Molecular Virology Workshop

Sponsored by the University of South Florida College of Medicine in cooperation
with the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology

Workshop Co-Chairmen:

Richard L. Hodinka, Ph.D., Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Danny L. Wiedbrauk, Ph.D., Warde Medical Laboratory, Ann
Arbor Michigan, USA

Curt Gleaves, M.S., Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland,
Oregon, USA

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Friday, April 27, 2001(4 Contact Hours – Advanced Level)

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11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration

1:00 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.

Opening Remarks
Richard L. Hodinka,Danny L. Wiedbrauk, and Curt Gleaves

1:05 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Comparison of Amplification Methods for Chlamydia
trachomatis
Michael Loeffelholz, Ph.D.
University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory, Iowa City, IA

1:50 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Discussion

2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Instrument Options for Real-Time PCR
Mark J. Espy, M.S.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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.

Clinical Utility of Molecular Methods for Diagnosis of
Congenital Viral Infections
Richard Buller, Ph.D. D(ABMM), Washington University,
St. Louis, MO

3:55 p.m. to 4:05 p.m.

Discussion

4:05 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

Interactive Session in Molecular Virology
Curt Gleaves, M.S., Providence Portland Medical Center
Richard L. Hodinka, Ph.D., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Danny L. Wiedbrauk, Ph.D., Warde Medical Laboratory

4:50 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Discussion

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn


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Saturday, April 28, 2001(4 Contact Hours – Advanced Level)

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8:00 a.m. to 8:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Richard L. Hodinka, Danny L. Wiedbrauk, and Curt Gleaves

8:05 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.

Arbovirus PCR – Where Is It Going?
Rob Lanciotti, Ph.D.
CDC, Fort Collins, CO

8:50 a.m. to9:00 a.m.

Discussion

9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.

Molecular Beacons - New Detection Technology
Peter Haima, Ph.D.
Organon Teknika, The Netherlands

Sandra Randall, Ph.D.
Intergen Company, Gaithersburg, MD

9:50 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Discussion

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Role of Molecular Methods for Diagnosis of Human
Papillomavirus Infections
Keerti V. Shah, M.D., Dr. PH., Johns Hopkins University,
Baltimore Maryland

11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.

Discussion

11:10 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.

HCV Genotyping Methods – What Makes Sense?
Frederick S. Nolte, Ph.D.
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

11:55 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

Discussion

12:05 p.m.

Adjourn

Continuing education objectives:As a result of this workshop, participants will (1)

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improve their understand of molecular diagnostic techniques for detecting viruses, (2) develop
an improved ability to select and perform molecular methods for the diagnosis and quantitation
of viruses, and (3) improve their ability to assist clinical staff in the proper interpretation of
results obtained from molecular virology testing.
The University of South Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for
physicians.
The University of South Florida College of Medicine designates this educational activity
for a maximum of 8 hours in category 1 credits towards the AMA Physicians Recognition Award.
Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the
educational activity.
Provider is an approved Provider in the ASCLS P.A.C.E. Program.