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MALDI Mass Spectrometry: Past, Present, and Future

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (June 30, 2020)
Presented by Usha Chatterjee, MD, MLS(ASCP)CM & Farhana Mueez, MD, MHA, MLS(ASCP)CM
This session will describe the journey of MALDI mass spectrometry from chemistry laboratory to clinical microbiology and clinical chemistry laboratory. The focus will be on present and future applications of MALDI MS in microbiology and clinical chemistry laboratory and its implications.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic principle of mass spectrometry and MALDI mass spectrometry
  2. Describe the current applications of MALDI mass spectrometry in microbiology and clinical chemistry laboratories.
  3. Identify the future applications of MALDI mass spectrometry in clinical chemistry laboratory and its implications.

CE ACCREDITATION
This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of Chemistry will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.