CLSI Educational Webinars on Laboratory Standards

Free Rationale Webinar: Understanding Breakpoint Decisions: CLSI Rationale Documents

December 17, 2019 | 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time

First, learn about the FDA’s Role in increasing the availability and reliability of ASTs:

  • The 21st Century Cures Act and ASTs
  • Introduction to the FDA breakpoint recognition/identification process and the FDA Interpretive Criteria Webpages
  • Improving AST availability for new antibacterial drugs
  • Working together to update breakpoints for patient care and public health

Then, learn about CLSI’s commitment to ensure updated and new breakpoints are available to clinical laboratories:

  • Review the CLSI’s rationale document process
  • Discuss how laboratories can use the rationale documents in day to day practice
  • Explore how laboratories can participate in the process to ensure ASTs are available in a timely manner

John Farley, MD, MPH, Deputy Director, Office of Antimicrobial Products, US Food and Drug Administration
Romney Humphries, PhD, D(ABMM), Chief Scientific Officer, Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc.

Earn 1.0 PACE CE® Credit. Free registration required. Space is limited.


Point-of-Care Testing for Infectious Disease Webinar

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time

Learn about CLSI’s POCT15 report that provides recommendations for assisting providers, laboratories, public health agencies, and policymakers in assessing, deploying, performing, and utilizing POC tests to improve the management of infectious disease. Also learn about recommendations for indications, limitations, appropriate use, and result reporting and interpretation.

In addition, a summary of potential uses of POC tests in community outreach and public health testing, and in resource-limited settings, is also presented. POCT15 provides guidance and aid to laboratory and non-laboratory workers using POC tests to improve patient care.

This course will cover the following:

  • An overview of POCT15.
  • Technology summary.
  • Discussion by pathogen.
  • Other health care-associated community pathogens of importance.
  • Procalcitonin.
  • Use of point-of-care tests in low-resource settings.


Sheldon M. Campbell, MD, PhD, FCAP,  Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Yale School of Medicine and Associate Chief for Clinical Laboratories, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Robert L. Sautter, Ph.D. HCLD/CC ABB, Principle, RL Sautter Consulting LLC

Earn 1.0 PACE CE® Credit.

On-Demand Laboratory Standards Webinars

Webinars provided through CLSI can be purchased and viewed in their entirety on demand. You can find each laboratory standards webinar under its Specialty Area.

ASM-CLSI Webinar Series

CLSI, in partnership with the American Society of Microbiology, offers the following on-demand webinar series that can be purchased through ASM:

An ASM-CLSI Webinar Series on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Advanced Susceptibility Testing and Emerging Technologies
This P.A.C.E. ®-accredited four-part webinar series on antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) in the clinical microbiology laboratory focuses on cases regarding situations in which specialized susceptibility testing for organisms other than common, rapidly-growing aerobic bacteria should be performed. Topics include AST for fastidious bacteria, anaerobic bacteria, yeasts, filamentous fungi, and nontuberculosis mycobacteria. This course will provide a foundation on antifungal and anti-mycobacterial drug classes, their modes of action, spectrum of activity, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD), and common mechanisms of resistance. Part three of a three-part series.

An ASM-CLSI Webinar Series on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Fundamentals of Susceptibility Testing, Reporting, and Test Validation
2017 Series, Currently Available On Demand
The purpose of this P.A.C.E. ®-accredited five-part webinar series is to provide the fundamentals of AST in the clinical microbiology laboratory, delivering foundational information on antibiotic classes, their modes of action, spectrum of activity, and 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. Part one of a three-part series.

An ASM-CLSI Webinar Series on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Mechanisms of Resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Infection Prevention
2017 Series, Currently Available On Demand
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. Part two of a three-part series. 

CLSI Members receive discounts on these ASM-CLSI on-demand webinars—either for a single webinar and or the bundle series. Contact CLSI's customer service at or +1.610.688.0100 and ask for the "ASM-CLSI Webinar Discount Code."