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If you wish to develop a quality control program that fits your microbiological laboratory’s needs this webinar is a must-attend. This session will not discuss any serological, immunological or molecular tests.

In microbiology laboratories, there are a wide array and media for all sorts of use. There is a vast variety of different set-ups depending on the kind of laboratories, from clinical laboratories to environmental monitoring, from research laboratories to industrial labs. To ensure that the operations being performed in these laboratories are accurate and true both media and reagents need to be monitored on a consistent basis. If this is not done properly, false results will be reported, which can lead to serious consequences and damage public health in numerous ways.

This webinar will cover quality control methods as well as get into a discussion over the variety of different media and reagents. This webinar will help create a strong foundation that will allow your laboratory to develop a plan that is right for your needs and help you succeed in meeting the laboratory’s goals.

Areas Covered in the Session :

  • Why quality control for these reagents?
  • Quality control for solid media
  • Quality control for liquid media
  • Quality control for media kits
  • Quality control for biochemical reagents
  • How to integrate quality control for various media and reagents

Who Should Attend:

  • Senior Management
  • Quality Assurance Departments
  • Quality Control Departments
  • Research and Development Departments
  • Everyone that requires regular microbiology testing as a part of their business

Course Director: TODD GRAHAM

Todd Graham is a clinical laboratory scientist for a large hospital system in the New York Tri-State Area as well as a scientific consultant for Fortune 500 biotechnology firms, healthcare systems throughout the world and R1 Research Level Universities. During his time as a clinical laboratory scientist in his current role, he has improved sample workflow and improved laboratory quality and sample turnaround time while expanding laboratory services to vulnerable health populations in the New York area. He has also provided outreach to the local community by serving as a mentor to students training in clinical laboratory science, as well as the scientific community by serving as a technical resource for his peers in the laboratory.

Through his work as a consultant, he has worked to improve the spread of key technical information in a variety of mediums. Todd has written a number of market research reports used by Fortune 500 biotechnology firms in strategic planning, and led webinars on key quality issues that impact the biotechnology community. He has served R1 Research Level Universities by advising them on strategic technology transfer opportunities, and has been called upon as a key knowledge leader internationally for the biotechnology industry.

Todd Graham graduated in 2006 with a MA in Biology at Queens College (City University of New York) after conducting published research in Molecular Evolution in the laboratory of Dr. Stephane Boissinot. He graduated as a Dean’s List student and James Dickson Carr Scholar from Rutgers University in 2001 with a BS in Biotechnology, where he continues to mentor Biotechnology students. He is a member of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. He is also licensed as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist in New York State and is certified in Molecular Diagnostics by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.