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Medically Important Arthropods

From the 2021 Joint Annual Meeting (recorded 6/29/2021)
Presented by Andrew Jones, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM

Receive a breakdown of the bugs that cause disease in humans (and some animals), along with identification tips to help on arthropod CAP samples and patient samples. From ticks to black flies, if it bites and harms humans, it'll be covered.

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

  • Identify arthropod based on body composition
  • Identify human diseases caused by individual insects
  • Summarize the impact of arthropod/vector born disease on world health

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of General (Microbiology/Mycology/Parasitology) 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.

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