Continuing Education Credits
This activity is intended for physicians, virology technicians, technologists, laboratory supervisors, laboratory directors and other health care professionals with an interest in the latest developments in clinical and diagnostic virology.
Statement of Need
This international symposium will provide a forum for the meaningful exchange of ideas dealing with viral infections, and is led by biomedical scientists engaged in research and primary care physicians and laboratorians involved with patient care. The relationship between rapid viral diagnosis, clinical course of viral infections and preventive and therapeutic modalities for viral infections is the theme of this three-and one-half day meeting. Discussion of timely topics by renowned scientists assures that this symposium will be informative and interesting. Furthermore, newly acquired information about clinically-relevant viral infections will be useful to practicing physicians who can apply this knowledge in a clinical setting.
Educational Activity Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:
- Articulate the pathogenesis of viral diseases and the biology of the viruses that cause them;
- Develop an improved ability to perform and interpret diagnostic virology tests; and
- Apply methods of antiviral therapies and vaccination strategies.
The France Foundation and ASM adhere to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee, content reviewers, and faculty’s commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The France Foundation and the American Society for Microbiology. The France Foundation is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This meeting is being held in cooperation with USF Health and the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology.
The France Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Society for Microbiology is an approved provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences through the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program.
Florida Board Of Clinical Laboratory Personnel
The Clinical Virology Symposium has been approved for up to 16.5 hrs CE Credit for Clinical Laboratory Directors, Supervisors, Technologists, and Technicians.
California Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS)
ASM is accredited by the California Department of Health Services to offer continuing education for California Clinical Laboratory Scientists. All sessions designated for CE credit will also qualify for California CE credit toward CLS license renewal.
Resolution of Conflicts of Interest
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, The France Foundation will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.
Future Meeting Dates
31st Clinical Virology Symposium | April 26 - 29
22nd Molecular Virology Workshop | April 25
Chairmen & Contacts
Steven Specter, Ph.D., Chairman
Dr. Specter received his BA in Biology (1969) and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology (1975) from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, in Experimental Immunology and then served as Director of Clinical Virology at the same institution.
Dr. Specter joined the faculty of the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 1979 as Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. He became a Professor in 1991. Dr. Specter has served the College of Medicine as Secretary of the Faculty Council, Chairman of college committees on Space Allocation, Appointment Promotion and Tenure, and Curriculum, and was appointed Co-Director of Curriculum and Medical Education in July, 1997, then Associate Dean for Pre-Clinical Education in 1998, he was appointed Associate Dean for Student Affairs in May, 2001.
He established the Annual Clinical Virology Symposium in 1985 and continues to Chair this internationally renowned conference. He has served as Chair of the Clinical Immunology Division of the American Society for Microbiology, was Editor-in-Chief of the Cumitech series for the American Society for Microbiology, was President of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, and is President of the Florida Branch of the American Society for Microbiology.
Dr. Specter serves on numerous journal editorial boards and professional councils. His research spanned the fields of retrovirus induced immune deficiency and effects of abused drugs on the immune system. He is the author of more than 175 original scientific publications, review articles and book chapters and has edited a dozen books. Dr. Specter's awards include 2 outstanding teaching awards (1991, 1996) and the Theodore and Vanette Askonas-Ashford Distinguished Scholar Award by the University of South Florida in 1997.
Richard L. Hodinka, Ph.D.
Danny L. Wiedbrauk, Ph.D., Co-Chairman
|Stephen Young, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Professor of Pathology
University of New Mexico
Scientific Director, Infectious Disease
TriCore Reference Laboratories
New this Year
- The Symposium will be accredited by The France Foundation.
- The abstract submission and travel grant deadlines are earlier this year. The deadline for travel grants and abstract submissions is February 24th.
- The Molecular Virology Workshop will now be a single full day workshop.
About the Clinical Virology Symposium
The 30th Annual Clinical Virology Symposium and Annual Meeting of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology will be held April 27 - April 30, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
This international symposium will provide a forum for the meaningful exchange of ideas dealing with viral infections and is led by biomedical scientists engaged in research and primary care physicians and laboratorians involved with patient care. The relationship between rapid viral diagnosis, clinical course of viral infections and preventive and therapeutic modalities for viral infections is the theme of this three-and-one-half day meeting. Discussion of timely topics by renowned scientists assures that this symposium will be informative and interesting. Furthermore, newly acquired information about clinically- relevant viral infections will be useful to practicing physicians who can apply this knowledge in a clinical setting. The symposium is intended for physicians, virology technicians, technologists, laboratory supervisors, laboratory directors and other health care professionals with an interest in the latest developments in clinical and diagnostic virology.
The symposium will feature:
- Three plenary sessions
- Three poster presentations
- One panel discussion
- Case presentations
- Exhibitor workshops
- Banquet presentations of the PASCV Clinical Virology Award, Diagnostic Virology Award, and Young Investigator Award
|The 30th Annual Clinical Virology Symposium is jointly sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology and USF Health in cooperation with the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology.|
Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
The Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV) was founded in 1977 as the Pan American Group for Rapid Viral Diagnosis to help raise the standards of diagnostic virology in the Americas as the European Group for Rapid Viral Diagnosis has done elsewhere. The name was changed in 1995 to reflect the expanding role of the Society in all areas of clinical virology, including diagnostics, manifestations of viral diseases and viral pathogenesis, prevention of and therapy for viral diseases, and the improved understanding of all of these. The PASCV is run by an elected council and sponsors symposia, workshops and annual awards in clinical and diagnostic virology. Membership includes virologists from all of the Americas and the Caribbean. The current PASCV president is Christine C. Ginocchio, Ph.D., North Shore - LIJ Health System Laboratories, Lake Success, NY.
For more information, please visit www.virology.org.
American Society for Microbiology
The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 39,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States. The members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators.
Microbiological research includes infectious diseases, recombinant DNA technology, alternative methods of energy production and waste recycling, new sources of food, new drug development, and the etiology of sexually transmitted diseases, among other areas. Microbiology is also concerned with environmental problems and industrial processes.
For more information, please visit www.asm.org.