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Guest Lecture: Promoting the Value of Clinical Laboratory Testing to Students, Patients, and the General Public

Seventy percent of medical decisions are based on a clinical lab result, yet lab testing consumes just 2 percent of hospital operational budgets. Despite this fact, reductions in reimbursements threaten the viability of the clinical lab.

Guest speaker, Alan Wu, Ph.D., will discuss the reasons why this trend exists and ways in which it might be reversed.
Dr. Wu is Section Chief of Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology and Pharmacogenomics at San Francisco General Hospital and Professor of Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

The event, hosted by the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at URMC, is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Web streaming is provided. Click here to view the video stream. 

ACCREDITATION The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  CERTIFICATION The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  University of Rochester Medical Center, Center for Experiential Learning is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0005.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

School of Medicine and Dentistry, Whipple Auditorium 2-6424
415 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642

Event Type

Lectures and Talks


General Public, Faculty, Students, Staff



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Continuing Education Credits

1.0 hours

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