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Infectious Disease Event/Course Listing

Below is a list of courses related to the topic of infectious disease, which includes AIDS/HIV/STD, infectious disease, emerging infectious disease and tuberculosis. The courses are listed by date, please click the course title to view a complete description. If you would like to filter this list of infectious disease courses further, by type or date, use the link below “Filter Infectious Disease Events/Courses” and refine the list of courses available for infectious disease.

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937-13SS APHL/CDC Updates on HIV Diagnostics


May 31, 2013 - 30, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the changes in the Bio-Rad Multispot indications and interpretation for use in diagnostic algorithms and will cover a range of recent developments in HIV diagnostics. Topics will include the CDC/HRSA Dear Colleague letter from 2.23.13, progress on the new HIV testing guidelines, oral fluid testing diagnostics, 4th generation assays with dried blood spo

Single Registration


944-13SS Update on Vaccine Preventable Disease Reference Centers


September 17, 2013 - 10, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the services provided by the VPD Reference Centers which were established by APHL and CDC in 2012, describe the testing methodologies used, explain the process for enrolling and submitting specimens, and outline progress that has been made in the first year.

Single Registration


927-13SS An Update on Hepatitis C Virus Diagnostic Testing


November 12, 2013 - May 5, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

This program will include a description of the test methods currently available for hepatitis C virus diagnostic testing. Anticipated changes to the recommended testing algorithm will be presented. The benefits of a new testing strategy, along with the challenges and limitations, will be discussed.

Single Registration


928-13SS Throat Cultures: Are They Obsolete? Does One Method Fit All?


November 19, 2013 - May 12, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

Are throat cultures obsolete? Does one method fit all throat cultures? This program will focus on the major pathogens in the upper respiratory track, how to classify patients by risk, describe newer methods for diagnosing disease and pitfalls of relying on one methodology to make a diagnosis in all patients.

Single Registration


930-13SS Non-molecular Methods for Detection of Infectious Diseases


December 5, 2013 - June 3, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

This program will address simple, useful, non-molecular methods that can aid in rapid diagnosis and/or be used for triaging additional testing. Rapid antigen tests and immunoassays exist that provide rapid results with excellent sensitivity and specificity. They contain a variety of detection signals that can be read by sight or by instrumentation, including direct stain smear interpretations.

Single Registration


942-13SS Detect and Protect: Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae


December 17, 2013 - June 10, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

This presentation will describe best practices for CRE identification, the current state of US CRE epidemiology and efforts to track and prevent the spread of CRE.

Single Registration


900-14SS The Continuing Threat of H5N1, H7N9 influenza and MERS CoV


January 22 - July 21, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

What virus will cause the next pandemic with severe consequences to humanity?

Single Registration


600-14SS CLSI 2014 AST Update


February 12 - August 6, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

Each January, CLSI updates standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST). It is important for clinical laboratories to incorporate the new recommendations into routine practice to optimize detection and reporting of antimicrobial resistance.

Single Registration


904-14SS Impact of MALDI-TOF and Antibiotic Stewardship on Patient Care


February 19 - August 18, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

Learn how one laboratory recently integrated rapid identification of blood culture pathogens using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry with a new antibiotic stewardship program. Results demonstrated significantly decreased time to organism identification and optimal therapy, decreased length of stay and decreased total costs.

Single Registration


905-14SS Adolescents and Sexually Transmitted Infections


February 26 - August 25, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

This program will provide an overview of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)—their prevalence in and impact on adolescent patients, with discussions about agents that include Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhea, and Trichomonas vaginalis.

Single Registration


906-14SS Case Presentations in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology


March 5 - September 4, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

Don’t you just love to solve a puzzle! Join us as we present five interesting patients with “unknowns” in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology. This interactive program will use polling questions to encourage audience discussion of the various diagnoses. A short discussion of the pertinent learning points will occur after the case presentation.

Single Registration


907-14SS Culture of Prosthetic Devices and Catheter Tips


March 19 - September 18, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

This program will examine the evidence behind currently used methods for the microbiologic diagnosis of infection involving prosthetic joints, intravascular catheters, cardiovascular implantable electronic devices and central nervous system shunts.

Single Registration


909-14SS New Toys: MALDI-TOF and other Molecular Tools for Microbiology


April 2 - October 1, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

The future is here! This program will describe the role and impact that Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight (MALDI-TOF) Mass Spectrometry and other molecular methods are having on the microbiology laboratory.

Single Registration


910-14SS Simplifying the Viridans Streptococci and Their Look-a-likes


April 9 - October 8, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

Learn to simplify the identification of non-beta hemolytic streptococci and other catalase negative gram positive cocci that mimic the viridans streptococci. Review when identification to a group level is enough and how to recognize the unusual and clinically relevant gram positive cocci.

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911-14SS Culturing Sterile Body Fluids Other than Blood


April 16 - October 15, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

Recovery of microorganisms from sterile body fluids other than blood is often challenging for a microbiology lab, in more ways than one. This program will discuss these challenges and the current strategies for culturing sterile body fluids to optimize organism recovery.

Single Registration


622-14SS AST Case Studies: Effective Resistance Detection and Reporting


April 18 - October 17, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

This program will use case studies to highlight the most clinically significant types of resistance encountered today, methods for accurate detection and options for reporting results. The goal is to ensure the laboratory’s efforts in AST optimally support prudent prescribing of antimicrobial agents and infection control strategies, particularly for multidrug-resistant bacteria.

Single Registration


912-14 Emerging and Resurging Infectious Diseases: 2014


April 22, 2014
Webinar

Join us for our annual infectious disease update. This program will provide an overview of recent outbreaks of infectious diseases attributed to emerging and resurging infectious diseases. For each disease discussed, lessons for and responsibilities of the Sentinel (clinical) Microbiology Laboratory will be highlighted.

Single Registration


912-14SS Emerging and Resurging Infectious Diseases: 2014


April 23 - October 22, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

Join us for our annual infectious disease update. This program will provide an overview of recent outbreaks of infectious diseases attributed to emerging and resurging infectious diseases. For each disease discussed, lessons for and responsibilities of the Sentinel (clinical) Microbiology Laboratory will be highlighted.

Single Registration


916-14 Continued Expansion of Chikungunya – a Public Health Perspective


April 24, 2014
Webinar

Chikungunya virus has continued its global expansion with recent movement to the Federated States of Micronesia and the islands in the Caribbean. The decade long outbreak(s) of CHIKV have not subsided but rather have continued and expanded, demanding development of public health preparedness materials.

Single Registration


916-14SS Continued Expansion of Chikungunya – a Public Health Perspective


April 25 - October 24, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

Chikungunya virus has continued its global expansion with recent movement to the Federated States of Micronesia and the islands in the Caribbean. The decade long outbreak(s) of CHIKV have not subsided but rather have continued and expanded, demanding development of public health preparedness materials.

Single Registration


913-14 Detection of Gastrointestinal Viruses


April 29, 2014
Webinar

This webinar will present the current diagnostic options for the laboratory detection of gastrointestinal viruses and the clinical context for these viral illnesses. The program will include a discussion on the detection of viral agents amongst the larger differential of gastrointestinal pathogenic agents.

Single Registration


913-14SS Detection of Gastrointestinal Viruses


April 30 - October 29, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

This webinar will present the current diagnostic options for the laboratorydetection of gastrointestinal viruses and the clinical context for these viral illnesses. The program will include a discussion on the detection of viral agents amongst the larger differential of gastrointestinal pathogenic agents.

Single Registration


914-14 Reporting Language for the HIV Diagnostic Testing Algorithm


May 8, 2014
Webinar

A new HIV-1/2 diagnostic testing algorithm has been endorsed by both the CDC and APHL. The new algorithm is highly beneficial from both a clinical and laboratory perspective.

Single Registration


914-14SS Reporting Language for the HIV Diagnostic Testing Algorithm


May 9 - November 8, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

A new HIV-1/2 diagnostic testing algorithm has been endorsed by both the CDC and APHL. The new algorithm is highly beneficial from both a clinical and laboratory perspective.

Single Registration


918-14 Improving Test Utilization in Clinical Microbiology


June 17, 2014
Webinar

This program will review different approaches to improving test utilization and discuss how they are most likely to be successful.

Single Registration


918-14SS Improving Test Utilization in Clinical Microbiology


June 18 - December 17, 2014
Previously Recorded Webinar

This program will review different approaches to improving test utilization and discuss how they are most likely to be successful.

Single Registration


919-14 Recommendations for the Diagnosis of Campylobacter Infections


September 16, 2014
Webinar

A collaborative multidisciplinary national committee has been working to develop best practices for the laboratory diagnosis of Campylobacter infections by clinical and public health laboratories; a summary of the recommendations from this workgroup will be presented.

Single Registration


919-14SS Recommendations for the Diagnosis of Campylobacter Infections


September 17, 2014 - March 16, 2015
Previously Recorded Webinar

A collaborative multidisciplinary national committee has been working to develop best practices for the laboratory diagnosis of Campylobacter infections by clinical and public health laboratories; a summary of the recommendations from this workgroup will be presented.

Single Registration


920-14 Update on Clinically Significant Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria


September 23, 2014
Webinar

Rapid growing mycobacteria (RGM) are found in the environment and have been implicated in a variety of infections in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. This program will discuss the currently accepted methods of identification and susceptibility testing for the clinically significant rapidly growing mycobacteria.

Single Registration


920-14SS Update on Clinically Significant Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria


September 24, 2014 - March 23, 2015
Previously Recorded Webinar

Rapid growing mycobacteria (RGM) are found in the environment and have been implicated in a variety of infections in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. This program will discuss the currently accepted methods of identification and susceptibility testing for the clinically significant rapidly growing mycobacteria.

Single Registration


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