Webinar: Statistics for the Clinical Laboratory


What you need to accomplish before June 12 and how to do it

Join us on June 12 when chemist and statistician David Plaut presents an important discussion of some of the most common statistics clinical laboratorians must know regarding reference ranges, method validation and quality control. Assessing linearity will be examined in depth.

About the Speaker:

David spent 5 years in R&D developing assays for a variety of enzyme and isoenzyme tests. From 1972-2000, David was in technical services. While there, he did trouble shooting, lectures and technical writing. He was on the teams that developed the Stratus and the first computer-aided lab QC program (Acclaim and later Lab Link). He has served as trainer on these systems.

He has twice served as chairperson for the Miami section of AACC, served as a board member of the Clinical Ligand Assay Society, 1975, and his publications have appeared in Scientific American, Am. J. Clin. Path., Clin. Chem., the A. M. T. Journal, Medical Laboratory Observer and ADVANCE. Additionally, he also writes 2 blogs a month for ADVANCE.

David did a variety of workshops for ASCP on a variety of topics including QC and a chemistry pot pourri, and has also done workshops and roundtables for AACC on linearity , QC, d-dimer and ROCs. He has prepared home study courses for the Calif. Assoc. Med. Lab. Technologists, including Cardiac Markers, How to Read a Package Insert and PSA. He has prepared “tech samples” on cardiac markers and QC for the ASCP.

He has done teleconferences for ASCP on ROC curves, QC, PSA and the first “wet” teleconference for ASCP on linearity. Recently, he did a series of 4 webinars for CACMLE on laboratory statistics. Each year, he authors two webinars for a group at the U. N. Dakota on various topics including risk reduction and hepatitis.

Currently, David is currently the book review editor for the American Medical Technologists.  He also abstracts current literature for a section in the AMT journal. A book – Understanding Laboratory Statistics was published by him and two coauthors.  They are currently revising it for the AACC and AMT.

Featured Speaker

David PlautDavid Plaut

Chemist and statistician in Plano, TX, and frequent contributor to ADVANCE. He also writes a blog. Off the Cuff, found on our website.



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