Who should attend: 1. Healthcare professionals (doctors, pharmacists, nurses) 2. Microbiology laboratory personnel, decision makers with regard to antimicrobial prescribing, patient safety and risk management staff 3. Those working within infection prevention and control
In this webinar, Dr. Max Salfinger from the National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado will provide an overview of the TB epidemic in the United States and abroad as well as the various molecular laboratory assays used to diagnose TB. Each laboratory plays an integral role in an overarching system comprised of health care providers, the laboratory community (hospital, commercial, public health and reference laboratories) and TB control.
- An overview of the TB epidemic in the United States and abroad
- An understanding of the most important assays performed in TB research laboratories
- An understanding of the important role the laboratory plays in diagnosing TB