This event is jointly sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology

Continuing Education Credits

Molecular Virology Workshop

Target Audience
This activity is intended for clinical staff.


Statement of Need
This one-day interactive workshop focuses on practical aspects of molecular diagnostics and on exciting new technologies, with this year’s sessions encompassing pre-analytic considerations of molecular virology, together with advanced sequencing technologies and their potential applications to diagnostic clinical virology.


Educational Activity Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Select appropriate sample types for molecular testing and understand the impact of specimen selection on results of molecular diagnostic assays;
  • Select and validate appropriate collection and transport devices and media for molecular diagnostic testing;
  • Understand principles of nucleic acid extraction as applied to molecular diagnosis of viral infections;
  • Select and validate nucleic extraction systems appropriate to molecular viral diagnostics; and
  • Understand principles and applications of advanced sequencing technologies to clinical viral diagnostics.


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, American Society for Microbiology, and Pan American Society for Clinical Virology. 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.


Credit Designation

The France Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 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 Molecular Virology Workshop has been approved for up to 6 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.