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Clinical and Public Health Laboratory Partnership to Stop the Spread of CRE and Drug-Resistant Candida

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 

Continuing Education:
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. This presentation is recognized by the California Department of Health and Florida Department of Health and qualify for California and Florida CE credit toward license renewal.

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