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
Jonathan L. Temte, MD, PhD
Peter Shult, PhD
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 www.nltn.org/210-09.htm.
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)
Dept. of Continuing Education and Training
Association of Public Health Laboratories