Toronto
1990Diagnosis and Treatment of Inborn Errors of MetabolismSan Francisco
1991Advances in Clinical Laboratory Evaluation of Cartilage, Bone, and Systemic Rheumatic Diseases (2.0 MB)Washington
1992Molecular Endocrinology: Current Concepts in Receptors, Growth Factors, and Signal Transduction Mechanisms (2.5 MB)Chicago
1993The Decade of the Brain: Recent Developments in the Neurochemistry of Depression, Mania, and Other Mood DisordersNew York
1994Atherogenesis: Current Topics on Etiology and Risk Factors (1.8 MB)New Orleans
SOLPs and LMPGs
1995Standards of Laboratory Practice: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Thyroid Disease
(50 MB - available on request)
Anaheim
1996Standards of Laboratory Practice: Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of the Newborn Infant (2.6 MB)Chicago
1997Standards of Laboratory Practice: Guidelines for Atlanta Maintaining a Modern Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Service (8.1 MB)Atlanta
1998Standards of Laboratory Practice: Guidelines for the Analytical Performance and Clinical Utility of Tumor Markers (248 kb)Rye Brook, NY
1998Standards of Laboratory Practice: Recommendations for the Use of Cardiac Markers in Coronary Artery Diseases (held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Clinical Ligand Assay Society)Chicago
1999Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines: Laboratory Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis and Monitoring of Hepatic InjuryNew Orleans
2000Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines: Guidelines and Recommendations for Laboratory Analysis in the Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes MellitusSan Francisco
2001Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines: Recommendations for the Use of Laboratory tests to Support the Impaired and Overdosed Patient from the Emergency DepartmentChicago
2002Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines: Maternal-Fetal Risk Assessment and Reference Values in PregnancyOrlando
2002Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines (Update): Laboratory Support for the Diagnosis of Thyroid Disease (special evening session held at the annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry)Orlando
2003Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines: Cardiovascular Risk Factors and MarkersPhiladelphia
2004Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines (Update): Cardiac Markers: Establishing Guidelines and Improving Results (26th Arnold O. Beckman Conference) (439 kb)Boston
2004Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines: Evidence Based Practice for POCTLos Angeles
Other NACB Conferences
1994Conference on Factors Affecting Point-of-Care Testing (May 6-7, 1994; the citation to the published proceedings is: Seamonds, B., Medical, Economic, and Regulatory Factors Affecting Point-of-Care Testing, Clin Chim Acta 249:1-19, 1996)Philadelphia
1997Integrating Point-of-Care Testing with Continuity of Care: Effects on Outcome (September 19-20, 1997) (234 kb)Philadelphia
2000Connecting the Laboratory to the Electronic Medical Record (275 kb) (September 15-16, 2000, proceedings published by NACB on a CD)Philadelphia

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