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929-13 Work-up of Relevant Fungal Isolates

Event Code: 588-929-13
Event Type: Webinar

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Program Date
November 19, 2013

Program Time
1:00 PM–2:00 PM ET

Registration Fee
$115.00/site includes one connection to the live webinar plus unlimited access to the archived webcast for six months. This course is part of a series on this topic. Fungal Contaminant or Clinically Relevant Fungus? is offered at a discounted rate.

Registration Deadline
November 17, 2013

Description
To work up or not to work up? With the increasing number of patients who are critically ill or have immunosuppressive diseases, and the ubiquity and diversity of fungi present in the environment, the mycology laboratory may encounter uncommonly pathogenic fungi as etiologic agents of disease. The first program in this series will discuss how to assess the clinical relevance of fungi from clinical specimens. The second program will discuss when the lab should identify and perform susceptibility testing on fungi isolated from clinical specimens.

Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Review fungi commonly isolated in culture from various clinical specimens.

  • Discuss the relevance of these isolates and whether it is necessary to perform identification and susceptibility testing on the isolates.

Faculty
Eszter Deak, PhD, MPH
Clinical Microbiology Postdoctoral Fellow, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Who Should Attend
These intermediate-level program are appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health 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 who successfully complete each program will be awarded 1.0 contact hours. P.A.C.E.® is accepted by all licensure states except Florida. APHL is a Florida approved CE provider; each course has been approved for 1.0 contact hours for Florida Laboratory Licensees.
To receive continuing education credit, you must view the program and complete the online evaluation by December 19, 2013.

Site Registration
Registration fee per site: $115 includes one connection to the live webinar plus unlimited access to the archived webcast for six months. If additional connections are used for the live program, an additional program fee will be billed to you. Contact the registrar (240.485.2727) if you need to register multiple sites.
Please note: You will be automatically registered for the online archived version if your payment is received after the registration deadline.

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.org or call 240.485.2727 between 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (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 APHL Registrar 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 Information
Individuals seeking special accommodations should submit their request in writing to customersupport@aphl.org. Please allow sufficient time for APHL / NLTN to make arrangements, which is normally at least three weeks prior to start date of the course. For more information call 800.536.6586 / 800.536.NLTN.

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