Clinical Microbiology Discovery Day Webinars

Learn more about the latest clinical microbiology issues and trends from those who know it best

Explore our Clinical Webinar Library to learn about the latest issues and trends within clinical microbiology, and discover advances in blood culture, susceptibility testing and other microbiology workflow solutions.

Watch webinars from experts working in the fields of Healthcare Associated Infections, sepsis, antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial resistance, many first presented at our live Clinical Discovery Days.

Microbiology and stewardship: Understanding AST data as a driver of antimicrobial stewardship

Speaker: Professor Romney Humphries, Medical Director of the Microbiology Laboratory, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Learn how antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) data may influence the optimal use of antibiotics and better guide and support your stewardship programs.

Topics include:

  • Identifying core elements of microbiology lab testing and reporting that promote stewardship

  • Understanding minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)-driven therapeutic decisions

  • Describing antimicrobial therapy challenges in critically ill patients

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Challenging Bacterial Infections – The Clinical Impact of Critical Microbiology Results

Speaker: James A. McKinnell, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles; Division of Infectious Disease, LA-Biomed at Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Topics include:

  • How to steer antibiotic treatment choices that are critical to patient care, including reliable detection of existing and emerging resistance to new drugs, as well as antimicrobials of last resort. 
  • Results from microbiology laboratories that can potentially impact patient care.

The Diagnostic Challenges of Mycobacterial Infections

Speaker: Nathan A. Ledeboer, PhD, D(ABMM), Associate Professor of Pathology, Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology and Medical Director, Molecular Diagnostics at Medical College of Wisconsin; Senior Editor, Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Topics include:

  • Recovery of Mycobacterium from a suspected infection and the critical role of susceptibility testing for guiding therapy
  • Diagnostic challenges of Mycobacterium, including low bacterial load and small sample size associated with non-pulmonary infections, and the long time requirements for incubation
  • Current and evolving technologies available to microbiology laboratories in the identification and susceptibility testing of mycobacterial infections

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