Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. discuss clinical significance of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.
  2. discuss methods for mycobacterial identification and susceptibility testing.
  3. recognize that the laboratory is a key partner in health care and elimination of health disparities.
  4. describe commercially available technologies for antimicrobial resistance testing and the importance of detecting discrepancies between genotypic and phenotypic antimicrobial susceptibility results.
  5. identify opportunities for collaboration between surgical pathology and clinical microbiology.
  6. make more informed choices for effective therapy when using laboratory results.
  7. correlate the lessons learned from previous pandemics to the current needs and issues of ongoing public health emergencies.

Target Audience:

Specialty physicians, pharmacists, laboratory technologists, supervisors, and managers.


CME Accreditiation Statement :

Baptist Health is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health designates this live educational activity for a maximumof9.0 (nine) AMA/ PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity..


Views and conclusions expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and not necessarily those of the employees, administration, or medical staff of Baptist Health. All material presented in this program is provided for information only and may not be construed as professional advice. Any use of Baptist Health’s facilities for this presentation does not imply endorsement of any product, service, or opinion discussed.


All planners, activity directors, and faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Baptist Health are required to disclose to the audience all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company.

Continuing Education:

Laboratory Provider Number: 50-2220
Pharmacy Provider Number 50-178

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Updated 2/13/2023

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