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MSACL 2013 - Mass Spectrometry Applications to the Clinical Laboratory

09 Feb 2013 - 13 Feb 2013 - San Diego, CA, USA

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The MSACL Conference provides a forum for discussion of developments in the clinical application of mass spectrometry. While immunoassay methods have dominated clinical analyses, mass spectrometric methods are now providing analytical results more rapidly and with less-expense. MSACL brings together experts in the field with those driven to explore and understand clinical mass spectrometry, witht he goal of facilitating mass spectrometry's adoption as a health care tool and accelerating the realization of improved patient care and reduced health care costs.

Expected Topics for MSACL 2013

  • Disease Markers
  • ICP-MS
  • Inborn Errors in Metabolism
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiology/Virology
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • New Advances
  • Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Pain Management
  • Proficiency Testing
  • Proteomics
  • Regulations & Standards
  • Sample Prep & Automation
  • Small Molecule Analytes
  • Tissue Analysis
  • Tobacco Exposure
  • Toxicology
  • Various other     

Further information
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