Release Date: Jun 2017
CC: PC, MK, PBL, ICS, PR, SBP
Matthew J. Binnicker, PhD, D(ABMM)
Director of Clinical Virology, Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Emerging viruses pose a significant health risk to individuals worldwide. These viruses are commonly associated with an animal or insect vector, and outbreaks can occur rapidly making it a challenge to develop diagnostic tests and targeted therapies in a timely fashion. In this course, participants will learn about several emerging viruses that have recently caused outbreaks worldwide, including Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, and Ebola. Case presentations will be used to describe the common clinical manifestations and highlight the serious complications that may arise following infection. In addition, participants will become familiar with the laboratory methods that are used to diagnose these viral infections, and when the various tests are most likely to be helpful during the disease course.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
· List the viral pathogens that pose an emerging global health threat.
· Discuss the clinical manifestations that are associated with these viruses and the complications that may arise following infection.
· Identify the laboratory methods that are used to diagnose infections caused by emerging viruses.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Doctoral Scientists, Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists & Technicians, Students