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612-12 Anaerobic Bacteria Susceptibility Testing

Event Code: 588-612-12
Event Type: Teleconference

We have switched to a webinar format starting January 17, 2012.

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Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute 

Program Date:
June 21, 2012

Program Time:
1:00-2:00pm (EST)

Registration Fee:

Registration Deadline:
June 19, 2012

Antimicrobial resistance patterns for many anaerobic bacteria have changed significantly over the last several years. The general indications and rationale for testing organisms and choosing agents to test will be discussed.  Also, the two CLSI approved reference methods for determining MIC endpoints for anaerobic organisms will be described, along with more detailed discussion about endpoint determination.  We will focus on material presented in the recently released CLSI M11 document addressing methods for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of anaerobic bacteria.

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

  • Define the need and circumstances for which anaerobic susceptibility testing is indicated.

  • Explain the procedures for each of the two reference susceptibility testing methods.

  • Describe the selection, preparation and storage methods used for antimicrobial agents

  • List all the major changes and additions found in the new anaerobic bacteria susceptibility testing document.

Hannah Wexler, PhD
Department of Medicine UCLA School of Medicine

Who Should Attend:
This intermediate-level program is 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. Each course has been approved for 1.0 contact hours for Florida Laboratory Licensees.

Site Registration:
Registration fee per site (for one webinar program connection): $195 webinar plus access to archived program for six months. If additional connections are used, an additional site fee will be billed to you. Contact the registrar (240.485.2727) if you need additional connections. Note that streaming audio (through your computer speakers) is the primary means of listening to this event. If your PC does not support streaming audio, you may access the audio portion of this event via phone. Contact the registrar (240.485.2727) if you need to register multiple phone lines for your site.
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 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 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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