MICHIGAN Fall Meeting

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Melphine Harriott, 
PhD, D(ABMM), MT(ASCP)SMCM

State Director-
Michigan

from Ascension Michigan Laboratory Services, Detroit, MI

Continuing Education

SCACM is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® 

P.A.C.E.® Certificate of Attendance
INSTRUCTIONS

Are they Carbapenem-resistant (CRE) or Carbapenemase-producing (CPE) Enterobacteriaceae? Challenges of detection, differentiation and confirmation.

Robert Tibbets, Ph.D. D(ABMM), F(CCM)

Associate Director Microbiology Henry Health System, Detroit, MI

OBJECTIVES:

    • Review the three main classes of beta lactamases in Gram Negatives: ESBLs, AmpCs, and Carbapenemases
    • Review the differences between Carbapenem resistant Enterobacterales (CRE), carbapenemase-producing Carbapenem resistant Enterobacterales (CP-CRE), Carbapenem producing organisms and others
    • Describe the challenges the lab faces based on these definitions and methods to confirm true CRE from CP-CRE

    LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION:

    INTERMEDIATE= Refresher course; some basic knowledge required

    CE CONTACT HOURS:  1 hour

    Clostridioides difficile Diagnostics

    Paul Lephart, Ph.D. D(ABMM)

    Associate Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Michigan Medicine/University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

    OBJECTIVES:

      • Discuss the clinical significance of C. difficile disease
      • Describe past and present algorithms for C. difficile testing
      • Discuss C. difficile testing methodologies and test performance

      LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION:

      INTERMEDIATE= Refresher course; some basic knowledge required

      CE CONTACT HOURS:  1 hour

      New and Emerging Technology in Clinical Diagnostics

      Daniel Ortiz, Ph.D. D(ABMM)

      System Director, Microbiology, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

      OBJECTIVES:

        • Describe new or upcoming technology in clinical microbiology
        • Compare and contrast old vs. new methodologies
        • Evaluate clinical utility and feasibility of implementation

        LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION:

        INTERMEDIATE= Refresher course; some basic knowledge required

        CE CONTACT HOURS:  1 hour

        A Candid Conversation about Candida: What Your Laboratory Can Do to Help Stop the Spread of C. auris

        Kimberly McCullor, Ph.D., MSc

        Manager of Microbiology, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Laboratories, Lansing, MI

        OBJECTIVES:

          • Recognize best laboratory practices for the identification and surveillance of C. auris
          • Identify public health resources available within Michigan and nationally to help slow the spread of C. auris within the state
          • Become familiarized with the current prevalence of C. auris at the state, national and global level.

          LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION:

          BASIC= Entry level; no prior knowledge of subject necessary to attend this program

          CE CONTACT HOURS:  1 hour

          Case Studies: The Power of the Gram Stain in Clinical Diagnosis

          Melphine Harriott, Ph.D. D(ABMM), MT(ASCP)SMCM

          Technical Director, Clinical Microbiology, Ascension Michigan Laboratory Services, Detroit, MI

          OBJECTIVES:

            • Recognize unusual organisms in Gram-stained smears
            • Explain the clinical significance of the organisms discussed in today’s talk
            • Discuss the significance of providing as much detailed information as possible when reporting direct Gram stains

            LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION:

            INTERMEDIATE= Refresher course; some basic knowledge required

            CE CONTACT HOURS:  1 hour

            Networking


            OTHER STATE DIRECTORS

            Alexander Fenwick, MD

            State Director-
            Kentucky

            from University of Kentucky,

            Lexington, KY

            Eric T Beck, PhD, D(ABMM)

            SCACM State Director-
            Wisconsin

            from ACL Laboratories, West Allis, WI

            Rhonda Graham

            State Director-
            Ohio

            from The Ohio State University

            Wexner Medical Center East Hospital,

            Columbus, OH

            Vera Tesic, MD, MS, D(ABMM)

            State Director-
            Illinois

            from The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL

            Alissa Lehto-Hoffman, BS, MT SM (ASCP)

            State Director-
            Indiana

            from St. Joseph Regional Medical Center,

            South Bend, IN

            Ryan Demkowicz, M.D.

            State Director-
            West Virginia

            from University Health Associates/WVU Medicine,

            Morgantown, WV


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