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New, Rapid Diagnostics for Bloodstream Infections

Supported in part by Luminex Corporation.

This webinar series will provide details around recent advancements on new tests available for the diagnosis of bloodstream infections. It will also cover the importance of a quick identification of bacterial and resistance markers, the integrated role of antimicrobial stewardship, and the overall benefits achieved in both patient care and healthcare economics.

Technology Available for Rapid Diagnosis of Bloodstream Infections

Nathan A. Ledeboer, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM)
Medical College of Wisconsin

Implementing Rapid Diagnostic Tools for Bloodstream Infections

Patricia J. Simner, PhD, D(ABMM)
Johns Hopkins Medical Institute

Disease State Overview - Clinical and Economic Impacts

Robert B. Lindell, MD
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Diagnostic and Antimicrobial Stewardship: How do they Improve the Care of Patients with Bacteremia?

Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Is Faster Actually Better? The Role of Rapid Blood Culture Diagnostics in Patient Outcomes and Cost-effective Patient Care

Erin McElvania, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
NorthShore University HealthSystem

Level of Instruction: Intermediate.

Target Audience: Laboratory personnel (medical technologists, supervisors, and directors) with a bachelor's degree or higher, and familiarity with clinical microbiology and molecular techniques and ID physicians.

For individuals-
Single webinar – $35 for ASM members/ $47 for non-members
Webinar bundle (all five topics) – $161 ASM members/ $216 for non-members

The purchase price includes access to the live event, unlimited access to the recorded presentation for up to twelve months after the live event, and continuing education credit for the purchaser.

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For institutions-
An institutional subscription is available for this course for $259 per webinar. Purchase of institutional subscriptions will allow access and CE credit for up to 10 users. Please call Nicole Jackson at 202-942-9257 to purchase an institutional subscription.

Date(s): Webinars will be presented every Wednesday at 2:00 pm (Eastern) starting September 4, 2019. Live webinars conclude on October 2, 2019. Recordings will be available on-demand for one year following the live presentation.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit: Each presentation is approved for 1.0 P.A.C.E.® credit. ASM is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. All presentations are recognized by the California Department of Health and Florida Department of Health and qualify for California and Florida CE credit toward license renewal. If you watch the live version, you must claim your CE credits within three (3) days. If you do not, you will have to watch the recorded version in order to claim your CE credits. CE credits can only be claimed by the purchaser (individual sales only).

Format: There are five webinars in this series. The webinars' content does not build on the previous webinars in the series. All of the content is independent so learners can purchase only those that meet their needs.

The live webinar’s audio and video are presented via your computer. Learners who listen to the expert’s 50-minute presentation will have the opportunity to ask questions. The presentation will be recorded and available for viewing one week after the live event. Learners will receive an email once the recording is available. If you purchase a topic after the live event, you will only have access to the recording.

Please email ASM if you require closed captioning.

If you are purchasing all five topics click this “Add to Cart” to get the bundle price. Adding all topics to your cart individually will result in a higher fee.