[Histonet] Missouri Society for Histotechnology - Annual Meeting - May 31, June 1-2, 2007 - The Lodge of the Ozarks, Branson, Missouri

From:"Johnson, Teri"

On behalf of the organizing committee for the Missouri Society for
Histotechnology Symposium To be held in Branson, Missouri on May 31,
June 1-2

We invite you to participate in a unique learning experience. 

The program is outstanding this year and should have something for

In addition there will be social activities and vendor exhibits. We look
forward to seeing you.

Sharon Ann Walsh-Conference Coordinator:   userwalsh@sbcglobal.net
Rosetta Barkley-Registration Coordinator:   Rbarkley2@kumc.edu
Jean-Philippe REY-Exhibit Coordinator:  jpr@stowers-institute.org

Contact one of the above for a .pdf of the registration form if you need
one. Forms will also be available through the NSH region V area at
nsh.org (currently in process).

---General Information:---

Meeting Location:
Lodge of the Ozarks
3431 West Hwy 76
Branson, MO 65616

Phone (877) 337-5474

Hotel Information:
Room reservations should be made directly with the Lodge of the Ozarks,
Branson, MO . The toll free number is 1-800-213-2584. Hotel reservation
deadline is Tuesday, May 1, 2007. To secure your symposium rates, make
your reservations early and indicate that you are attending the MSH
symposium. Room Rates: $65.00 plus 4% tax for single/double Check in
3:00 pm (can request early check in if available) Check out 11:00 am

Lodge of the Ozarks is a premiere property centrally located on the
famous Hwy 76 "Strip" within walking distance of countless shows,
shopping, restaurants, and attractions - including the new Titanic
Museum! You will be impressed with the Club Vegas Lounge & Supper Club,
as well as the Timber Creek Cafe! ll you need is right here - no wonder
they are called The Jewel of Branson! Complimentary continental express
breakfast vouchers provided to all guests upon check-in. Rooms include
coffee makers, hair dryers, irons & ironing boards. Jacuzzi rooms
available at additional cost. Microwave and refrigerators (select
rooms). Wi-Fi internet throughout hotel, including in-room. Free parking
and children under 16 stay free.


All workshops are CEU approved!

--------  Thursday, May 31, 2007  --------
5:30-9:00 Registration

6:00-7:00 Kick-off Seminar - 
Instrument Maintenance & Repair
Stanley Weglarz,
Medical Bio Technologies, LLC.

7:00-9:00 Vendor Reception - Courtesy of MSH
in Exhibit Hall
TBS Hospitality Suite (Thursday Evening)

--------  Friday, June 1, 2007 --------

7:00 - 8:00 Registration
8:15 - 8:30 President Message - Sharon Ann Walsh

8:30 -12:00 Scientific Session #1
>From Collection to Management:
Techniques for the Management of Small Tissue Specimens.
James McCormick M.D., Lee Dickey, H. Skip Brown, M.Div., HT(ASCP), Drew
Mehta, McCormick Scientific, St. Louis, MO


12:00 -1:00 AWARDS LUNCHEON:
Region V Update,
Konnie Zeitner, HT (ASCP), HTL, SLS, Region V Director

1:00 - 4:30
 Workshop #1
Sponsored by Biocare Medical
Immunohistochemistry Mathematics in the Laboratory
Joel Martinez, BS, Biocare Medical,
Walnut Creek, CA

Workshop #2
Sponsored by McCormick Scientific
Family Affair- Systems Approach to Team Development
H. Skip Brown, M.Div., HT(ASCP),
McCormick Scientific, St. Louis, MO

Workshop #3
Sponsored by Dako
Basic Immunohistochemistry & More
Technical Representative, Dako North America,
Carpinteria, CA


------ Saturday, June 2, 2007 --------

7:00 - 8:00 Registration
8:00 - Noon Scientific Session #2
8:15 - 9:00 Birth of a Protein
Jean-Philippe REY, M.S.,
Kansas City, MO
9:00 - 10:00 Basic Dynamics of Fixation and Processing
H. Skip Brown, M.Div., HT( SCP)
McCormick Scientific, St. Louis, MO

10:00 - 10:30 EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

10:30 - 11:30 Moh's Micrographic Surgery. What is it?
Lisa Jackson, BS HT(ASCP) St. Louis
University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO

11:30 - 1:00 EXHIBIT HALL OPEN - Snack Break

8:00 - 11:30 Scientific Session 3 Sponsored by
Lab Storage Systems, Inc., St. Peters, MO
Practical Approach to Immunohistochemical Stain Panels
(aka "Oh @#$%! Dr. Mathur's signing out---it's gonna be a long day on
Sharad Mathur, M.D., VAMC,
Kansas City, MO

1:00 - 4:30 
Workshop #4 
Sponsored by Vision BioSystems
Where Do I Find that Immuno antibody or Reagent and what Do I Do with it
once I have it? Charlie Dorner, HT (ASCP)

Workshop #5 
Sponsored by
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics
How "Lean" Principles Can Be Applied to the Histology Lab Janice
Mahoney, HT(ASCP) Alegent Health, Omaha, Nebraska, Ortho

Workshop #6
Lab Safety: "It's Mostly a Chemical Thing or How not to Experience the
Big Bang" Konnie Zeitner, HT(ASCP HTL, SLS, Nebraska Medical Center,
Omaha, NE

=== Workshop Descriptions ===

Workshop#1   (Sponsored by Biocare Medical)
Immunohistochemistry Mathematics in the Laboratory- Joel Martinez, BS,
Biocare Medical 
As the field of immunohistochemistry continues to evolve and grow for
both clinical and research laboratories, so does cost. Concentrated
antibodies can be tedious to workup, so this hands-on workshop will
demonstrate dilutions, appropriate diluents, storage and needed
supplies, Diluents play a very important role in optimal staining,
immunoassays with different diluents will be preformed. The importance
of pH in the laboratory will also be discussed along with the titration
of pH. Determining cost per slide for IHC reagents will also be
demonstrated and actual mathematics scenarios will be setup and worked

Workshop #2  (Sponsored by McCormick Scientific)
A Family Affair-A Systems Approach to Team Development 
H. Skip Brown,M.Div,HT(ASCP), McCormick Scientific 
With the diversities in individual personalities, goals, and priorities,
as well as internal and external influences to a group, the question is
raised, 'what are the key elements that first, binds teams together,
then creates a wholesome healthy environment where the members within
function and relate to one another in alignment with unified goals.'
One of the most dynamic examples of team development and maintenance is
that of the social sciences model of family systems.  Using a systems
approach, this workshop will discuss the factors involved in developing
team structure, the individual influence that each member has on the
team and the value of their contribution in the overall system.  The
concept of 'Mobile Equilibrium', will be used to show students the
symbiosis that exists between members of a system that help maintain a
homeostatic environment.  Also discussed will be the effects of conflict
within the system, the imbalance that it presents to the equilibrium,
and methods to address and bring the environment back into positive
alignment with goals.  By the end of the class participants will
understand that in any team or group system, there are multiple dynamics
within the group, all of which are affected in some way by change.  One
then can begin to predict reactions and more successfully manage the
individual skills, talents, and behaviors that each member contributes
to the team.

Workshop #3  (Sponsored by Dako)
Basic Immunohistochemistry & More
Pam Hesch HT,HTL(ASCP) Dako Technical Representative
This workshop addresses five areas of Immunohistochemistry that will
help you be successful. We will discuss the impact of fixation,
monoclonal vs. polyclonal antibodies, pretreatment of slides and
identifying background staining. Workshop includes strategies for adding
new antibodies to your lab.

Workshop #4  (Sponsored by Vision BioSystems)
Where do I find that Immuno Antibody or Reagent and What do I do with it
once I have it ? -Charlie Dorner HT(ASCP),Vision BioSystems In the ever
changing world of IHC, there are new antibodies and clones being
developed everyday. This seminar	will cover the various ways of
locating and obtaining antibodies and different formats that they are
available in. Participants will learn what to do with this new antibody
once it is in their lab including optimization, troubleshooting,
deciding on proper control and testing materials, and recording keeping.
Additional discussion will center on choosing monoclonal or polyclonal
antibodies, picking the right detection kit, and the use of additional
blocking or enhancements. Upon completion of this course, the
participants will have ideas to aide in the structure of an antibody
development program for their facility.

Workshop #5  (Sponsored by Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics)
How "LEAN" Principles can be Applied to the Histology Lab Janice Mahoney
,HT(ASCP),Alegent Health Center, Omaha, NE The laboratory world is
all-abuzz with the term "LEAN". What impact might Lean Principles have
on the Histology Laboratory? In today's healthcare world, competition
and innovations are driving lab leaders to seek ways to boost
performance and increase productivity. LEAN is a proven message used to
maximize productivity, reduce turn around times, and reduce cost
utilizing standard processes. Because most of the processes in the
anatomic pathology lab are manual, many feel Lean has little
application. Learn how one laboratory took the  Principles of LEAN used
from manufacturing and applied them to the histology & cytology lab.
This seminar will teach the benefits of single piece flow, standard
work, lab layout and design. There will be some discussion of how LEAN
influences the selection of laboratory equipment. LEAN processes are
very different from the processes we have used to perform our work for
many years. This major change and reframing of how we think about our
jobs can be difficult for many people. This seminar will also include
lesions learned to help staff deal with change and be part of the
process of change. If you want to learn methods to get your slides to
the Pathologists sooner, reduce cost, and increase productivity without
over burdening the techs in your lab, this seminar will teach you some
new principles that will make it possible.

Workshop #6
Lab Safety: "It's Mostly a Chemical Thing or How not to Experience the
Big Bang", - Konnie Zeitner, HT,HTL(ASCP),SLS, Nebraska Medical Center,
Omaha, NE Laboratory safety is not only a good practice, it is required
by federal regulations. This presentation will include the Federal
Stands that impact our laboratory practice, a practical approach to
implementing the regulations and information that can make your lab a
safe place to work.

Scientific Session #3 (Sponsored by Lab Storage Systems, Inc.) A
Practical Approach to Immunohistochemical Stain Panels (aka "Oh @#$%!
Dr. Mathur's signing out---it's going to be a long day on immunos!"
-Sharad C. Mathur, M.D., VAMC, Kansas City, MO The workshop will discuss
the rationales for using judicious panels of immunohistochemical stains
to improve diagnostic yield. Specific examples of panels and the
associated diagnostic algorithms will be presented. Practical aspects
related to choice of antibodies and handling of small biopsies will be

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