by Dorelle Engel, product line specialist, On-Demand Products
Did you miss that scheduled teleconference or webinar training you wanted to see? No worries! APHL’s Department of Continuing Education and Training (DCET) has answered the call for the ever busy life of a laboratorian. With the growing presence of multimedia-enabled systems, archiving teleconferences and webinars has become a successful education and training modality. Previously recorded topics are available online, enabling registrants to watch at their convenience, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while earning P.A.C.E.® continuing education credits provided by APHL.
These archived teleconferences and web conferences have been put into an appealing format, providing the viewer with the ability to listen to the speaker and see the presentation onscreen in high quality. In addition, a sequenced presentation bar is available to allow for moving ahead or rewinding to specific points of viewer interest. This APHL On-Demand product provides public health and clinical laboratory scientists the ability to maintain as well as strengthen core competencies in laboratory practice while delivering up-to-date information and new technological advancements. DCET continues to develop innovative online delivery systems as well as improve and enhance all On-Demand products. Currently, some of the most popular of our previously recorded teleconferences and webinars include 2009 Influenza Update, New and Updated Diagnostics for the Mycology Laboratory, Yeast Identification Update: “New Ones and Old Ones with New Names,” TB Interferon Gamma Release Assays, TB Molecular Diagnostics and Using AST (Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing) to Tame the Fungal Elements.