03/19/2020: Lab Advisory: CDC to Convene Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Weekly Calls beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM EDT

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Laboratory Advisory

CDC to Convene Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Weekly Calls Beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM EDT

On Monday, March 23, at 3:00 PM EDT, CDC’s Division of Laboratory Systems will convene a weekly call with clinical laboratories to discuss the nation’s clinical laboratory response to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This call is the first of a series of weekly calls the division will host to discuss hot topics and to solicit the laboratory community’s questions about the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Calls will take place every Monday at 3:00 PM ET. For Monday’s call, join online or dial in using the Zoom information below.

Please refer to the attached agenda for an outline of our first call. If you have questions you would like to submit for consideration, please email DLSinquiries@cdc.gov in advance or enter them into the chat box in Zoom during the call.

We hope you will join us on Monday. Encourage your clinical laboratory partners and colleagues to join the call as well by sharing this message today.

Online resources:

If you have any questions, please contact us at LOCS@cdc.gov.

Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Call Agenda
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Webinar ID: 327 712 608

929-205-6099/Code: 327712608# US (New York)

312-626-6799/Code: 327712608# US (Chicago)

Monday, March 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM EDT

Welcome and Introductions

  • Jasmine Chaitram, CDC Division of Laboratory Systems

CDC Laboratory Response Team

  • Wendi Kuhnert-Tallman, CDC Laboratory Task Force

FDA Guidance for Validating Tests for COVID-19

  • Tim Stenzel, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

CLIA During Emergencies

  • Karen Dyer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Case Investigations and Reporting Results to State Health Departments

  • Janet Hamilton, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)

Coordinating with Public Health Laboratories

  • Scott Becker, Association for Public Health Laboratories (APHL)

Practicing Laboratory Biosafety When Testing or Processing Specimens

  • Bill Arndt, CDC Division of Laboratory Systems

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