Webinars and E-Journal Clubs

Live Webinars and E-Journal Clubs


The Utility of Broad Detection of Respiratory Pathogens: A PASCV E-journal Club Discussion


Webinar Access

Click here to access the webinar. Recording is available to members only. 


Click here to receive P.A.C.E. ® credit. 


1.0 Contact Hours

PASCV is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. 


Program Information

Angella Charnot-Katsikas, M.D.
The University of Chicago Medicine
, Chicago, IL

Angella Charnot-Katsikas, M.D.
The University of Chicago Medicine
, Chicago, IL


Gregory Storch, M.D.
Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO


Alexandra Valsamakis, M.D., Ph.D.,
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


In this first-ever on-line journal club, three discussants will highlight important background, investigational methods, results and interpretation of an outcomes study described in “Comprehensive Molecular Testing for Respiratory Pathogens in Community-Acquired Pneumonia “ authored by Gadsby NJ et al, in Clinical Infectious Diseases 2016;62 (7):817–23. The online audience can follow the discussion using audiovisuals that will include an annotated pdf of the paper.


Upon completion of this webinar, the participant should be able to:
- Describe three limitations of culture-based diagnostics in directing appropriate antibiotic utilization for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia;

- Describe how large multiplex NAATs with quantitative capabilities affect diagnostic yield compared to culture;

- Provide examples of how large multiplex quantitative NAATs for respiratory pathogens can affect antibiotic utilization; and

- List three critiques that could affect the findings of the discussed study.


Level: Intermediate


Suggested Reading
Comprehensive Molecular Testing for Respiratory Pathogens in Community-Acquired Pneumonia


Gadsby NJ, McHugh MP, Russell CD, et al. Development of two real-time multiplex PCR assays for the detection and quantification of eight key bacterial pathogens in lower respiratory tract infection. Clin Microbiol Infect 2015; 21:788.e1–13.   (PMID: 25980353)


Public Health England. Investigation of Bronchoalveolar Lavage, Sputum and Associated Specimens. UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations. 2015. B 57 Issue 3.1. Available at: http://www.hpa.org.uk/SMI/pdf. Accessed 12 January 2016



On Demand Webinars 

  • NAATs for Rapid Detection of Influenza Virus: Time for a Paradigm Shift?
  • Zika Virus: Diagnostic Testing and Front-Line Management 


Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal