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930-13 Non-molecular Methods for Detection of Infectious Diseases

Event Code: 588-930-13
Event Type: Webinar


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Program Date
December 3, 2013 

Program Time
1:00 - 2:00 PM (ET)

Registration Fee
$115.00/site includes one connection to the live webinar plus unlimited access to the archived webcast for six months.

Registration Deadline
December 1, 2013

This program will address simple, useful, non-molecular methods that can aid in rapid diagnosis and/or be used for triaging additional testing. Rapid antigen tests and immunoassays exist that provide rapid results with excellent sensitivity and specificity. They contain a variety of detection signals that can be read by sight or by instrumentation, including direct stain smear interpretations. Such rapid tests can provide an excellent first-line approach for the diagnosis of critical conditions in a low-tech setting. The speaker will address such technologies in a case-based format. Examples will demonstrate how non-molecular methods can greatly enhance the diagnostic capabilities of the microbiology or near patient testing laboratory.

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

  • List three examples of test systems that are non-molecular that have high specificity for diagnosis of an infectious disease.
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of non-molecular methods relative to performance parameters of more sophisticated or high-complexity testing and identify when additional testing should be considered.

Kimberle Chapin MD DABMM, FCAP,
Director of Microbiology and ID Molecular Diagnostics, Lifespan Academic Medical Centers and the Dept. of Pathology, Rhode Island Hospital and Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Alpert Brown Medical School, Providence, RI

Who Should Attend
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical 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. APHL is a Florida approved CE provider; each course has been approved for 1.0 contact hours for Florida Laboratory Licensees.
To receive continuing education credit, you must view the program and complete the online evaluation by January 3, 2014.

Site Registration
Registration fee per site: $115.00 includes one connection to the live webinar plus unlimited access to the archived webcast for six months. If additional connections are used for the live program, an additional program fee will be billed to you. Contact the registrar (240.485.2727) if you need to register multiple sites.
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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