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May

Histology Quality: Ensuring Best Patient Care

Presenter: Erin Grimes MHS HT (ASCP)
May 19, 2016
10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET

There are many variables that effect patient care in the histology laboratory. Sample shipment, fixation, and labeling are but a few variables that may be a challenge. Every histotechnician wants to provide the best care to the patients. Using simple procedures and tools, this can easily be accomplished in any busy laboratory.

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June

Implementing Digital Pathology and Improving the Histotechnology Process

Presenter: Elizabeth Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC
June 16, 2016
10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET

This webinar will address the issues and barriers that can destroy the implementation of a digital pathology solution into today’s Anatomic Pathology laboratory. There will be discussion on the importance of standardization and quality process improvement in Histotechnology and its significance to the success of implementing a digital pathology solution. Discussion on how to utilize the positive aspects of this technology to improve the overall efficiency, quality and reproducibility of histology preparations and how this technology can aid in the development of a continuous quality assurance program for routine, special and IHC stains.

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August

H&E Staining – Consistency and Reproducibility

Presenter: Carolyn Doan, HT(ASCP)
August 18, 2016
10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET

One of the greatest challenges in today's Histology labs is producing the same high quality H&E stain on slide after slide, day to day. In this brief, 45 minute session, we will dissect an H&E, both Progressive and Regressive, to identify the areas of concern. Then we’ll look at suggestions to remedy these concerns ending with a formula for potential success. 

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September

Surgical Pathology Dissection: A Histotech’s Guide to Grossing

Presenter: Dale Telgenhoff, PhD, MBA, HTL(ASCP)CM
September 08, 2016
10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET

The gross room is where specimens are accessioned into the histology laboratory, and the role of the histotechnician in this process is critical for the macroscopic analysis of tissues. Traditionally the work involved accessioning specimens into the LIS system, cassette preparation, ordering specimens, stocking, and clean-up. More and more these roles are expanding, with some hospitals employing histotechnologists for the gross analysis and preparation of specimens for histology. This webinar will review the fundamentals of gross dissection such as orientation, dissection, marking, description, and sampling. We will also examine the role of the pathologist, pathology assistant, and histotechnologist in this evolving area of the laboratory. Safety concerns in the gross room will be discussed, as well as requisitions, considerations for different tissue types, and the purpose of a slide index. 

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October

Special Stains – Which One? And Why

Presenter: Carolyn Doan, HT(ASCP)
October 13, 2016
10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET

All Histology Labs still do Special Stains either automatically or manually. Do you know why you do a particular stain on a particular piece of tissue? We’ll spend 45 minutes looking at as many stains as possible and learning more about what they are actually for. Examples: What does Acid Fast mean? What is the D in PASD and how does it work? Mucin or Alcian Blue? In case you need a refresher, this session is for you.

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November

Antibody Validation of IHC for CAP Compliance

Presenter: Sheron Lear (ASCP)HTL, QIHC
November 10, 2016
10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET

In the decades since the beginning of IHC, validating an antibody has gone thru many changes. Some of these changes have been driven by regulatory agencies such as CAP. The goal of these agencies is to ensure every test and diagnosis for every patient is accurate. The number of cases and slides to be tested is also a changing factor. When conditions change, such as pretreatments, protocols, clones, ready to use versus a concentrate antibody, what do I do? Do I need more testing to verify that my results are the same or better? This webinar will take one thru the steps of validating a new antibody, parallel testing of new shipments of antibodies, new lots of antibodies, and detection systems. Titers, pretreatments, and chromogens will also be discussed. How do I manage the paperwork for this testing?

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