CLSI Educational Webinars on Laboratory Standards

VET09 Webinar: Understanding Susceptibility Test Data as a Component of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Settings

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 1:00 PM Eastern (US) Time


  • Claire Burbick, DVM, PhD, DACVM, Clinical Assistant Professor, Washington State University
  • Erin Frey, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, General Practicing Teaching Fellow, North Carolina State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • Fred Gingrich, DVM, Executive Vice President, American Association of Bovine Practitioners
  • Brian Lubbers, DVM, PhD, DACVCP, Director of Clinical Microbiology, Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Virginia R. Fajt, DVM, PhD, DACVCP, Clinical Associate Professor, Texas A&M University and Chairholder of VET09-Ed1

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand available CLSI resources.
  • Know the rationale for the VET09 document creation.
  • Understand the organization of the document.
  • Know when and how VET09 can be useful to veterinarians.

Nonmember cost: $25.00
Member discounts apply.

Earn 1.0 P.A.C.E. ® Continuing Education credit for completion of this live webinar.


“MDRO” and “nMDRO”: A Briefing for Clinical and Public Health Microbiologists

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 2:00–3:00 PM Eastern (US) Time


Janet Hindler, MCLS, MT(ASCP), F(AAM), Clinical Microbiologist, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA


Bacteria isolated from diagnostic and surveillance specimens are becoming increasingly resistant to antimicrobial agents. Organisms resistant to key agents in multiple antimicrobial classes commonly used for treatment are referred to as multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO). MDRO that are uncommon and/or have unusual types of resistance are labeled novel MDRO (nMDRO) and these are typically more difficult to treat (fewer therapeutic options). Identification of both MDRO and nMDRO starts in the diagnostic laboratory where it is essential to use reliable methods for testing and reporting. This session will cover definitions of MDRO and nMDRO and what clinical and public health microbiologists must do to help clinicians identify treatment options and help infection prevention and public health professionals minimize their spread.


At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:

  • List MDRO and novel MDRO (nMDRO) that present the greatest challenges to clinical and public health microbiologists. 
  • Describe reliable methods for detection of MDRO and nMDRO. 
  • Discuss strategies for communicating results for MDRO and nMDRO to clinical and public health professionals.


Registration is free! Site facilitator must register online here. Having difficulty with the online registration process? Please e-mail or call +1.240.485.2727 from 8:00AM–4:30 PM Eastern (US) Time. For program content information, please e-mail

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Coming Soon: An Introduction to CLIA Regulations: What You Need to Know and Document

Thursday, October 29, 2019 | 1:00–2:00 PM Eastern (US) Time


James Nichols, PhD, DABCC, FAACB, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Mark Kellogg, PhD, MT(ASCP), DABCC, FAACC, Associate Laboratory Director, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA

Registration coming soon!

Coming Soon: "Rational Approach to Antibacterial and Antifungal Breakpoints: What Can and Should my Laboratory Update?"

November 2019


Patricia Simner PhD, D(ABMM), Associate Professor Pathology at Johns Hopkins Medical Center
Stephanie Mitchell, PhD, D(ABMM), Assistant Professor Pathology at University of Pittsburg Medical Center

Registration coming soon!

On-Demand Laboratory Standards Webinars

Webinars provided through CLSI can be purchased and viewed in their entirety on demand. You can find each laboratory standards webinar under its Specialty Area.

ASM-CLSI Webinar Series

CLSI, in partnership with the American Society of Microbiology, offers the following webinar series:

An ASM-CLSI Webinar Series on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Advanced Susceptibility Testing and Emerging Technologies
This P.A.C.E. ®-accredited four-part webinar series on antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) in the clinical microbiology laboratory focuses on cases regarding situations in which specialized susceptibility testing for organisms other than common, rapidly-growing aerobic bacteria should be performed. Topics include AST for fastidious bacteria, anaerobic bacteria, yeasts, filamentous fungi, and nontuberculosis mycobacteria. This course will provide a foundation on antifungal and anti-mycobacterial drug classes, their modes of action, spectrum of activity, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD), and common mechanisms of resistance. Part three of a three-part series.

An ASM-CLSI Webinar Series on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Fundamentals of Susceptibility Testing, Reporting, and Test Validation
2017 Series, Currently Available On Demand
The purpose of this P.A.C.E. ®-accredited five-part webinar series is to provide the fundamentals of AST in the clinical microbiology laboratory, delivering foundational information on antibiotic classes, their modes of action, spectrum of activity, and breakpoint determination and interpretations, and more. Additional sessions discuss the methods used and theory behind manual and automated susceptibility testing. This short webinar series provides an introductory curriculum for laboratory technologists to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to perform and interpret antimicrobial susceptibility and effectively report results. Part one of a three-part series.

An ASM-CLSI Webinar Series on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Mechanisms of Resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Infection Prevention
2017 Series, Currently Available On Demand
The purpose of this P.A.C.E. ®-accredited five-part webinar series is to provide thorough coverage of key issues encountered when performing antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) within the clinical laboratory, including the detection of common and novel resistance mechanisms and the utility of antibiograms and antimicrobial stewardship in infection prevention. Part two of a three-part series. 

CLSI Members receive discounts on these ASM-CLSI on-demand webinars—either for a single webinar and or the bundle series. Contact CLSI's customer service at or +1.610.688.0100 and ask for the "ASM-CLSI Webinar Discount Code."