This event is jointly sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology

Continuing Education Credits

Target Audience
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.

 

Disclosure
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.

 

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Accreditation Statement
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.

 

Credit Designation

Physicians
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.

P.A.C.E.®
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.

 

Claim Credits using ce.asm.org

  1. Keep your badge! You will need your registration confirmation number or badge ID to claim your credits.

  2. Login to the ASM CE Portal with your ASM Single Sign On (SSO) user name and password. If you do not have a user name and password, select the “Need Help Logging In?” link.

  3. Once logged in, you will be directed to your “My Activities” page.

  4. Click on the “Claim Credits for Live Meetings” button on the right side of the screen.

  5. Select “30th Annual Clinical Virology Symposium” from the Available Activities table.

  6. On the Activities Overview Page, scroll to the bottom of the page to enter your badge ID. The badge ID may be obtained from your printed badge or from your emailed confirmation letter.

  7. Select which session you attended and are claiming credits for. Choose what type of credit you would like to claim. The Clinical Virology Symposium offers four types of continuing education credit. Please choose the certificate that is applicable to your needs:
       - Continuing Medical Education for physicians AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
       - Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®)
       - California Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS)
       - Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel
       - Participation

  8. Answer evaluation questions and submit.

DISCLOSURE: It is the policy of The France Foundation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. All faculty, activity planners, content reviewers, and staff participating in CME activity will disclose to the participants any significant financial interest or other relationship with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s)/device(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services included in this educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a person with a relevant financial or other relationship from participating in the activity, but rather to provide participants with information on which they can base their own judgments. The France
Foundation has identified and resolved any and all conflicts of interest prior to the release of this activity. A listing of faculty disclosures will be made available at the start of each session.

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Future Meeting Dates

2015
31st Clinical Virology Symposium | April 26 - 29
22nd Molecular Virology Workshop | April 25

Chairmen & Contacts

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Steven Specter, Ph.D., Chairman
Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
University of South Florida College of Medicine

 

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.

       
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Richard L. Hodinka, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Clinical Virology Laboratory
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Dr. Hodinka received his B.S. in Biology from Marietta College in 1976, his M.S. in Microbiology in 1979 from the University of Montana, and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Ohio University in 1983. He then completed a 3 year research postdoctoral fellowship (1983-86) in Microbiology (Chlamydial Pathogenesis) in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, followed by a 2 year clinical postdoctoral fellowship (1986-88) in Diagnostic Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina Medical Center.


Dr. Hodinka joined the faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, and is currently a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and is the Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Since 1994, he has been a co-chair of the Annual Clinical Virology Symposium and Annual Molecular Virology Workshop. He has served as a Council Member and President for the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV) and has served as a member of the Board of the American College of Microbiology, as Chairperson for the American Society for Microbiology Committee on Postdoctoral Educational Programs, and as a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee for the Asia Pacific Congress of Medical Virology.


Dr.Hodinka is an Editor for the Journal of Clinical and Vaccine Immunology and serves on various journal editorial boards, study sections and professional committees. His clinical and research interests include pediatric viral diseases, detection and monitoring of viral infections in pediatric and adult immunocompromised hosts, rapid methods for viral diagnosis, and molecular diagnostics. He is the author of a number of original scientific publications, review articles and book chapters, and is an Editor of the Clinical Virology Manual. Dr. Hodinka's awards include election to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology in 1997, the PASCV Diagnostic Virology Award received in 2007 in recognition of his contributions to the field of diagnostic virology, the PASCV Dupont Clinical Virology Young Investigator Award in 1995, as well as 2 Distinguished Teaching Awards (2000, 2001) and the Dean's Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching (2001) from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as a National Foundation Lecturer (1994-96) for the American Society for Microbiology.

       
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Danny L. Wiedbrauk, Ph.D., Co-Chairman
Scientific Director of Virology and Molecular Biology
Warde Medical Laboratory in Ann Arbor, MI


Dr. Wiedbrauk is currently the Scientific Director of Virology and Molecular Biology at Warde Medical Laboratory in Ann Arbor. Dr. Wiedbrauk received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Notre Dame and was a staff fellow in the Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases at the NIH Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana.


Dr. Wiedbrauk currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics and Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology and is a co-organizer of the Clinical Virology Symposium and the Molecular Virology Workshop, which are held annually in Clearwater Beach, Florida.


Dr. Wiedbrauk's clinical and research interests include viral diagnostics, medical informatics, and the application of nucleic acid amplification and sequencing technologies to the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

       
s young   Stephen Young, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Professor of Pathology
University of New Mexico
Scientific Director, Infectious Disease
TriCore Reference Laboratories


Education

  • 1974-1980: University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM (Ph.D.) In Medical Sciences
  • 1972-1974: Wright State University, Dayton, OH (M.S.) In Biological Sciences with Emphasis in Bacteriology
  • 1968-1972: Wright State University, Dayton, OH (B.S.) Cuma LaudeMajor: Biological Sciences; Minor: Chemistry
Professional Experience  
  • 2006: Professor, Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
  • 2006-2006: Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
  • 2005-2006: Research Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
  • 1994-Present: Diplomate, American Board Medical Microbiology
  • 1998-Present: Scientific Director Microbiology/Virology, TriCore Reference Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  • 1992-2005: Research Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
  • 1990-1998: Director, Clinical Virology Lab
  • 1990-1991: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
  • 1984-1990: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology & Microbiology, WVU Director, Clinical Virology Lab WVU Hosp.
  • 1981-1984: Post-doctoral Fellow, ABMM Training Program, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
       

Administrative Support
Exhibits
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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

Symposium Objective

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
- Exhibits
- Banquet presentations of the PASCV Clinical Virology Award, Diagnostic Virology Award, and Young Investigator Award

 

USF Health     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.

 

 

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