ASCLS & the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) partner to offer this outstanding series to ASCLS members at a discount.  Learn from laboratory experts and timely topics!  Use for recertification or licensure CE needs.

Registration for the LIVE webinar is by site only.  Register for the live event, and get access to the archived version for 12 months from the date of the live broadcast.  Useful for lab-wide CE!  

Individual and site registrations available for archived webinars.  See schedule and registration information below.


Spring 2017 Webinars 

Each teleconference session takes place on Thursdays

10:00 AM Pacific, 11:00 AM Mountain Time, 12 Noon Central, 1:00 PM Eastern


Live Date:  April 13, 2017

Face the Future:  Laboratory Ergonomics Solutions

P.A.C.E.® - approved for 1 contact hour

DESCRIPTION:  Ergonomics is one of the least understood aspects of laboratory safety.  Laboratory staff have for years been used to working in ways that are unhealthy in the long term, and laboratory safety professionals are tasked with convincing them why changing is so important. As the laboratory workforce ages, the effects of an ergonomically poor workplace are becoming more and more apparent and it is costing labs money. This program will help participants understand the ergonomics regulations put in place over the past few years, and it will teach ways of explaining the reasons for these important practices to lab staff. The program details good ergonomic practice specifics for several laboratory sections in the clinical lab, pathology labs, and specimen collection areas.

SPEAKER:  Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, CQA(ASQ), “Dan the Lab Safety Man,” Laboratory Safety Officer, Sentara Healthcare, Williamsburg, VA

AUDIENCE:  This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.

Click here for more information on this webinar, including registration and special pricing for multiple sites.

P.A.C.E.® credit available through April 13, 2018 via the archived session! 


Live Date:  May 11, 2017

Genomics and Bioinformatics in Clinical Microbiology

P.A.C.E.® - approved for 1 contact hour

DESCRIPTION:  This program will discuss how next generation sequencing (NGS) in conjunction with simple bioinformatics solutions enable genomics in the clinical microbiology lab, and in pathogen surveillance during infectious outbreaks in the hospital and in communities.

SPEAKER:  Awdhesh Kalia, PhD, MB(ASCP)CM, FACSc, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

AUDIENCE:  This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.

Click here for more information on this webinar, including registration and special pricing for multiple sites.

P.A.C.E.® credit available through May 11, 2018 via the archived session! 

Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) for Laboratory Test Orders - Keys for a Successful Implementation

P.A.C.E.® - approved for 1 contact hour

DESCRIPTION:  Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) is the process in which physicians enter orders into a computer for the treatment of patients under their care. The creation of order-sets is the first step and challenge in the CPOE implementation. An “order-set” is one form of clinical decision support and a foundation stone of CPOE.  When evidence based medicine is used to develop the order-set, there is great potential for quality improvement, reduction of errors, reduction of clinical variability and even improved patient and physician satisfaction.  This is because the right test, medication or procedure will be performed to the right patient at the right time.

SPEAKER:  Eugenio H. Zabaleta, PhD, Clinical Chemist, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, Mansfield, OH

AUDIENCE:  This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.

Click here purchase this webinar for $25 per person or to take advantage of special pricing for multiple sites.

P.A.C.E.® credit available through February 16, 2018 via the archived session! 


Vaccine Preventable Diseases - Role of Prevention and Early Detection

P.A.C.E.® - approved for 1 contact hour

DESCRIPTION:  The increase in life expectancy during the 20th century is largely due to  improvements in child survival which is associated with reductions in  infectious disease mortality, due largely to immunization. However, vaccine  preventable diseases (VPDs) remain a major cause of illness, disability and  death. Approximately 42,000 adults and 300 children in the United States  die each year from VPDs. Communities with pockets of unvaccinated and  under-vaccinated populations are at increased risk for outbreaks of VPDs.   This basic level webinar will provide an overview of the burden of disease  and epidemiology of VPDs, discuss the effectiveness of current vaccines  and highlight the important role public health and clinical laboratories play in testing for the diseases and controlling VPD outbreaks.

SPEAKER:  Amanda Cohn, MD, Executive Secretary of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and Senior Advisor on Vaccine Policy in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

AUDIENCE:  This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals.

Click here to purchase this webinar for $25 per person or to take advantage of special pricing for multiple sites.

P.A.C.E.® credit available through November 10, 2017 via the archived session! 


When Things Go Wrong:  Laboratory Management of Nonconforming Events

P.A.C.E.® - approved for 1 contact hour

DESCRIPTION:  Nonconforming events (NCEs) do not conform with the laboratory’s established policies, processes, or procedures, or to applicable regulatory or accreditation requirements and have the potential to affect patient safety or the efficiency and effectiveness of work operations. The purpose of an NCE management program is to identify systematic problems and gain management’s commitment to initiate improvements for removing the causes.

 SPEAKER:  Lucia M. Berte, MA, MT(ASCP)SBB, DLM, COA, CMQ/OE(ASQ), President, Laboratories Made Better! P.C., Broomfield, CO
 
AUDIENCE:  This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals.
 
Click here to purchase this webinar for $25 per person or to take advantage of special pricing for multiple sites.
 
P.A.C.E.® credit available through October 13, 2017 via the archived session! 

Addressing the Zika Virus Threat to the US Blood Supply by Nucleic Acid Testing

P.A.C.E.® - approved for 1 contact hour

DESCRIPTION:   In the last year, Zika virus has rapidly spread in South and Central America and could be a real threat to transfusion blood and blood components in the US and its territories. This program will discuss the performance characteristics of an investigational nucleic acid test (NAT) for Zika virus RNA along with an update on NAT blood screening for Zika virus in the US under an Investigational New Drug (IND) protocol.

SPEAKER: Jeffrey M. Linnen, PhD, Associate Vice-President, R&D, Hologic Inc., San Diego, CA

AUDIENCE:  This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in blood banks.

Click here to purchase this webinar for $25 per person or to take advantage of special pricing for multiple sites.

P.A.C.E.® credit available through September 22, 2017 via the archived session! 

Update on FDA's Role in Regulatory Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests

P.A.C.E.® - approved for 1 contact hour

DESCRIPTION:  In 2010, the FDA announced that it would be proposing a regulatory scheme under which the FDA would begin to regulate laboratory developed tests (LDTs). In October of 2014, the FDA issued a draft guidance proposing such a framework. Following the issuance of the guidance the FDA held a public meeting and has actively met with stakeholders. The FDA also received over 300 comments on the guidance. The FDA has been working on finalizing the guidance based on the comments it received. At the same time, several stakeholders have introduced proposals that range from changing the regulatory scheme for all in vitro diagnostics to schemes that would give CMS the regulatory purview over laboratory developed tests. This webinar will discuss the FDA’s latest thoughts on LDT regulatory oversight and other pertinent proposals.

SPEAKER: Katherine Serrano, Deputy Director of FDA’s Division of Chemistry and Toxicology Devices, Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Device Evaluation and Safety, FDA, Silver Spring, MD

AUDIENCE: This advanced-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.

Click here to purchase this webinar for $25 per person or take advantage of special pricing for multiple sites.

P.A.C.E.® credit available through April 14, 2017 via the archived session! 


Clinical Laboratory Ethics in the Age of Emerging Diseases

P.A.C.E.® - approved for 1 contact hour

DESCRIPTION:  The fast pace of the science of medicine and globalization of disease, especially in genomics and infectious disease, has presented laboratory professionals with situations and dilemmas similar to those seen at the beginning of the HIV epidemic. Medical ethics have always emphasized the values of the individual.  Now ethicists have identified the need to expand the focus on the individual (the clinical) to include communities and populations (public health). To be meaningful, the code of ethics for the laboratory profession was reviewed and the latest version will be presented with explanations and analysis of its appropriateness.

SPEAKER:  Elissa Passiment, EdM, CLS, Executive Vice President, ASCLS, McLean, VA

AUDIENCE: This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals.

Click here to purchase this webinar for $25 per person or take advantage of special pricing for multiple sites.

P.A.C.E.® credit available through March 24, 2017 via the archived session!

Site Registration fees for LIVE webinar:

  • NEW PRICE!  $99 for ASCLS members!

Price includes unlimited access to the archived webinar for a full year!

To register quickly and easlily, site facilitators should visit www.aphl.org/webinars.  Credit card payment only accepted for online registration.  To pay with check, see instructions below.

Archived Webinars:

  • Individuals:  Register for 2015/2016 archived webinars at $25/person.  This option provides limited access to the archived webinar and CEUs for only one person.  Register using the form below or visit www.aphl.org/webinars.
  • Sites:  Register for the 2015/2016 archived webinars at the same price as the live webinar and enjoy the same benefits that come with the live webinar - unlimited access and CEUs 24/7 for anyone who works at that particular site for up to 12 months (or until the webinar expires).  Register using the form below or visit www.aphl.org/webinars.  ASCLS members are eligible for a site discount.  Email ascls@ascls.org for the discount code.  Be sure to specify the webinar title(s).
  • Multi-sites:  Multiple site registration purchase (defined as 10 or more sites) is available at deeply discounted prices!  For the purchase of more than 50 site registrations, the cost is $40 each.  For the purchase of less than 50 site registrations, the cost is $50 each.  That’s a discount of over 60% per site.  There will be a special discount code for each site to access the archived (pre-recorded) webinar.  All inquiries for this special pricing should be directed to webinar@aphl.org

Paying by check?  Download the registration form below: 

Having difficulty with the online registration process? Please email  registrar@aphl.org or call 240.485.2727 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM ET.

After your facility's registration is confirmed, the site facilitator will receive all necessary instructions and paperwork via email.

SPECIAL NEEDS: Individuals seeking special accommodations should submit their request in writing to  customersupport@aphl.org . Please allow sufficient time for APHL to make arrangements, which is normally at least three weeks prior to start date of the course. For more information call 800.536.6586.