Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis: Infectious Diseases

Program

9:00 am —  Participants Login

9:20 am — Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:30 am — Emerging Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases: Presenter: Bijay Jha, PhD

10:30 am — Robotics in the Fight Against Infectious Diseases: Presenter: Melvilí Cintrón, PhD, D(ABMM)

11:30 am — Break

12:00 pm — Advances in Early HIV Detection and Disease Monitoring: Presenter: Hana Fukuto, PhD, SMB(ASCP)CM

1:00 pm — Molecular Tools for Tuberculosis Testing: Presenter: Gloria Viboud, PhD, SM(ASCP)MB

2:00 pm — Participants receive program evaluation information

 

Accreditation

Clinical Laboratory Practitioners:

This continuing medical laboratory education activity is recognized by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) for four (4) CMLE credits. ASCP CMLE credits are acceptable for the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Maintenance Program.

All Other Healthcare Professionals:

Will receive a general certificate of attendance. Please check with your accreditation board with respect to receiving credit for this program.

Online Physical Therapy Treatment

6:00 pm — “How Online Physical Therapy Works: Is it Effective?”:

Presenter: Dr. Karena Wu, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CKTP, CPI, FAAOMPT

Descriptive Summary:
Physical Therapy is the treatment of a disease or injury using physical methods. Physical methods include hands on application, strengthening, stability or stretching exercises, neuromuscular re-education and modalities. Physical Therapy is considered conservative care and can help people recover from injury or manage a condition without the use of drugs or other invasive treatments. Physical Therapy is typically done in person at a clinic, in the hospital, in the person’s home or over telehealth. Telehealth visits or consultations over audio or video calls have increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic which restricted people’s ability to receive treatment in person. Telehealth is done over the internet using multiple platforms to connect with the patient. Platforms should be HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act) compliant and scheduling is similar to in person visits. Telehealth is a lesser known avenue of receiving physical therapy but has increased in use due to the pandemic. Telehealth can be hugely beneficial for patients in helping them manage and recover from illness or injury, reduce pain, maintain/restore motion, strength and flexibility, avoid surgery and prevent reinjury.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Define Physical Therapy and identify the subtypes;
  2. Understand how Telehealth works;
  3. Understand the differences between in-person versus telehealth;
  4. Understand the benefits of Telehealth

 

7:30 pm — “The Challenge of Change: Post-COVID-19 Physical Therapy”:

Presenter: Dr. Dakshesh Sanghavi, PT, DPT, MS

Descriptive Summary:
“Change is the only constant” – is an oft used adage that COVID-19 proved was so accurate.

This presentation will provide an overview of the disruption to Physical Therapy practice that COVID-19 epidemic has caused. It will also discuss the ways in which physical therapist services were changed and how the practitioners have adapted and altered their approach. Rising stress, decreased caseloads, utilizing PPE and adopting telehealth are all changes that the pandemic urged us to adopt and adapt. Telehealth usage zoomed drastically in healthcare and PTs were quick to join this trend and effectively use it to provide much needed care to the patients.

Also discussed will be several outcome measures that APTA has formed to describe the trajectory of recovery from COVID-19.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Be aware 1. Be aware of how COVID-19 has disrupted Physical Therapy practice;
  2. Understand practice and workforce limitations that COVID-19 imposed;
  3. Understand Telehealth and its implications to PT practice;
  4. Be aware of Core Outcome Measures that APTA has developed to assess impact of PT on patients with COVID-19.

9:00 pm — Participants receive program evaluation information

The Clinical Laboratory Perspective on COVID-19

Program

9:00 am — Login

9:20 am — Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:30 am — “Responding to COVID-19: Critical Role of Clinical Lab Practitioners”:  Silvia G. Spitzer, PhD, HCLD (ABB)

10:15 am — “COVID Lab Safety Protocols”:  Teneka Jean-Louis, PhD / Mindy Leelawong, PhD

11:00 am — “Immunity: Antibody Tests, Antibody Detection”:  Rebecca M. Marrero Rolon, MD, D(ABMM)

11:45 am — BREAK

12:15 pm — “Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Testing: COVID-19”:  Erika Orner, PhD

1:00 pm — “Isolating and Identifying COVID-19 Strains”:  Daniel Seth Fierer, MD

2:00 pm — Participants Receive Program Evaluation Information

 

Accreditation

Clinical Laboratory Practitioners: This continuing medical laboratory education activity is recognized by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) for four (4) CMLE credits. ASCP CMLE credits are acceptable for the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Maintenance Program.

Other Healthcare Professionals: All other healthcare professionals in attendance will receive a general certificate of attendance. Please check with your accreditation board with respect to receiving credit for this program.

Current Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Covid-19 Perspectives

A Five-Hour Seminar for Perioperative Techs (Surgical Techs, Central Sterile Techs, and Anesthesia Techs)

8:00 am – Participants Login

8:30 am — Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

9:30 am — Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

10:30 am — Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery

12:00 pm — Changing Surgical Care in the Time of COVID-19

12:45 pm — Panel Discussion: COVID-19 and the Perioperative Team

2:00 pm – Program Concludes

 

ACCREDITATION:

Surgical Technologists/Technicians:

This course is approved by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) for five (5) continuing education credits.

Central Sterile Technicians:

This course is approved by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) for five (5) continuing education credits.

Anesthesia Technologists/Technicians:

This course is approved by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) for two (2) continuing education credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals:

All other healthcare professional will receive a general certificate of attendance. Please check with your accreditation board with respect to receiving credit for this program.