April 28, 2015 Audioconference


What Does it Mean to You? by Dr. Susan Sharp

Dr. Sharp received her B.S. in Medical Technology and her M.S. in Medical Microbiology & Biochemistry from the

University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

She received her Ph.D. in Veterinary Microbiology and

Parasitology from the Veterinary School of Medicine, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

She then did a 2 year post - doctorate fellowship in Clinical Microbiology in the Department of Pathology, Division of Microbiology, at

Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.

Dr. Sharp has been a clinical microbiologist and a very active member of The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) for

30 years serving on various boards and committees.

She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Microbiology, a

Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology, and was selected as the 2012 bioMerieux Sonnenwirth laureate, ASM's

highest award given for leadership in clinical microbiology.

Dr. Sharp is the current incoming President-Elect of ASM.

Dr. Sharp has given numerous lectures, semina

rs and workshops locally, nationally and internationally, and has numerous

publications in the field of clinical microbiology.

Her most prominent area of interest has centered on cost- effective,

clinically relevant diagnostic microbiology.

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

The "Individualized Quality Control Plan" (IQCP) is the CMS Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Quality

Control (QC) policy that will be a QC option for clinical laboratories.

The concepts for IQCP are a compilation of many of

the activities currently undertaken in laboratories to ensure quality test results for patients. IQCP permits the laboratory

to customize its QC plan according to sample type, test method, laboratory environment, and personnel competency. CMS

will require IQCP (or default CLIA QC) be in place by January 1, 2016 and members of the clinical laboratory community

must be prepared for these new regulations.

Program Objectives:

1. Understand QC regulations for laboratory testing beginning January 1, 2016.

2. Understand the requirements necessary for the development of an IQCP.

3. Develop an IQCP for several laboratory testing systems.

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