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An ASM-CLSI Webinar Series on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Mechanisms of Resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Infection Prevention

The purpose of this P.A.C.E. ®-accredited five-part webinar series is to provide thorough coverage of key issues encountered when performing antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) within the clinical laboratory, including the detection of common and novel resistance mechanisms and the utility of antibiograms and antimicrobial stewardship in infection prevention. 

Part 1 and part 3 of this AST webinar series are currently available on demand.

Level of Instruction: Intermediate.

Target Audience: Laboratory Technologists.

Format: There are five webinars and each will have a pre- or post-activity to enhance the impact of the presentation. 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.

This webinar is sold to individuals and not to institutions; therefore the purchaser’s webinar login access should not be share with others.

Date: The live webinars will be presented every other Wednesday at 2:00 pm. (EST). The first topic will be delivered March 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (EST). Live webinars will conclude on April 26, 2017; however the recordings will be available on-demand for one year following the live presentation.

Cost: The series is composed of five topics and they can be purchased singularly or as a bundle. The cost is $30 (ASM & CLSI members)/$45 (non-members) per topic or a bundle price of $138 (ASM & CLSI members)/$207 (non-members) for all five topics. 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.

Visit to become an ASM member. If you are a CLSI member, contact CLSI Marketing Contact, Shannon Sullivan at for the coupon code to take advantage of the member price. The CLSI coupon code cannot be used on top of an ASM member price.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit: Each presentation is approved for 1.0 P.A.C.E.® credit. CE credits can only be claimed by the purchaser. 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.

Course Topics:

  • Gram-Positive Resistance Mechanisms & Testing: Staphylococcus, presented by Sandra Richter, M.D., D(ABMM), Cleveland Clinic.
  • Gram-Positive Resistance Mechanisms & Testing: Enterococcus/Streptococcus, April Bobenchik, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Lifespan Laboratories.
  • Gram-Negative Resistance Mechanisms & Testing: Enterobacteriaceae, Patricia Simner, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Johns Hopkins.
  • Gram-Negative Resistance Mechanisms & Testing: Non-Enterobacteriaceae, Romney Humphries, Ph.D., D(ABMM), UCLA Health System.
  • Infection Prevention and Stewardship: Implications Beyond the Lab, Donna Wolk, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Geisinger Health System.

This educational series made possible through an unrestricted education grant from Accelerate Diagnostics.

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