Meetings and Events

The Ecology, Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Diagnosis of MERS Coronavirus 

October 9, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET


The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a novel zoonotic pathogen that emerged in the human population in 2012. Since that time, MERS-CoV has been implicated in numerous human infections, and case fatality rates have hovered around 40%. Many questions regarding this pathogen’s origins, ecology, and pathogenesis remain unanswered, but research has revealed many interesting aspects of the biology of MERS-CoV. In this webinar, Dr. Neeltje van Doremalen (Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIH), will discuss the known history of MERS-CoV and will provide an update on what is currently known about the ecology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and pathogenesis of this emerging pathogen.

Diagnostic Testing for HIV: Implementation and Quality Assurance Tips for the Clinical Lab

November 16, 2018 | 10:00am - 3:00pm
San Diego, CA
          December 7, 2018 | 10:00am - 3:00pm
          Houston, TX

HIV diagnostics are now a staple in the clinical laboratory. Rapid advances in technology have allowed for drastic improvements in the laboratory’s ability to detect and diagnose HIV. As newer methodologies emerge, it is important for both clinical and public health laboratories to understand and incorporate these new applications and understand their limitations. This program will provide an in-depth overview of the current state of HIV diagnosis including the following topics: 1) Overview of current HIV tests and their use in the diagnostic algorithm plus discussion of current APHL reporting language document; 2) Challenging HIV diagnostic cases using the current algorithm; 3) Challenges of the current HIV diagnostic algorithm: Management of PrEP and diagnosis of acute HIV infection; 4) Four Letter Words in HIV Diagnostic Testing - CLIA-Waived Test Update: How do these assays fit into the current HIV diagnostic algorithm? AND… IQCP: Are your HIV serology tests in compliance?; 5) New HIV tests on the horizon and how they may affect the current algorithm; 6) Quality assurance programs for HIV diagnostic testing – issues surrounding laboratory validation of new HIV diagnostic tests.


Molecular Virology Workshop
May 4, 2019
Savannah, GA


While we prepare this year's agenda, take a look at our 2018 program here.

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