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  2013 Continuing Compliance Master Series

  Continuing Compliance Master Series

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There are two ways to enroll in individual courses:

  1. Enroll online.
  2. Print out the Enrollment Order Form (PDF, 120 KB) and submit it to the CAP with your payment.

Questions? Call 800-323-4040 or 847-832-7000, option 1.

Enrollment Information
Registrants must designate a site coordinator who will be responsible for the on-site coordination of the program and will receive all communications.

Registrants may enroll for individual sessions or a full-year subscription.

  • A site registration fee allows an unlimited number of participants at a single location. Also, audio and presentation files are available online approximately four weeks post-broadcast to allow additional access to the information.
  • Registration and payment must be received one week prior to the session.
  • Purchase Orders (PO’s) are NOT a valid form of payment for the Master Series.
  • If you need to cancel, please notify the CAP as soon as possible. The CAP will refund your registration fee; less a $25 processing fee up to two weeks prior to a session, or you may apply the payment to a future CAP Accreditation Program session.
  • The CAP reserves the right to cancel any program without prior notice.

Logistical Information

  • Approximately one week prior to each session, the site coordinator will receive an email with login access information and a link to the presentation materials.
  • The audioconferences and webinars of the Continuing Compliance Master Series will be available online within four weeks after the live event has occurred. Files will be available for one year after the original publish date. No CE credit is available for the recorded post-session materials.
  • Audioconferences are held from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CT.
  • Webinars are held from 12:00 to 1:30 PM CT.

Return enrollment form with payment to:
College of American Pathologists- CCMS
325 Waukegan Road, Northfield IL 60093-2750
Or Fax to 847-832-8006


2013 Programs

CAP Accreditation Requirements for Validation of Laboratory Tests
Presenter: Stephen J. Sarewitz, MD, FCAP

This webinar will review the CAP accreditation requirements for validation of laboratory tests. The discussion will include analytic and clinical validation, as well as possible new requirements that may evolve from the FDA's plan to directly regulate certain laboratory-developed tests

Objectives

  • Perform appropriate validation studies in accordance with CAP requirements prior to implementing new tests, including FDA cleared/approved tests and laboratory-developed tests.
  • Understand validation requirements for FDA cleared/approved tests modified by the laboratory.
  • Appropriately deal with issues related to validation of tests on unusual matrices.

Format: Webinar
Level: Advanced
CME/CE: Both CME/CE offered for this webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday January 16, 2013, Noon–1:30 PM CT
Price: $295


Implementing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) as a Clinical Tool in the Laboratory
Presenter: Nazneen Aziz, PhD

Next Generation Sequencing is a revolutionary new technology that is being applied for diagnostic medicine. This session will discuss the complexities of this new tool and related CAP activities. New CAP standards related to the laboratory analytical wet bench and bioinformatics workflow for NGS will be introduced.

Objectives

  • Learn about a revolutionary new technology that is being applied for diagnostic medicine.
  • Recognize the complexities of the next generation sequencing (NGS) workflow.
  • Identify CAP’s activities in the NGS area.
  • Identify the standards developed by the CAP for the laboratory analytical wet bench and bioinformatics workflow for NGS.

Format: Audioconference
Level: Advanced
CME/CE: Both CME/CE offered for this audioconference
Date/Time: Wednesday February 20, 2013, Noon–1:00 PM CT
Price: $60


Analytical Measurement Range: Examples and Approaches
Presenter: William Castellani, MD, FCAP

This session will review the concept of the analytical measurement range and what must be done to ensure compliance with CAP checklist requirements and CLIA requirements for reportable range verification and calibration verification. Examples that illustrate the concepts and approaches to compliance will be discussed.

Objectives

  • Define and describe the analytical reportable range and how it compares to the CLIA'88 reportable range.
  • Compare the CAP requirements for validation of the analytical measurement range to CLIA'88 calibration verification.
  • Discuss strategies for satisfying accreditation requirements.

Format: Audioconference
Level: Basic
CE: CE only offered for this audioconference
Date/Time: Wednesday March 20, 2013, Noon–1:00 PM CT
Price: $60


Point-of-Care Testing for Coagulation: Limitations and Challenges
Presenter: Russell Higgins, MD, FCAP

Point-of-care testing will be discussed from the perspective of a hemostasis core laboratory that oversees point-of-care testing. PT/INR, ACT, and quantitative D-dimer methods will be discussed. Challenges of appropriate utilization, intralaboratory comparisons, and methodology limitations will be addressed.

Objectives

  • Explain recent checklist additions and deletions and implement them effectively.
  • Apply point-of-care testing for PT/INR, ACT, and D-dimer to appropriate clinical settings.
  • Identify point-of-care testing limitations for coagulation.
  • Compare point-of-care and bench top methods.
  • Develop strategies to improve utilization of point-of-care testing for coagulation.

Format: Audioconference
Level: Basic
CE: CE only offered for this audioconference
Date/Time: Wednesday April 17, 2013, Noon–1:00 PM CT
Price: $60


Cancelled due to delayed release of updated guidelines.

Predictive Markers in the Laboratory
Presenters: Stephen Sarewitz, MD, FCAP, and Elizabeth Hammond, MD, FCAP

Because of the high profile of predictive marker testing, CAP inspectors are concentrating on this area to evaluate laboratories' compliance. Is your laboratory ready? This audioconference will highlight the critical aspects of predictive marker testing, with special focus on HER2 guidelines.

Objectives

  • Discuss CAP requirements for predictive marker testing.
  • Identify the most common predictive marker deficiencies and how to respond to them.
  • Implement steps to improve predictive marker testing.

Format: Audioconference
Level: Intermediate
CME/CE: Both CME/CE offered for this audioconference
Date/Time: May 15, 2013, Noon–1:00 PM CT
Price: $60


Integrating Labs—Why, When, and How—The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Presenter: Paul Urie, MD, PhD, FCAP

This webinar will help participants understand how laboratory integration can benefit individual laboratories and create a laboratory system that increases standardization and efficiencies while reducing costs. Participants will learn how to integrate laboratories and learn to identify when clinical and business conditions are appropriate to start the process. Discussion will include how to manage change, extol the virtues of integration, and how to avoid the pitfalls that might delay or doom the integration process.

Objectives

  • Identify the benefits, challenges, and common barriers to laboratory integration.
  • Identify laboratory strengths, procedures, organizational resources, and key laboratory personnel needed to facilitate successful laboratory integration.
  • Define components of the laboratory integration process to maximize benefits, reduce challenges, avoid pitfalls, and remain friends.

Format: Webinar
Level: Basic
CE: CE only offered for this webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday June 19, 2013, Noon–1:30 PM CT
Price: $295


Checklist Updates for Anatomic Pathology
Presenter: Gerald A. Hoeltge, MD, FCAP

Being in compliance is not just an inspection day activity. Not staying current with requirements can cost you time and money. Join this audioconference for an explanation of the most recent revisions to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program checklist requirements for Anatomic Pathology. You will learn how these changes will affect the inspection process and the rationale for the changes along with tips for implementing them in your own laboratory.

Objectives

  • List the most recent changes to the Laboratory Program accreditation requirements (checklists) for AP.
  • Recognize the most common deficiencies reported in 2012.
  • Use the checklist changes to prepare for your laboratory for inspection.

Format: Audioconference
Level: Basic
CE: CE only offered for this audioconference
Date/Time: Wednesday July 17, 2013, Noon–1:00 PM CT
Price: $60


Checklist Updates for Clinical Pathology
Presenter: Gerald A. Hoeltge, MD, FCAP

Being in compliance is not just an inspection day activity. Not staying current with requirements can cost you time and money. Join this audioconference for an explanation of the most recent revisions to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program checklist requirements for Clinical Pathology. You will learn how these changes will affect the inspection process and the rationale for the changes along with tips for implementing them in your own laboratory.

Objectives

  • List the most recent changes to the Laboratory Program accreditation requirements (checklists) for CP.
  • Recognize the most common deficiencies reported in 2012.
  • Use the checklist changes to prepare for your laboratory for inspection.

Format: Audioconference
Level: Basic
CE: CE only offered for this audioconference
Date/Time: Wednesday September 18, 2013, Noon–1:00 PM CT
Price: $60


Preanalytic Issues and Quality Indicators
Presenter: Susan Thrasher Marti, MD, FCAP

This session will discuss issues that must be addressed during the pre-analytic phase of testing, including processes related to test ordering requests, specimen collection, and specimen routing. Examples of relevant quality indicators and inspection scenarios will highlight these processes and discuss best practices for handling potential issues.

Objectives

  • Identify common pre-analytic issues that are pertinent to providing safe, timely, and accurate testing.
  • Design specific quality assurance monitors that track pre-analytic issues.
  • Discuss best practices for addressing potential issues.

Format: Webinar
Level: Basic
CE: CE only offered for this webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday October 16, 2013 Noon–1:30 PM CT
Price: $295


Postanalytic Issues and Quality Indicators
Presenters: Rawhi Omar, MD, PhD, FCAP, Technical staff, CAP Laboratory Accreditation

This session will discuss issues that must be addressed during the postanalytic phase of testing. These issues include, among many others, ensuring that test results are timely and accurately generated, transmitted, and interpreted. Examples of relevant quality indicators and inspection process scenarios will highlight these issues and discuss best practices for handling them.

Objectives

  • Identify common postanalytic issues that are pertinent to providing safe, timely, and accurate testing.
  • Design specific quality assurance monitors that track postanalytic issues.
  • Analyze sources of deviation from standards and provide guidance for corresponding preventive and corrective actions.

Format: Webinar
Level: Basic
CE: CE only offered for this webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday November 20, 2013, Noon–1:30 PM CT
Price: $295

 

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