SOURCE: Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute

August 23, 2010 10:05 ET

CLSI and APHL Announce September-December 2010 Teleconferences

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) recently announced the September-December 2010 schedule of educational teleconferences for clinical and public health laboratories. Teleconferences are based on current CLSI documents and are intended to help pathologists, managers, supervisors, technologists, as well as laboratory and quality consultants learn how to optimize practices and processes in their laboratories.

Teleconference speakers are subject matter experts from CLSI subcommittee and working groups involved in creating CLSI documents. "Teleconference programs are a cost effective method to train a large number of laboratory professionals," said Marcy Anderson, Education Director, CLSI. Participants can gain valuable information from experts in the field and have the opportunity to ask specific questions during the question-and-answer session at the end of the program.

Topics of upcoming teleconferences include:

  • Deciding Factor: Selection Criteria for Point-of-Care Testing Devices (588-614-10)
    September 16 • 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time

  • Ensuring That Hematology Analyzers Tell the Truth (588-615-10)
    September 23 • 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time

  • POC Glucose Devices: Perspectives From the Hospital, Government, and Vendor (588-623-10)
    September 30 • 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern (US) Time (1.5 contact hours)

  • Getting It Right: Approaches to Reducing Errors at the Point of Care (588-616-10)
    October 7 • 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time

  • First Step to Success: Accurate Patient and Sample Identification (588-617-10)
    October 21 • 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time

  • Blood Cultures: Current Methods/Future Trends (588-619-10)
    November 4 • 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time

  • Quality Indicators: Measure to Manage (588-619-10)
    November 18 • 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time

  • AST for Infrequently Isolated or Fastidious Bacteria (588-620-10)
    December 2 • 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time

APHL is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) P.A.C.E.® Program. Participants will be awarded contact hours for each program they successfully complete. P.A.C.E.® is accepted by all licensure states except Florida. Florida continuing education credit will also be offered.

CLSI is a volunteer-driven, membership-supported, nonprofit organization dedicated to developing standards and guidelines for the health care and medical testing community through a consensus process that balances the perspectives of industry, government, and the health care professions. For additional information on CLSI, visit the CLSI website at or call 610.688.0100.

Contact Information

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    Amanda Holm
    Marketing Manager
    Phone: 610.688.0100 ext. 129
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