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Laboratory Medicine Unplugged: Podcast with Dr. Eric Topol

December 6, 2012

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —

            On December 6, AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal
            will release a podcast with Dr. Eric Topol on "lab-
            on-a-chip" technology - technology that will
            create a paradigm shift in how healthcare is
            delivered to patients. With lab-on-a-chip
            technology, smartphones will bring the laboratory
            to the patient, instead of the patient being
    WHAT:   brought to the laboratory.

            Chief Academic Officer at Scripps Health,
            cardiologist Eric Topol has done much to expand our
            understanding of how genetics can determine a
            person's health risks. Dr. Topol has also been
            involved with wireless medicine since its inception
            and was the first physician to serve on CardioNet's
            Medical Advisory Board in 1999. Recently, he wrote
            "The Creative Destruction of Medicine," a book that
            introduces his thoughts on a new approach to
            healthcare-bringing the era of big data to the
    WHO:    clinic, laboratory, and hospital.

    WHEN:  December 6, 2012

           [1:00 pm EST]

    WHERE:  iTunes
           Clinical Chemistry opinion piece

    WHY:    Smartphones are creating a seismic change in
            As the mHealth Summit in Washington, DC, this week
            has made clear, the increasing prevalence of
            smartphones and the technological advances in
            mobile technology have created a game-changing
            opportunity to improve health outcomes for patients
            around the world. With personal technology, doctors
            can see a full, continuously updated picture of
            each patient and treat each individually. In the
            December issue of AACC's Clinical Chemistry
            journal, Drs. Eric Topol and Ravi Komatireddy wrote
            an opinion piece on the extraordinary new
            opportunities that exist with mobile technologies
            and how these innovations will change the future of
            laboratory testing. In this podcast, Dr. Topol
            discusses how the new lab-on-a-chip technology
            can improve health outcomes for patients by
            bringing the laboratory to the patient, rather than
            bringing the patient to the laboratory.

    HOW:    For interviews or additional information please
            contact Molly Polen, AACC Director of
            Communications & PR, at 202-420-7612 or

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About AACC

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, is a leading international medical society dedicated to improving healthcare through laboratory medicine. With more than 9,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and other members involved in developing tests and directing laboratory operations, AACC brings the laboratory community together with programs that advance knowledge, expertise, and innovation.

Clinical Chemistry is the leading international journal of clinical laboratory science, providing 2,000 pages per year of peer-reviewed papers that advance the science of the field. With an impact factor of 7.9, Clinical Chemistry covers everything from molecular diagnostics to laboratory management.

Molly Polen
Director of Communications & PR
(p) 202.420.7612
(c) 703.598.0472


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