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The laboratory at Children’s Health℠ recently held their annual academic poster competition in conjunction with the Children’s Health Transfusion and Laboratory Medicine Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel, Market Center Boulevard in Dallas. This competition was open to all medical laboratory professionals, residents and fellows in laboratory medicine programs throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Submissions spanned a wide range of topics, including original research, case studies/series, quality initiatives and process improvement. Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners were announced on February 9, 2018 from among the seven abstracts accepted for inclusion in this year’s competition:

1st Place (engraved plaque and $300 cash award)
Improving Patient Outcomes in the Golden Hour
Beatrice LeBeuf, MLS (ASCP)CM SBBCM
Manager, Transfusion Services & Blood Utilization Laboratory
Medical City Plano

2nd Place (trophy)
A Rare Case Report: Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia (MPAL), B/myeloid, with t(2;22)(q34; q12); EWSR1 Rearranged
Crystal Montgomery-Goecker, M.D.
UTSW Hematopathology Fellow

3rd Place (trophy)
Peripheral Blood Flow Cytometric Analysis is Both Sensitive and Specific for the Early Diagnosis of Hematolymphoid Malignancy in Patients with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH): a Retrospective Analysis from the HLH Task Force
Xiang Xu, M.D., PhD
UTSW Pathology Resident

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