Webinar: What Does Lab Data Management Mean to My Lab?

"All organizations can benefit from increased access to, and better insights from, their lab data. But those benefits will look different to each lab depending on the maturity level of their organization’s laboratory data management strategy. As that strategy matures over time, how do you continue to get the most value at each step and capitalize on your data with easily extractable insights?

In one hour, join our strategic services expert as they explore examples of lab data management strategies at each level of maturity and the specific steps our clients have taken to derive more value from their data at each step along the way. Learn how to recognize where your organization is on the lab data management maturity continuum, and gain insights on how to move forward and see business value from the full breadth of your data."

Webinar: Automated sample preparation for reproducible clinical proteomics

"Mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomic technologies are increasingly applied in a clinical context for disease classification and diagnostics, however their standardized use is still prevented by several bottlenecks in sample handling. Here, I will present how we integrated AFA-based ultrasonication in an automated proteomic workflow to enable routine, robust and comprehensive proteome analysis with minimal hands-on time. This can be applied to cells, fresh tissue and FFPE tissue, thus spanning the full range of clinical sample types and indicating universal utility. Moreover, 96 samples can be processed simultaneously, ensuring throughput under standardized conditions. Sensitivity of the approach will be shown from low-input experiments starting from 100-1000 cells. Data will be shown of the implementation of this pipeline to a cohort of 96 ependymoma tumor samples, where we integrated the obtained proteomic data with other omics layers allowing individualized molecular profiling and disease sub-classification."

Digital Roundtable Event – Why Legacy Systems Aren’t Suitable for Modern Biopharma

"Join us for an interesting roundtable discussion around why a legacy systems approach isn’t suitable for modern biopharma. Legacy systems don’t support the digital data backbone required for drug development and biopharma organizations have been resorting to customization because their needs aren’t being met by commercially available software. Experts from Astrix, Scitara and IDBS will share insight from experiences close to customers."

Webinar: Clinical Recommendations for Adenovirus Testing and Reporting of Children with Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a cluster of children identified with hepatitis and adenovirus infection. CDC has recommended that U.S. clinicians who encounter pediatric patients with hepatitis of unknown etiology to consider adenovirus testing and to report such cases to state public health authorities and CDC. While there have been case reports of hepatitis in immunocompromised children with adenovirus type 41 infection in the past, adenovirus type 41 is not known to be a cause of hepatitis in otherwise healthy children. More common causes for hepatitis have been ruled out. During this COCA Call, presenters will discuss the unknown etiology of patients under investigation, progress of the investigation, and how clinicians can continue to support these efforts through testing and reporting."

Webinar: The Future of Nursing and the Role of Informatics

"Dr. Vicky Tiase, member of the National Academy of Medicine's Future of Nursing 2030 Committee and the appointed informatics expert, will share the study's recommendations and discuss the role of nursing informatics in advancing the report's vision, including the role of nurses in addressing health inequities and improving health and well-being for all."

Webinar: Practical and Effective Solutions to Achieve Diagnostic and Antibiotic Stewardship

"In September 2021, a CDC report found that hospital-acquired infections have increased significantly in 2020 after years of steady decline. Standard infection prevention practices have been impacted by staffing shortages and chaotic work environments, which has subsequently created an environment that is susceptible for diagnostic errors. These factors indicate a troubling trend working against antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship efforts.

As a result, hospital and healthcare system leaders are re-focusing their attention on patient safety and quality outcomes—and trying to solve the problems of blood culture contamination, which can lead to a misdiagnosis of sepsis. With those goals in mind, a new webinar from Dark Daily will focus on practical and effective solutions designed to reduce the risk of antibiotic-related infections, antimicrobial resistance, and false-positive blood cultures.

Featuring a case study and live Q&A, the webinar will review the quality improvement (QI) project of a 425-bed academic medical center. We will examine the impact of a 90% reduction in blood culture contamination rates and the direct effect on antimicrobial stewardship efforts which resulted in a 31% reduction in vancomycin days of therapy (DOT)."

Webinar: AI in Clinical Practice – From Head to Toe

"While the term 'AI' is thrown around freely, do you really know why it’s needed? Learn about existing AI-based applications across broad range of modalities from head to toe. Then hear about current limitations and future developments in this growing field."

NOTE: "SIIM Members are eligible to receive 1.0 hour SIIM IIP CE towards ABII certification and recertification for the live as well as the recorded webinar. Non-members can earn 1.0 hour SIIM IIP CE by purchasing the webinar for $25."

Webinar: Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention: The Past, Present, and Future

"In this session, we will review current laboratory practices used in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and associated metabolic conditions. We will also explore new diagnostic tools and preventative therapies to reverse the epidemic trend in the United States.

Learning Objectives

* Generalize the recent trend in diagnosed diabetes mellitus cases, including contributing factors such as COVID.
* Review current classification of diabetes mellitus, American Diabetes Association’s diagnostic criteria and testing methods.
* Describe emerging diagnostic tools, therapeutics, and preventative treatments for pre-diabetes, diabetes, and its related disorders."

ResultWorks Webinar – A Case Study in Addressing the T Cell Tracking Challenges in Clinical Trials

Date:  Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 2:30 pm ET Company: ResultWorks Presenter: Bob O’Hara, Vice President, ResultWorks Overview: Paragraph or two about your problem statement for the webcast. The personalized nature of cell therapies means that organizations are required by regulators to demonstrate end-to-end visibility across the product supply chain, ensuring chain of custody, identity, and condition. […]

Webinar: Speed up process development by making more from your offline and online data

"Developed by Clariant, Sunliquid is an innovative and sustainable technology used to produce bio-ethanol. In this hour-long webinar, Clariant Group Leader Benjamin Fürst will introduce the process and describe how he and his team use modelling techniques to optimise fermentation processes.

Resources in process development for fermentation processes are always limited, often because of time constraints or the limited access to fermentation vessels. For this reason, optimal usage of the collected data is of paramount importance.

In this session, you will see how to maximise insights and understanding of the process by modelling data collected offline (like product titer and parameters of downstream processing) and online sensor data (such as pO2) in context of the Functional Data Explorer platform in JMP. The modelling approach is based on constant and functional factors and responses. Because of the limited design space, the new extrapolation control for the profiler plays an important role."

Webinar: Deploying SARS-CoV-2 wastewater monitoring in Kansas: A case study and adoption of high-throughput, automated sample processing

"The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the potential role that wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) can play in assessing aggregate community health. However, efforts to translate SARS-CoV-2 gene copy numbers obtained from wastewater samples into meaningful community health indicators are nascent. This work will highlight two efforts to promote the use of WBE: 1) comparison of SARS-CoV-2 wastewater measurements during a low-frequency and a high-frequency clinical testing period and 2) adoption of automated, high-throughput methods to enable state-wide monitoring in Kansas."

Webinar: Food Safety Tech Hazards Series: Listeria

"The CDC estimates that nearly 48 million people fall ill and 3000 people die annually as a result of foodborne illness. Listeria is a concern due to the high percentage of fatalities that occur as a result of contracting Listeriosis. Many of these cases are preventable. During this virtual event, experts will discuss tangible best practices in Listeria detection, mitigation and control."

Webinar: Food Safety Tech Hazards Series: Listeria

"The CDC estimates that nearly 48 million people fall ill and 3000 people die annually as a result of foodborne illness. Listeria is a concern due to the high percentage of fatalities that occur as a result of contracting Listeriosis. Many of these cases are preventable. During this virtual event, experts will discuss tangible best practices in Listeria detection, mitigation and control.

Learning Objectives:

* An overview of the occurrence of Listeria in food
* Monitoring and controlling Listeria monocytogenes in facilities
* Testing methods and emerging detection technologies
* Strategies in sanitation"

Webinar: Lab Vibration and Acoustics: It’s Not A Rock Concert

"Many of us have felt vibrations in a building. For example, you may have been sitting quietly working away at your desk, and a group of employees walks by. You felt the subtle vibration of the group as they passed, and it may have distracted you or stopped you from your work. This is similar to how vibration affects lab equipment. The vibration is transferred to the equipment, changing the testing or processes and even drastically affecting the outcomes.

Similarly, when working in an office environment, unwanted and startling noises can distract your concentration and can significantly impede your productivity. This also affects users in labs and, in many cases, impedes the function of noise-sensitive equipment, including very sensitive microscopes. Furthermore, labs with vivaria usually also need strict noise control to ensure that environmental factors do not disrupt the subjects’ behavior.

As the industry moves increasingly toward compact robotic automation, vibration control and treatment of acoustics are becoming a standard operating procedure in labs. In this webinar, lab design experts will weigh in on how to mitigate these issues and will provide strategies to improve and protect research outcomes."

Webinar: Leverage AI to Protect the Integrity of Your Laboratory’s Revenue Cycle

"Invisible revenue cycle compliance and performance threats are the largest risks to a healthcare organization’s financial integrity. If undetected, these lead to poor payer relationships, payer recoupments, lower revenue, fines, audits, adverse contractual agreements, and, unfortunately, low industry reputation. The sooner you detect these threats, the less damage they can do.

Thankfully, recent innovations in the healthcare financial space have leveled the playing field in favor of laboratory executives. With the real-world application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in the medical laboratory revenue cycle, laboratory executives can detect compliance and revenue performance threats in near-real-time, protecting their revenue performance and compliance, all while keeping existing investments in billing systems and revenue cycle management (RCM) partners. This may come as welcome news to laboratory executives who are caught in a costly reactive approach to lab claim denials, rejections, appeals, and other anomalies.

A new complimentary webinar from Dark Daily brings case examples of revenue management improvements gained from AI/ML in diagnostic laboratory billing, including compliance, operational key performance indicators, and actionable executive reporting. The free webinar will feature revenue cycle leaders who have leveraged advanced AI/ML to identify revenue performance and compliance opportunities, while proactively addressing and remediating financial issues that all labs face."

Webinar: Addressing the Laboratory Staffing Crisis—Expert Strategies to Recruit and Retain a Stronger Workforce

"Long before the pandemic, clinical laboratories were understaffed and tasked with an ever-increasing amount of demands as the industry shifted to a value-based care model. Now faced with the uncertainty of COVID-19 surges demanding more of an already strained system, recruiting and retaining staff has become harder than ever. These staffing challenges are due to a complex mix of burnouts, retirements, career changes, lack of qualified personnel, and other economic factors, but one issue remains clear—the clinical laboratory labor shortage has reached critical levels, and labs need to find better strategies to build and retain a stronger workforce. In this webinar, ARUP’s human resources and recruiting experts will discuss industry trends, successful strategies for recruiting the necessary staff to meet increased workloads, and creative tactics to retain and motivate current staff. Our experts will also answer questions from the webinar registrants to provide additional solutions on recruiting and retention."

Webinar: PFASsive: A Diffusion-Based Passive Sampler

"Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) have emerged as a concern at many sites as they are persistent, bioaccumulative, and have demonstrated toxicity in laboratory animals, therefore it is a critical need to understand their migration pathways and bioavailability for proper delineation and risk characterization. Although there are established grab sampling techniques available for PFAS, these capture the total concentration which may result in an overestimation of risk to human and ecological receptors. Passive sampling in sediment porewater and surface water is an accepted approach to assess bioavailability and risk through the dissolved phase of many known contaminants (i.e., PCBs, PAHs, pesticides, metals etc.). Given their partially water-soluble nature, a diffusion-based passive sampler is a good candidate for quantification of dissolved PFAS. This presentation will highlight both targeted and non-targeted results from in situ field testing of a novel passive sampler, SPFASsive, and compare these results with those obtained from traditional grab sampling."

Webinar: Using LIMS to Take Your Laboratory Paperless

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) enable more automated approaches to driving efficiency and best practices in the laboratory. This webinar explores the types of test and meta data that can be captured with each laboratory sample, and how this can be used to improve laboratory efficiency, drive work priorities, and enhance quality. We’ll cover: - […]