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Save the date PLUGS Summit 2019 June 12th-14th, 2019

Summit 19 STD

The Seattle waterfront at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center
(2211 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98121).

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Join us for the 5th annual PLUGS Summit, sponsored by the University of Washington School of Medicine, PLUGS & Seattle Children’s Hospital Department of Labs, where a diverse group of stakeholders gather to learn practical tools for laboratory stewardship program development and insurance alignment that will apply to hospitals, health systems, reference labs, insurance payers, and patients.

Who Should Attend:

  • Pathologists
  • Laboratory Administrators
  • Medical Technologists
  • Medical Directors
  • Genetic Counselors

 

Early Bird Pricing Ends: May 12th, 2019 at 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Accreditation

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hotel Block: rate ends May 21, 2019

Edgewater Hotel
2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121
Conference Rate: $277/night
Mention "PLUGS Summit"to get the conference rate!
Call to make your reservation: 800-624-0670

PLUGS Summit Abstract Submissions:
Deadline is March 1st, 2019

Please share your lab stewardship experiences by submitting a poster abstract, maximum 500 words. Suitable abstracts include case studies, retrospective and prospective studies describing measurable interventions or process changes, and quality improvement processes – successes and failures are encouraged. Please submit abstracts by March 1, 2019. Submissions will be reviewed by the CME course committee and you will be notified of the outcome by March 15, 2019.

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Program:

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

8:30 am - 11:30 am Pre-Session at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Seattle Children’s Hospital
This session is not CME accredited.

Spend the morning behind the scenes with Seattle Children's Laboratory Stewardship Team. Attend the daily lab-wide huddleat 9:45 am, and lab stewardship committee meeting from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Space is limited; RSVP when you register for the Summit.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ARUP Workshop: Expanding Laboratory Stewardship: Tending the Pharm, Harvesting Success, and More…

Edgewater Hotel – Cascade Room
This session is not CME accredited.

This interactive intermediate-level seminar is intended for laboratory stewardship neophytes through those who are seasoned veterans of these efforts. Presenters will first describe the current state of laboratory stewardship, and provide detailed descriptions of the key components of successful programs. The scope will then be broadened to identify and discuss exciting new collaborative stewardship opportunities between the laboratory and pharmacy. Finally, an even broader scope and vision of stewardship will be explored, with an eye toward our evolving health care delivery system. Attendees are encouraged to actively engage in this shared learning experience.

Space is limited; register when you register for the Summit.

This workshop is hosted by ARUP Laboratories. We respectfully request that individuals employed by ARUP Laboratories’ direct competitors refrain from registering for this workshop due to proprietary information that will be presented.

6:00 pm Welcome Reception

Join us as we celebrate our 5th Annual Summit at the Seattle Aquarium! Network with your conference colleagues and enjoy drinks and appetizers.

Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101

Thursday, June 13, 2019

7:00 am Industry workshop (TBD)

Bell Harbor International Conference Center. This session is not CME accredited.

7:15 am Continental Breakfast and Sign-In

8:30 am Welcome and Introduction

Michael Astion, MD, PhD

8:45 am KEYNOTE: The Magical Formula: How Courage + Conflict = Collaborative Communication

Pete Blank, MHR, CSP

10:00 am BREAK

10:30 am Infectious Disease Testing: Suplexing the Multiplex

Alex Greninger, MD, PhD, MS, MPhil

11:30 am Laboratory Stewardship Interventions and Process Changes: Successes, Failures, and Opportunities

Speakers to be announced.

12:30 pm LUNCH

1:00 pm Poster Session

2:00 pm Finding the balance with emerging testing technologies: Early adopters versus non-standard ordering

Tina Lockwood, PhD, DABCC, DABMGG

3:15 pm BREAK

3:45 pm ROUND TABLE: To be announced.

6:00 pm PLUGS Banquet Dinner

Edgewater Hotel

Friday, June 14, 2019

7:00 am Industry workshop (TBD)

Bell Harbor International Conference Center. This session is not CME accredited.

7:00 am Continental Breakfast and Sign-In

8:00 am PLENARY: How not to drown in a sea of genetic data: Dealing with patient requests and Direct- to-Consumer tests

Ellen Wright Clayton, JD, MD

9:00 am BREAK

9:30 am The Art of Allergy Testing: Who, When, and Why

Carla Davis, MD

10:30 am Working with IT is killing me: Living through change

Speakers to be announced. This session is not CME accredited.

12:00 pm LUNCH (provided)

12:30 pm Poster Session (CME accredited)

1:30 pm The Great Genome Debate: Are we ready for prime time?

David Bick, MD & Cheryl S. Reid, MD

2:30 pm A Vision for Standardization and Payment: PLUGS Laboratory Stewardship Standards

Michael Astion, MD, PhD & Jane Dickerson, PhD

For more information:
plugs@seattlechildrens.org
206-987-3361

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE PLUGS SUMMIT:

"I attended and was absolutely blown away by the content. What I have learned will only strengthen my advocacy with payers on how important genetic testing is and how our robust stewardship program ensures the right test at the right time for the right patient.“

“Well, you did it again! This year’s PLUGS Summit was fantastic.  So many great takeaways and learnings…plus you have created a very intimate and engaging networking environment that I know everyone appreciates. “

 THANK YOU TO OUR PLUGS SUMMIT 2018 SUPPORTERS:

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