ASCLS APHL Webinar Series


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ASCLS & the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) partner to offer this outstanding series to ASCLS members at a discount.  Learn from laboratory experts and timely topics!  Use for recertification or licensure CE needs.

Registration is by site; ASCLS members must use the DISCOUNT CODE emailed to you to receive the member price. (Didn't get it?  Contact ascls@ascls.org.) Register for the LIVE event and get access to the archived version for 6 months!  Useful for lab-wide CE!  See schedule and registration information below.


 2016 Fall Schedule  

Each teleconference session takes place on Thursdays

10:00 AM Pacific, 11:00 AM Mountain Time, 12 Noon Central, 1:00 PM Eastern

 


Live Date:  September 24, 2015

 Reducing Risk in the Laboratory:  IQCP in Action!

P.A.C.E.® - approved for 1 contact hour

DESCRIPTION:  Errors in the laboratory can have significant impact on patient care. This presentation will focus on common sources of error and recent initiatives to introduce risk management into the clinical laboratory in an effort to reduce errors and empower laboratories to map their processes and understand their weaknesses.  Changes to the CLIA interpretive guidelines for Individualized Quality Control Plans (IQCP), the CLSI EP23 guideline and risk management principles will be discussed. An IQCP for a simple laboratory test will be built to demonstrate how to implement an IQCP and risk management principles in your laboratory!

SPEAKER:  James H. Nichols, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry, Associate Medical Director, Clinical Operations, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

AUDIENCE: This basic-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.

Click here to purchase this webinar for $25 per person or take advantage of special pricing for multiple sites.

P.A.C.E.® credit available through September 24, 2016 via the archived session! 

 


 Live Date:  October 15, 2015

 Competency Assessment in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

P.A.C.E.® - approved for 1 contact hour

DESCRIPTION:  The laboratory encompasses an invaluable part of the total health care provided to patients. Competency assessment is one method by which we can verify that our employees are competent to perform laboratory testing and report accurate and timely results. If we are to receive the greatest benefit from our competency assessment programs, which is a time-consuming process for both supervisors and staff, we must not only meet the letter of the law, but also find a way to make these assessments meaningful and instructive. This presentation will review the history of CLIA and current CLIA regulations regarding competency assessment, as well as review the responsibilities for each laboratory position according to the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations). The necessary elements required for a successful program will also be presented. In addition this presentation will include useful examples of competency assessment methods and tools that can be used to facilitate competency assessment activities.

SPEAKER:  Yvette S. McCarter, PhD, D(ABMM), Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, UF Health-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

AUDIENCE: This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.

Click here to purchase this webinar for $25 per person or take advantage of special pricing for multiple sites.

P.A.C.E.® credit available through October 15, 2016 via the archived session! 

 


Live Date:  November 19, 2015

 CRE:  The Evolving Conundrum of Effective Lab Detection and Reporting

P.A.C.E.® - approved for 1 contact hour

DESCRIPTION:  Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections pose a serious health risk to patients in healthcare settings. This presentation will address the various mechanisms whereby gram-negative bacilli become resistant to carbapenems, approaches for their detection and reporting in the clinical microbiology laboratory and their impact on clinical outcomes among infected patients.

SPEAKER:  Stephen G. Jenkins, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Pathology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Director of Clinical Microbiology services, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

AUDIENCE: This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.

Click here to purchase this webinar for $25 per person or take advantage of special pricing for multiple sites.

P.A.C.E.® credit available through November 19, 2016 via the archived session! 

 


 Archived Spring 2015 Webinars



Live Date:  February 12, 2015

Competency Assessment in the Transfusion Service

P.A.C.E.® - approved for 1 contact hour

DESCRIPTION:  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans to ensure quality laboratory testing. Each laboratory must design their own competency assessment  program to verify that their personnel have the ability to apply their skills, knowledge and experience to perform their laboratory duties correctly. This, in itself, is a daunting challenge for any laboratory. During this program, the speaker will provide a strategy for designing a competency assessment   program and form templates that could be used to document competency assessment activities.

SPEAKER:  Suzanne H. Butch, MA, MLS(ASCP)CM, SBBCM, DLMCM, Administrative Manager, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, MI

AUDIENCE: This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.

Click here to purchase the archived webinar for $25/person or take advantage of special pricing for multiple sites.

P.A.C.E.® credit available through February 12, 2016 via the archived session! 

 


Live Date:  April 16, 2015

 A Rational Approach to Emerging Pathogen Biosafety Considerations

P.A.C.E.® - approved for 1 contact hour

DESCRIPTION:  Microbiology laboratories are facing a challenge from a growing list of emerging pathogens. The biosafety considerations regarding test performance from specimens that may contain these emerging pathogens present a serious concern to staff and management. Labs must be prepared to deal with the risk so that patient care can be provided.  This program will provide a step-by-step approach that can be used to assess the risk and make sure the lab is prepared.

SPEAKER:  Michael A. Pentella, PhD, D(ABMM), Director, Bureau of Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Jamaica Plain, MA

AUDIENCE: This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health, research, veterinary and
academic settings.

Click here to purchase this webinar for $25 per person or take advantage of special pricing for multiple sites.

P.A.C.E.® credit available through April 16, 2016 via the archived session! 

 


Registration Information

 Registration fee per site per webinar:

  • $135 for ASCLS members and APHL Training Coordinators - email ascls@ascls.org for discount code
  • $150 for non-members

Price includes unlimited access to the archived webinar for a full year!

Site facilitator must register online at www.aphl.org/webinars with credit card.

Archived Webinars

  • Individuals:  Register for 2014/2015 archived webinars at $25/person.  This option provides limited access to the archived webinar and CEUs for only one person.  Register using the form below or visit www.aphl.org/webinars.
  • Sites:  Register for the 2014/2015 archived webinars at the same price as the live webinar and enjoy the same benefits that come with the live webinar - unlimited access and CEUs 24/7 for anyone who works at that particular site for up to 12 months (or until the webinar expires).  Register using the form below or visit www.aphl.org/webinars.
  • Multi-sites:  Multiple site registration purchase (defined as 10 or more sites) is available at deeply discounted prices!  For the purchase of more than 50 site registrations, the cost is $40 each.  For the purchase of less than 50 site registrations, the cost is $50 each.  That’s a discount of over 60% per site.  There will be a special discount code for each site to access the archived (pre-recorded) webinar.  All inquiries for this special pricing should be directed to webinar@aphl.org

Paying by check?  Download the registration form below: 

Having difficulty with the online registration process? Please email registrar@aphl.org or call 240.485.2727 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM ET.

After your facility' registration is confirmed, the site facilitator will receive all necessary instructions and paperwork via email.

SPECIAL NEEDS: 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.

P.A.C.E.® - approved for 1 contact hour