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Fri, Mar 08


Lubbock, Texas

Wound Workup & Emerging Pathogens

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Wound Workup & Emerging Pathogens
Wound Workup & Emerging Pathogens

Time & Location

Mar 08, 2019, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Lubbock, Texas, 3601 4th St, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA

About The Event

Wound Workup & MALDI Workflow, Emerging Pathogens & Biothreat Organism ID Wet Workshop

Location: Texas Tech Health Science Center, Room HSC 1C125B (First floor, C Pod, Room 125B)

Parking: Free in Visitor Lots in both the HSC and UMC lots

Speakers: Cynthia Reinoso Webb, PhD, M(ASCP); Abby Hoffman, MS; Gillian Blackwell, BSN, RN, CIC

Sponsors: Texas Tech University and Bruker

SWACM Coordinator: Alanna Emrick -

Lunch will be provided.

***Non-member registration includes a 2019 membership.***


8:00-8:45 Onsite Registration (no cards accepted – Cash or Check ONLY)

8:45-9:00 Introduction & Housekeeping

9:00-10:30 Wound Workup & MALDI Workflow

10:30-10:45 BREAK – Sponsored by Texas Tech Bioterrorism Response Laboratory

10:45-11:45 Emerging Infections In Our Region

11:45-12:45 LUNCH and presentation – Sponsored by Bruker

12:45-4:45 Biothreat Organism Identification Wet Workshop (HANDS-ON)

4:45-5:00 Closing Statements


1. Recognize the importance of specimen collection and transport on the reliability of wound culture results.

2. Integrate MALDI-TOF identification in to current workflows to enhance antimicrobial stewardship

3. Describe the clinical significance of detecting antimicrobial resistance

4. Explain the significance of mechanisms of resistance

5. Discuss the clinical laboratorian’s role in the presumptive identification of potential bioterrorism organisms (Rule out/Refer)

6. Describe the laboratory characteristics of the most likely organisms to be involved in bioterrorism event


SWACM is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Completion of this program will provide 6.5 contact hours of continuing education. SWACM programs are approved for the California-licensed clinical laboratory scientists and personnel. The instructional level of this program is intermediate.


Taylor Johnson MLS(ASCP)

Microbiology Manager

Midland Memorial Hospital

Gillian Blackwell, BSN, RN, CIC

HAI Epidemiologist, Region I

Texas Department of State Health Services

Abby Hoffman, M.S.

APHL-CDC Antimicrobial Resistance Fellow

Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network

Texas Department of State Health Services

Cynthia Reinoso Webb, Ph.D., M(ASCP)

Biothreat Coordinator

Texas Tech Bioterrorism Response Laboratory

Laboratory Response Network-B


  • Member Registration

  • Non-Member Registration

    Includes 2019 SWACM membership




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