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News from Unity

ACM Medical Laboratory Hosts Upstate New York Annual Meeting

 ACM Medical Laboratoryhosts upstate New York held its annual Spring meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) at its headquarters in Rochester, NY.

Next Generation Diagnostics – Opportunities and Evolving Challenges for Clinical Laboratory, was the theme of this year’s meeting held on May 9 and 10. With 17 outstanding speakers sharing their research and passion covering different fields, such as circulating tumor cells, clinical trials partnership, advancements in toxicology and chronic kidney disease assessment, molecular diagnostics, and clinical laboratory management and how to prepare for biological terrorism. Keynote speaker, Dr. Greg Miller and past AACC president, discussed calibration traceability and test harmonization of clinical laboratory results.  In addition to the great scientific program, a unique feature of this year’s event was the dinner banquet, which took place at the Olmsted Lodge and Lamberton Conservatory in beautiful Highland Park – the day before the grand opening of the Lilac Festival.  Three brilliant student performers from Eastman School of Music performed for social hour and the dinner.  All aspects of the two day event showcasing the rich and diverse culture offered in Rochester.

“I am honored to be the program chair,”said Dr. Yan Zhang, “and I appreciate all the people who are involved in the planning and execution, as well as ACM’s support to make the meeting a successful one.” 

About ACM Medical Laboratory

ACM Medical Laboratory, Inc., a division of Unity Health System, is a full-service testing laboratory with operations in the United States, United Kingdom and India. ACM’s services extend to more than 60 countries with all tests conducted and managed from central lab facilities. ACM Medical Laboratory has more than 35 years of experience conducting laboratory testing with a flexible approach and a focus on precision. The organization performs 15 million tests each year, featuring more than 1,500 individual tests spanning all medical disciplines, including pathology, microbiology, flow cytometry and pharmacogenomics for physicians, nursing homes, hospitals and pharmaceutical, biotech and contract research organizations, college and university health centers, and occupational health groups. ACM Medical Laboratory is one of the largest regional reference laboratories in New York State with headquarters located in Rochester, NY. For more about ACM, go to www.acmlab.com.

About Unity Health System

At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience.  We have over 70 locations in Rochester and MonroeCounty, including UnityHospital, located on the Unity Park Ridge Health Care Campus in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester.  Key programs include our JointReplacementCenter, Family Birth Place, SpineCenter, DiabetesCenter, StrokeCenter, Brain Injury & Physical Rehabilitation, and Chemical Dependency. Our Center for Aging has the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults which includes specialized care for dementia, a chronic ventilator unit, three skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, a short-stay transitional care center, home health services, adult day programs, and The Villages at Unity—an independent senior living community. ACM Medical Laboratory is a world leader of patient and clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and India, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our overall employee and patient satisfaction ratings and quality outcomes. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.org.