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Recommendations and New Updates for detection of C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhea

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Course Title: Recommendations and New Updates for detection of C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhea

Course Duration: 60 minutes

Webinar Date: December 10, 2014, 1:00PM EST

Registration Deadline: December 3, 2014

Course Description: The webinar will discuss the recently published Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Recommendations for the Laboratory-Based Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae”. This information replaces the 2002 recommendations “Screening Tests to Detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infections”. New recommendations regarding optimal specimen types, the use of tests to detect rectal and oropharyngeal C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhea (GC) infections, and when supplemental testing is indicated are essential updates from the 2002 document. This presentation will review the current recommendations as well as update technologic advances in the field of point of care and antibiotic resistant N. gonorrhoeae.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss guidelines to test Chlamydia and Neisseria gonorrhea infections.
  • Describe the correct safety methods in transporting Gonorrhea specimens to the state public health laboratory.
  • Discuss updated information on antibiotic resistance for Neisseria gonorrhea seen in the public health laboratory.

Speaker: John Papp, Ph.D.
Team Lead, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Reference and Research. Office of Infectious Diseases, NCHHSTP,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Course Launch: Please check your email for a confirmation letter that will contain the Adobe Connect Webinar link to access the course. You should receive this email approximately one week before the course.

Course Credits: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory Training Branch is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. This program is approved for 1.0 hour of P.A.C.E. ® credit.

This course has been approved for 1.0 contact hour in the category of Supervision/Administration,Quality Control/Quality Assurance,and Safety for Florida Laboratory Licensees.

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