Molecular Virology Workshop Program

The 22nd Molecular Virology Workshop is jointly sponsored by the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, the American Society for Microbiology and the France Foundation.


6 contact hours

The Molecular Virology Workshop will take place at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in the Grand Ballroom.


Saturday, April 25

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.

8:05 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Session I: Verification and Validation

Verification and Validation of Qualitative Tests
Michael Loeffelholz, Ph.D., D(ABMM);  Univ. of Texas Med. Branch, Galveston, TX

Verification and Validation of Multi-Organism Tests
Esther Babady, Ph.D., D(ABMM); Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr., New York, NY

Verification of Viral Load Tests
Maurice Exner, Ph.D.; Intelligent MDx, Westford, MA

Ongoing Validation of Viral Load Tests
Thomas E. Grys, Ph.D., D(ABMM); Mayo Clin. in Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

12:25 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Session II: Near Patient/Random Access Testing

Description of New Technologies
Richard L. Hodinka, Ph.D., F(AAM); Univ. of South Carolina Sch. of Med. Greenville, Greenville, SC

Point-Counter Point:  Applications of Near Patient/Random Access Molecular Testing
Christopher W. Woods, M.D., MPH; Duke Univ. Sch. of Med., Durham, NC
Donna M. Wolk, MHA, Ph. D., D(ABMM); Geisinger Hlth. Sys., Danville, PA