Providing Quality Continuing Education for Clinical Microbiologists

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Current SWACM Workshops


Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Reporting Do’s & Don’ts

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

12:30-4:15 pm
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

OU Medical Center
Samis Education Center
Level B Conference Room B1-2
1200 N. Children’s (Phillips) Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Guest Speaker:
Audrey N. Schuetz, MD, MPH, D(ABMM)

Becton Dickinson

Download the Brochure for more information

Past Workshops


Download Handout from a recent workshop - with thanks to Accelerate Diagnostics

Guardians of the Antibiotics - Microbiology’s Role in Stewardship



Download Handouts from a past Workshop:

“Guide and Helpful Tools for Implementing IQCP”

A Guide and Helpful Tools for Implementing IQCP July 28, 2015


Developing an Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP) For Cepheid’s GeneXpert® Diagnostic Systems


APPENDIX A: Sample Fishbone Diagram for Xpert Testing Process


APPENDIX B: Sample Risk Assessment for Cepheid GeneXpert Tests


GeneXpert® Quality Control Features for All Cepheid Xpert® Assays



We have some downloadable handouts from this workshop also:

Validation and Verification of Tests in the Microbiology Laboratory
Guest Speaker:
Michael Loeffelholz, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, Texas


Validation of Microbiology Tests


Verification of Microbiology Tests


Case Studies, or “Verification Vignettes”





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