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AST Educational Workshop to Be Held During January Committees Week


CLSI will be holding an educational workshop entitled Beyond Susceptible/Intermediate/Resistant (SIR): Enhancing Laboratory Communication with Reporting Comments” at the January Committees Week in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday, January 25 from 5:00-7:00 PM in Room Palm A/D. A discussion on the gaps between breakpoints and clinical practice will be held. Options for real-time reporting of susceptibility-based comments will be discussed, as well as mechanisms for communicating susceptibility information beyond susceptible (S), intermediate (I) and resistant (R). The speakers will also discuss the impact of susceptibility comments to clinical practice.

Topics and speakers for this session include:

  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Subcommittee Perspective
    Speaker: April Abbott, PhD, D(ABMM), Director, Microbiology, Deaconess Health System
  • Veterinary Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Subcommittee Perspective
    Speaker: Claire Burbick, DVM, PhD, DACVM, Clinical Assistant Professor, Washington State University
  • Antifungal Subcommittee Perspective
    Speaker: Tanis Dingle, PhD, D(ABMM), FCCM, Clinical Microbiologist, University of Alberta Hospital Laboratory
  • Discussion wrap up and Q&A.

Participants will be eligible for 2.0 PACE CE® credits and the presentation information will be available on our website shortly after the session.


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