Meetings and Events

Seeing is Believing: The Diagnosis of Viral Infections via Cytologic and Histopathologic Evaluation of Tissues

May 30, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Novel and emerging viral diseases frequently have variably severe clinical manifestations which present enormous challenges to both laboratorians and clinicians.  In the course of this session, we will explore cytopathology, histopathology, and related methodologies in the diagnosis of viral infections.  Tissue sampling techniques range from exfoliative cytology, aspiration cytology, biopsy, and resection.  The respective sampling methods can impact the ability to arrive at a definitive diagnosis and this will be explored.  When viral infection is suspected, tissue may then be subjected to ancillary techniques in anatomic pathology in order to gain additional information about virus(es) involved.  The advantages and limitations of the respective procedures, specimen types, and ancillary methodologies will be explored to enhance participants understanding.

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.

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