05/12/2023: Lab Update: Join the next Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS) Call on Monday, May 15 at 3:00 PM ET

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Laboratory and Testing Professionals

Level: Laboratory Update

On Monday, May 15, from 3:00-4:00 PM ET, the Division of Laboratory Systems will host a call to discuss hot topics and to solicit the laboratory community’s questions about emergency preparedness and response. The Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS) Calls typically take place on the third Monday of each month and are scheduled for one hour. The next call is scheduled for Monday, June 26.

Please see below for agenda and Zoom information. Attendance for this call is limited to 5,000 participants, but audio, transcripts, and slides will be posted online by the following Monday.

To submit a question for consideration, email DLSinquiries@cdc.gov in advance or use the Question & Answer (Q&A) function in Zoom during the call.

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For questions, contact us at LOCS@cdc.gov.

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The Laboratory Outreach Communication System

Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS) | Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS)

Office of Laboratory Science and Safety (OLSS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)




    • Welcome
      Sean Courtney, CDC Division of Laboratory Systems
    • Avian Influenza Update
      Carrie Reed and John Barnes, CDC Influenza Division
    • Marburg Virus Disease Update
      Christine Kosmos, CDC Marburg Domestic Response
    • Aircraft Wastewater Surveillance for Early Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Variants
      Cindy Friedman, CDC Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
    • CLIA Post-PHE Guidance
      Sarah Bennett, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    • FDA Update
      Timothy Stenzel, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    Zoom Information

    To Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

    URL: https://cdc.zoomgov.com/j/1606392851?pwd=YVE3WEQrbC9VOXRlZ1lUSUg3SGJFQT09

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    To Join by Phone:

    Dial US: +1 669 254 5252 or +1 646 828 7666

    Webinar ID: 160 639 2851

    Passcode: 47503769

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