CHILDx Goals and Priorities
- Complete the age-specific reference interval project at ARUP.
- Develop an advocacy strategy for pediatric laboratory medicine.
- Develop consensus guidelines on laboratory test utilization strategies.
- Implement CME accreditation process for future mini-symposia programs.
- Develop content and maintenance mechanisms for CHILDx Web site.
- Continue organizational structure development and implementation.
- Age-specific reference interval project funded, IRB approved, and in progress.
- National advisory group recruited.
- Mini-symposia presented:
- Pediatric infectious diseases
- Newborn metabolic disease
- Pediatric coagulation and transfusion medicine
- Advocacy paper, co-authored by CHILDx members, presented in
the American Journal of Clinical Pathology as a special article: “Pediatric Laboratory Medicine; Current Challenges and Future Opportunities.” American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2002; 117:683–690.
- Pediatric reference laboratory testing survey completed and results reported.
- Newborn Screening project initiated.
- Presentations of CHILDx work at Society for Pediatric Pathology.
- Continuing medical education credits for future programs.