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928-13 Throat Cultures: Are They Obsolete? Does One Method Fit All?

Event Code: 588-928-13
Event Type: Webinar

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Program Date:
November 12, 2013 

Program Time:
1:00-2:00pm 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:
November 10, 2013

Description:
Are throat cultures obsolete? Does one method fit all throat cultures? This program will focus on the major pathogens in the upper respiratory track, how to classify patients by risk, describe newer methods for diagnosing disease and pitfalls of relying on one methodology to make a diagnosis in all patients.

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

  • Define criteria for testing patients for upper respiratory tract infections.
  • Define pre-test probability and its effect on reliable test reporting.
  • Use case reports to illustrate pathogens in the upper respiratory tract.

Faculty:
Robert L. Sautter, PhD, HCLD (ABB)
Director of Microbiology, Carolinas Pathology Group, Carolinas Health Care, Charlotte, NC

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 December 12, 2013.

Site Registration:
Registration fee per site: $115 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 registrar@aphl.org 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 customersupport@aphl.org. Please allow sufficient time for APHL to make arrangements, which is normally at least three weeks prior to start date of the course. For more information call 800-536-6586.

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