Webinar: Microscopic Identification of Microbes in Primary Blood Smears

"Whether you work in Hematology, Microbiology or are a Generalist you could come across microbes in primary blood smears. Detecting microbes in primary blood is usually a critical value and should trigger additional actions. This webinar will be a review of the most common microbes you could encounter and their diagnostic features. We will discuss clinical factors that could support your diagnosis, limitations to this type of identification, and additional testing that may be recommended. Whether you report these identifications in your facility or refer to other facilities, the ability to recognize microbes in primary blood smears is critical for good patient care.

A certificate of participation will be granted to each participant based on 1.0 contact hours of instruction toward credit."

Astrix Webinar – Transforming Clinical Development via a Data Centric Platform Based Technology Approach

A webinar sponsored by Astrix 

Date:  Wednesday, January 19, 2021

Time:  1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST

Presenters from ResultWorks – An Astrix Business:

Susan Butler, Vice President, Consulting Services and Operations, ResultWorks

Bob O’Hara, Vice President, Business Development, ResultWorks


Clinical development organizations across life sciences have common challenges associated with aging and siloed technologies, changing trial paradigms, and ability to easily access and leverage clinical data assets. As demand for increased efficiency and access to data increase, the historic approach to building solutions within individual clinical development functions continues to create significant issues. This is further compounded by the increase in the number of vendors and partners involved in the process, the variety and volume of clinical data used in analyses, and limited capabilities to leverage emerging technologies. These factors hinder the ability to rapidly analyze clinical and real world data to drive insights and outcomes and bring medicines to patients faster.

Aligning sponsors and stakeholders on a strategy and vision for the future is critical to the transformation and provides strategic direction to the development of the strategy as well as downstream IT portfolio decision making. Ideally, the strategy should enable a data-centric platform-based strategy, ensure core and emerging capabilities are supported through modern technologies and architectures, and deliver a flexible and agile roadmap that drives value based on business priorities.

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • Common technology challenges across clinical development
  • What is a data centric platform-based approach?
  • Capturing business and technical capabilities leading to stakeholder alignment on an actionable clinical technical strategy

Webinar: Empower CDS Validation: The Next Phase

"During the pandemic, many labs implemented and validated Waters Empower CDS to gain efficiencies and increase remote work capability. Unfortunately, harmonization of processes got deferred until the “next phase” and only the functionality needed immediately was implemented. Some even purchased the vendor validation documentation and consider the system validated.

If any of that sounds familiar to your lab, now is the time for your Empower CDS validation’s 'next phase' to make sure it is complete and compliant.

In one hour, you will learn how to assess the current state of your Empower CDS implementation and validation and plan for your 'next phase'."