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COVID-19

 

SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING THE DEMANDS OF THE COVID-19 PEAKS

In this webinar, Deepak Mohan, MD, FCAP, FASCP, discusses the major challenges health systems are facing during this COVID-19 pandemic. He also presents on which diagnostic tools are providing valuable insights and what specific actions labs need to take today to help clinicians and patients.

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    Deepak Mohan
    Dr. Mohan is a pathologist in French Camp, CA. and is affiliated with San Joaquin General Hospital. He specializes in anatomic pathology and has been in practice for 16 years. 
     
    He received his medical degree from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and completed his Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and his Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.
     
                      
    Original Event: April 14, 2020. Content, perspectives and studies shared within this webinar are based on knowledge known as of April 10, 2020.
      
     
     

     


     

    SHORTENING THE TAIL OF THE COVID-19 CRISIS: STRATEGIES TO SHRINK THE TIMELINE OF THE PANDEMIC

    In this webinar, Dr. Robert DeCresce, Director, Rush Medical Laboratories and Chair of Rush Health discusses how the role of the laboratorian has evolved during this crisis and the latest tools at their disposal. Dr. DeCresce also presents on the progression of testing from the original CDC test to the latest antibody testing that Rush University Medical Center is currently using to test their patients, employees and their communities.

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      Dr. Robert DeCresce
      Dr. Robert P. DeCresce, received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and specializes in clinical pathology. Dr. DeCresce is director of Rush Medical Laboratories and acting director of the Rush University Cancer Center. He served as president of the Rush medical staff and has been a member of the Rush University Medical Center Board of Trustees.
       
                                   
      Original Event: April 28, 2020. Content, perspectives and studies shared within this webinar are based on knowledge known as of April 24, 2020.
        
        
       
       
       

       


       

      CREATING CLINICAL ENGAGEMENT IN DISCRETE PANDEMIC PHASES

      In this webinar, Dr. Laposata, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston discusses the most commonly encountered factors that increase the risk of becoming infected and seriously ill with SARS-CoV-2 infection. He also discusses cross-reactivity between SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses and the sensitivity of tests to detect active SARS-CoV-2 infection and Interpretation of PCR, IgM and IgG results.

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        Dr. Laposata
        Dr. Laposata, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. Dr. Laposata received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship and residency in Laboratory Medicine (Clinical Pathology) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
         
                          
        Original Event: May 5, 2020. Content, perspectives and studies shared within this webinar are based on knowledge known as of May 4, 2020.
          
         
         
         
         

         

        Infectious Disease

         

        IMPACT OF GLOBAL VIRAL SURVEILLANCE ON DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS

        When disease-causing viruses (e.g. hepatitis B) mutate, there is a risk of being unable to detect them for diagnosis and monitoring, as well as the risk that the treatment response to current medications may be lessened. Therefore, viral genetic diversity has the potential to impact a vast number of healthcare touchpoints.

        Abbott is constantly searching for new ways to improve people's health. A critical success factor involves monitoring retroviruses and hepatitis viruses from around the globe with a surveillance program, to help ensure laboratory tests continue to accurately detect divergent virsuses, regardless of where they are acquired. Since 1994, Abbott's Global Viral Surveillance Program has been at the forefront of viral surveillance continually  evolving to impact the development of next generation solutions.


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          Gavin A. Cloherty, PHD
          Head of Infectious Disease Research,  Abbott Diagnostics

          Gavin A. Cloherty, graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he received his Ph.D in molecular biology and a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and zoology. He provides scientific leadership in the area of infectious disease diagnostics by leading groundbreaking clinical studies on hepatitis and HIV. As one of the top experts in the field, his innovative research is changing the way infectious diseases are being diagnosed to help improve patient outcomes.

          Gavin has 20 years of experience with Abbott and leads a team of scientists in the study of HIV and hepatitis related discoveries, Gavin leads a team that recently identified unique hepatitis E recombinant strains in humans, uncovered unexpectedly high prevalence of hepatitis Delta in countries such as Cameroon, and identified strains of the newly discovered HPgV-2 in samples from around the world.

          Throughout his career Gavin has published numerous abstracts, posters, and manuscripts. He has established numerous partnerships with commercial organizations, ministries of health and government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is a member of numerous professional and scientific societies, including the International AIDS Society and the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease. 
           
           
                                    
           
          LEARNING OBJECTIVES
          • Understand the evolution of the Global Viral Surveillance Program and find out what's new
          • Discover the impact of viral surveillance on past, present and future laboratory diagnostic tools
          • Understand how you can get involved in the program

           

          WHO SHOULD WATCH
          • Laboratorians
          • Clinicians
            
           
           

           


           

          HEPATITIS C ELIMINATION STARTS WITH DIAGNOSIS

          How do you eliminate a disease that 95% of people don't know they have?

          Hepatitis C is called a silent killer because it often goes unnoticed for decades until serious liver damage has occurred. Diagnosing infected individuals is the first step in preventing the spread of Hepatitis C to others, in linking patients to curative therapies, and in driving overall awareness.

          A healthier future without Hepatitis C is now possible, through innovations in science and technology. Watch the educational webinar to learn how clinical laboratory advancements can help make elimination a reality.


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            Jean-Michel Pawlotsky
            Professor of Medicine at the University of Paris-Est.
            Prof. Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, MD, PhD is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Paris-Est., Director of the National Reference Center for Viral Hepatitis B, C, and D, Director of the Department of Virology at the Henri Mondor University Hospital in Créteil France, Director of the Academic Department Viruses, Immunity, and Cancers. 
             
             
                              
             
            LEARNING OBJECTIVES
            • Discuss the importance of the clinical laboratory in reaching the World Health Organization’s elimination goals
            • Understand recent guideline advancements that support Hepatitis C elimination
            • Describe simplified diagnostic processes that support improved access to care

             

            WHO SHOULD WATCH
            • Laboratorians
            • Clinicians
              
             
             

             


             

            Live seminar: IfCC Euromedlab 2019 

            TACKLING HEPATITIS C ELIMINATION — 
            ARE WE FLYING BLIND?

            The world health organization (WHO) published its first global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis in May 2016. The following year WHO reported that only about 20% of people with chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) were thought to be aware of their disease, and only a small fraction of those diagnosed are receiving treatment. WHO describes these and global Hepatitis B virus (HBV) estimates as “preliminary”. To remedy the situation, national governments need to do much more to meet their monitoring responsibilities in relation to viral hepatitis, a group of diseases that claims more lives annually than HIV or malaria do.

            Without reliable information about the extent of the problem, and about the impact of interventions to mitigate the problem, it is not possible for health systems to determine how to best allocate their always-limited resources. Large knowledge gaps regarding disease epidemiology and intervention coverage may seem to be characteristic of resource-limited countries.

            However, some of the most affluent countries in the world are unprepared to carry out the kind of evidence-based decision making that will be required to achieve the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. This problem is partly reflective of how HCV infection manifests – often with a decades-long asymptomatic period during which liver deterioration progresses unnoticed. Yet monitoring the disease is not the greatest obstacle to progress against the global the epidemic. The greatest obstacle is government inaction, as reflected by the fact that globally less than half of all WHO member states report having viral hepatitis strategies or plans and only 12 are on track for elimination. Eliminating HCV as a public health threat is feasible – but only with greater attention to health systems. This presentation will review the main components of a people-centred health systems approach to viral hepatitis elimination.



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              Dr.  Jeffrey Lazarus
              Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Spain
               
               
                                                                                                                                                  
               
              LEARNING OBJECTIVES
              • The laboratory has a central role in the health care system, and often provides critically important information to the health care professional.
              • In this workshop, presented at EuroMedLab 2019, approaches to ensure HCV elimination are discussed.  You will learn about novel approaches to meet WHO targets for HCV elimination.

               

              WHO SHOULD WATCH
              • Laboratorians
              • Clinicians
                
               
               

               

              Cardiac

               

              RISK STRATIFICATION OF APPARENTLY HEALTHY POPULATION WITH ARCHITECT STAT HIGH SENSITIVE TROPONIN-I

              In this webinar you will hear about a recently CE marked application for ARCHITECT STAT High Sensitive Troponin I, that aids in providing greater accuracy for estimation of risk for future cardiac events in apparently healthy people, when used in conjunction with clinical and diagnostics findings. Risk is classified as low, moderate or elevated and use of ARCHITECT STAT High Sensitive Troponin I, is supported by a large body of evidence. This simple blood test can aid in earlier intervention for high risk patients and may avoid unnecessary tests and treatments in low risk patients. ARCHITECT STAT High Sensitive Troponin I, is well known to many through its use in Emergency Departments where it has been trusted for many years to rule in or rule out Myocardial Infarction. This latest application sets the stage to support tackling the cardiovascular disease burden through prevention.


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                Gillian Murtagh, MD
                Associate Medical Director, Abbott Diagnostics
                Dr. Murtagh is Associate Medical Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs for Abbott Diagnostics. Dr. Murtagh directs and implements clinical research activities, internal and external educational programs and business development projects in the cardiac space. Dr. Murtagh received her MD from Trinity College Dublin in 2003 before completing residency in Internal Medicine and specialty training in Cardiology (Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging and Cardio-Oncology at Northwestern Memorial and the University of Chicago). Dr. Murtagh has been involved in cardiovascular biomarker research for over ten years. She was co-chair of the ACC Working Group in Cardio-Oncology and has authored and co-authored multiple publications on biomarkers and imaging. She joined Abbott Diagnostics Division as Associate Medical Director in 2015 
                 
                 
                                                                                                                                                       
                 
                LEARNING OBJECTIVES
                • Understand the limitations of current risk assessment tools
                • Understand how addition of ARCHITECT STAT High Sensitive Troponin I into assessment algorithms can assist in predicting risk
                • Understand how addition of ARCHITECT STAT High Sensitive Troponin I into assessment algorithms can assist in earlier patient management for those at high risk
                • Understand how addition of ARCHITECT STAT High Sensitive Troponin I into assessment algorithms can assist in avoiding unnecessary tests and treatments in low risk patients
                • Understand how addition of ARCHITECT STAT High Sensitive Troponin I into assessment algorithms can assist in reducing the growing cost burden of cardiovascular disease
                • Understand the body of evidence

                 

                WHO SHOULD WATCH
                • Laboratorians
                • Endocrinologists
                • Clinicians
                • Metabolic Specialists
                  

                 

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