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Clinical and Public Health Microbiology Career Advancement Webinars

Translating the Alphabet Soup of Clinical Laboratories - Sept. 21, 2023, 2 p.m. ET

The field of medical laboratory profession is riddled with complex processes of regulation governed by complicated structures of regulatory bodies. Similarly, certification processes and routes for laboratory professionals can be daunting and confusing. This webinar aims to address these terminologies as well as the certification versus licensure requirements for those individuals who are new or interested in joining the field.

Learning objectives:

The attendee should be able to understand...

  1. The terminology used in the regulated laboratory environment.
  2. Routes to certification vs. state licensure.
  3. The regulatory bodies and processes.


Nicholas M. Moore, Ph.D., D(ABMM), MLS(ASCP)CM
Associate Professor, Medical Laboratory Science
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
RUSH Medical College

Webinar Length: 1 hour.

  • New graduates and those interested in medical laboratory profession.
  • Entry to mid-level medical laboratory scientists and medical laboratory technicians.

Please email ASM if you require closed captioning.

Exploring Behind the Curtain of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory - Oct. 12, 2023, 2 pm ET
This webinar will be broken into two sections; first a presentation, followed by a discussion with a panel of volunteers.

The presentation will describe how a high-complexity clinical microbiology laboratory functions from a staffing perspective and the regulatory environment that dictates this structure.

We will provide an overview of the various roles that may be found within the laboratory, as well as certification and licensure requirements (as applicable) for these positions. Finally, we’ll describe the different sub-specialty areas that comprise the high-complexity microbiology laboratory.

Panel discussion will involve sharing perspectives on positions, roles, and areas worked within microbiology.

Learning objectives:
  1. Describe the regulatory environment and staffing structure of a diagnostic clinical microbiology lab.
  2. Explain the CLIA and accreditation requirements for each role.
  3. Provide an example career pathway within clinical microbiology.


Jeana Houseman, MHSA, DLM(ASCP)CM
Director Quality, Patient Safety, and Accreditation, Laboratory Services

Kurt Jude, M(ASCP)CM
Quality Management Coordinator
Mayo Clinic

Samia N. Naccache, Ph.D., M(ASCP)CM, D(ABMM)
Technical Director, Microbiology and Molecular

Webinar Length: 1 hour.

  • Non-clinical scientists contemplating a career in the diagnostic lab, specifically the clinical microbiology/infectious disease lab.
  • New clinical lab scientists.

Please email ASM if you require closed captioning.