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314-10 Shiga Toxin-Producing E.coli: A Laboratory Challenge

January 4, 2010 — December 7, 2011



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The National Laboratory Training Network is a training system sponsored by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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This course includes a pre-test, post-test and evaluation, all of which need to be completed in order to receive continuing education credit.

This intermediate-level, interactive course module is designed to update participants on the laboratory and clinical detection and identification of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). The course module uses a case study and scenario approach to inform laboratory scientists about the current recommendations regarding testing for STEC and encourages compliance with the recommendations. Images of the scenario characters and transcripts of their conversations add interest and appeal. Extensive interactivity is incorporated via links to additional materials and knowledge check points. 


After completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
·         Describe the clinical and epidemiological aspects of enteric disease caused by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).
·         Discuss the significance of STEC other than E. coli O157:H7.
·         Describe recommended laboratory methods for identification and reporting of STEC.
·         Implement the recommended laboratory methods for identification and reporting of STEC.

Registration Fee:

Who Should Attend:
Persons interested in the surveillance, diagnosis and treatment of enteric disease will find this course module of interest.

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 1.5 contact hours.

The cost of this training is $25.00. 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
registrar@aphl.org or call 240.485.2727 between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET).

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There are no additional sessions for this event.