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Ergonomics in the Lab: Increasing Productivity
This webinar will help you identify the top ergonomic risk factors that are commonly found in clinical labs and present cost-effective solutions for preventing these hazards. It will also review basic and intermediate laboratory safety regulations and best practices.
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STI Testing–What to Offer and How to Offer It
This webinar will discuss for whom and under what circumstances to test for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, and Mycoplasma genitalium. It will also help you determine which tests to offer, acceptable sample types, and suitable collection methods.
Tissue Processing: Frequently Asked Questions
Tissue processing is the primary, most complex, and one of the longest steps in the histology workflow. In this webinar we will answer frequently asked questions about tissue processing and discuss how to avoid and remedy common mistakes.
Using Lab Data to Improve Antimicrobial Stewardship
The threat posed by antimicrobial resistance remains significant and may have accelerated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how results from microbiology assays can help guide clinical decisions and improve antibiotic stewardship.
Using Breakpoints to Improve Antimicrobial Resistance Detection
Providing antimicrobial susceptibility testing results to clinicians is one of the most important functions of clinical microbiology labs. In this webinar, you’ll review Open Forum Infectious Diseases data and learn how to update breakpoints to address recent requirements.
Rapid Flu Assessment and Treatment Strategies
In this webinar, you’ll investigate the impact of early and accurate influenza diagnoses on care, infection control, and stewardship for antibiotics and antivirals and discuss diagnostic guidelines and initiatives.
Point-of-Care Testing in Diabetes Management
This webinar will discuss several studies suggesting benefits from point-of-care testing for HbA1c that may help clinicians better manage patients diagnosed with diabetes, based on the American Diabetes Association Standards of Care guidelines.
Science of Tissue Processing
Review the purpose and function of tissue processing steps, discuss tissue processing reagents and agitation methods, and identify ways to save time and improve tissue quality in your laboratory by using a rotational tissue processor.
Sample Security in the Pathology Laboratory
Poor specimen identification or non-standard handling in the lab can lead to misidentified histology or cytology specimens. Learn how to improve your processes by introducing cassette and slide printers designed for security and productivity.
Measuring COVID-19 Humoral Immune Response
Review current COVID-19 antibody testing options and learn how to build a complete picture of the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines by using PCR-based neutralizing antibody titer measurements for quantifying immune responses.
Respiratory Testing Algorithms Discussion
Prepare for respiratory illness season by learning about the advantages and drawbacks of antigen versus molecular methods of detecting COVID-19 and which algorithms and syndromic panels can help you differentiate it from influenza, which has symptom similarities.
Profiling Myeloid Malignancies Using Next-Generation Sequencing
Learn more about next-generation sequencing technology and applications and how they can be used to profile myeloid malignancies. The speakers will also review how in-house sequencing can help you deliver test results faster, and ultimately improve care for patients.
Molecular Testing for Respiratory Tract Infections: Preparing for an Uncertain Flu Season and the Appropriate Use of Expanded RTI Panels
Assess the dynamics of the upcoming cold/flu season, learn about molecular diagnostic methods for COVID-19, seasonal flu, and other respiratory illnesses, and prepare to implement molecular testing for RTIs in your lab.
Realizing the Potential of AI in the Automated Microbiology Lab
Get an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) and learn about new applications for the microbiology lab. The presenters will also share their experiences using an in vitro diagnostic device that incorporates ML algorithms with digital image capture.
Upper Respiratory Infection Testing at the POC
Review practices for improving patient outcomes and efficiency, the benefits of lab centralization and decentralization, the impact of PCR testing in population health management, as well as the future state of upper respiratory testing in an endemic era.
Distinguishing Between Aerobic Vaginitis and Bacterial Vaginosis
Find out how to improve detection of aerobic vaginitis and bacterial vaginosis using a molecular testing solution based on different bacterial combinations to help ensure proper patient treatment, prevent recurrence of infection, and decrease repeat patient visits.
Top 10 Healthcare Lab Safety Hazards
Find out how to help keep the people in your work environment safe by identifying the top 10 most frequently seen safety hazards in healthcare laboratories and learn cost-effective strategies for avoiding accidents and injuries.
Simplifying Group A Streptococcus Detection
Learn new methods for detecting Group A Streptococcus to improve efficiency and productivity, including use of different types of prepared culture media plates, chromogenic media, and laboratory automation powered by artificial intelligence technology.
Targeted Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes
Find out how whole genome sequencing provides valuable insight into the genetic cause of antimicrobial resistance and has become a useful tool for studying the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and developing novel antimicrobials.
NSF 456 Vaccine Cold Storage Standards
In this webinar, you’ll review the new NSF 456 – Vaccine Storage guidelines and learn how to choose a cold storage unit that has been certified to stay within the proper temperature range to ensure the safety and efficacy of your vaccines.
Laboratory Automation in Microbiology
In this webinar, you’ll learn how an invitro diagnostic device that incorporates machine learning algorithms and digital image capture can help you maximize efficiency and improve accuracy in your clinical microbiology laboratory.
The Benefits of Combined COVID-19 and Flu Testing
In the age of the pandemic, using one test or another to rule out one infection is an incomplete and potentially dangerous diagnostic strategy. Find out why combined rapid antigen testing to accurately diagnose both COVID-19 and the flu is the best choice to combat a “twindemic.”
Patient Sample Management and Chain of Custody
Explore the increasing challenges of maintaining secure chains of custody for patient tissue samples and proper asset management practices; review a case study; and discuss models currently in practice, including a simple automated model.
Using Procalcitonin to Safely Reduce Antibiotic Use
Learn how insights from a highly sensitive and specific marker like procalcitonin can lead to more appropriate prescribing, earlier antibiotic discontinuation, improved clinical outcomes, and reduced economic burden.
Clinical Challenges of SARS-CoV-2 and Antimicrobial Resistance
The COVID-19 pandemic has made an impact on another major public health threat — resistant bacterial pathogens. This webinar will review how accurate diagnostic tools can guide the most appropriate clinical decisions regarding these life-threatening infections.
NGS for SARS Surveillance and Precision Oncology
Learn how advancements in next-generation sequencing (NGS) have made SARS-CoV-2 variant analysis and precision oncology testing more efficient. Through simple, rapid workflows with minimal hands-on time, NGS enables cost-effective and timely sequencing.
Demystifying Molecular Testing in a Clinical Laboratory
Labs around the world are seeking ways to expand testing. In this webinar, we aim to dispel common misconceptions of laboratory developed tests by providing a comprehensive overview of what it takes for a CLIA lab to bring an in-house molecular test to market.
Pediatric Lipid Testing for Diagnosing and Treating Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a common genetic disorder that leads to elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) from birth.1 Learn how universal screenings for FH in children ages 9 to 11 enable physicians to help their patients address any modifiable risk factors.
Clinical Microbiology and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Learn how susceptibility data may influence the optimal use of antimicrobials and how collaboration with microbiology laboratories can positively impact clinical decision making in both the short and long term, particularly in critically ill patients.
How to Detect New SARS-CoV-2 Mutations
Learn how your lab can approach genetic and genomic surveillance for detecting and discovering new mutations in SARS-CoV-2 and about the major molecular diagnostic methods and common molecular viral targets used for testing patient samples for SARS-CoV-2.
6 Steps to an Effective Lockout Program
Year after year, lockout tagout compliance continues to appear on OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards list. Learn the six key elements for a lockout tagout program in your lab or healthcare facility that will help you keep your workers safe and avoid becoming a statistic due to non-compliance.
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Managing Pneumonia in the COVID-19 Era
In this PACE-accredited webinar presented by Antonio Anzueto, MD, you’ll get clinical and scientific perspectives on diagnosing and treating community acquired pneumonia in the COVID-19 era and discuss two important pathogens that cause pneumonia, S. pneumoniae and Legionella.
Using Biomarkers for COVID-19 Treatment
Learn how to use biomarker testing to inform decision making regarding triage, advanced imaging, and treatment to enhance clinical care for COVID-19 patients and help reduce long-term effects, including acute lung injury, cardiac damage, and Kawasaki disease-like illness.
Successful Antimicrobial Stewardship
Clinical microbiology laboratories play a vital role in the success of antibiotic stewardship programs. Institutions must first learn to construct committees that align with microbiology labs, however, so they may deliver on the overarching program goals.
Streamlining Cancer Care
Learn how oncologists can leverage in-house next-generation sequencing to deliver better cancer care to patients and improve outcomes. By doing so, you can receive genomic testing results faster and ensure you are prescribing the most appropriate treatment, while also cutting costs.
Leading-Edge SARS-CoV-2 Testing
Hear the latest insights into the COVID-19 disease and the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including phases of illness, patterns of viral load, swab types, specimen sources, viral diagnostics, serology testing, and more.
Taking a Systematic Approach to Driving Diabetic Behavior Change
Join Abbott and Dr. Chad Malone to learn how an innovative care model can help achieve better adherence, better personalized medicine, and ultimately better outcomes for patients with diabetes through use of a systematic approach to supporting patients’ behavior change efforts.
Importance of Sample Collection and Transport in the Age of COVID-19
Learn more about specimen collection swabs, including recommendations from the FDA, and how self-collection may play a role in the future of respiratory viral testing.
How Culture Media Can Deliver Value to Your Lab
Learn how to incorporate Thermo Scientific™ microbiology prepared media into your workflow by reviewing common procedures and policies for adopting new media and impact on your processes, ordering, delivery, and media storage and handling.
Impact of Rapid Molecular Panel-Based Testing for Urinary Tract Infections
Learn about the latest clinical, economic, and laboratory data on the impact of molecular, panel-based testing for urinary tract infections.
The Key to Successful Antimicrobial Stewardship: Interdisciplinary Teams
Learn how the use of antimicrobial susceptibility platforms that include novel drugs and drugs of last resort may lead to more effective treatment decisions while reducing length of stay and improving patient outcomes.
Procalcitonin Aided Antibiotic Stewardship: The New Paradigm
Learn about the pathophysiology and kinetics of PCT during sepsis and infection and PCT-aided antibiotic stewardship.
Mitigating the Risk of Bacterial Contamination of Platelets
Learn about the threat that bacterial contamination of platelets poses to patient safety.
Genetic Disease Testing in the Modern Lab
Learn how to use capillary electrophoresis to characterize repetitive DNA or copy number changes to diagnose and screen for genetic disorders.
Antibiotic Stewardship: Diagnosing and Treating Respiratory Infections
Learn how to more accurately diagnose acute respiratory infections and provide more appropriate antibiotic and antiviral treatment.
Tissue Quality for Molecular Techniques
Learn about the requirements for high-quality specimens in the context of molecular methods.
Best Practices Review of Assays for the Diagnosis of C. difficile
Learn about the recently updated ASM C. difficile infection guidelines as well as IDSA guidelines and other clinical evidence that describes the analytical and clinical utility of diagnostic tests and protocols for C. difficile.
The New IDSA Influenza Guidelines and Their Impact on Rapid Testing
Learn about the new IDSA influenza guidelines, the benefits of rapid molecular tests, and how to choose and switch to molecular tests.
Diagnostics for Group B Streptococcus
Learn about new screening methods for Group B Streptococcus in prenatal patients.
What You’re Missing in Your Respiratory Pathogen Detection
Learn how real-time PCR can be used to detect multiple pathogens simultaneously.
Urine Drug Testing and Its Impact on the Opioid Crisis
Learn about screening and monitoring patients who take prescription opioids.
Improving Clinical Management of UTIs
Learn how the current process for diagnosing urinary tract infections results in a heavy clinical laboratory workload and the correlation between rising antibiotic resistance and inappropriate antibiotic treatment.
The Etiology of Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Learn about the organisms thought to cause community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), the role of normal respiratory flora as etiologic agents of CAP, and guidelines for empiric therapies.
Implementing NGS in a Clinical Diagnostics Lab
Learn how adding next-generation sequencing capabilities to their molecular diagnostics lab helped a large healthcare network reduce costs and turn-around times.
Biotin May Interfere with Lab Tests
Learn how biotin interferes with certain lab tests, the impact of that interference, and how to mitigate the risk of reporting erroneous test results.
Diagnosing H. pylori Webinar
Learn more about the bacteria, disease state, and guidelines for diagnosing Helicobacter pylori and review the advantages and disadvantages of various testing methodologies.
NGS for Precision Oncology Testing
Learn about the factors to consider when implementing NGS in a clinical pathology lab and review case studies that demonstrate the benefits of determining the genomic profiles of a variety of cancer types.
The Clinical Impact of Critical Microbiology Results
Learn how microbiologists can help steer antibiotic treatment choices that are critical to patient care, including reliable detection of existing and emerging resistance to new drugs and antimicrobials of last resort.
The Impact of Flexible Panel-Based Solutions for Pathogen Detection
Learn how using syndromic panels for pathogen detection can help you increase efficiency and reduce costs in the lab.
Meeting the Standards of Flu Testing
Join Sally Hojvat, PhD, as she discusses the FDA flu test reclassification and how our knowledge of the flu has advanced over the past 100 years.
Microsatellite Instability Testing and Its Role in Colorectal Cancer
Learn about the current state of MSI testing and review performance data from three different testing technologies.
Lean Processes Webinar
Learn about simple ways to improve efficiency and accuracy in the lab using lean principles.
UTI Detection and Antibiotic Stewardship Webinar
Dr. Erin Graf will provide an overview of new approaches to UTI detection and review published studies that compare the new technologies to previous standard methods.
Flu Testing Under New FDA Guidelines Webinar
In this webinar, Gregory J. Berry, PhD, D(ABMM), will discuss diagnostic tests that meet the FDA’s requirements and what can be learned from the most recent flu season.
Urinary Tract Pathogen Detection Webinar
This webinar will present the new real-time PCR solution for detecting urinary tract infection (UTI) pathogens in just five hours with greater specificity, sensitivity, accuracy, and efficiency than current culture-based methods.
Liquid-Based Microbiology Webinar
Learn about the advantages of using liquid-based methods to collect and transport clinical microbiology specimens.
Anti-Heparin Platelet Factor 4 (PF4) Antibodies: A Potentially Catastrophic Occurrence
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a potentially dangerous but reversible condition that can put patients at risk and increase the likelihood of patient readmission. This webinar will explain how following a simple test protocol with patients who receive heparin during their hospital stay can help you diagnose or rule out HIT within an hour.
STAT DNA Testing for Molecular Oncology Applications Webinar
Turnaround time remains a major issue in molecular biomarker testing. This webinar will provide a firsthand perspective about how new technologies can help improve turnaround times for virtually any lab.
Community-Acquired Pneumonia Treatment Webinar
Current treatment practices of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) expose patients to more antimicrobials than necessary. Learn how rapid diagnostic testing can provide earlier treatment with a focused antimicrobial regimen that targets the identified pathogens, substantially reducing exposure of individuals and hospitals to antimicrobial agents.
Clostridium difficile Infection Guideline Updates Webinar
This webinar will review the updated 2017 Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) treatment guidelines and recommendations from the IDSA and the SHEA, demonstrate how those updates apply to patient populations, and identify the role of the microbiology laboratory in preventing CDI.
The use of barcodes allows laboratories to improve productivity and patient care, and develop better laboratory practices that lead to enhanced workflows and patient outcomes.
Genital Zoster Infections Webinar
HSV and VZV are common causes of cutaneous and mucocutaneous infections and typically distinguished based upon appearance and anatomic location. Improved testing methods allow for correct detection and diagnosis leading to better treatment and patient counseling.
Flu Reclassification Webinar
Understand the reasons behind the FDA’s recent decision to reclassify rapid influenza diagnostic tests and how this may impact your physician office or clinical laboratory in 2018.
Infectious Diseases Webinar
A modern technology and communication system can send the results of diagnostic tests for influenza, RSV, and Strep A to the CDC, state health departments, and healthcare organizations nationwide, providing physicians with accurate and timely information about the status of infectious disease on a community, county or state level.
Women’s Health Webinar
Urogenital infections like bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infections, and vaginitis impact over one billion women each year. This webinar will help you understand how to keep your costs to a minimum while maximizing the information obtained from each vaginal specimen.
Learn about the evolution of HIV screening tests and the updated CDC HIV testing guidelines.
Gluten-Related Disorders Webinar
To optimize patient management, researchers find there is a need to differentiate gluten-related disorders. This webinar will present an update of our current understanding of the three main forms of reactions to wheat and its byproducts.
Systemic bacterial infections like sepsis and lower respiratory tract infections can be problematic, but biomarkers like procalcitonin can help manage these infections.
Tissue Archiving: Reality, Recommendations and Best Practices
Missing tissue blocks can delay diagnosis and put samples at risk, but a good archive will keep your tissue blocks safe and help you save time.
Vaginitis is one of the most common gynecologic disorders seen in primary care. This webinar will provide clinicians with a practical diagnostic approach to the patient presenting to the office with a vaginal discharge.
In clinical oncology, the specimen is precious and demands new, advanced technologies to simultaneously survey hundreds of gene targets, replacing time-consuming and costly single analyte serial testing. Learn how NGS-based molecular testing has revolutionized precision medicine and provides rapid and efficient tumor survey to inform proper treatment planning.
Avoiding CCP False Positives in Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis
Accurate diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis hinges on physical examination, testing and imaging. Understanding the importance of choosing the proper serological tests is a vital step in ensuring that patients receive the care they need.
Pharmacogenomics by Real-Time PCR
Pharmacogenomics (PGx) research is an increasingly important tool for precision medicine. Learn how it’s being used in the modern lab and how real-time PCR is used to investigate PGx mutations.
Comparing Biomarkers Used in Sepsis Webinar
Determine which marker or group of markers can provide clinicians with effective clinical information both upon presentation and during the course of treatment of the septic patient.
HemoCue Hemoglobin Testing Webinar
Join us to learn how optimal transfusion practices and patient blood management can reduce healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes.
Shiga Toxin: A Public Health Threat
Learn about how STEC is spread, recent outbreaks and threats, and diagnostic options.
Responding to Wheat Disorders
Join us for a webinar on the symptoms, diagnosis and testing of wheat-related disorders.
The Unseen Threat: Diabetes and CRS
Join us for a webinar on the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and cardiorenal syndrome.
Clostridium difficile Webinar
Learn how Clostridium difficile impacts the public, best practices for diagnosis, and what can be done to prevent it.
Cryptosporidium and Giardia Testing
Learn why these diseases should be tested together, what the effects are, and who’s at risk.
Minutes vs. Days: Rapid Diagnosis of Group A Strep
Join us for a webinar on group A streptococcus and the ways it can be diagnosed.
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