Addressing the Gaps in Defining, Detecting, and Reporting MDRO
Register for this free course to claim 1.5 P.A.C.E. credits from the January 2024 education session and receive access to the on-demand recording and slides.
Intended for clinical, veterinary, and public health laboratories, review the gaps associated with defining, detecting, and reporting MDRO.
1. Describe gaps that are impacting the definition, detection, and reporting MDRO in clinical, veterinary, and public health laboratories.
2. Discuss processes that can be implemented to fill the gaps.
3. Identify current resources that may help fill the gaps.
The on-demand recording will be available to view on January 26th.
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April Bobenchik, PhD, D(ABMM)
Medical Director Microbiology and Associate Professor
Penn State Health and College of Medicine
Dr. Bobenchik is a board-certified clinical microbiologist with over 20 years of experience working in the laboratory. She is currently the Medical Director of Microbiology and Virology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Associate Professor of Pathology at Penn State College of Medicine. She has been a volunteer with CLSI since 2013 and is the current co-chair of the text and table working group and a member of the outreach working group.
Kelli Maddock, MS, MLS (ASCP) M
Senior Research Scholar
North Dakota State University
Kelli Maddock is the Section Head of the Microbiology and Biosafety Level-3 laboratories at the NDSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. She holds BS and MS degrees in Medical Laboratory Science and has work experience in human and veterinary laboratory medicine spanning 14 years. Kelli is also Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) candidate in the Clinical Laboratory Science and Practice concentration through the University of South Florida.
Paula M. Snippes Vagnone, MT(ASCP)
Supervisor, Microbiology Laboratory
Minnesota Department of Health St. Paul
Paula Vagnone, MT (ASCP) is the Microbiology Unit Supervisor in the Infectious Disease Laboratory (IDL) of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), overseeing the general microbiology, mycobacterial, fungal, and antibiotic/antifungal testing areas of the laboratory. She serves as the Laboratory Coordinator of the Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network Central Region, a liaison-type role between the MDH Central Region Lab, the eight state public health laboratories and the epidemiology health care–associated infection coordinators in the region.
Allison Brown, PhD, MPH
Director, Office of Laboratory Strategies and Analytics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Allison Brown, PhD, MPH, is the Associate Director of the Office of Laboratory Strategies and Analytics (OLSA) in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at CDC. Dr. Brown’s team leads CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network activities focused on detection and characterization of novel resistance in healthcare-associated infections.