CLSI and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) recently announced their joint January–March 2012 schedule of educational webinars for clinical and public health laboratories.
CLSI and APHL Announce January–March 2012 Webinars
Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—January 2012—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) recently announced their joint January–March 2012 schedule of educational webinars for clinical and public health laboratories. Programs, based on current CLSI documents, are intended to help pathologists, managers, supervisors, technologists, and laboratory and quality consultants learn how to optimize practices and processes in their laboratories.
Webinar speakers are subject matter experts from CLSI committees and working groups involved in creating CLSI documents. “The January through March educational webinars offer a wide range of topics at an affordable price,” said Marcy Anderson, MS, MT(ASCP), Director, Education, CLSI. She added, “A large number of laboratory staff can participate in the live training. Participants can gain essential information from experts in the field and have the opportunity to ask detailed questions during the question-and-answer session at the end of the program.”
Topics of upcoming webinars include:
The Basics: Using CLSI Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Standards
January 19, 2012, 1:00–2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time
Speaker: Janet A. Hindler, MCLS, MT(ASCP), Clinical Microbiology 171315, UCLA Medical Center
New Guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening Laboratory Tests
January 26, 2012, 1:00–2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time, Speakers: Marie C. Earley, PhD, Newborn Screening Quality Assurance Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and John D. Thompson, PhD, MPH, MPA, Washington State Department of Health
CLSI 2012 AST Update,
February 1, 2012, 1:00–2:30 PM Eastern (US) Time or February 2, 2012, 3:00–4:30 PM Eastern (US) Time, Speaker: Janet A. Hindler, MCLS, MT(ASCP), Clinical Microbiology 171315, UCLA Medical Center
Using Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves for Assessing Accuracy,
February 16, 2012, 1:00–2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time, Speaker: Martin H. Kroll, MD, FACB, Chief, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Boston Medical Center
The Beginner’s Guide to Establishing Molecular Diagnostic Testing,
March 1, 2012, 1:00–2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time, Speakers: Leslie Hall, MMSc, M(ASCP), Development Technologist Coordinator, Division of Clinical Microbiology, Mayo Clinic and Jean Amos Wilson, PhD, FACMG, CGMB, Vice President, Laboratory Operations, Berkeley HeartLab, Inc.
Creating and Maintaining Safety in the Clinical Laboratory,
March 15, 2012 • 1:00–2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time, Speaker: Daniel J. Scungio, MT(ASCP), Laboratory Safety Officer, Sentara Healthcare
Register for the upcoming webinars at www.aphl.org/clsi. Discounts are offered for conference series registration.
APHL is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science P.A.C.E.® Program. Participants will be awarded one contact hour for each program they successfully complete. P.A.C.E.® is accepted by all licensure states except Florida. Florida continuing education credit will be offered based on one hour of instruction.
CLSI is a volunteer-driven, membership-supported, nonprofit organization dedicated to developing standards and guidelines for the health care and medical testing community through a consensus process that balances the perspectives of industry, government, and the health care professions. For additional information, visit the CLSI website at www.clsi.org or call 610.688.0100.
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