Laboratory Training and Workshops
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Laboratory Response Network (LRN) Workshop
Presented by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Laboratory Services.
Brought to you at NO CHARGE* by the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant. Lunch Provided. Lodging and Travel Expenses are not covered.
The Laboratory Response Network (LRN) workshop is a full-day, intermediate level workshop that covers a variety of laboratory topics geared for those working in sentinel laboratories. Presentation topics have been selected from suggestions from laboratorians all across the state.
2023 Topics include: · MPox · Preparedness · Tuberculosis · ARLN · Alpha Gal · BT Case Studies
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Laboratory Technicians working in Sentinel / Microbiology Laboratories in Tennessee.
· Renee Johnson, MLS(ASCP), Bioterrorism Coordinator
· Russell Bowden, MSHSA, MT, Outreach Coordinator
· Rolinda Bailey, MLS(ASCP), Safety Officer
LOCATIONS/DATES: (All workshops will be held from 8:30 am - 3:15 pm local time)
· Jackson, TN | Wednesday, June 28, 2023 (Registration deadline 6/12/23) | Flyer
· Knoxville, TN | Thursday, July 27, 2023 (Registration deadline 7/10/2023) | Flyer
· Nashville, TN | Wednesday, August 9, 2023 (Registration deadline 7/31/2023) | Flyer
· Click on the location of the workshop you would like to attend above.
· Limited seats available for each date/location.
· Registration will close when capacity is reached or at 5 pm (CT) on the registration deadline listed above.
TDH Laboratory Services is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. Attendees will receive 6.0 hours of P.A.C.E. ® CE for participation in this program. Partial credit will not be awarded. Program Numbers, 429-105-23, 429-106-23, and 429-107-23.
Bio-Threat Preparedness: Rule Out Refer Workshop
This intermediate-level workshop focuses on practical methods that clinical microbiology laboratories can use to remain alert for the agents of bioterrorism. Participants will learn about surveillance and evaluation procedures that can be integrated into the routine work of the clinical microbiology lab. Procedures for the referral of suspect cases will also be discussed. In this hands-on course, following appropriate safety precautions, participants will examine actual cultures and organisms in a laboratory setting.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the role of the clinical lab in discovering organisms targeted for use in acts of bioterrorism.
- Explain the safety implications of handling suspected organisms in clinical specimens and isolates.
- Describe the clinical and laboratory features of the primary agents likely to be involved in a bioterrorist event, including anthrax, plague, botulism, tularemia, brucellosis, melioidosis and glanders.
- Recognize culture, staining and biochemical characteristics of bioterrorism organisms.
- Apply information presented in clinical scenarios in order to avoid identification pitfalls.
- Explain select agent regulations and their impact on clinical laboratories.
This intermediate-level workshop is designed for Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Laboratory Technicians working in sentinel/microbiology laboratories. Admission preference will be given to those working in sentinel/microbiological laboratories in TN.
- Thursday, May 11, 2023 (flyer)
- Friday, May 12, 2023 (flyer)
- Thursday, October 26, 2023 (flyer)
- Friday, October 27, 2023 (flyer)
Registration is required. To register, click on the date listed above. Registration will close 2 weeks before the workshop date.
Limited seats are available for each date. Do not register for multiple dates. Please contact TDH Lab Training (LabTraining.Health@tn.gov) to cancel or change your registration.
Infectious Substance Packing and Shipping Training
Packing and Shipping Dangerous Goods: What the Laboratory Staff Must Know (CDC Lab Training)
Infectious Substance Packing and Shipping Resources and Guidance
PHMSA Notice of Enforcement Policy Regarding International Standards - November 2022
TDH Infectious Substance Packing and Shipping Guidance
U.S. DOT Hazardous Materials Outreach & Engagement
APHL Packing and Shipping Guidance for Biological Substances, Category B Specimens
IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
CDC Packing and Shipping Job Aids
- DOT (Ground) Classification Job Aid
- IATA (FedEx, UPS) Classification Job Aid
- Packing Category A, and B, and Exempt Human or Exempt Animal Specimens Job Aid
- Labeling, Marking, and Documenting Requirements Job Aid
- Shipping Papers Job Aid
- SARS-CoV-2 Specimens
Infectious Substance Training Guidance
APHL Packing and Shipping Infectious Substances Training Requirements Job Aid
NEW! IATA Dangerous Goods Training Guidance Effective 1/2023
U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Outreach & Engagement
Is It Malaria? Blood Borne Parasites That Cause Malaria Disease
Recorded Presentation September 2021 No Continuing Education Available
Malaria Preparation of Blood Smears Job Aid
CDC Laboratory Training
CDC Laboratory Training offers numerous on demand training modules.
Topics include: COVID-19, Diagnostic Testing, Preparedness, Core Science, Safety, Informatics, and Packing and Shipping.
CDC Laboratory Training also offers many Laboratory Job Aids!
CDC TRAIN is a gateway into the TRAIN Learning Network, the most comprehensive catalog of public health training opportunities.
TRAIN is a free service for learners from the Public Health Foundation.
CDC TRAIN provides access to more than 1,000 courses developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) programs, grantees, and other funded partners.
Courses offered by CDC course providers have been approved and verified by CDC.
CDC OneLab Reach
A learning management system for clinical and public health professionals!
Free COVID-19 Laboratory Education and Training
Access free laboratory resources through CDC's Rapid Education and Capacity-building Hub (REACH)
APHL Training Portal
New digital repository for online courses and some archived webinars. Y
ou can view and enroll in a range of free training courses, from Laboratory Ethics to Tuberculosis Specimen Handling.
The portal tracks course progress and enables you to complete training on your own schedule.
APHL Laboratory Training
APHL offers educational opportunities including conferences, meetings, webinars, and workshops.
On-demand training opportunites are also available.