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Off the Bench Podcast: COVID19 Pandemic: Monoclonal Antibodies, Vaccines, and the Medical Laboratory Profession


This session discusses the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to the treatment, vaccines, and laboratory professionals and will include a review of the current status and use of monoclonal antibodies.


Upon completion of this self-study course, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different monoclonal antibodies in use for COVID19.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the current COVID19 vaccines.
  • Discuss the primary issues facing the medical laboratory profession during the ongoing pandemic.


This self-study is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hours and one (1) Florida credit hours in the area General (General) 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.


Rodney E. Rohde, PhD is a Professor and Chair for the Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Program in the College of Health Professions at Texas State University. Dr. Rohde is a Global Fellow, Fellow of the Association of Clinical Scientists, and Honorary Professor of International studies. He is an ASCP board certified Specialist in Virology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology.


This basic-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.