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 12 months from the date of the live broadcast!  Useful for lab-wide CE!  See schedule and registration information below.


Fall 2016 Webinars
 

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:  October 13, 2016

When Things Go Wrong:  Laboratory Management of Nonconforming Events

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

DESCRIPTION:  Nonconforming events (NCEs) do not conform with the laboratory’s established policies, processes, or procedures, or to applicable regulatory or accreditation requirements and have the potential to affect patient safety or the efficiency and effectiveness of work operations. The purpose of an NCE management program is to identify systematic problems and gain management’s commitment to initiate improvements for removing the causes.

 SPEAKER:  Lucia M. Berte, MA, MT(ASCP)SBB, DLM, COA, CMQ/OE(ASQ), President, Laboratories Made Better! P.C., Broomfield, CO
 
AUDIENCE:  This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals.
 
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P.A.C.E.® credit available through October 13, 2017 via the archived session! 

Archived Webinars


Update on FDA's Role in Regulatory Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests

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

DESCRIPTION:  In 2010, the FDA announced that it would be proposing a regulatory scheme under which the FDA would begin to regulate laboratory developed tests (LDTs). In October of 2014, the FDA issued a draft guidance proposing such a framework. Following the issuance of the guidance the FDA held a public meeting and has actively met with stakeholders. The FDA also received over 300 comments on the guidance. The FDA has been working on finalizing the guidance based on the comments it received. At the same time, several stakeholders have introduced proposals that range from changing the regulatory scheme for all in vitro diagnostics to schemes that would give CMS the regulatory purview over laboratory developed tests. This webinar will discuss the FDA’s latest thoughts on LDT regulatory oversight and other pertinent proposals.

SPEAKER:  Katherine Serrano, Deputy Director of FDA’s Division of Chemistry and Toxicology Devices, Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Device Evaluation and Safety, FDA, Silver Spring, MD

AUDIENCE: This advanced-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 April 14, 2017 via the archived session! 


Clinical Laboratory Ethics in the Age of Emerging Diseases

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

DESCRIPTION:  The fast pace of the science of medicine and globalization of disease, especially in genomics and infectious disease, has presented laboratory professionals with situations and dilemmas similar to those seen at the beginning of the HIV epidemic. Medical ethics have always emphasized the values of the individual.  Now ethicists have identified the need to expand the focus on the individual (the clinical) to include communities and populations (public health). To be meaningful, the code of ethics for the laboratory profession was reviewed and the latest version will be presented with explanations and analysis of its appropriateness.

SPEAKER:  Elissa Passiment, EdM, CLS, Executive Vice President, ASCLS, McLean, VA

AUDIENCE: This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals.

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P.A.C.E.® credit available through March 24, 2017 via the archived session! 


Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare:  The Laboratorian's Role

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

DESCRIPTION:  The Institute of Medicine's latest report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, emphasizes the role of laboratory professionals in healthcare delivery. Its publication provides a timely opportunity for clinical laboratory science professionals to influence healthcare delivery. This program will summarize the contents of the report and further discuss two of its recommendations: create systems to reduce diagnostic errors and near-misses and develop a culture of improving diagnostic performance. Both recommendations are key areas where clinical laboratorians may have the greatest impact on improving patient care.

SPEAKERS:  Catherine Otto, PhD, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, Dean, Health Occupations, Physical Education and Business, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA and Karen Golemboski, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, Associate Professor and Director, Medical Laboratory Science, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

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 February 11, 2017 via the archived session! 


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! 


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! 


 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 archived 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! 


Registration

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 2015/2016 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 2015/2016 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's 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