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Molecular Diagnostics: Applications for the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

The development and application of molecular techniques in clinical laboratories has revolutionized the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Implementation of molecular methods has significantly reduced the time to microbial pathogen identification and increased the sensitivity and detection rate of infectious agents.

This eight-part, intermediate-level webinar series will:

  • Provide an in-depth review of current trends and challenges associated with molecular diagnostic methods as they are used in the clinical microbiology laboratory. 
  • Highlight technological advances that are occurring in the field of molecular diagnostics and how these methods are being applied in clinical microbiology.
  • Review the molecular methods being used to diagnose syndromic infections and identify antimicrobial resistance. 

Target Audience:
Laboratory technologists, laboratory management, laboratory directors, infectious disease providers, internal medicine providers.

Single webinar – $35 for ASM & IDSA members/ $47 for non-members
Webinar bundle (all eight topics) – $257 ASM & IDSA members/ $345 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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Date(s): Webinars will be presented every other Wednesday at 2:00 pm. (EST). Live webinars conclude on September 20, 2017. 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.

Format: There are eight 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.

This educational course made possible through an unrestricted education grant from Roche Diagnostics.

If you require closed captioning, please send in your request for captions at least one week prior to the live webinar(s) you plan to attend. If you need captions for archived webinars in this series, please include it in your email and ASM will accommodate your request.

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