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An exclusive digital series focusing on the most crucial topics and issues facing today’s laboratory professionals

Cancer Research

Cancer Research

There is an urgent need to improve our understanding of cancer to improve cancer care. This series will highlight ongoing cancer diagnostics and therapeutics research.

There is an urgent need to improve our understanding of cancer to improve cancer care. This series will highlight ongoing cancer diagnostics and therapeutics research.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Clinical Lab

Though different concepts, diversity, equity, and inclusion are all important in having a successful lab team. A wealth of perspectives—in terms of different ages, levels of experience, genders, races, nationalities, sexual orientations and/or identities—helps ensure everyone feels valued, ultimately strengthening your operations.

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Molecular Diagnostics

Innovative molecular diagnostics technologies are critical to overcoming current health care challenges and improving the way patients are diagnosed and treated. This series discusses the latest advances in molecular methods.

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Women's Health

This series highlights some of the distinct concerns and needs of women navigating modern health care, including advances needed to improve our understanding of women's health, as well as new technologies and trends on the topic.

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Trends in Creating a Sustainable Clinical Lab

Creating a Sustainable Clinical Lab

How can your lab can do its part toward becoming more sustainable? This series highlights ways to implement sustainability and "green labs" initiatives in your clinical lab in light of limited resources and budgets.

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Clinical Flow Cytometry

Flow cytometry has become a mainstay in the clinical laboratory as a reliable, rapid, and sensitive immunodiagnostic method as it offers a quick and quantitative single-cell approach. This series will discuss flow cytometry's many strengths and applications.

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Clinical Informatics

Advancing artificial intelligence pathology and multi-omics data integration is quickly expanding the role of clinical informatics in health care.  Laboratory processes, the quality of the data, and its speed of transmission are critical factors in serving patients and populations. This series will offer clinical leaders insights and practical solutions to bringing the lab and informatics tools together.

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Career Development

This series will answer all your questions on how to become a medical laboratory scientist or technician, as well as provide you with the resources to prepare for a successful career, including information on job outlook, salary, duties, education requirements, licenses, and certifications.

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Laboratory Training

The clinical laboratory is a busy and dynamic environment where training new and current staff can be challenging when managing a full workload amid a workforce shortage and pandemic. This series will offer insights and practical solutions for some of the key issues that today's clinical lab managers face when training staff.

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Lab Safety

Laboratories are dangerous places to work, and even in the best prepared laboratories, accidents still occur.  This series will cover lab safety regulations and biosafety best practices,  as well as recommendations on how to prevent laboratory-acquired infections, what to do in specific emergency scenarios, and more.

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Drug Testing

Regular testing and routine substance abuse monitoring is essential to the successful treatment of many patients, including those affected by the ongoing opioid crisis. This series will explore key considerations for laboratories conducting drug testing.

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Biomarkers

Biomarkers

Biomarkers comes in many shapes and forms, including enzymes, hormones, proteins, and are used at all stages of disease, including for screening, diagnosis, prognosis, and disease monitoring. This series will explore some of the recent advances in established biomarkers, as well as the discovery of new ones. 

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COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing

The emergence of new coronavirus variants is placing extra pressure on health systems, epidemiological efforts, and diagnostic teams, including concerns that mutations could interfere with vaccine efficacy and COVID-19 testing.  This series examines key considerations for laboratories conducting COVID-19 testing.

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