Webinar: The importance of point of care testing in pediatrics

"Pediatric populations present unique challenges when collecting and processing laboratory samples. Many pediatric areas collect capillary samples, which are prone to clotting. In these areas, it is also important to minimize the amount of blood taken during laboratory sample collection. Point of care testing (POCT) can often be a great option to help minimize pre-analytic errors, decrease recollections, and aid in blood conservation.

Key learning objectives

* Discover the benefits of POCT in pediatrics
* Explore the challenges of collection and testing pediatric specimens
* Understand the impact of POCT on the workflow of pediatric settings"

Webinar: Supporting Medical Extended Reality at MGB: the NextUp Approach -and- Virtually Better: The Science and Practice of Medical Extended Reality

"The Harvard Clinical Informatics Lecture Series (HCILS) provides a forum for clinicians and researchers at HMS and beyond to learn the field of clinical informatics. The series addresses core topics in clinical informatics as outlined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as well as cutting edge research being done nationally.

This series is designed to change the way clinicians approach clinical informatics problems and provide them with tools to create more successful intervention.

The seminar intends to provide attendees with the tools to:

* Apply Clinical Informatics principles to solve clinical and operational challenges
* Understand proven informatics tools and techniques
* Critically review informatics evidence

Sessions are held virtually (via Zoom) on Tuesdays 12–1pm. Check the DBMI Calendar for upcoming sessions and descriptions."

Webinar: Food Safety Tech Hazards Series: Physical & Chemical Hazards

"Foreign Object and Chemical Contamination of the food supply can lead to costly recalls, consumer injury and damage to a company’s reputation. In this virtual event we will hear from regulators, industry and academia about the key chemical and physical hazards facing the food industry and how to prevent and detect contamination in your supply chain and manufacturing facilities."

Webinar: A Laboratory and Clinical Multi-disciplinary Partnership for the Treatment of Cancer Patients

"Adopting novel technologies is essential for improving patient outcomes, but the key to sustainable success is through strategic partnerships within the hospital. During this webinar, participants will learn the best practices for implementing innovative diagnostics, like T2 Biosystems sepsis panels, with first-hand experience from the University of Louisville Hospital through the lens of laboratory and clinical departments. Speakers will share their experiences collaboratively deciding on patient selection criteria, acting on diagnostic results, and educating clinicians on new technologies to meet operational and care-oriented goals. During the webinar, participants will learn the best practices for implementing innovative diagnostics, like T2Bacteria and T2Candida, with first-hand experience from the University of Louisville Hospital through the lens of laboratory and clinical departments."

Webinar: Endocrine Disruptors and Public Health Laboratories

"Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are exogenous chemicals that interfere with hormone action. This webinar will provide an overview of environmental EDCs and human health endpoints illustrated using examples from epidemiology studies. The importance of, and methods to ensure, accurate hormone testing will be presented as an adjunct to environmental monitoring."

Webinar: Enhance the Patient and Provider Experience with Continuous Innovation

"Beyond the traditional EHR, championing innovative digital technologies can be used to disrupt traditional care delivery processes that support provider and patient satisfaction.

Learning Objectives

During this session, you will learn:

* How digitalization in other industries is used in healthcare
* Hear several case studies that leverage enabling digital technologies
* Examples of enhancing provider and patient experiences"

Webinar: Democratizing proteomics with standardized automated sample preparation

"Break free from the time, cost, and complexity of manual proteomics sample preparation. This webinar will discuss the challenges of automated proteomics sample preparation and what is needed to overcome these so that scientists can achieve high-quality experimental results and focus their time on more valuable tasks. Attributes such as ease-of-use, experimental design, flexible workflows, and integration into existing proteomics infrastructure will be discussed.

Plus, learn how automated proteomics sample preparation has optimized the pipeline of samples for mass spectrometry analysis at a biopharmaceutical company, Genentech, as well as for clinical research applications at the Mayo Clinic."

Webinar: Increasing Your Sample Throughput: Laboratory Automation

"With a common goal to gain greater productivity in the lab, laboratory leaders must rethink how they operate their labs in combination with innovative technologies providing the ability to perform a large volume of repetitive tasks to high standards, optimize workflows, and alleviate the modern-day pressures on scientists. Over the past five years, this conversation has shifted laboratory automation from a tactical benefit to a strategic business requirement.

In this presentation, we describe the various journeys that lead to a successful, future-ready automation implementation and highlight Thermo Fisher Scientific’s newest innovative automation technology designed to help researchers future-proof their laboratories."

Webinar: Prevention is the best medicine: Apply the cyber kill chain

"Despite increases in cyber security investment, ransomware remains a persistent threat to healthcare operations. Join Akamai for a discussion on how microsegmentation can prevent adversarial attack methodologies from deployment of the ransomware itself. We will cover best practices from our customers, and trends we are tracking across our platform, so you can avoid making headlines for all of the wrong reasons."

Webinar: How ISO Management System Standards for InfoSec and Business Continuity Can Help with Food Safety

"Implications of Information security, business continuity issues on the safety of the food supply chain is getting more and more attention. Whether disruption in the food supply chain from wars and other conflicts, or whether the description stem from a ransomware attack on a food processor, a grocery store, a restaurant, a warehouse, we need to be prepared.

No organization is “immune” from cyber-attacks, and ISO standards are not preventing cyber-attacks, but they will help to mediate the impact and may reduce the duration of the disruption. While regulation differ from country to country, there is a need to have a solid Governance structure.

At the end of the presentation, participants will have:

* A greater awareness that as Food and Agriculture are part of critical infrastructure, producers are a target for cyber attacks
* An understanding of the role information security plays in Food Safety
* Learn how to incorporate information security into their current governance system"

Webinar: Pragmatic clinical Trial of CDS for Hypertension Management in Primary Care Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Preliminary Results and Future Directions

"The Harvard Clinical Informatics Lecture Series (HCILS) provides a forum for clinicians and researchers at HMS and beyond to learn the field of clinical informatics. The series addresses core topics in clinical informatics as outlined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as well as cutting edge research being done nationally.

This series is designed to change the way clinicians approach clinical informatics problems and provide them with tools to create more successful intervention.

The seminar intends to provide attendees with the tools to:

* Apply Clinical Informatics principles to solve clinical and operational challenges
* Understand proven informatics tools and techniques
* Critically review informatics evidence

Sessions are held virtually (via Zoom) on Tuesdays 12–1pm. Check the DBMI Calendar for upcoming sessions and descriptions."

Webinar: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing in Microbiology: Methods, Breakpoints, and Beyond

"This session will review core concepts of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) in the microbiology lab, including methods of testing, how interpretive criteria (breakpoints) are determined and updated, and how AST plays a role in public health.

Learning Objectives:

* Describe at least two different types of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) performed in the microbiology lab.
* Explain the process for AST breakpoint determination and updates.
* Communicate the role AST plays in public health and antimicrobial resistance prevention and control."

Webinar: What a People-Focused Lab Looks Like

"Ennead Partner Todd Schliemann, FAIA, and Associate Principal Jarrett Pelletier, AIA, discuss the keys to maximizing research environments in support of the people whose research work depends on collaboration and interdisciplinary interactions. They will discuss the essential design features of laboratories that optimize human wellness and performance, foster more significant connections between researchers, and help to advance the pace of enterprising science. As a case study of a “people-focused lab,” they will look at the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at the University of Oregon, which was designed to dissolve the boundaries that have historically slowed down discovery and empower researchers as individuals and as a collective while supporting innovation for positive social impact."

Webinar: The Smart Behind Separations: Enabling a New User Experience for GC and GC/MS Workflows

"With today’s hybrid work models, GC labs are concerned not only with identifying new ways of simplifying operations while maintaining high productivity, but also adapting to remote working and providing access to their GC – whether they’re in a different part of the lab or at home.

In this webinar, you’ll discover how your lab can benefit from innovative technology that enables access to real-time information on the go. Explore how PerkinElmer GC 2400™ Platform allows everyone to benefit from smart connections and simplified and sustainable lab operations – while helping lab managers increase productivity and reduce operational costs."

Webinar: Practical Solutions to Drive Automation in Your Laboratory

Automation is today's hot topic in LIMS. The tight labor market coupled with the need to reduce costs is forming a perfect storm and driving laboratories to seek new solutions to improve their efficiency. This webinar examines how a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) helps labs to drive integration with external systems and instruments in order to reduce costs.
 
Date - Thursday 12th January 2023
Time - 07:00 PT, 10:00 ET USA, 15:00 UK, 16:00 Europe
 
Within the webinar we will cover:
• IoT/Lab4.0 - the increasing need to network
• Automating instrument interfaces
• Interfacing LIMS to more complex external systems
• Handling traditional serial connectivity
• Benefits of laboratory automation
 
Get behind the hype of buzzwords like ‘IoT’ and ‘Lab4.0’ and learn what practical solutions are available today to automate you laboratory in order to reduce manual touch points, dependency on labor and drive efficiency. Sign up today.
 

Webinar: Challenges of Reimbursement for Molecular Infectious Disease Syndromic Panel Testing

"This webinar will highlight the latest Medicare administrative contractors (MAC) reimbursement criteria and rules finalized in October 2022 on molecular syndromic panels for infectious disease pathogen identification testing. Implications of these rules for clinicians and potential approaches of diagnostic stewardship to encourage judicious use of these panel tests will be discussed.

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

Astrix Webinar – Insights to Succeed Throughout the Regulatory Information Management (RIM) Journey

Webinar Details

  • Date:  1/18/2023
  • Time: 1pm
  • Company: Astrix
  • Presenter:  Heather Adinolfi | Senior Consultant, Integrated Business Analysis Lead | Astrix Strategic Consulting Services

About this Webinar

Ensuring timely and accurate Regulatory submissions can be a daunting task.  The volume of processes, systems, and supporting tools needed to plan, track, author, publish, and submit to Health Authorities can be staggering. The process can be more complex when global affiliates require Rest of World (ROW) submissions.

While many pharma companies search for ways to simplify the completion of the seemingly myriad tasks and streamline processes throughout the journey, it can be a heavy lift just to prepare for a confident start. And, if coordination between multiple, related organizations, isn’t fully considered and completed, it poses challenges known to detour—and even derail—timetables.

Webinar: A Comprehensive Analytics Approach to Workforce Efficiency Within Your Health System

"Excellence in care delivery has never been more important, or more challenging to achieve in today’s healthcare environment. Hospitals and health systems continue to face critical short- and long-term workforce challenges. This in turn, has introduced significant operational complexity, making it even more difficult to deliver high quality patient care.

While having the right staff is essential, the analytics behind staff deployment and efficiency is just as critical. Whether it be performance trending, comparative benchmarking, or near real-time operational analytics, shortening the performance feedback loop can allow your organization to be nimbler and ultimately provide better care for your patients."

Alice & Eve: Recommendations on Hiring and Promoting Women for CS Departments

"In this talk, Prof. Huisman will discuss two different initiatives related to diversity & inclusion, in which she has been involved over the last years.
In January 2020 the first Alice & Eve event at the University of Twente was organised. Alice & Eve, a celebration of women in computing in the Netherlands, was organized as a one-day event open to everybody, from Bachelor's and Master's students up to full professors. The event featured a symposium with contributions from and about female computer scientists, a poster contest and an exhibition portraying the achievements of 25 women in computing. The exhibition was accompanied by a booklet with more in-depth information about these 25 women. Alice & Eve is now turning into an annual event. Moreover, a digital version of the exhibition has been made, with added information about another 5 female computer scientists.

In 2021, the Dutch national working group on equity, diversity and inclusion in computer science choose the hiring and promotion of female researchers as one of her action points. Representatives of all Dutch CS departments have been interviewed about do’s and don’ts in their hiring practices. Based on these interviews, a report with concrete recommendations was created, which was then discussed with the heads of the Dutch computer science departments.
In this talk, Prof. Huisman will discuss both activities, talk about lessons learned and their future plans."

GVW + L7 Webinar: Unified Platform for Life Sciences Value Chain

Date:  Tuesday 1/24 @ 5:00 am - 6:30 am ET

Description:

A complex life sciences environment demands a resilient value chain and transformed business model that break down data silos, reduces turnaround times, and places patients at the center of your operations. With an industry-wide connected value chain, data is readily available and accessible, which enables informed decision-making and quick reactions to disruptions in the supply chain. This also contributes to data integrity and on-time delivery of quality products.

Please join us for this webinar with L7 CEO Vasu Rangadass and GVW CEO & Founder Louis Hendriks. We will discuss its approach toward a life sciences value chain data backbone of the future by integrating People, Data, and Process to deliver better business and patient outcomes.

Speakers:

Louis Henricks, Founder and CEO of Global Value Web

Vasu Rangadass, President and CEO of L7 Informatics

Key Takeaways:

Building a Life Sciences Value Chain Data Backbone of the future

• Creating a Unified Enterprise Science Platform for Pharma Operations

• Improving Utilization and Efficiency through Data Intelligence

• Ensuring real-time availability of data

• Integrating the right digital innovation and strategy

• Engaging with Industry peers and sharing Common Learnings

Who Should Benefit

From C-level executives through Quality VPs, Directors, from managers to the knowledgeable professionals in the lab.

Webinar: A Little Too Loud: Cutting Through the Noise in Your Journey to a Digital Lab

"Lab managers are tasked with monitoring the life cycle of their facility’s equipment. This includes purchasing equipment and disposing of obsolete equipment, but it also involves navigating service contracts, deciding whether to buy or lease equipment and managing operational costs. These non-core activities can take precious time away from research and manufacturing – so, how can you track the life cycle of your lab equipment in an efficient, scientific and easy-to-manage way?

This webinar will outline the steps you need to take when building a strategy to implement a digital lab that delivers actionable outcomes based on data, not opinions. Develop a successful lab environment that uses data and analytics to achieve optimal scientific asset management, a focus on sustainability and a healthy return on investment. Utilize your lab’s informatics to increase productivity and monitor your lab’s assets in real-time and accelerate your science."

Webinar: From the Longwood Medical Area to Oregon: An Informatics Career Journey

"The Harvard Clinical Informatics Lecture Series (HCILS) provides a forum for clinicians and researchers at HMS and beyond to learn the field of clinical informatics. The series addresses core topics in clinical informatics as outlined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as well as cutting edge research being done nationally.

This series is designed to change the way clinicians approach clinical informatics problems and provide them with tools to create more successful intervention.

The seminar intends to provide attendees with the tools to:

* Apply Clinical Informatics principles to solve clinical and operational challenges
* Understand proven informatics tools and techniques
* Critically review informatics evidence

Sessions are held virtually (via Zoom) on Tuesdays 12–1pm. Check the DBMI Calendar for upcoming sessions and descriptions."

Online Symposium: Laboratory of the Future 2023

"Advances in automation, digitization and data modeling are changing how labs are built and run from the ground up. This free-to-attend event will provide researchers with an opportunity to hear about the technologies helping to drive digital transformation and laboratory efficiencies.

This online symposium will cover:

* Intelligent robotic systems
* Digitizing scientific research
* Applications in flow chemistry
* Advances in automation
* The remote laboratory"

Webinar: Exploring MolDX and Payer Guidelines for Molecular Testing

"Labs performing molecular infectious disease testing within a MolDX jurisdiction must now register for a unique DEX code z-identifier to receive a fixed reimbursement for laboratory developed tests or “expanded” panels that test for more than five targets. During this webinar we will review the MolDX program, and under which conditions the labs need to apply for a new Z-code.

At the end of the webinar the attendees will have an understanding of the reimbursement landscape for molecular testing and how the new MolDX requirements should be applied in daily routine."

Webinar: Overcoming Challenges of the New FSMA Traceability Rule

"The FSMA Traceability rule is ushering a new era of regulations, opportunities and challenges for the food industry. Join us as we examine some of the more ambiguous exemptions of the new rule and provide solutions to the key supply chain implementation and compliance challenges companies are likely to face.

Agenda:

* 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm - Welcome and Introductions
* 12:05 pm - 12:15 pm - Overview of the FSMA Traceability Rule: Who's in and Who's out?
Sara Bratager, Food Traceability & Food Safety Scientist, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
* 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm - Ambiguous Exemptions: A Closer Look at the Processing, Kill Step and RAC Exemptions
Sara Bratager, Food Traceability & Food Safety Scientist, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
Shawn Stevens, Food Industry Attorney, Food Safety Counsel
Melanie Neumann, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Matrix Sciences International, Inc.
* 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm - Sponsored TechTalk
* 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm - How to Work with Your Supply Chain: Challenges and Solutions
Sara Bratager, Food Traceability & Food Safety Scientist, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
Melanie Neumann, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Matrix Sciences International, Inc.
Shawn Stevens, Food Industry Attorney with the Food Industry Counsel"

Astrix Webinar – Managing the Lab Beyond the 4 Walls

A webinar sponsored by Astrix and STARLIMS

Partner Company: STARLIMS

Presenter: Robert Maluorni, Business Consultant, STARLIMS

Date:  Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Time:  1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST

Webinar Overview

Working in remote locations to collect samples for environmental monitoring or medical testing can be challenging due to limited internet availability. To make collection easier, STARLIMS Mobile/tablet application allows users to work online or offline. With this innovative app, users can access a fully functional LIMS on their device, collect data offline and then synchronize it with the system once they are connected to the internet for immediate access to the rest of the lab team.

By attending this webinar, you will gain an understanding of how mobile applications are transforming sample collection processes in labs and medical testing scenarios.

Webinar: Why Healthcare Risk Management is Ripe for Innovation in 2023

"As one tech-savvy physician recently put it, “we’re practicing medicine with the most sophisticated technology in history, but we’re still keeping safety reminders on sticky notes.

”Digital transformation and interoperability don’t have to be limited to just clinical information systems; risk management technology for healthcare has also advanced and can provide material benefits to provider organizations: from improving their relationships with patients, providers and payers, to reducing IT cost, complexity and vulnerability, to positioning them to more efficiently and effectively manage both existing risks as well as the “new” risks for 2023.

In this session you’ll learn what innovative risk management technology looks like, and three ways it can help healthcare provider organizations:

* Better inform – and improve – their relationships with patients, providers and payers
* Create end-to-end alignment and accountability for risk identification and remediation/prevention
* Allow risk management programs to scale to encompass emerging risks like health equity and organizational resiliency."

Webinar: The Future of Consumer Neuroscience in Food Research

"The use (and abuse) of neuroscience and psychological research methodologies has become a hot topic in consumer research, particularly in the area of food product research. Commercial tools for leveraging these methodologies continue to get better, faster and cheaper. However, the field of consumer neuroscience has been plagued with pseudoscience and 'neurohype,' and researchers have experienced some disappointments when trying to incorporate these measures into their research.

In this webinar, our expert speaker, Dr. Michelle Niedziela, VP of Research and Innovation at HCD Research will discuss how to better evaluate and implement research methodologies in practice as well as discuss best practices and the future of the field."

Webinar: Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Laboratory Testing for Providers and Laboratorians

"In this case-based presentation, we will describe the most common pitfalls in laboratory testing that healthcare providers and clinical laboratory experts should be aware of, and how to mitigate their effects. Cases presented will cover problems that can arise in the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phases of testing, including sample collection, transportation, and processing, effect of interferences on choice of analytical testing platforms, and the importance of using assay-specific pediatric reference intervals. Tests discussed will primarily include common chemistry tests like potassium, bicarbonate, creatinine, sodium, glucose and calcium and ALP. Attendees will be provided with practical ways to detect these issues (for providers), and how to reduce the likelihood of their occurrence (for laboratorians)."

Webinar: New Year’s Resolution – Declutter Your Imaging Enterprise

"Research shows that clutter is linked to stress, feelings of guilt and can hold us back from achieving goals. Digital clutter can cause equal outcomes for your institution. Forget spring cleaning, build digital decluttering an annual New Year’s Resolution!

Tips for Digital Decluttering Your Imaging Enterprise:

Assess your site, system and staff
Analyze outcomes develop organizational priorities
Craft a vision for an enterprise imaging program
Convert priorities and vision into tactical and strategic projects
Join this conversation on focusing on tips to digitally declutter."