Improving patient outcomes by overcoming the challenges
of implementing high value tests in the clinical lab

Educational Grantee Partners:

Dustin Bunch, Tim Collier, Joshua Hayden, Brian Kelly, Joyce Liao, Amanda Paulovich, Heather Stieglitz, Jenny Van Eyk

Agenda (Preliminary) - View Program

Sunday, April 2



Reg Desk Open for Early Badge Pick-Up

Location: Exhibit Hall - Serra

Short Course : LC-MSMS 101 : Getting Started with Quantitative LC-MSMS in the Diagnostic Laboratory

Location: Colton

Judy Stone, MT (ASCP), PhD, DABCC


Jacqueline Hubbard, PhD, DABCC

QualiTox Laboratoires

Grace van der Gugten

Government of Alberta, Medical Examiner's Office

Lorin Bachmann, PhD, DABCC

VCU Health System

Deborah French, PhD


Adina Badea, PhD, DABCC

Lifespan Health/Rhode Island Hospital & The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Raymond Suhandynata, PhD DABCC

University of California, San Diego

IN-PERSON (Judy Stone, Jacqueline Hubbard) & ON-LINE (Grace van der Gugten, Deborah French, Lorin Bachmann)

REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL LC-MSMS 101 -- this virtual course will take place with the MSACL 2023 Monterey students who are onsite, except that you will have three online guides (Grace van der Gugten, Lorin Bachmann and Deborah French).

Course Schedule




Interested in a detailed, practical introduction to clinical quantitative LCMS Overview

Is your laboratory under pressure to purchase an LC-tandem MS or is the ROI you wrote last year haunting you now? This short course is designed for attendees implementing quantitative LC-tandem MS for patient testing who have laboratory medicine experience but no mass spectrometry training - CLS bench analysts, supervisors, R&D scientists, and laboratory directors. Theoretical concepts necessary for a robust implementation of clinical mass spectrometry will be presented – but the emphasis is on practical recommendations for:

  1. LC-MS/MS system purchasing
  2. site preparation and installation
  3. defining preliminary MSMS and LC parameters for your first method
  4. selecting and optimizing sample preparation for your first method
  5. choosing internal standards, solvents, and water, making reagents and calibrators
  6. adjusting sample preparation, LC and MSMS parameters to achieve the desired assay performance
  7. establishing data analysis & review criteria and an interface to the LIS
  8. pre-validation stress testing and method validation
  9. preventative maintenance and troubleshooting
  10. maintaining quality in production