Don’t Let the “Bug” Get Your Goat: Using CLSI Veterinary Lab Standards

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Don’t Let the “Bug” Get Your Goat: Using CLSI Veterinary Lab Standards

Don’t Let the “Bug” Get Your Goat: Using CLSI Veterinary Lab Standards
Sponsored by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute and the Association of Public Health Laboratories
Program Date:  March 5, 2009
Archive Program Dates: 3/20/09 - 9/5/09
Program Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM (ET)                       
Location: Teleconference
Registration Deadline: March 5, 2009
This teleconference is based on the newly updated CLSI standard Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk and Dilution Susceptibility Tests for Bacteria Isolated From Animals (M31-A3). It will highlight some of the significant updates in the document including veterinary specific interpretive criteria for new antimicrobial agents as well as several older, generic antimicrobial agents that now have veterinary-specific breakpoints. These changes are significant because in many cases they differ from the comparative human drug breakpoints. Therefore, diagnostic microbiologists should be educated on the application of the new M31 document in the laboratory, some of the limitations of this document, and interpretation of these standards. 
At the conclusion of this program, the participants will be able to:
·        Discuss some of the differences between veterinary and human interpretive criteria for antimicrobial agents
·        Describe how to implement the new recommendations in M31-A3 for routine testing, reporting, and quality control; and
·        List the limitations of M31-A3 for various antimicrobial agents used in a wide variety of veterinary species.
Ching Ching Wu, DVM, PhD
Professor, Department of Comparative Pathobiology
Head, Microbiology Section, Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Purdue University, School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN
Who Should Attend:
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory scientists working in veterinary 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.