Certificate Program

Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications of Flow Cytometry Certificate Program 2017

  • Credit: 12.0 ACCENT
  • Level: Intermediate

Price: $550.00

Member Price: $275.00

DESCRIPTION

Earn 12 ACCENT® continuing education credits and a certificate of completion for successfully completing the program before the access end date.

The program is composed of six courses, listed below. Each course can be completed online in approximately 1-2 hours and contains a lecture, reference materials and a quiz. Some include additional required readings. Communicate questions or comments using the program discussion board.

  • Basic Theory and Clinical Applications in Flow Cytometry
  • Introduction to Quality Control and Quality Assurance in Flow Cytometry
  • Flow Cytometry Protocols for Immunophenotyping
  • Flow Cytometry for the Analysis of Hematopoietic Neoplasias
  • Flow Cytometry for the Diagnosis of Primary Immunodeficiencies
  • Flow Cytometry in Transplantation: Antibody Screening and Crossmatching

Certificates of completion are awarded online upon successful completion of the program. Graduates are recognized on a register located on the certificate program web page.

Please note that the completion of an online certificate program should be listed within the education section of a resume or CV. It is not equivalent to completing a board certification process.

SPEAKER PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION

The applications of flow cytometry are broad and it can be used across a variety of medical areas. One advantage of flow cytometry is a high level of sensitivity compared with other conventional methods of analysis.

This a basic to intermediate-level online certificate program, which will provide participants with essential knowledge about the use of flow cytometry as a diagnostic tool for the identification of various human diseases. It is intended for laboratory professionals (medical technologists, laboratory managers, laboratory directors), pathologists, core flow cytometry operators, and research scientists who are using flow cytometry in their research. Participants will learn the basics of flow cytometry and how it can be used for diagnosis.

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles of flow cytometry
  • Discuss the regulatory requirements for quality control in flow cytometric assays
  • Understand the technical and software requirements for designing of flow cytometric protocols for diagnostic purposes
  • Explain the use of flow cytometry in immune-mediated disorders

These expert faculty developed and contributed content to the program:

  • Gabriella Lakos, MD, PhD, Faculty Chair
    Inova Diagnostics Inc, San Diego, CA
  • Vijaya Nagabhushanam, PhD, Faculty Chair
    National Jewish Health, Denver, CO
  • Evan Ntrivalas, MD, PhD, HCLD(ABB), D(ABMLI), Faculty Chair
    Foundation for Blood Research, Scarborough, ME
  • Roshini Abraham, PhD, D(ABMLI), FAAAAI
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Antony Bakke, PhD, D(ABMLI)
    Clarient, A GE Healthcare Company
  • Lawrence Eck
    NeoGenomics Laboratories, Fort Myers, FL
  • Roberta Montgomery, MLS, MLS(ASCP)SI
    Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Susan Orton, PhD, D(ABMLI)
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • John Schmitz, PhD
    University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

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Enrollment Details

Open Enrollment until December 31, 2017
Program Access from January 1, 2017 until July 15, 2018

Fee: $275 AACC Member/$550 Non-member

Course Number: 11234

12 ACCENT® continuing education credits

  • If you purchase the program on our website, order processing is immediate.
  • If you purchase the program over the telephone, order processing will take 3-4 business days.
  • If you purchase the program via US Post or fax, please allow 2 weeks for order processing.
  • In all cases, program access information will be sent in an email titled AACC Order Confirmation once the order process is complete. Haven’t received your access information? We recommend checking your Spam/Junk Mail in case the confirmation email is filtered there. If you cannot locate the email, please contact AACC Customer Service.

Accreditation

ACCENT® credit is offered. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education for clinical laboratory scientists in the states of California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

Internet Access and Browser Information

You must have Internet access and Internet browser software installed on your computer to view the e-learning materials in this course, as well as Adobe Reader. We recommend the following Internet browsers and browser settings.

  •     Internet Explorer version 11 or higher
  •     Mozilla Firefox version 33 or higher
  •     Google Chrome version 36 or higher
  •     Apple Safari version 6 or higher

Audio Speakers

You will need speakers attached to your computer to hear the audio files associated with some of the course materials.

Screen Resolution

For best viewing, your screen resolution should be 1024 x 768 or higher.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and refunds are not available for e-learning courses.

Registration/Order Form

1/1/2017 12:00 AM Until 12/31/2017 11:59 PM

Registration Form (PDF Format)

This basic to intermediate-level program provides essential knowledge about the use of flow cytometry as a diagnostic tool for the identification of various human diseases. It is intended for laboratory professionals. Program courses are: Basic Theory and Clinical Applications in Flow Cytometry, Introduction to Quality Control and Quality Assurance in Flow Cytometry, Flow Cytometry Protocols for Immunophenotyping, Flow Cytometry for the Analysis of Hematopoietic Neoplasias, Flow Cytometry for the Diagnosis of Primary Immunodeficiencies, and Flow Cytometry in Transplantation: Antibody Screening and Crossmatching.

Sponsors and Supporters

This program is sponsored by the AACC Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology Division and developed in cooperation with AMLI.