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September

The Perfect H&E: Fact or Fiction

Presenter: Carolyn Doan, HT(ASCP)
September 24, 2015
10:00am PT/ 1:00pm ET

Uncover the basic chemistry of how and why the H&E stain "should" work. Explore what can go wrong and understand corrective options. Learn the secrets to produce, sustain and reproduce superior quality H&E-stained slides in your lab. (Carolyn Doan, HT(ASCP))

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October

Neuropathology Kaleidoscope

Presenter: Lamar Jones, BS, HT/HTL(ASCP), CM
October 22, 2015
10:00am PT/ 1:00pm ET

The central nervous system (CNS) contains a great deal of secrets that can be revealed by the use of special stains and immunohistochemical (IHC) assays. Molecular assays are also instrumental in the diagnosis of some CNS diseases. Prions often are responsible for some neurodegenerative diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). Other diseases such as Alzheimer's will be discussed. Specimen handling, dissection, fixation, microtomy, and safety of these diseases as well as detection will be discussed in this webinar. The use of special stains and IHC along with examples of case studies will be presented. Just as the kaleidoscope transforms light into a spectrum of colors and designs, the special stains and IHC expressions will transform the CNS into an array of color and patterns for diagnosis. (Lamar Jones, BS, HT/HTL(ASCP), CM)

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November

The Crunch Is On: Clinical Bone Marrow Biopsies

Presenter: Pamela Marcum, HT(ASCP), BS, MS
November 19, 2015
10:00am PT/ 1:00pm ET

We have a situation at UAMS of needing to process clinical bone marrows for our Multiple Myeloma Center within 24 hours. WOW! We only have a limited time to fix, decal, and process for sectioning and they must be ready to be read by 7AM the next day. We have problems and we have solved many of them. However, we still need to have bone marrows we can section and that can be recut for kappa/lambda/or other IHC reactions. We still have days when no one is happy. We will discuss how we do it and have an open discussion of why this short time is needed and what others are doing. Let's face it—decalcification is a real issue for bone marrows and IHC, not to mention the rest of the specimens we are expected to successfully decal and cut like butter. (Pamela Marcum, HT(ASCP), BS, MS)

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