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Free 24/7 Webcast: 2009 Physician Office Laboratories Influenza Update: Utility of Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests for H1N1 & Seasonal Influenza

Dear Training Partner:
The National Laboratory Training Network is pleased to announce a FREE one-hour web cast:
2009 POL Flu Update:
Utility of RIDTs for H1N1 & Seasonal Influenza

This program is available 24/7.

Dan Jernigen, MD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Jonathan L. Temte, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin Hospital
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI


   Peter Shult, PhD
   Wisconsin State Laboratory
   of Hygiene
   Madison, WI

Are Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests (RIDTs) useful in diagnosing Influenza A (H1N1) and seasonal influenza?  Access this important, free webcast at your convenience to learn the following information:

  • Current status of 2009 influenza A (H1N1) and seasonal influenza activity
  • CDC clinician guidance for patient care and diagnostic testing during the 2009-2010 influenza season
  • Key factors that impact the sensitivity, specificity and predictive values of RIDTs.
  • Salient features of CDC Interim Guidance for Detection of Novel Influenza A Virus Using Rapid Diagnostic Tests and CDC Clinician Guidance for Patient Management
  • Clinician perspective of the value of RIDTs in patient management and guidance for their use

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for clinicians, laboratory personnel and physicians from physician office laboratories and medical clinics.

 Register online at

Please send this information out to all the physician office laboratories and clinical laboratories in your area. We hope this program will address many of the questions physicians, clinicians and laboratory personnel from physician office laboratories and medical clinics are asking about Novel Influenza Virus H1N1.

Denise Korzeniowski, MT(ASCP)
Teleconference Specialist
Dept. of Continuing Education and Training
Association of Public Health Laboratories

National Laboratory Training Network
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Boston, MA 02130-3597
Phone: 617-983-6278
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