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400-13 Clinical Microbiology Below the Belt Ontario, California

Event Code: 588-400-13
Event Type: Seminar


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APHL California Signature Series Seminar

Program Date
February 28, 2013

Program Time
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM (PT)

DoubleTree by Hilton
Ontario Airport,
222 N. Vineyard Ave. Ontario, California 91764
Free parking available

Registration Fee

Registration Deadline
February 22, 2013

The “Below the Belt!” seminar will feature the most recent recommendations for addressing infections that occur in body sites “below the belt” from clinical microbiology and public health perspectives. Talks will include the latest recommendations for testing and reporting results for urine and fecal specimens. Advantages and disadvantages of using various systems for detecting genitourinary pathogens including GC and Chlamydia will be discussed as will the clinical and public health impact of sexually transmitted diseases in the USA today. Challenges with working up specimens from diabetic foot lesions and challenges with antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacteria encountered from specimens obtained “below the belt” will be addressed. Practical approaches for 2013 will be emphasized to include how best to report isolates that represent a public health threat to infection control practitioners and public health authorities.

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

  • Discuss molecular methods for analysis of genitourinary specimens.
  • List at least five STDs.
  • Describe microbial complications of diabetic foot lesions. 
  • Discuss the detection of bacterial antimicrobial resistance found “below the belt.” 
  • List methods for the efficient workup of urine specimens.
  • Describe methods of identifying microbes in fecal specimens.

Arthur Jeng, Jeffrey Klausner, Elizabeth Marlowe, Marie Pezzlo, Romney Humphries, and Janet Hindler 

Who Should Attend
This intermediate-level program is intended for clinical and public health laboratorians, infection control practitioners, pharmacists, clinicians, microbiologists and veterinarians. Registration is limited to 150 participants.

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 this program will be awarded 6.0 contact hours. (PACE approval pending)
To receive continuing education credit, you must view the program and complete the online evaluation by March 28, 2013.

The cost of this training is $150. 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.

If you have difficulty with the online registration process, please e-mail or call 240.485.2727 between 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (ET).

Special Needs and Information
Individuals seeking special accommodations should submit their request in writing to 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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