Do it Quick! Rapid Identification Methods Using CLSI Document M35-A2

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Do it Quick! Rapid Identification Methods Using CLSI Document M35-A2

Do it Quick! Rapid Identification Methods Using CLSI Document M35-A2
Sponsored by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute and the Association of Public Health Laboratories 
Program Date:  March 19, 2009
Archive Available Dates:  4/7/2009 -9/19/2009
Program Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM (ET) US                      
Location: Teleconference
Registration Deadline: March 17, 2009
This updated version of the original guideline for abbreviated identification of bacteria and yeast adds more organisms and more rapid tests for laboratories to quickly and efficiently identify many pathogens (and characterize non-pathogens) of clinical importance. With increasing focus on bioterrorism agents, this teleconference reflects on new practices and new recommendations for ruling out some of the more important microbes on the lists of potential threatening agents. Microbiologists in both the developing and developed world should find protocols and ideas ready for immediate implementation in this CLSI document. 
At the conclusion of this program, the participants will be able to:
·        Identify a number of rapid biochemical assays and phenotypical characteristics to provide organism group specificity to clinicians.
·        Develop practice guidelines to ensure safe laboratory work practices.
Ellen Jo Baron, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Director, Clinical Microbiology & Virology Laboratory
Professor of Pathology
Stanford University Medical Center
Palo Alto, CA 94304 
Who Should Attend:
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for pathologists, residents, students, and laboratory scientists working in clinical, public health, veterinary, and academic settings.
Continuing Education Credit: The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. Participants will be awarded 1.0 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 1.0 hour of instruction.
Site Registration:
·        Registration fee per site (for one phone line): $195 teleconference plus access to archived program for six months..
·        Select a Site Facilitator. This needs to be someone who can receive all communication via e-mail.
·        Site Facilitator must register.
·        If you have difficulty with the online registration process, please e-mail registrar@aphl.orgor call 240.485.2727 between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET). After your facility’s registration is confirmed, the Site Facilitator will receive all necessary instructions and paperwork via e-mail.
·        You may pay online using a credit card. If you would like to pay by check, please request a registration form from the APHL Registrar at 240-485-2727. Send a check made out to “APHL” to PO Box 79117, Baltimore, MD, 21279-0117.  Be sure to attach a registration form and include the number of the course on the check.  If no registration form is received your check will be deposited but you may not be registered for the course or get a confirmation notice. We do not accept purchase orders. We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations
Special Needs and Information:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations should notify the NLTN at least two weeks prior to the course. For more information call 800-536-NLTN or 240.485.2727.