We’re excited to announce that two new sessions have been added to the 2020 ASCLS & AGT Virtual Joint Annual Meeting educational program. The virtual event includes nearly 60 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved continuing education on a flexible schedule that you choose, either real-time or recorded sessions streaming up to 30 days after the meeting.

In the Wake of Wakefield: The Vaccine-Autism Controversy

Martin BekahMonday, June 29, 11:30 am EDT

  • Rebekah Martin, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM

This presentation will walk through the findings of Andrew Wakefield’s infamous publication in The Lancet, which attempted to link the MMR vaccine and autism. This session will also explore circumstances surrounding the article’s publication as well as its impact on society and medicine. Basic immunology and vaccine design will also be discussed.

Scaling Up: 0 to 5,000 Samples a Day in Response to COVID-19

Canner JPTuesday, June 30, 2:00 pm EDT

  • JP Canner, PhD, NRCC

Implementing a scalable process is critical to meet the high demand of SARS-CoV-2 molecular testing. This talk will discuss the process of transitioning a previously manual testing procedure to a semi-automated process while maintaining key quality assurance checkpoints.

Register by June 1 to get the early registration discount, and join us June 28-July 2.