Saturday February 6, 2021

8:45-9:00 AM


Yvette S. McCarter, PhD
University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL

D. Jane Hata, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Session 1 

Moderator: Diane Halstead, PhD, Global Infectious Disease Consultants, LLC, Jacksonville, FL

9:00-10:00 AM

COVID-19: Expereinces of a Clinical Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory and Lessons Learned

Gary Procop, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Moderator: Bruce White, BS, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

10:00-11:00 AM

Quality Metrics for Improvement of Microbiology Laboratory Performance

Linoj Samuel, PhD
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI

Moderator: Frances Valencia-Shelton, PhD, Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Virology Case Studies

Daniel Ortiz, PhD
Beaumont Health
Royal Oak, MI

12:00 PM


Session 2 

Moderator: Stephen G. Jenkins, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

1:00-2:00 PM

Not Your Every Day Tick Borne Diseases

Marc Couturier, PhD
ARUP Laboratories
Salt Lake City, UT

Moderator: Aaron Odegard, MS, Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL

2:00-3:00 PM

Telemicroscopy and integrating New Technology into Practice

Raquel Martinez, PhD
Geisinger Medical Laboratories
Danville, PA

Moderator: Ann Ruby, MS, UF Health Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

3:00-4:00 PM

Use of Artificial Intelligence for the Detection of Intestinal Protozoans

Blaine Mathison, BS
ARUP Laboratories
Salt Lake City, UT

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Noel Gomez, MMSc
UF Health Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Disclosure Policy: All participating faculty will disclose any significant financial interest or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products and or providers of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and with any commercial supporters of this activity, in accordance with the Standards of Commercial Support of the ACCME. All participating faculty must also disclose to the audience during their presentations any investigational/unlabeled use that is discussed.

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