Friday January 31, 2020

3:00 - 3:50 PM


3:50 PM


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

 Session 1

Moderator: Terre Smith, Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL

4:00-5:00 PM

Evaluation of Laboratory Contamination and Safety

Melanie Yarbrough, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Moderator: Megan Exantus, Ascension St. Vincent's Healthcare, Jacksonville, FL

5:00-6:00 PM

The Future of Near Patient Testing

Robert Sautter, PhD
R L Sautter Consulting, LLC
Lancaster, SC

6:00 PM


6:30 PM


Moderator: Marie-Claire Rowlinson, PhD, Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Public Health Laboratories, Jacksonville, FL

7:30-8:30 PM

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing – An Historical Perspective

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


8:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Frances Valencia-Shelton, PhD
Ascension St. Vincent's Healthcare
Jacksonville, FL


Saturday February 1, 2020

7:15 AM


7:50 AM


D. Jane Hata, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Session 2 

Moderator: Ameen Pirasteh, PharmD, Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL

8:00-9:00 AM

A Review of Emerging and Re-Emerging Zoonotic Viruses of the 21st Century
Speaker participation sponsored by the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology

Ryan Relich, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Moderator: Carmen Isache, MD, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL

9:00-10:00 AM

Infections Associated with the Opioid Epidemic

Nancy S. Miller , MD
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

10:00 AM


Moderator:Taneika Vaughn-Daniels, Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, FL

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

The Future of our “Culture” in Clinical Microbiology

Susan E. Sharp, PhD
Copan Diagnostics, Inc.
Murrieta, CA

12:00 PM


Session 3 

Moderator: Meredith Reynolds, BS, UF Health Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

1:00-2:00 PM

Clinical Case Studies Highlighting the Importance of Molecular Testing in Public Health

Marie-Claire Rowlinson, PhD
Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Public Health Laboratories
Jacksonville, FL

Moderator: Kevin Epps, PharmD, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

2:00-3:00 PM

New Microbiology Lab Tests and Strategies that Optimize Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention Initiatives

Kaede Sullivan, MD
Temple University
Phildelphia, PA

3:00 PM


Moderator: Carleen Van Siclen, MS, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

3:15-4:15 PM

Waiter, there's a ring with double-chromatin dots on my Plasmodium vivax slide!
Or: Avoiding Dogmatism in Blood Parasitology

Blaine Mathison, BS
ARUP Laboratories
Salt Lake City, UT

4:15 PM

Closing Remarks/Door Prizes

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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