Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) will cohost four webinars with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) in the coming months. The educational webinars will feature important topics for clinical and public health laboratories. Each webinar will focus on specific CLSI documents.
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Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—August 2012—Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) will cohost four webinars with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) in the coming months. The educational webinars will feature important topics for clinical and public health laboratories. Each webinar will focus on specific CLSI documents.
“The fall educational series consists of webinar topics identified by both CLSI customers and APHL customers. Each webinar is presented by subject matter experts and will include case studies to help participants understand and implement the main concepts addressed,” states Marcy Anderson, MS, MT(ASCP), Director, Education, CLSI. She also notes that each webinar “includes a question-and-answer period at the end, which is part of the recorded webinar and which can be purchased later for those who could not participate in the live program.”
The webinar series will include:
Document and Record Control in a Hospital Laboratory
September 6, 2012; 1:00–2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time
Speaker: Linda A. Chambers, MD, Transfusion Service Medical Director, Riverside Methodist Hospital and Grant Medical Center
Related CLSI document: GP02-A5—Laboratory Documents: Development and Control; Approved Guideline—Fifth Edition
Training and Competence Assessment—The Building Blocks
October 4, 2012; 1:00–2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time
Speaker: Christine D. Flaherty, MHA, CLS, CPHQ, Regional Director, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region Laboratories
Related CLSI document: GP21-A3—Training and Competence Assessment; Approved Guideline—Third Edition
Weeding Through Waived Testing; Separating the Wheat From the Chaff
November 1, 2012; 1:00–2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time
Speakers: Ellis Jacobs, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Director of Pathology, Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital/New York University School of Medicine, and Lou Ann Wyer, MS, MT(ASCP), Clinical Specialist, POCT/QM, Sentara Healthcare
Related CLSI documents: POCT04-A2—Point-of-Care In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Testing; Approved Guideline—Second Edition, and POCT08-A—Quality Practices in Noninstrumented Point-of-Care Testing: An Instructional Manual and Resources for Health Care Workers; Approved Guideline
Laboratory Quality Control Based on Risk Management
December 6, 2012; 1:00–2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time
Speaker: James H. Nichols, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Professor of Pathology, Tufts University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry, Baystate Health
Related CLSI document: EP23-A—Laboratory Quality Control Based on Risk Management; Approved Guideline
Register for the upcoming webinars at www.aphl.org/clsi. Webinars are $195 each or $660 for all four (15% savings); they also include access to the Web-archived programs for six months.
To purchase the related documents for the webinars, visit www.clsi.org.
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.