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Upcoming Meetings: Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee: Scheduled to meet March 5-6 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, according to a Feb. 14 Federal Register notice. The agenda for March 5 entails an orientation for new CLIAC members. On March 6, CDC will provide an update on the status of proposed rules for cytology, Accurate and Precise Technology, and waiver criteria, while the Health Care Financing Administration will provide an update on implementation of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments and FDA will offer a general update. Also slated are "presentations on the use of automated cytology instruments" and demonstrations of "computer-based cytology proficiency testing (PT) developed in cooperative agreement with CDC." For more information, contact CDC's John Ridderhof at 770/488-7660...

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