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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

CAP/CLSI Webinar: Practical Recommendations for Antifungal Susceptibility Testing and Reporting in Clinical Laboratories: New Drugs, New Breakpoints, New Guidelines

November 15, 2016 | 1:00–2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time

Mariana Castanheira, PhD
JMI Laboratories

Audrey N. Schuetz, MD, MPH, D(ABMM)
Mayo Clinic

With the increasing availability of a variety of antifungal agents, susceptibility testing of yeasts associated with significant infections is becoming increasingly important. Clinical laboratorians must know how to approach antifungal testing to help guide treatment decisions. This webinar will focus on the most current recommendations for antifungal testing and reporting to include those found in the newer CLSI documents M57 and M59. The use of epidemiological cutoff values (ECVs) to interpret results will be described in detail, as will effective reporting of antifungal susceptibility test results to the health care team. Newer antifungal agents, including isavuconazole, will be described, and strategies for when to test specific agents will be presented. Finally, speakers will address applications in the clinical laboratory for the new College of American Pathologists (CAP) checklist items related to antifungal susceptibility testing and reporting. This webinar is intended for laboratorians, pharmacists, and clinicians who perform antifungal testing and/or use results of antifungal testing for clinical decisions.


  • Communicate the difference between a clinical breakpoint and an ECV to the health care team.
  • Formulate approaches to susceptibility testing and reporting of newly approved and older antifungal agents.
  • Apply the recently published CAP antifungal checklist items to the clinical laboratory.

Register for this webinar here.

CLSI/APHL 2017 AST Update Webinar

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern (US) Time

Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern (US) Time

Janet A. Hindler, MCLS MT(ASCP)
UCLA Health System, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Audrey N. Schuetz, MD, MPH, D(ABMM),
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Each January, CLSI updates standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST). It is important for microbiology laboratories to incorporate the new recommendations into routine practice to optimize detection and reporting of antimicrobial resistance. In January 2017, the annual update of the M100 tables (CLSI document M100 | Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, 27th Edition) will publish. Some highlights for 2017 include additional suggestions for testing colistin/polymyxin B and poorly growing Staphylococcus aureus. To complement the webinar, an optional post-program self-assessment will be provided that will allow individuals to assess their knowledge regarding the most important AST and reporting issues for 2017. Laboratories can use this feature to augment competency assessment requirements for their staff.


  • Identify the major changes found in the new CLSI M100-S26
  • Design a strategy for implementing the new recommendations into laboratory practices
  • Develop a communication strategy for informing clinical staff of significant AST and reporting changes

Register for the Wednesday, February 1, 2017 webinar here.

Register for the Thursday, February 2, 2017 webinar here.

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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