Tue, Apr 20 | Webinar

Implementing Current Susceptibility Testing Breakpoints in the Clinical Laboratory

Time & Location

Apr 20, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

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Implementing Current Susceptibility Testing Breakpoints in the Clinical Laboratory


1. Describe why breakpoints are updated by CLSI and FDA

2. Evaluate breakpoints that should be prioritized by the laboratory for update

3. Discuss ways to approach breakpoint updates, including validation studies and IT changes


Romney Humphries, PhD, D(ABMM)

Professor, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Medical Director, Microbiology

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Humphries received her PhD in bacteriology from the University of Calgary, Canada and a clinical and public health microbiology CPEP fellowship at UCLA. She served as the Section Chief of Clinical Microbiology for UCLA for 7 years, after which she transitioned to three years in industry, as Chief Scientific Officer at Accelerate Diagnostics. She is currently the Medical Director of Microbiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she is a Professor in the department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology.

Dr. Humphries is a member of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing (AST) Subcommittee, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Microbiology Committee, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Professional Practices Committee, and a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Diagnostics Committee. She is a on the advisory board for CARB-X. Her research interests include the development of novel tests for the diagnosis of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases.


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