Clinical Microbiology Discovery Day Webinars

Learn more about the latest clinical microbiology issues and trends from those who know it best

Explore our Clinical Webinar Library to learn about the latest issues and trends within clinical microbiology, and discover advances in blood culture, susceptibility testing and other microbiology workflow solutions.

Watch webinars from experts working in the fields of Healthcare Associated Infections, sepsis, antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial resistance, many first presented at our live Clinical Discovery Days.

Harnessing Microbiology Laboratory Data: Practical Tips for Antimicrobial Stewardship

Speaker: Romney M. Humphries, PhD D(ABMM). Section Chief, Clinical Microbiology at UCLA Health.

Topics include:

  • How the essential reporting of changing sensitivity patterns influences the optimal use of antibiotics
  • The pivotal role microbiology labs play in successful antimicrobial stewardship programs

Confronting Antibiotic Resistance: Clinical Laboratory Perspective

Discovery Day Location: San Mateo, CA

Speaker: Romney M. Humphries, PhD D(ABMM). Section Chief, Clinical Microbiology at UCLA Health.

Topics include:

  • Case studies related to sepsis, antimicrobial resistance and epidemiological implications
  • Overview of current technologies and new antimicrobials

Keeping Up with the Candidas: New Guidelines and Troublesome MICs

Discovery Day Location: San Mateo, CA

Speaker: Jon Faldasz, PharmD BCPS. Infectious Disease Specialist at UCSF Mission Bay

Topics include:

  • Changes to Candida testing guidelines and how they impact laboratory practice
  • Meaning and implications of S-DD
  • Utility of echinocandin susceptibility testing
  • Application of Candida antifungal MICs to
    clinical isolates

The Microbiology Laboratory and Clinical Medicine: From Understanding the Antibiogram to Specialized Testing

Discovery Day Location: San Mateo, CA

Speaker: Dr. James A. McKinnell, Division of Infectious Disease, LA-Biomed at Harbor UCLA Medical Center Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

Topics include:

  • Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and the financial impact on hospitals
  • Case study related to septic patient, and selecting appropriate antimicrobial therapy
  • Overview of CRE and the increase in incidences in
    the U.S.

Antimicrobial Stewardship and the Role of Thermo Scientific™ Sensititre™

Discovery Day Location: Charlotte, NC

Speaker: Jerod Nagel, PharmD, BCPS (AQID), Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases. Clinical Assistant Professor, Director Infectious Diseases Residency at the University of Michigan Health System.

Topics include:

  • The antimicrobial stewardship movement, program goals and the role of the microbiology lab
  • Priorities in selecting automated systems
    and reporting
  • Other considerations for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST)

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