Continuing Education Resource Center



Enhancing Quality of Patient Care Through Innovative Laboratory Testing

In celebration of National Laboratory Week, we invite you to join us for an educational seminar on some of the most clinically significant topics in Hemostasis today. IL Hemostasis clinical experts will facilitate a vibrant and informative discussion focused on enhancing patient care through increased efficiencies in laboratory testing.

April 27, 2017 • 8:00 AM–2:00 PM • St. Petersburg, FL




8:00 AM

8:30 AM

8:45 AM
Pre-analytical Challenges in Hemostasis Testing*
A review of common specimen collection and handling errors and how new technologies can standardize and implement lab policies for the acceptance and rejection of samples.

10:00 AM

The Laboratory’s Role in the Evaluation of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)*
Explore the pathophysiology of HIT and the benefits of rapid, on-demand HIT testing.

11:00 AM

Clinical and Economic Value of Anti-Xa Monitoring in Patients Receiving Unfractionated Heparin Therapy*
A discussion on clinical outcomes and economic advantages of monitoring unfractionated heparin therapy with the Anti-Xa assay.

12:30 PM

1:30 PM
Incidence of Thrombotic Events and Lab Methods for Thrombotic Risk Evaluation*
We will discuss the biological basis of inherited and acquired thrombophilia, along with an overview of laboratory assays that may be performed to evaluate a patient for thrombotic risk.

2:30 PM

ACL TOP 50 Series Demonstrations


Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33716


Bob Van Dyne, Sr. Account Manager or call 727-773-5586

*Approved for 4.0 contact hours of P.A.C.E.® credits


WinnerKathleen Winner, MS, MT(ASCP)SH has 25 years of experience in major teaching hospitals. Her most recent laboratory position was Special Hematology Department Supervisor at SUNY Stonybrook, NY. She left the hospital in 2000 to join Beckman Coulter as a Hemostasis Specialist and continues that role with Instrumentation Laboratory since 2012, supporting IL products for the last 16 years. Kathleen holds a Master of Science degree in Hematology from Long Island University and uses her knowledge and experience to lecture and teach customers, fellow employees, and present at hospital Grand Rounds on topics of interest in Hemostasis.


BethelMelissa Bethel, MT(ASCP) has worked in the field of Hemostasis for over 25 yrs. Her experience includes Special Coagulation Laboratory Technical Lead for the Veterans Administration, and Esoterix Laboratory Technical Lab Manager. She has published journal articles on various Hemostasis topics as well as contributed to Hematology textbooks. Melissa joined Beckman Coulter in 2009, and transitioned to Instrumentation Laboratory in 2012 as a Clinical Hemostasis Specialist. Melissa is a graduate of Texas Christian University and is well known in the industry as a speaker at symposiums, workshops and teleconferences on current Hemostasis topics.


ShinglerKathleen Shingler, MT(ASCP) has worked in the field of Hemostasis for many years. She gained her vast experience as a Supervisor with Adventist Health System in Illinois, providing coagulation support to 4 hospitals. She left the laboratory in 2004 to join Beckman Coulter, and transitioned to Instrumentation Laboratory in 2012 as a Clinical Hemostasis Specialist. Kathy is a very experienced speaker in the Hemostasis arena, presenting educational coagulation lectures on a variety of pertinent topics. Kathy is a graduate of Illinois State University.