This 24.25 hour review and update in the areas of clinical chemistry, immunology, microbiology, and molecular medicine is intended to improve knowledge about the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of a wide variety of metabolic, infectious, immunologic, and genetic disorders along with the selection, performance, and interpretation of clinical laboratory tests.
This course will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among clinicians, clinical and anatomic pathologists, and laboratory scientists on new developments in diagnosing these disorders. Ample discussion time will be provided to address controversial issues.
Upon completion of the course, attendees should:
Pathologists, both clinical and anatomic, as well as, clinical laboratory scientists, clinical geneticists, clinical chemists, pediatric, medicine and family medicine clinicians; infectious disease specialists; clinical immunologists, microbiologists, residents and postdoctoral fellows, as well as, clinical laboratory technologists, supervisors, managers, and those in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industry.
Approximately, 60% of the diagnoses in medicine are based on the results of laboratory testing. The current program will address this major gap in knowledge and inform the participant about developments in clinical laboratory testing and their relevance to clinical medicine.