On Demand: 2018 AST Update Webinar
CLSI 2018 AST Webinar: M100, M02, and M07 Updates
Recorded on February 7, 2018 | 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern (US) Time
Each January, CLSI updates standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST). It is important for medical laboratories to incorporate the new recommendations into routine practice in order to optimize detection and reporting of antimicrobial resistance. In January 2018, the annual update of CLSI document M100, Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, 28th ed. will publish. In addition, there will be updates to CLSI documents M02, Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk Susceptibility Tests, 13th ed. and M07, Methods for Dilution Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests for Bacteria That Grow Aerobically, 11th ed.
Some highlights for 2018 include the addition of breakpoints for ceftazidime-avibactam and dalbavancin, expansion of the mCIM test for detection of metallo beta-lactamases and new tables and expanded recommendations for QC of beta-lactam combination agents. These changes and several other new recommendations found in the three documents will be discussed. In addition, a composite list of questions and answers raised during the webinar or asked subsequent to the webinar will be distributed to all participants.
At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the major changes found in the updated editions of CLSI documents M100, M02, and M07.
- Design a strategy for implementing the new practice guidelines into laboratory practices.
- Develop a communication strategy for informing clinical staff of significant AST and reporting changes.
Janet A Hindler, MCLS MT(ASCP) F(AAM), Consultant, Clinical Microbiology, Los Angeles, CA
Romney M. Humphries, PhD, D(ABMM), Chief Scientific Officer, Accelerate Diagnostics, Tucson, AZ
Audrey Schuetz, MD, MPH, FCAP, Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN
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Date of Publication: February 7, 2018