Microbiological Sciences Branch Notices

Sign up for e-mail updates

Clinical and Public Health Laboratory Partnership to Stop the Spread of CRE and Drug-Resistant Candida Webinar - April 25

On Wednesday, April 25, experts from CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network (ARLN) will host a webinar to discuss the new nationwide testing available to clinical and public health laboratorians to rapid detect antibiotic resistant threats like carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Candida auris.

The ARLN provides every state with advanced testing—such as susceptibility, molecular detection of resistance genes, and sequencing—for healthcare, community, and food isolates.

Join the webinar to hear more about the available testing and what isolates your lab can submit for further characterization. Panelists will also share how the ARLN successfully identified, for example, CRE infections and helped contain spread in a clinical facility.  


Clinical and Public Health Laboratory Partnership to Stop the Spread of CRE and Drug-Resistant Candida

Wednesday, April 25 at 2 p.m. EDT

Register: https://www.pathlms.com/asm/courses/7198

Attend and earn 1.0 P.A.C.E.® credit!

Panelists include:

  • Maroya Walters, PhD, Epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • David Warshauer, PhD, D(ABMM), Deputy Director Communicable Diseases at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene
  • Massimo Pacilli, MS, MPH, C(ASCP), Manager of Quality Assurance, Laboratory Liaison at the West Side Center for Disease Control; City of Chicago 

The conversation will be moderated by Carey-Ann Burnham, PhD, D(ABMM), Associate Professor, Pathology & Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine.

Please register and share this invitation with laboratory colleagues who would benefit from learning about this nationwide antibiotic resistance testing.

Please send any questions about submitting CRE and Candida auris samples in Texas to TexasARLN@dshs.texas.gov.

Posted 4/24/2018

Laboratory Holiday Closure Notice: Christmas and New Year 2017

Posted 12/8/2017

Laboratory Holiday Closure Notice: Thanksgiving 2017

Posted Nov. 13, 2017

Last updated May 16, 2018