SEP 27, 2017 9:00 AM PDT

WEBINAR: Challenges in CMV Management

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  • Medical Director, Molecular Infectious Diseases, ARUP Laboratories
    Biography
      Dr. Hillyard is a professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Hillyard received his MD from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training was in anatomic and clinical pathology, with fellowships in medical microbiology and microbial genetics.

    Abstract

    DATE:  September 27, 2017

    TIME:   9:00am PT, 12:00pm ET

    Transplant Educational Webinar Series

    Challenges in CMV Management 

    Management of CMV infected and immunocompromised individuals at risk for life-threatening post-transplantation complications is critically dependent on accurate viral load testing.  While the widespread adoption of international CMV standards for test calibration has improved test comparability, significant inter-assay variation among CMV tests remains.

    Please join Dr. David Hillyard, Medical Director for Molecular Infectious Testing at ARUP Laboratories, in this second part of our webinar series for a discussion of recent advances in CMV test standardization and its implications for management of CMV infected patients.

    Learning objectives:
    1)    Overview of NAT in management of CMV
    2)    The value of CMV test standardization
    3)    Recent insights into the challenge of CMV standardization and implications for other viral load tests


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