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604-12 The Beginner’s Guide to Establishing Molecular Diagnostic Testing

Event Code: 588-604-12
Event Type: Teleconference

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


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Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute  

Program Date:

March 1, 2012
Program Time:
1:00 - 2:00 PM (EST)

Registration Fee:
Registration Deadline:
February 29, 2012

The use of molecular tests is expected to increase in medical settings where technical knowledge may be limited. To bridge this gap, CLSI document MM19, Establishing Molecular Testing in Clinical Laboratory Environments; Approved Guideline, provides guidance for strategic planning, facility design, implementation, and quality management for introduction of molecular diagnostic clinical programs.  

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  • Apply SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis techniques to laboratory strategic planning for implementation of specific programs and assays.
  • Describe the elements of a comprehensive molecular testing laboratory  implementation plan.
  • Identify the unique testing considerations for the different clinical areas that are addressed by molecular diagnostics, including heritable disease testing, oncology/malignant hematology, pharmacogenomics, and infectious disease. 
Leslie Hall, MMSc, RM(NRM), M(ASCP)
Development Technologist Coordinator, Division of Clinical Microbiology at the Mayo Clinic

Jean Amos Wilson, PhD, FACMG, CGMB
Vice President, Laboratory Operations at Berkeley HeartLab

Who Should Attend:

 This basic level program is appropriate for laboratory scientists, pathologists, residents, students and  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 will be awarded 1.0 contact hour for each course they successfully complete. P.A.C.E.® is accepted by all licensure states except Florida. Florida continuing education credit will be offered based on 1.0 hour of instruction.
To receive continuing education credit, you must view the program and complete the online evaluation by April 1, 2012.

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 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (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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