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Chagas Disease: The Silent Heartbreaker

From the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting (recorded 6/27/2022)
Presented by Andrew Jones, MBA

We'll dive into how Chagas disease is almost always overlooked from a diagnostic standpoint. With more and more Latin American-born individuals living in the United States, the US health system is lagging in helping this population. We will look at problems around Chagas diagnosis, why it's difficult to identify clinically and in the laboratory, and what steps going forward can be taken to bring awareness to this silent killer.

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

  • Identify why Chagas is actually a public health threat in the US
  • Summarize the clinical and laboratory presentations of Chagas disease
  • Identify why Chagas disease still remains such an unknown in the US

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 Microbiology (Microbiology) 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.