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Fundamentals of Microbiology and Infectious Disease

A distance learning opportunity
May 23 and 25, 2017
12:00 – 2:30pm (CDT)

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Fundamentals of Microbiology and Infectious Disease is intended for those professionals that participate in protocol review, facilities planning, and any other risk assessment activities, but are unsure as to the actual nature of the disease risks of microbiological agents. Biological safety and risk assessment will not be covered in this course. The proposed topics will cover infectious agents, virulence factors, pathogenicities, host-microbe interactions, susceptibility, modes of transmission, and the changes seen in the microbial world. If you don’t know the difference between a TCID50, PFU, or ID50; or why HBV is stable in dried blood and HIV is not; or why influenza is an inhalation hazard; or why public health officials advocate flu shots each year—then this course is for you.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define different microorganisms and their pathogenicity
  • Restate the various modes of transmission of microbial pathogens
  • Correlate the host response to microbial infections
  • Develop a basis of understanding for various environmental survival trends

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • All Safety Professionals
  • New Biosafety Professionals
  • Laboratory Workers

COURSE FACULTY

The webinar will be presented by Thomas H. Winters, MD, FACOEM, FACPM, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA and T. Warner Hudson, MD FACOEM, FAAFP, University of California—Los Angeles Health System and Campus, Los Angeles, CA.

CONTACT HOURS

This course has been approved for 0.25 CM points toward RBP/CBSP recertification.  ABSA International is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 2.30 P.A.C.E.® contact hours

The links to the various invitations for the course will be unique to the user and cannot be shared. The links are for single, individual use only. If more than one occurrence of an individual’s name is on the attendee list for the webinar through GoToWebinar, all instances of that person’s name will be removed from the webinar with no refund.  The webinar and its associated links are for single, individual use only. 

QUESTIONS

Please direct questions about this course to:               

KariAnn DeServi
Director of Education
ABSA Office
866.425.1385 (toll free)
Email: kariann@absaoffice.org

This webinar will be a two-2.5-hour webinar session on Tuesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 12:00pm CDT. For the webinar, you should plan on logging in at 11:45 pm (CDT) on May 3 and May 5. You are required to attend the webinar session, complete the pre and post assessments, and evaluation in order to earn P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours*. The link in the invitation will be unique to the user and cannot be shared.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Internet access and phone is needed.

GoToWebinar requirements

COURSE FEES

Thru April 17
ABSA Members $220 USD
Nonmembers $350 USD

After April 17
ABSA Members $260 USD
Nonmembers $390 USD

Course fees include: course handouts, access to GoToWebinar services and Articulate, and 5-hours of interactive instruction from a well-respected subject matter expert.

Group Discount:
10% off each registration for 3-4 participants from the same organization
20% off each registration for 5-9 participants from the same organization
30% off each registration for 10 or more participants from the same organization
Contact the ABSA office for details.

Confirmed, paid participants will be sent detailed information regarding the course approximately one week prior to the course. Substitutions allowed with notice by 4/28/2017. There is a 15% processing fee for cancellations prior to 4/28/2017. Cancellations between 4/29/2017 and 5/3/2017 will be refunded at 50% of the course fee. No refunds after 5/4/2017.

The links to the various invitations for the course will be unique to the user and cannot be shared. The links are for single, individual use only. If more than one occurrence of an individual’s name is on the attendee list for the webinar through GoToWebinar, all instances of that person’s name will be removed from the webinar with no refund. The webinar and its associated links are for single, individual use only.