AMP Horizons Series: Enhancing COVID-19 Pandemic Response with SARS-CoV-2 Whole Genome Sequencing

This contains the webinar and continuing education credit (CME and CMLE) 

This presentation will describe viral mutations and SARS-CoV-2 whole genome sequencing (WGS) and describe how WGS is useful for outbreak response and strain surveillance. The presentation will describe current virus variants of concern, and explain how strain surveillance is needed to track virus mutations that may have effects on diagnostic tests, vaccine efficacy, and treatments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe applications of SARS-CoV-2 whole genome sequencing
  • Summarize the current state of knowledge of major SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern
  • Describe approaches to SARS-CoV-2 strain surveillance in the U.S

Allen Bateman, PhD, D(ABMM)
AMP Training & Education Member
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
Madison, WI
Duncan R. MacCannell, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office of Advanced Molecular Detection (OAMD)
Gerald A. Capraro, PhD, D(ABMM)
AMP Training & Education Member
Atrium Health
Charlotte, NC

 1 hr
Level of Instruction: Basic
Date Recorded: March 4, 2021

Planned and coordinated by the Training and Education Committee

Continuing Education Credit Information

CME credit: 1.0
CMLE credit: 1.0 
Last day to purchase course and claim credit: March 20, 2022

Accreditation Statements
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP). The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ASCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing medical laboratory education activity is recognized by the American Society for Clinical Pathology for 1.0 hours of CMLE credit. ASCP CMLE credit hours are acceptable for the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP). CMLE credit hours meet the continuing education requirements for the ASCP Board of Certification Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) and state relicensure requirements for laboratory personnel. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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