Calendar of CME Events 2016


South Central Association for Clinical Microbiology Audio-conferences

Venue: Room AC-7-1, Diagnostics Tower, Academia


Date Topic Speaker(s)

11 Jan


IQCP- What Does It Mean For You?

Susan E. Sharp, Ph.D., ABMM, FAAM

Director, Airport Way Regional Laboratory
Director, Regional Microbiology and Molecular Infectious Diseases Laboratories
Kaiser Permanente
Department of Pathology
Portland, OR, USA

18 Jan


Microarray / Multiplex Testing for GI Pathogens

Marc Roger Couturier, PhD, D(ABMM)
Medical Director - Microbial Immunology, Parasitology and Fecal Testing, and Infectious Disease Rapid Testing, ARUP Laboratories, USA
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA

1 Feb


Evidenced Based Medicine (Cauti Infections, A Tale of Pre Analytical Urine Cultures!)

Robert l. Sautter, PhD
Carolinas Pathology Group, Charlotte, NC

21 Mar


CLSI Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Update

Richard Van Enk, Ph.D, CIC
Director of Infection Control
Epidemiology and Infection Control Officer
Bronson Methodist Hospital
Kalamazoo, Michigan

11 Apr


Ebola: Experience at Emory

Eileen M. Burd, PhD, D(ABMM)
Director, Clinical Microbiology
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA, USA

23 May


IQCP- Where Are We Now?

Linda C. Bruno, M.A., MT(ASCP)
Director, Microbiology and Molecular Labs
ACL Laboratories, Rosemont, IL

13 Jun


Realities of implementing GI Multiplex: Lessons from the Field

Kimberle Chapin MD DABMM, FCAP
Director of Microbiology and ID Molecular Diagnostics
Lifespan Academic Medical Centers
Professor of Pathology and Medicine
Alpert Brown Medical School

4 Jul


Why Is It So “Difficile”?

Steve Brecher, Ph.D
Director of the Microbiology Laboratories
Boston VA Healthcare System

15 Aug


An Update On The Identification And Antimicrobial Susceptibility Of Medically-Relevant Corynebacterium And Bacillus Species

Kathy Bernard, MS
Head, Special Bacteriology Unit, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, MB
Lecturer, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba

5 Sep


Total Laboratory Automation in Clinical Microbiology: The Future has Arrived!

Richard B Thomson Jr PhD D(ABMM) FAAM
Director, Microbiology Laboratory
NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL
Clinical Professor of Pathology
The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

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