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Medical Laboratory Scientists and their Role in Developing and Fielding Innovative Technologies for Biodefense

From the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting (recorded 6/28/2022)
Presented by Richard Schoske, PhD, MT(ASCP)

Over the past 25 years the Armed Forces Military Laboratory community have played a key role in the research, development, and fielding of novel technology to combat the threat posed by both biological and chemical threat agents. From, the original R.A.P.I.D., to JBAIDS, and now the NGDS Film Array, the Laboratory Community stands at the tip of the spear to help physicians diagnose threats to the warfighter. But as the threat has evolved so must our zest to develop novel technologies to combat it, and it will be the Military Laboratory Community leading the way!

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

  • Summarize the role Military Laboratory Community has in developing and fielding diagnostic technologies
  • Articulate the contributions the Military Laboratory Community had in fielding and use of diagnostic technology to combat biological threats
  • Identify the underlying scientific principles of novel diagnostic technology currently under development.

CE ACCREDITATION
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 GEN (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.


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