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Know Thy Lab Neighbor: Opportunities in Clinical Microbiology to Interface with Other Laboratory Disciplines

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Date:OCT.5.2022 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Level: Intermediate

Price: $0.00

Member Price: $0.00

Register for this webinar to learn how collaboration can help clinical microbiology laboratories improve patient outcomes. With your registration, you will have access to the recording on demand through October 31, 2023.


Collaborative approaches can help develop the quality and efficiency of the clinical microbiology laboratory with the goal of improving patient outcomes. The webinar will utilize real world examples to demonstrate collaborative strategies. It will also discuss how to capture data on the impact of these efforts and the importance of this approach in demonstrating the value of the laboratory.


This activity is designed for physicians, lab supervisors, lab directors (and/or assistant directors), lab managers (supervisory and/or non-supervisory), medical technologists, point-of-care coordinators, pathologists, toxicologists, fellows, residents, and other laboratory professionals overseeing/conducting within this topic.


At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify areas for improvement of the clinical microbiology laboratory that will directly impact patient care.
  • Develop proposals to collaborate with other laboratory specialties and medical disciplines to improve patient outcomes.
  • Collect data on impact of quality projects on patient outcomes/care that will demonstrate the value of the laboratory.


Linoj Samuel, PhDLinoj Samuel, PhD, D(ABMM)
Division Head, Clinical Microbiology
Henry Ford Health
Detroit, MI


AACC is dedicated to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. All participating planning committee members and faculty are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. The intent of this disclosure is to provide participants with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The following faculty reported the following relevant financial relationship(s) during the content development process for this activity:

  • Linoj Samuel, PhD, D(ABMM)
    Grant/Research Support: Specific Diagnostics


All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; AND/OR all scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.


This activity is approved for 1.0 ACCENT® continuing education credits. Activity ID# 4106. This activity was planned in accordance with ACCENT® Standards and Policies.


Verification of Participation certificates are provided to registered participants based on completion of the activity, in its entirety, and the activity evaluation. For questions regarding continuing education, please email [email protected].