Molecular Virology Workshop

Sponsored by the University of South Florida College of Medicine in

cooperation with the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology

Friday, April 24, 1998

Workshop Co-Chairmen: Richard L. Hodinka, Ph.D., Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Danny L. Wiedbrauk, Ph.D., William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Curt Gleaves, M.S., Providence Portland Medical Center, Portiand, Oregon, USA
11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.Registration
1:00 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.Opening Remarks
Richard Hodinka, Dan Wiedbrauk, and Curt Gleaves
1:05 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.How to Pass a CAP Inspection in Molecular Virology
Curt Gleaves Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland,
Oregon, USA
1:50p.m.to2:00p.m.Discussion
2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.Controlling the Quality of Molecular Tests
Richard L. Hodinka, Ph.D., Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, PA
2:45 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.Discussion
2:55 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.Break
3:10 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.Competency Testing in Molecular Virology
Danny L. Wiedbrauk, Ph.D., William Beaumont Hospital, Royai
Oak, Ml
3:55 p.m. to 4:05 p.m.Discussion
4:05 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.Case Studies ­ Troubleshooting Molecular Virology Tests
C. Gleaves, R. Hodinka, and D. Wiedbrauk
4:50 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.Discussion
5:00 p.m.Adjourn


Saturday, April 25, 1998

8:00 a.m. to 8:05 a.m. Opening Remarks
Richard Hodinka, Dan Wiedbrauk, and Curt Gleaves
8:05 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.Manual and Automated Methods for Nucleic Acid Specimen Preparation.
Stephen P. Day, Ph.D., Viromed Laboratories, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
8:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.Discussion
9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.Home-Brew Nucleic Acid Sequence­Based Ampliflcation (NASBA) Testing
James Mahony, McMaster University, St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
9.45 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. Discussion
9.55 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.Strand Displacement Amplification (SDA)
Michael Little, Ph.D., Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems, Sparks, Maryland, USA.
10:55 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.Discussion
11:05 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.Cleavase Invader Assay for Viral Detection and Quantitation
Lance Fors, Ph.D., Third Wave Technologies, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Discussion
12:00 p.m.Adjourn