Special Alerts: The deadline for reserving
a room at the Little America Hotel at the discounted conference rate is
April 13. The deadline for preregistration for the meeting is May 1.
The 135th Meeting of the Association of Clinical Scientists will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 13 to 16, 2015. Dr. Charles D. Hawker, Chair of the Program Committee, cordially invites you to attend this outstanding conference to be hosted by the Department of Pathology of the University of Utah School of Medicine and ARUP Laboratories. The program theme will be Clinical Applications of Next Generation Technologies. Special sessions will be held on Oncology and Genetic Diagnostics and on Mass Spectrometry, in addition to the usual sessions for the Association’s Scientific Sections.
The Claude P. Brown Memorial Lecture will be presented by Mary P. Bronner MD, Director of the Anatomic Pathology and Oncology Divisions of the Department of Pathology and the Carl J. Kjeldsberg Professor of Pathology at the University of Utah. Dr. Bronner’s topic is “Circulating Tumor DNA: Disruptive Technology in Cancer.” The Thursday and Saturday sessions will be held at the Little America Hotel. The Friday morning lectures and tour will be at ARUP Laboratories. The Association’s annual reception and banquet will be held on Friday evening, which will include a lecture by noted author and Western historian, Will Bagley, entitled “Voices from the Dust: How Forensic Pathology and Archeology Help Historians Understand the Past,” and the presentation of the Association’s annual awards. As announced by the Awards Committee during the Annual Business Meeting in Amelia Island, the 2015 awards are:
Dr. Robert Hunter, Houston, TX – Gold Headed Cane Award
Dr. Charles D. Hawker, Salt Lake City, UT – Clinical Scientist of the Year
Dr. Roland Valdes Jr., Louisville, KY – Diploma of Honor
Dr. Trevor Pitcher, Louisville, KY – Young Clinical Scientist
In addition to Thursday’s sessions on using next generation sequencing and other techniques for oncology and genetic diagnostics, a Saturday session on mass spectroscopy is also being planned. The Friday afternoon tour will visit the Natural History Museum of Utah (nhmu.utah.edu), an architectural marvel and a case study in "green" design created by community generosity and housed at the Rio Tinto Center. This world class museum opened in the fall of 2011 to rave reviews. The five levels are arranged in a manner that allows one to start at the top and gradually descend, exploring all that is of particular interest on each level, and ending with a walk over and under massive dinosaur skeletons.
Charles D. Hawker, PhD, MBA, Chair
Allie H. Grossman, MD, PhD
Kamisha L. Johnson-Davis, PhD
Elaine Lyon, PhD
Wade Samowitz, MD
Patricia R. Slev, PhD
Frederick G. Strathmann, PhD
Edward R. Ashwood, MD (ex officio)
Peter Jensen, MD (ex officio)