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The Evolving Value of a Laboratory - Stewardship Partnership: Cases in Susceptibility Testing, Rapid Diagnostics and More!



Pharmacists: 1.50 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)

Released: September 21, 2021

Expiration: September 21, 2024

Course Fee




Tanios Bekaii-Saab

Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD

Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Gastrointestinal Cancer Program
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Phoenix, Arizona

Additional Information

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

If you are a member of SIDP or ACCP ID PRN, use your discount code at the checkout page to participate in this activity at no cost.

NOTE: If you attended this CE activity live (via webinar) on September 21, 2021, AND received CE credit (i.e. a pharmacist CE statement with ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-21-249-L01-P, or Laboratory PACE credit), you are NOT allowed to also receive CE credit for this home-study activity.


Join us for this annual webcast that provides updates on hot topics related to antibiotic stewardship and microbiological testing. This year’s webcast will include recent CLSI antimicrobial susceptibility testing updates. We will discuss ways to incorporate these changes in your antimicrobial stewardship efforts and collaboration opportunities with stewardship and the microbiology laboratory.

Learning Objectives

The target audience for this activity is pharmacists and Laboratory Professionals. At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss updates to the 2021 CLSI standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing and reporting.
  • Describe use of rapid methods for microbial identification and susceptibility testing.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration between stewardship and the microbiology laboratory.


April Abbott, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Director, Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics
Deaconess Health System
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Microbiology and Immunology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Evansville, Indiana

Tanios Bekaii-Saab MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Gastrointestinal Cancer Program
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Phoenix, Arizona

Sasha Premraj, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Sacred Heart Hospital
Pensacola, Florida

The planners and content peer reviewers from ProCE, LLC and SIDP do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Release Date: September 21, 2021
Expiration Date: September 21, 2024


ACPE LogoThis CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, LLC, CLSI, and SIDP. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-21-249-H01-P has been assigned to this knowledge-based home-study CE activity. This CE activity is approved for 1.5 contact hour (0.15 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Completion of the evaluation and the post-test with a score of 70% or higher are required to receive CE credit. No partial credit will be given. Statements of completion will be issued online at, and proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles.

Fees are required for this activity.


Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.(R) Program.


It is the policy of ProCE, LLC to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants any significant financial interest or affiliation with companies that manufacture or market products discussed in this activity. Sasha Premraj has no relevant commercial and/or financial relationships to disclose. April Abbott has no relevant commercial and/or financial relationships to disclose.


This activity is self-funded by SIDP, CLSI, and members of ACCP ID PRN. 

The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, LLC or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.