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Interested in performing best-in-class multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) testing, including small colony variants (SCVs), potential pitfalls in resistance automation reporting and recent changes to testing guidelines? View this webinar, and hear expert views on how different labs are testing, resistance mechanism detection, limitations on routine workflow, and therapeutic consequences.
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Sören Gatermann, ESCMID Fellow, Clinical Microbiologist, Chairman of the German NAC, Member of the EUCAST Steering Committee, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
This webinar addresses changes to the EUCAST breakpoint tables, valid from January 2022 (v12.0) with a focus on:
Speaker: Dr. Ron Daniels, Executive Director and Founder, UK Sepsis Trust
This webinar highlights the burden of sepsis, explores whether or not progress on sepsis and antimicrobial resistance are mutually incompatible, and discusses the need to re-prioritize sepsis in the wake of the pandemic. It also details the role of the UK Sepsis Trust and other agencies in reducing harm from sepsis and COVID-19.
Speaker: Professor Romney Humphries, Medical Director of the Microbiology Laboratory, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Learn how antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) data may influence the optimal use of antibiotics and better guide and support your stewardship programs.
Identifying core elements of microbiology lab testing and reporting that promote stewardship
Understanding minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)-driven therapeutic decisions
Describing antimicrobial therapy challenges in critically ill patients
Speaker: Dr. Jose Alexander, Director, Clinical Microbiologist at AdventHealth Orlando
Speaker: Dr. Jerod Nagel, PharmD, BCPS (AQID)
Speaker: Jon Faldasz, PharmD BCPS. Infectious Disease Specialist at UCSF Mission Bay
Speaker: James A. McKinnell, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles; Division of Infectious Disease, LA-Biomed at Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Clinicians expect the microbiology laboratory to provide accurate antimicrobial susceptibility testing results to guide their treatment decisions. Reliable susceptibility results are never more important than when addressing today’s most serious bacterial infections including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter. Learn how to steer antibiotic treatment choices that are critical to patient care, including reliable detection of existing and emerging resistance to new drugs, as well as antimicrobials of last resort.
Dr. Nathan A. Ledeboer, (Medical College of Wisconsin) speaks about recovery of Mycobacterium from a suspected infection, as well as current and evolving technologies available to microbiology laboratories in the identification and susceptibility testing of mycobacterial infections.
Speaker: 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.
Our smallest patients can present challenges in obtaining sufficient samples for blood infection testing. Learn about the standard governing body guidelines available and variables to consider when sampling from this precious patient population.
Find out more ways to protect your most susceptible. Reducing the spread of AMR starts with tailoring antibiotic therapy to patients. Learn how the new Thermo Scientific™ Sensititre™ ARIS HiQ™ System* delivers the insight your team needs to successfully contain infections, expedite appropriate treatment and support antimicrobial surveillance efforts.
Is it three passages or five? Is it -70°C or -20°C storage? Come to find answers for best practices and stay compliant to the industry-standard culture maintenance practices. Explore how Thermo Scientific™ Culti-Loops™ enable quick and safe preparation of ATCC®** and NCTC cultures for EUCAST and CLSI routine QC testing.
What do you do if your mass spec solution does not give you an interpretable result? Do you have a back-up confirmation method for challenging scenarios? Learn about some quick, simple confirmation tests that can help improve your laboratory workflow and aid patient management.
Addressing the threat of AMR, what it means for you and what are we doing to ensure you have the most appropriate treatment options for your patients.
The success of the management of bacterial infections depends on two main factors. First, the precocity of the diagnostic, and once bacteria are identified, the determination of their antimicrobial susceptibility. This presentation will discuss how the Hospital of Caen, Normandy University overcame the limitations of some widely used AST methods by utilizing broth microdilution (BMD) and obtaining accurate MIC results with Sensititre custom plates.
Have you ever thought about ways to reduce your laboratory’s impact on the environment? What if there was a solution that enabled you to decrease waste and costs while improving the efficiency and ergonomics of your prepared media shipments? Learn how you can simplify your inventory management with the new Tailored Delivery System.
Learn how the Thermo Scientific™ Sensititre™ System is being used to support microbiology efforts in tackling AMR through a One Health approach.
Problems misidentifying with mass spectrometry? Learn more about the importance of infection confirmation and options for alternative methods in this short video.
Do you need to be more efficient and increase the productivity in your routine lab while reducing costs? Watch now to find out how Thermo Scientific™ bi-plates can help address these challenges.
Do you want to rest assured knowing the AST results you report for your patients are right the first time every time, without unnecessary repeat tests? Watch now to learn more about the critical importance of AST disc quality.
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.