CLSI 2015 Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Update

CLSI 2015
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
An APHL - CLSI Training Webinar
February 4, 2015
1:00 - 2:30 PM ET
February 5 1015
3:00 - 4:30 PM ET
Registration Deadline: February 2, 2015
Early Bird Pricing Available!
Register online by 1/7/15
to qualify.
Each January, CLSI updates standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST). It is important
for clinical laboratories to incorporate the new recommendations into routine practice to optimize
detection and reporting of antimicrobial resistance. In January 2015, the annual update of the M100
tables (CLSI document M100-S25) will publish. In addition, there will be updates to the standards
that describe performance of disk diffusion and MIC tests in versions M02-A12 and M07-A10,
respectively. Some highlights for 2015 include introduction of the carbaNP test for carbapenemases
and expanded recommendations for quality control testing. These changes and several other new
recommendations found in M100-S25, M02-A12 and M07-A10 will be discussed. In addition to the
webinar, an optional postprogram self-assessment will be provided that will allow individuals to
assess their knowledge regarding the most important AST and reporting issues for 2015. Laboratories
can use this feature to augment competency assessment requirements for their staff.
At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:
п‚·пЂ Identify the major changes found in the new CLSI M100-S25.
п‚·пЂ Design a strategy for implementing the new practice guidelines into their laboratory practices.
п‚·пЂ Develop a communication strategy for informing clinical staff of significant AST and reporting
Janet A. Hindler, MCLS MT(ASCP), Sr. Specialist, Clinical Microbiology, UCLA Health System, Los
Angeles, CA
In case you missed it…
All of our webinars are
archived on the Web for six
months from the original
date of the program. View
the Web–archived section
for a full course listing.
The Association of Public
Health Laboratories (APHL)
sponsors educational programs on critical issues in
laboratory science.
For a complete list of
courses, visit:
Individuals seeking
special accommodations
should submit their
request in writing to
[email protected]
Please allow sufficient
time for APHL to make
arrangements, which is
normally at least three
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is approved as a provider of continuing education
weeks prior to start date
programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.В® Program. Participants who
of the course. For more
successfully complete each program will be awarded 1.5 contact hours. P.A.C.E.В® is accepted by
information call
all licensure states except Florida. APHL is a Florida approved CE provider; each course has been
approved for 1.5 contact hours for Florida Laboratory Licensees.
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical and
academic settings.
п‚·пЂ п‚·пЂ п‚·пЂ п‚·пЂ Registration fee is per site for one connection to the live program with unlimited attendance (and
CEUs) for everyone AND unlimited access (and CEUs) to the archive program for 6 months
Early Bird Special $110: Register online by January 7, 2015
Regular fee: $125 when you register by registration form or online after January 7, 2015
Site facilitator must register online at
Having difficulty with the online registration process?
Please email [email protected] 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.
For program content information, please email [email protected]
Course # 599-950(951)-15
8515 Georgia Ave, Suite 700
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 240.485.2727
Fax: 240.485.2712