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We appreciate clinical laboratory professionals for their dedication to supporting patient care and antimicrobial stewardship initiatives now more than ever! To celebrate Lab Week and show our gratitude for clinical laboratory professionals, we are offering six complimentary webinars on antimicrobial stewardship, carbapenem resistance, and more! There is an opportunity for P.A.C.E.® credits after watching each webinar! Registration is required.

Thank you for working around the clock to fight COVID-19—webinars are available on-demand to watch at your convenience!

10^8 by '20 | New Antibiotics for the Treatment of Resistant Gram-negative Infections

Do you know the eight new antibiotics targeting resistant Gram-negative bacteria approved for use in 2020? Dr. Kuti will describe the microbiological spectrum of activity, the available methods for susceptibility testing, and how to differentiate coverage based on phenotypic and genotypic profiles. After this webinar, you will be able to identify appropriate clinical scenarios for these new antibiotics.

Presented By: Joseph L. Kuti, PHARMD, FIDP
Associate Director, Clinical and Economic Studies Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development Hartford Hospital

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ETEST® Technology Overview: Supporting Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiatives

Learn from the technical experts! Our Customer Service technical experts will provide an ETEST overview to assist you in supporting antimicrobial stewardship initiatives. By the end of the webinar, you will be able to list the steps and requirements for testing, determine MICs, and discuss the importance of ETEST technology in supporting stewardship initiatives.

Presented By: Julie Schlichting & Pamela Korman-Witzel
Global Customer Service Expert & Senior Application Specialist

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Combining Procalcitonin and a Highly Multiplexed Syndromic Respiratory Panel to Optimize Antimicrobial Stewardship in Patients With Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

This webinar will discuss how combining VIDAS® B•R•A•H•M•S PCT™ (procalcitonin) and a BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® Respiratory Panel can optimize antimicrobial stewardship in patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Infections (LRTI).

Presented By: Dr. Devendra Amin, MD
Medical Director of Critical Care Services, Medical/Surgical ICU, Neurocritical Care ICU - Morton Plant Hospital

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Carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative Bacteria: The Who, The Why, and The How

Dr. McMullen will define and differentiate CRE, CP-CRE and CP-GNB and explain why the identification of CP-CRE is important. After this webinar, you will have a thorough understanding of the different testing methods for CP-CRE.

Presented By: Allison McMullen, Ph. D., D(ABMM)
Medical Director of Microbiology, Augusta University

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C. difficile Testing & Diagnosis: Navigating the Guidelines

This webinar will guide you through the key information needed to understand the currently available C. difficile diagnostic testing technologies and discuss how to optimize their utilization according to the recently published 2017 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) clinical practice guidelines on CDI.

Presented By: Mark Wilcox, MD, FRCPath
Member of expert panel for the 2017 and 2010 IDSA and SHEA clinical practice guidelines on C. difficile infection

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From Theory to Practice with Rapid Diagnostics: It Takes a Team

Dr. Kullar will highlight the global burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and discuss the importance of early targeted antimicrobial therapy. Dr. Kullar will provide real-world examples of initiatives that have succeeded in implementing diagnostic stewardship and impacting patient care.

Presented By: Ravina Kullar, PharmD, MPH, FIDSA
Infectious Diseases Pharmacist and Research Consultant

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bioMérieux, Inc. and Labroots are approved as providers of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.