Carmen L. Wiley, PhD, DABCC, FACB, scientific director for PAML, a healthcare solutions company and one of the country’s top reference laboratories, will present a workshop titled “Interviewing 101: Strategies for Successful Hiring, Getting a Job, and Negotiating an Offer” during the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, to be held July 26-30, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Her workshop is scheduled for July 28th from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Conference Center Atlanta.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and others involved with clinical chemistry and related disciplines. The AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo is the world’s largest expo for clinical laboratory products and services, and last year over 700 companies showcased their products and services during this event.

According to Dr. Wiley, career development is important and essential to clinical laboratorians, but is rarely covered or taught in formal training programs. Conducti ng a strong interview, interviewing well, and negotiating a contract are all key skills to develop. During her session, she and two of her colleagues

(Christina Lockwood, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington and Chris McCudden, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa) will explore the interview and job offer process from the interviewer and interviewee perspectives. The workshop will be interactive with case studies, role playing, and an audience response system to vote on the best way to proceed in specific interview and negotiation situations.

Dr. Wiley holds a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of Washington. Her postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Chemistry was done at Mayo Clinic. She is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) and a Fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB). Dr. Wiley has been a member of AACC since 1999 and has held several positions in AACC at the national and local levels. Currently she is a member of the editorial board for Lab Tests Online (LTO) and a member of the board to NACB.