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.

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Selective Reporting - How the Microbiology Lab Can Optimize Patient Outcomes

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

Topics include:

  • How selectively reporting on the susceptibilities of broad-spectrum agents can de-escalate antibiotic usage and positively impact clinical decision-making
  • Strategies for selective/cascade reporting
  • Evaluating the impact of selective reporting

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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

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Q&A on Clinical Lab Strategies for Combating Antimicrobial Resistance

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

Topics include:

  • Common questions on implementation, testing and reporting to support the prevention of antimicrobial resistance
  • Guiding antimicrobial stewardship programs and driving improved patient outcomes

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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

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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

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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.

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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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The Diagnostic Challenges of Mycobacterial Infections

Presenter: Nathan A. Ledeboer, PhD, D(ABMM), Associate Professor of Pathology, Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology and Medical Director, Molecular Diagnostics at Medical College of Wisconsin; Senior Editor, Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Topics include:

  • Recovery of Mycobacterium from a suspected infection and the critical role of susceptibility testing for guiding therapy
  • Diagnostic challenges of Mycobacterium, including low bacterial load and small sample size associated with non-pulmonary infections, and the long time requirements for incubation
  • Current and evolving technologies available to microbiology laboratories in the identification and susceptibility testing of mycobacterial infections

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Verification of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests

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

Thermo Scientific™ Sensititre™ System – Bringing new drugs onto an existing system or verifying a new system.

Topics include:

  • Criteria, definitions and acceptable limits for accuracy and precision testing
  • Isolates for verification studies
  • Sample verification plans

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The Race Is On: Faster Turnaround Times in the Diagnosis of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Presented by: Max Salfinger, M.D., National Jewish Health

Learn about the changing epidemiology of drug-resistant TB in the United States and globally, as well as the various molecular laboratory assays used to diagnose TB.

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) Solutions

Satisfy your antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) requirements with high performance automated and manual test products to help ensure patients are on the most appropriate treatment plan.

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