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CLSI U Educational Webinars

Learn how to optimize practices and processes in your laboratory.

Webinars provide an efficient, cost-effective way to learn more about recently published CLSI documents, important industry topics, and critical government mandates.

Through these webinars, CLSI’s volunteers share their own expertise and insight on the subjects at hand while using Q&A sessions to encourage participant discussion and interaction.

Attendees can earn P.A.C.E.® continuing education (CE) credits without leaving the laboratory. CLSI often partners with organizations such as the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and The Joint Commission to provide additional perspectives on shared issues. This collaboration further enables the development of optimal practices and processes in the laboratory.

Upcoming Webinars

CLSI Webinar:
Finding Value in Your AST IQCP: Improving Accuracy and Timeliness of AST Reports

November 19, 2015 | 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time

Program Description:

There are many challenges today related to antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) and reporting. Results reported on patients’ isolates are not always accurate, even when results from testing routine quality control (QC) strains are “in control.” There are also concerns about timely reporting of AST results to help minimize delays in administering effective antimicrobial therapy. Development of an AST individualized QC plan (IQCP) is intended to help laboratories identify areas in the AST and reporting processes where errors might be made and how errors can be avoided by application of various quality measures. This session will focus on developing a plan including work aids to minimize errors in reporting AST results, and reporting preliminary and final results in a timely manner. Emphasis will be placed on those results most likely to have an impact on patient management.

Program Objectives:

  • List at least 10 AST results that should be confirmed before reporting.
  • Discuss processes that can be implemented to “identify” the most common AST reporting errors.
  • Describe ways to improve AST report turnaround time.


A. Beth Prouse, MS, MT(ASCP), Clinical Microbiologist, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Maryland, USA

Janet A. Hindler, MCLS, MT(ASCP), UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Related CLSI Document:

EP23-ALaboratory Quality Control Based on Risk Management; Approved Guideline

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Continuing Education Credit

Each webinar participant will receive one hour of Continuing Education Credit. CLSI is an approved provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) P.A.C.E.® Program.


On-Demand Webinars

Webinars provided through CLSI over the past 6 months to a year can still be purchased and viewed in their entirety. View a listing of our on-demand webinars here.

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  • Enhance comprehension and use of CLSI standards.
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  • Choose from in-person or online learning forums.
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