ASCLS APHL Webinar Series


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 Schedule    Registration

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 is by site; ASCLS members must use the DISCOUNT CODE emailed to you to receive the member price. (Didn't get it?  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .) Register for the LIVE event and get access to the archived version for 6 months!  Useful for lab-wide CE!  See schedule and registration information below.

2014 Schedule

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: February 13, 2014

CLIA Competency Assessment

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

DESCRIPTION: Learn the who, what, when and how of competency assessments!  This program is an overivew of CLIA competency assessment requirements and policies.  CLIA competency assessment regulations, rationale and policies will be covered as well as tips for performing competency assessments and resources available to laboratories.

SPEAKER: Sarah Bennett, MT(ASCP), Medical Technologist, CMS/CCSQ/SCG/Division of Laboratory Services, Baltimore, MD

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

P.A.C.E.® credit available through August 13, 2014 via the archived session!  Register now for $25/person!  See registration information below.


Live date: March 6, 2014

Quality Indicators for Preanalytical and Postanalytical Lab Processes

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

DESCRIPTION: Regulatory and accreditation organizations require that laboratories measure how well their preanalytic and postanalytic processes are working. This program provides an approach for selecting and developing preanalytic and postanalytic process indicators so that your laboratory can assess and control key activities that contribute to quality laboratory results. Information from CLSI guideline QMS12, Development and Use of Quality Indicators for Process Improvement and Monitoring of Laboratory Quality is presented.

SPEAKER: Lucia M. Berte, MA, MT(ASCP)SBB,DLM; CQA(ASQ)CMQ/OE, President, Laboratories Made Better! P.C., Broomfield, CO

AUDIENCE: This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings; for laboratory directors, managers, supervisors, and staff scientists & technicians.

P.A.C.E.® credit available through September 6, 2014 via the archived session!  Register now for $25/person!  See registration information below.


Live date: April 17, 2014

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) Case Studies: Effective Resistance Detection and Reporting

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

DESCRIPTION: AST and reporting is becoming ever more complex as resistance continues to increase. Clinical laboratories struggle with testing appropriate drugs and reporting results that are meaningful and not misleading.  This program will use case studies to highlight the most clinically significant types of resistance encountered today, methods for accurate detection and options for results reporting.  The goal is to ensure the laboratory's efforts in AST to optimally support prudent prescribing of antimicrobial agents and infection control strategies for multidrug-resistant bacteria.

SPEAKER: Janet Hindler, MCLS, MT(ASCP), Sr. Specialist, Clinical Microbiology, UCLA Healthcare, Los Angeles, CA

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

P.A.C.E.® credit available through October 17, 2014 via the archived session!  Register now for $25/person!  See registration information below.


2013 Archived webinars


Live date: November 14, 2013

Federal Government and Health Care Reform Update

If you missed the LIVE event you may purchase the archived version.  Unlimited access to the archived session is available, with P.A.C.E.® credit, through May 14, 2014!  See registration information below.

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

DESCRIPTION: CLIA regulations, FDA concerns about Laboratory Developed Tests, and Congress have been actively impacting the clinical lab for a number of years.  The latest from these agencies, as well as the CDC project will be described.  While 2013 will continue to be unpredictable because of the uncertainty of how Congress will perform, we must still look at what Health Care Reform has in store for all of us.  The role of medical and lab practitioners in the discussions about regulation, proficiency testing, reimbursement and health care reform will be reviewed.

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

AUDIENCE: This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings; for laboratory directors, managers, supervisors, and staff scientists & technicians.


Registration Information

 Registration fee per site per webinar:

  • $135 for ASCLS members and APHLTraining Coordinators - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for discount code
  • $150 for non-members

Price includes unlimited access to the archived webinar for six months.

Site facilitator must register online at www.aphl.org/courses/ASCLS with credit card.

Paying by check?  Download the registration form below: 

NEW for 2014 - register for 2014 archived webinars at $25/person.  For details go to www.aphl.org/courses/ASCLS.

Fall 2013 - purchase access to archived webinars

Having difficulty with the online registration process? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 240.485.2727 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM ET.

After your facility' 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 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.