Webinar: How and Why to Enter the Digital Laboratory

"2020 & 2021 have shown us how important digital solutions have become to enable collaboration and to work remotely. With less access to the lab and your colleagues, the move to digital tools is even more important.

In this On Demand webinar you will be given an introduction to where the digital lab space can become a reality for you and how to begin your digital transformation.

We will cover the areas where digitization will improve your workflow and sample safety, giving you more time to focus on what is important. Your Science!"

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: Hyperdocumentation

"Olivier Le Deuff explains the scope of the concept of hyperdocumentation coined by Paul Otlet in 1934. Hyperdocumentation is described by the Belgian bibliographer as the ultimate goal of documentation. The concept of hyperdocumentation is as much an idea as an object that originated from the continuous amplification of two connected trends: the multiplication of documents since the beginning of the twentieth century, and the increase of analytical capabilities meant to decipher these documents. As envisioned by Otlet, these processes amounted in the fusion of documents and instruments leading the way to new formats and devices that open new possibilities in terms of document consultation and manipulation. The aim of the talk is to show the current relevance of the concept of hyperdocumentation and the associated epistemological, technical and ethical issues. The talk will look at both the historical context surrounding Paul Otlet and current hyperdocumentary devices."

Webinar: Human vs. AI: Why manual curation is irreplaceable in clinical genomics

"Artificial intelligence (AI) is currently a buzzword across almost all scientific disciplines and has the potential to revolutionize diagnostic approaches in inherited diseases. But when it comes to variant curation, is AI capable of replacing human expertise? A new study by Stanford University compares data quality from their Automatic VAriant evidence DAtabase (AVADA) to the Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD).

The results show that expert curation by variant scientists is irreplaceable in the field of clinical genomics, with HGMD recovering nearly 40% more disease-associated mutations than the AI-powered AVADA.

In this webinar, we demonstrate the depth and breadth of HGMD through a series of use-cases where the manually curated database outperforms AI solutions ..."

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: Current Trends in Forensic Toxicology Casework

"This session will provide an overview of the current drug trends in drug-impaired driving and Medical Examiner casework. Several case histories will be used to detail the analytical and legal challenges as well as various drugs’ effects on human performance.

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

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: Keeping Healthcare Networks Healthy: A Unique Approach to Stopping Ransomware Attacks Against the Healthcare Industry

"In the 3rd Quarter of 2021 there was a ransomware attack against healthcare facilities every single day of the quarter. The average cost to a healthcare facility to recover from an attack is now pushing $9 million. In this webinar we’ll delve into the anatomy of a ransomware attack, show you how an attacker gains a foothold in your environment, and give you some strategies to lessen the severity of a ransomware attack, or prevent one altogether.

During this session, subject-matter experts will discuss:

* Take a deep dive into the innerworkings of a ransomware attack
* Understand what it means to stop the East/West movement within an network
* Develop a baseline of knowledge on the dangers that legacy systems present to the healthcare industry
* Learn about Akamai’s new approach to software based microsegmentation and how it can put an end to your ransomware concerns"

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: LIMS Upgrades – Ask The Experts Panel Discussion

"The time will come in the lifecycle of your LIMS when it’s necessary to think about upgrading. What are the pros and cons of upgrading? At what point do you have to make the decision about whether to upgrade? What goes into an upgrade, and how long will it take?

In one hour, join our panel of LIMS upgrade experts as they share their wisdom to help you through your next LIMS upgrade project, no matter what LIMS you are using. They will take questions from the audience and you will have the opportunity to submit your own questions during registration."

Webinar: New Tactics for Hiring Traditional and Specialized Clinical Laboratory Roles

"There’s a dire need to fill clinical laboratory and pathology-related roles from only a small pool of correctly qualified individuals in many instances, according to experts. Several causes underlie the current abundance of open and unfilled medical lab and pathology positions, including credentialing questions and unmet needs in emerging skillsets as a result of the healthcare industry’s steps to modernize and digitalize.

For clinical labs and anatomical and clinical pathology group directors looking to fill open, high-demand positions, it may be time to take action beyond just beefing up salaries. A new webinar, brought to you by Dark Daily, will bring constructive strategies for dealing with the labor shortage problem in the lab industry.

The free, 60-minute webinar (with live Q&A) will feature recruiting and hiring experts from Lighthouse Lab Services, a firm that specializes in recruiting, consulting, and lab development and management for both start-up and existing laboratories."

Webinar: Preventing and Managing the Most Likely Lab Accidents

"Laboratory safety begins before a lab accident occurs. The challenge is that the diverse and numerous risks of laboratory work require systematic foresight and planning to manage rapidly changing processes. A lab safety plan protects both the people who work in and around the lab, as well as your work and investment in laboratory samples, equipment, and scientific data. For this reason, effective safety planning is a valuable tool in maintaining a productive workplace.

This presentation will identify key tools and methods that lab managers can use to both prevent and respond to unexpected events in their lab work. Learn how to recognize lab hazards before they create a disaster, and develop a plan that will help you avoid them. Determine the most effective ways to respond to a lab accident—before the accident happens—in order to safeguard the people and science in your lab."

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 […]

Digital Roundtable Event – Why modern systems are needed for true digital transformation

When – Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 1:00PM EST

Join us for an engaging roundtable discussion around why modern systems are needed for true digital transformation in the lab of the future. Whether it’s inefficiency, incompatibility, or data silos, this is an opportunity to learn how you can lower your costs and achieve regulatory compliance and security. A one size doesn’t fit all, cross-functional business process requires a platform solution to build an ecosystem that allows for universal communication and connectivity. Experts from Astrix and Scitara will share insight from experiences close to customers.