Webinar: UCMR5 – Planning & Navigating Rule Requirements to Ensure Successful Compliance

"On December 17, 2021, the United State Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published the final Unregulated Contaminants Monitoring Rule 5 (UCMR5). This 5th UCMR will require monitoring of the drinking water entry points of public water systems across the nation for selected Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and Lithium. To assist our water system customers plan for a successful implementation of the UCMR5 requirements, we will project a detailed overview of the Rule requirements, including key milestones, deadlines plus opportunities for efficiency and cost savings."

Hospital Expo – Indonesia 2022

Jakarta Convention Center Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto, Central Jakarta

An annual international exhibition on hospital, medical, clinical laboratory, and pharmaceutical equipment and technologies

Webinar: Risk Adjustment: A Laboratory Perspective

"The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) to adjust capitated payments for its Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans based on individualized patient risk. The health status of each patient is determined by their diagnoses, which are primarily based on International Statistical Classification of Diseases codes (ICD-10 codes) retrieved from claims data. The HCC risk adjustment methodology is used by all commercial Medicare Advantage plans as well as in the Exchange market. Thus, they are of utmost importance to any health plan or health system providing coverage.

But could the medical laboratory play a role in this process? If so, what?

​Rhodes Group is synonymous with finding new values for medical laboratories through its FOCUS product line. Join us for our most recent developments in our newest application that uses laboratory results to assist in the area of risk adjustment!"

Webinar: Modernizing Academic Research with Cutting-Edge Software

"Academics are the pioneers of advancing science and technology, yet often use outdated practices when it comes to data management and lab maintenance. Expensive state-of-the-art equipment shared across campus can be inadequately maintained and cumbersome to retrieve experimental data from. While research sparks innovation, the processes to manage the instruments and lab equipment are either antiquated or unaffordable in academia.

Join us in this webinar to learn how two technology companies are committed to helping address challenges and modernize scientific research and operations ..."

Webinar: Changing Clinical Laboratory Billing Operations Through AI and Advanced Data Automation

"This free, 60-minute webinar will bring valuable insights and best practices from relevant use cases of a diagnostic testing laboratory that used advanced automation, AI, revenue process automation (RPA), and other next-generation technology for revenue cycle management. With this webinar, you'll be able to determine if your organization can benefit from the use of AI, RPA, and advanced automation in the revenue cycle. These tools could transform your billing operations by reducing costs, increasing revenue, and lowering risk."

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Webinar: PFAS 2022 State of the Union

"PFAS are in the news across the states, and they have become a growing topic of discussion amongst environmental practitioners, at all levels of regulatory agencies, and they are certainly a hot topic at conferences. With a new administration and a new Congress, 2021 issued in a revised PFAS Roadmap, an NDAA full of PFAS legislation, and a lot on the docket for 2022. The states have continued to forge their own paths forward with how to address PFAS contamination. And with rapidly evolving science and technologies there is an almost immeasurable amount of developments to keep track of.

In the spirit of the season, we have cataloged notable actions that transpired in 2021 and what the prospects for 2022 look like as we kick off the New Year. We will address the details specific to each of the items listed below, and what they might mean to you."

Webinar: Risk Groups and Biosafety Levels—What’s the Difference?

"There are four risk groups and four biosafety levels which unfortunately can lead lab workers to equate the two terms. Although the two are related, the missing link between them is a risk assessment. We will start out by defining risk groups and a discussion of how to use them as a starting point to determine the risk of an infectious agent. Through exploration of the various additional factors that should be considered for this type of work we will get to an understanding of the risks involved and the methods that are employed to mitigate those risks. It is this collection of controls that we define as biosafety levels."

Webinar: Configuring Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) LIMS to Suit Your Needs

Thu, Feb 10, 2022 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CST

All commercial LIMS vendors claim their LIMS are configurable but how configurable are they really? This webinar provides an insight into the claims of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) LIMS vendors, what truly configurable solutions look like, and why you need configurable COTS LIMS for your laboratory. You will learn: - The benefits of COTS LIMS - Why configuration is important to your laboratory - Configuration best practice - The advantages of combining pre-configured COTS solutions with configuration Discover the advantages of configurable COTS LIMS.

Webinar: Natural History Data Curation: Maintaining Infrastructures and Turning Documents Into Datasets (DCMI)

"Natural history collections constitute an important and complex knowledge infrastructure. The heterogeneous data in these collections include specimens, genomes, field notes, ecological monitoring data, and more -- all of which have huge potential for reuse in biodiversity, medicine, climate science, agriculture, and many other domains. However, facilitating this integrative reuse requires first maintaining the fragile infrastructures used to store and share these data, and second, novel approaches to migrating data from legacy (and often analog) formats into datasets that are more fit-for-use. In this webinar, Dr. Thomer will discuss findings from two projects tackling natural history data curation: one focusing on the maintenance and migration of natural history databases, and another on the digitization and mobilization of historical data. The webinar will be of interest to those working with similar collections, as well as those interested in the maintenance of knowledge organization, knowledge infrastructures and the integrative reuse of scientific data. This webinar is hosted by the DCMI Education Committee and will be moderated by Dr. Karen Wickett."

Webinar: COVID-19 Updates: What Clinicians Need to Know About Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

"Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare but severe condition associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been actively involved in MIS-C surveillance and research, and development of MIS-C resources to support the public health and healthcare community. During this COCA Call, presenters will discuss CDC’s surveillance of MIS-C, updated MIS-C resources for healthcare providers, research that informed those resources, and data related to COVID-19 vaccination and MIS-C."

Webinar: Sustainability Today for the Lab of Tomorrow

"Every purchasing decision you make for your lab today impacts the environmental story you’ll tell tomorrow. Labs are notorious for draining energy, single-use plastics, and tossing harmful chemicals into the air we breathe. By learning what makes lab equipment sustainable, and the features and materials to look for, you can begin to make decisions that have a lasting impact on the environment and labs’ overall footprint.

Learning Objectives

* Learn the methods and potential impact of embedding sustainability into your lab and facility plans.
* Learn what makes lab equipment sustainable.
* Learn the features to look for in order to make responsible purchase decisions."

Virtual Conference: Cannabis Infused Products

"This complimentary virtual conference consists of four back-to-back webinars, all on the same day. We will delve into topics such as GMPs, nano emulsion, culinary science, food safety for edibles and more.

In a number of states across the country, edibles, topicals, beverages and other infused products are taking up a larger percentage of the market share. They come in all shapes and sizes- from granola bars to lotions, lubricant and scented candles; manufacturers are infusing a wide variety of products with cannabis, creating a market that meets a larger consumer demographic.

Different states have different rules when it comes to product safety. Some states require ServSafe training and local health inspections, while others have more stringent lab testing rules, require documented GMPs and even a form of certification demonstrating proper food safety protocols.

State regulations shouldn’t be the reason why infused products manufacturers have robust safety and quality standards, consumer safety is. Getting ahead of regulations with proactive safety and quality planning can improve a business’s bottom line tremendously. There are a number of tools and tricks cannabis companies can learn from the food industry to streamline their businesses and gain a bigger chunk of the market share."

Webinar: Clinical and Public Health Laboratory Perspectives on Antifungal Resistance

"The goal of this seminar is to provide an understanding of the current issues in antifungal resistance. From the public health side this includes the recent emergence of antifungal resistance organisms such as Candida auris, azole-resistant Candida parapsilosis, and azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus. From the clinical side this includes understanding currently available antifungal susceptibility testing (AFST) approaches, what clinical situations warrant susceptibility testing and when testing can provide actionable information to drive patient care."

Astrix Webinar – Unleash the Power From Your SampleManager 21.0

A webinar sponsored by Astrix 

Date:  Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Time:  1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST

Overview:

For over 30 years, Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager LIMS™ has brought the technologies that enable scientists to:

  • Derive more insights from their data
  • Make informed, data-driven decisions

SampleManager LIMS 21.0, the latest version, continues this tradition with new and exciting capabilities for today’s most demanding projects. Here are the highlights:

  • Connects to industry-leading statistical and calculation engines
  • Provides PostgreSQL database support
  • Enhanced Electronic Lab Notebook
  • Translation services to power the lab of the future

If you need to maximize value from SampleManager LIMS implementation and need to know how using these new features can deliver capabilities that will enhance your lab operations, this is a can’t miss webinar.

You will learn from Astrix and Thermo Scientific how your lab can get:

  • R Statistical Reporting and Dashboards
  • ELN Module enhancements
  • SampleManager LIMS Customer Portal
  • New enabling features from SM 12.3 and 21

Webinar: Building a Literacy Pedagogy Framework for Approaching Visualization of Archival Data (SIG-VIS)

"While archival skills training is inevitable most digital specialists can increase their literacies through workshops, self-didactic methods, or formal certification and degree programs. Because archives are so unique, literacy pedagogy frameworks may vary from one institution to the next but critical literacies such as archival (and digital archival), data, visual, and computer literacies will lend consistency to such frameworks and methods. This webinar addresses two joint concerns: among visualization experts, the need to understand archival description practices; and among archivists, to prepare metadata for visualization. While it focuses on the visualization of archival data, it also aims to inform methods already in use by digital archivists, data scientists, and others interested in visualizing archival collections."

Webinar: The Analytical Landscape of Cannabis Testing – Session 2: Pesticides by GC-MS/MS

"Cannabis pesticide testing is challenging due to the variety of pesticides analyzed, low level detection expectations and the challenging matrix that cannabis and cannabis-infused products often present. In this webinar, Dr. Dhandapani will be presenting advances in GC manufacturing technology that can help to solve separation challenges such as analyte breakdown, peak shape, sensitivity and column bleed issues in pesticide analysis.

Dr. Kirk Jensen will present on the capabilities of the JMS-TQ4000GC triple-quadrupole GC-MS/MS and the patented short collision cell technology contained therein, followed by its performance for testing cannabis samples for pesticide content. Sample workflow, instrument parameters, and results from sample testing will also be covered."