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Diagnosis of Blood Parasites: Classic and Challenging Presentations (Live Event)

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Description

Detecting bloodstream parasites is a critical, and time-sensitive, but often rare event for laboratorians. This case-based webinar will cover criteria and tools for staining and microscopic examination of blood films for diagnosis of Plasmodium, Babesia, Trypanosoma, microfilariae, etc. Other organisms that may be detected on peripheral blood smear will also be covered. The webinar will show both classic and challenging presentations.

Learning objectives:

  1. List the key morphologic features of important blood parasites.
  2. Discuss the pros and cons of different laboratory test methods for diagnosing malaria.
  3. Describe how the percentage of parasitemia is calculated and its role in patient management.

Webinar Date and Time: Sept. 20, 2023 at 2 pm ET.

Speaker:

Bobbi S. Pritt, M.D., M.Sc., FCAP, DTMH
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Interim Chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic

Webinar Length: 1 hour.

Audience: Bench-level microscopists (microbiology and/or hematology), lab directors, or pathologists who see blood parasites infrequently and would benefit from detailed tips beyond just textbook examples.

Level of Instruction: Intermediate (assumes familiarity with blood parasites and microscopy).

Continuing Education (CE) Credit
This webinar 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. CE credits can only be claimed by the purchaser (individual sales only).

Cost:
  • ASM Members (excluding supporting): $35
  • ASM Supporting Members: $47
  • Non-Members: $47

The purchase price includes unlimited access to the webinar recording through Sept. 19, 2024 and continuing education credit for the purchaser.

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Contributors

  • Bobbi S. Pritt, M.D., M.Sc., FCAP, DTMH

    Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    Interim Chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    Mayo Clinic

September 20, 2023
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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