Program Description: 

This educational activity is designed to provide our faculty with alternative sources of information and experience on controversial or newly emerging topics that are likely to change diagnostic pathology practices that cannot be gleaned from reading the literature or standard textbooks in pathology. There are many areas in pathology where a uniformly acceptable standard has not yet been established. Direct interaction with an expert can provide the pathologist with additional insight into more effective ways to handle the issue. 

Key Words: CME, MCW, Pathology, Neuropathology, Clinical Pathology, Molecular Pathology, Surgical Pathology, Education, Differential Diagnosis, Morphological and Microscopic Findings, Pathological Processes, Pathological Conditions, Neoplastic Cell Transformation, Health Care Facilities, Manpower and Services

Target audience: 
Allied Health Professionals
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to: 

  • Define the ongoing pandemic of antimicrobial resistance
  • Describe how we can address the ongoing pandemic in laboratory medicine and pathology
  • Demonstrate how studying mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance can inform infection control and antimicrobial stewardship initiatives
Faculty & credentials: 


Trish Simner, PhD, D(ABMM)
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director of Bacteriology and Infectious Disease Sequencing Laboratories, Division of Medical Microbiology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

  • Kathleen Bone, PhD
  • Tamara Giorgadze, MD, PhD
  • Amanda Hopp, MD
  • Kenneth Iczkowski, MD
  • Shannon M. Majewski, CMP, CMM, HMCC, VEMM

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.

Blake Buchan, PhD ChromacodeAdvisory Board
Blake Buchan, PhDNuclease Probe TechnologiesAdvisor
Blake Buchan, PhDPattern DxConsultant
Blake Buchan, PhDAccelerate DxConsultant
Trish Simner, PhD, D(ABMM)BD DiagnosticsPrincipal Investigator
Trish Simner, PhD, D(ABMM)OpGen, Inc.Principal Investigator
Trish Simner, PhD, D(ABMM)Affinity BiosensorsPrincipal Investigator 
Trish Simner, PhD, D(ABMM)OpGen, Inc.Consultant
Trish Simner, PhD, D(ABMM)BD DiagnosticsConsultant
Trish Simner, PhD, D(ABMM)Shionogi Inc.Consultant
Trish Simner, PhD, D(ABMM)GeneCaptureConsultant


Shannon Majewski, CMP, CMM, HMCC, VEMM
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-6976
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Session date: 
11/12/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST
Virtual Meeting via WebEx
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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