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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.

Upcoming Webinars

QMS25 Webinar | CLSI Webinar: How to Develop an Effective Laboratory Quality Manual: Introducing QMS25

May 9, 2017
1:00–2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time

This webinar provides an overview of CLSI’s Handbook for Developing a Laboratory Quality Manual (QMS25). The program provides answers to several commonly asked questions about a quality manual, what to include, and what else it can be used for. This program also describes a simple plan for how to transform a laboratory’s existing “administrative manual” into an effective quality manual. QMS25 also discusses some concerns that laboratories and auditors have about a quality manual and ISO 15189 accreditation.

Register for this webinar here.

An ASM-CLSI Webinar Series on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Mechanisms of Resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Infection Prevention

The purpose of this P.A.C.E.®-accredited five-part webinar series is to provide thorough coverage of key issues encountered when performing antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) within the clinical laboratory, including the detection of common and novel resistance mechanisms and the utility of antibiograms and antimicrobial stewardship in infection prevention.

Course Topics:

  • Gram-Positive Resistance Mechanisms & Testing: Staphylococcus
    Sandra Richter, M.D., D(ABMM), Cleveland Clinic.
  • Gram-Positive Resistance Mechanisms & Testing: Enterococcus/Streptococcus
    April Bobenchik, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Lifespan Laboratories.
    March 15, 2017
  • Gram-Negative Resistance Mechanisms & Testing: Enterobacteriaceae
    Patricia Simner, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Johns Hopkins.
    March 29, 2017
  • Gram-Negative Resistance Mechanisms & Testing: Non-Enterobacteriaceae
    Romney Humphries, Ph.D., D(ABMM), UCLA Health System.
    April 12, 2017
  • Infection Prevention and Stewardship: Implications Beyond the Lab
    Donna Wolk, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Geisinger Health System.
    April 26, 2017

The live webinars will be presented every other Wednesday at 2:00 pm. (EST). The first topic will be delivered March 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (EST). Live webinars will conclude on April 26, 2017; however the recordings will be available on-demand for one year following the live presentation.

There are five webinars and each will have a pre- or post-activity to enhance the impact of the presentation. The webinars’ content does not build on the previous webinars in the series. All of the content is independent so that learners can purchase only those webinars that meet their needs.

The live webinar’s audio and video are presented via your computer. Learners who listen to the expert’s 50-minute presentation will have the opportunity to ask questions. The presentation will be recorded and available for viewing one week after the live event. Learners will receive an email once the recording is available.

Register for the webinar series 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.

CLSI/APHL 2017 AST Update Webinar

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

Audrey N. Schuetz, MD, MPH, D(ABMM), FCAP
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) published. 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 27th Edition
  • 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

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On Demand: Part 1 of an ASM-CLSI Webinar Series on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Fundamentals of Susceptibility Testing, Reporting, and Test Validation

The purpose of this P.A.C.E.®-accredited five-part webinar series is to provide the fundamentals of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) in the clinical microbiology laboratory. The series delivers foundational information on antibiotic classes, their modes of action, spectrum of activity, breakpoint determination and interpretations, and more. Additional sessions discuss the methods used and theory behind manual and automated susceptibility testing. This short webinar series provides an introductory curriculum for laboratory technologists to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to perform and interpret antimicrobial susceptibility and effectively report results.

Course Topics:

  • Introduction to Antimicrobials, presented by Christopher Doern, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.
  • Understanding Manual Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests and Their Enduring Value, presented by Janet Hindler, MCLS, MT(ASCP), F(AAM), University of California, Los Angeles Health System.
  • Introduction to Automated Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, presented by April Abbott, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Deaconess Health System.
  • Antimicrobial Results Reporting: Communicating Effectively with Clinicians, presented by Audrey Schuetz, M.D., M.P.H., D(ABMM), FCAP, Mayo Clinic.
  • Quality Control and Validation/Verification of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests, presented by Janet Hindler, MCLS, MT(ASCP), F(AAM), University of California, Los Angeles Health System.

Purchase the on-demand version of this series here.

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