The Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Laboratory
Network supports nationwide laboratory capacity to rapidly detect and
characterize antibiotic resistance and inform local responses to prevent the
spread of pathogens such as Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and
emerging antifungal-resistant threats such as Candida auris.
Representatives from the AR Lab Network will describe the efforts to measure
and minimize the public health impact of AR as well as provide an overview of
the type of testing being performed, the types of isolates requested from clinical
lab partners, and a description of how isolates should be submitted to a state
or regional AR Lab Network laboratory. The webinar will conclude with an
example of how the AR Lab Network was utilized to investigate and contain CRE
infections in a clinical facility.
- Describe the purpose of the AR Lab Network and the types of testing performed
- Discuss the public health impact of AR resistant pathogens including CRE and Candida auris
- List the types of isolates clinical laboratories can submit to the AR Lab Network
|Carey-Ann Burnham, PhD, D(ABMM)|
Associate Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
|Maroya Walters, PhD|
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
|David Warshauer, PhD, D(ABMM)|
Deputy Director Communicable Diseases
Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene
|Massimo Pacilli, MS, MPH, C(ASCP)|
Manager of Quality Assurance, Laboratory Liaison
West Side Center for Disease Control; City of Chicago
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