MSACL 2016 US 8th Annual Conference & Exhibits

Palm Springs Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center

Palm Springs, CA

February 21 – 25, 2016

Program Description

The MSACL Conference provides a forum for discussion of developments in the clinical application of mass spectrometry. While immunoassay methods have dominated clinical analyses, mass spectrometric methods are now providing analytical results more rapidly and with less-expense. MSACL brings together experts in the field with those driven to explore and understand clinical mass spectrometry, with the goal of facilitating mass spectrometry’s adoption as a health care tool and accelerating the realization of improved patient care and reduced health care costs. MSACL’s mission is educational and the organization provides several levels of Educational Travel Grants to support conference attendance:

  1. Young Investigator Grants: Young investigators, in the first four years of their academic position, who submit an abstract which is accepted for presentation (poster/podium) at the annual conference. Applicants must submit a short application.
  2. Trainee Grants: Lab Directors-to-be interested in learning more about what mass spectrometry is and how it could potentially improve results and reduce costs in their clinical laboratory are not required to submit an abstract, but must submit a short application.
  3. Lab Director Grants: Current Lab Directors interested in learning more about what mass spectrometry is and how it could potentially improve results and reduce costs in their clinical laboratory are not required to submit an abstract, but must submit a short application.

It’s the abstracts that make the meeting. Are you working in clinical mass spectrometry and have compelling results that you want to present at the most focused clinical mass spec meeting in the world? Submit your abstract for the MSACL Conference. MSACL focuses on topics including pain management, microbiology, chemistry/toxicology, proteomics, metabolomics, tissue imaging, and regulations and standards. A comprehensive list is below. Let us know if there is another topic area that you think should be added. Expected Topics for MSACL 2016 US

*Note: Abstracts are solicited for the topics listed below, however, if no abstracts are submitted and accepted on any given topic then it will not be covered at the conference.

  1. Endocrinology
  2. Fundamentals / Newbie (Invitation Only)
  3. ICP-MS
  4. Inborn Errors of Metabolism
  5. Metabolomics
  6. Microbiology/Virology
  7. New Advances
  8. Occupational and Environmental Health
  9. Pain Management
  10. Proficiency, Regulations, Standards
  11. Proteomics
  12. Sample Prep & Automation
  13. Small Molecule Analytes
  14. Tissue Imaging & Analysis
  15. Toxicology
  16. Translational Mass Spec
  17. Various OTHER

Target Audience

The target audience for this program includes pathologists, clinical laboratory directors and scientists, mass spectrometry and automated sample processing providers as well as laboratory diagnostic providers. This program will be beneficial to healthcare administrators, laboratory quality control and standards scientists, as well as those responsible for implementation of clinical analyses for emergency response due to terrorism or accident.

Needs Assessment

This meeting will be critical to share emerging analytical information and work concerning regulations and standards. The goal of MSACL is to create an environment through which participants will be able to identify opportunities to develop the capacity to provide higher quality results, more rapidly and for lower overall cost, for patients within the healthcare system.