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APHL 2018 PC - PulseNet Surveillance for Listeria

June 2 — 22, 2018

Location: Pasadena Convention Center

Pre-Conference Workshop

"PulseNet Surveillance for Listeria"

Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, CA
June 2, 2018

PulseNet, the National Molecular Subtyping Surveillance Network for Foodborne Disease Surveillance, utilizes DNA fingerprinting to detect clusters of foodborne disease pathogens and is currently undergoing a transformation from pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) to WGS methods. This session is designed to provide members with information regarding how surveillance is conducted for Listeria now that WGS has replaced PFGE as the primary subtyping method. The emphasis of this session will be to demonstrate data management for PulseNet focusing on WGS data analysis, interpretation, cluster detection and reporting to epidemiologists for national Listerosis surveillance within the United States.

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the integration of WGS data for PulseNet Listeria surveillance
- Discuss methods to evaluate sequence quality after data is generated from the Illumina MiSeq instruments
- Describe WGS data analysis and reporting tools for PulseNet surveillance
- Describe how WGS data for Listeria monocytogenes can be managed locally and submitted to CDC for national surveillance

Advanced registration through APHL is required. Registration for the full conference is not required to register for this workshop.

Registration Fee: $95. Payment may be made by credit card or check.

If you are paying by credit card you may click on the “Register Now!” link above to register. If you have not registered for an APHL/NLTN meeting online before you will need to sign up for a login and password before you can register.  

If you are paying by check you must register using the Annual Meeting registration form on the conference main page and fax or mail the form.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact Terry Reamer at terry.reamer@aphl.org or 240.485.2776.

Continuing Education Credits:
APHL is an approved provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences through the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) P.A.C.E.® program. Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 3.0 contact hours by attending this workshop. Sign-in sheets must be completed and the P.A.C.E.® certificate must be signed and certified by APHL staff at the  registration booth at the end of your time at the conference.

Further information on the location, hotel and meeting space may be found at the APHL Annual Meeting webpage


There are no additional sessions for this event.