Meet-the-Professor Session:
100. Laboratory Capabilities in Resource-Limited Settings
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Room: 107ABC

Learning Objectives:

Clinical microbiologists have been involved in establishing and/or enhancing diagnostic testing in developing countries and disaster settings. The challenges involved in such activities are numerous and those participating have learned what works and (more importantly) what does not work. This session will describe initiatives sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Society for Microbiology, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, and Wellcome Trust, for establishing clinical microbiology laboratory testing in developing countries as well as in disaster settings.  At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to describe:

  • benefits and challenges to setting-up clinical microbiology laboratory testing in developing countries 
  • approaches to setting up clinical microbiology laboratory testing in developing countries

Target Audience: Scientists, Public Health Practitioners, Microbiologists, Lab Personnel, Infectious Diseases Physicians, Infectious Diseases Pediatricians, Epidemiologists, Clinicians

Tracks: Global ID, Pediatric ID, Adult ID

Meet-the-professors:  Ellen Jo Baron, PhD, FIDSA, Stanford University Medical Center and John A. Crump, MB, ChB, DTM&H, FIDSA, Duke University Medical Center


7:00 AM
Ellen Jo Baron, PhD, FIDSA

7:30 AM
John A. Crump, MB, ChB, DTM&H, FIDSA

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.0 hour of Category 1 credit possible

ACPE Credits: This session is not eligible for CPE credit.

ACPE Number:


E. J. Baron, Cepheid: Employee, Salary and stock options
NanoMR: Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee
CLIAC: Board Member, per diem
MorphDesign: Consultant, Consulting fee
Providence-St. Joseph Hospital: Consultant, Consulting fee
Immunosciences: Scientific Advisor, stocks
OpGen: Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee

J. A. Crump, None

Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. EST Thursday, Oct. 20 with the exception of research findings presented at IDSA press conferences.