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Practical Anaerobic Bacteriology Workshops



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In today’s laboratory environment, cost effectiveness is now a common goal. How can microbiology laboratories apply cost-effective measures to anaerobic cultures?This seminar will answer that question as well as discuss simple and proven methods to isolate and identify anaerobic bacteria.The workshop will consist of three hours of lecture and three hours of practical exam. The lecture will cover theoretical aspects of obligate anaerobiosis, types of anaerobic bacteria infections, and the organisms most frequently involved in those infections. The techniques that will be covered include specimen collection, primary isolation, identification, and susceptibility testing. The practical exam will present fourteen unknown organisms for identification using rapid, inexpensive, and reliable procedures.                                                                                   

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of the workshop, the participants will be able to:
  • Explain the mechanism of oxygen toxicity, which is harmful to anaerobes.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various systems that provide anaerobic conditions.
  • Recognize minimum requirements for the successful collection of anaerobic specimens.
  • Identify the best media for the isolation of anaerobic bacteria.
  • Apply and interpret rapid spot tests for the identification of anaerobes.
  • Identify the most common anaerobes in clinical specimens.
Continuing Education:
California residents may earn six continuing education contact hours for attending this workshop. Other states may also provide credit. Please refer to your State Department of Education.

General Schedule: 
Sign In:            8:00am - 8:30am
Workshop:      8:30am - 4:00pm
(Lunch Break Included)
Workshop Fee:
$125.00 per participant. The fee includes lunch, workshop, handouts, and The Wadsworth Anaerobic Bacteriology Manual.
For More Information Contact:
Sandy Burg
Phone: 800.782.7557
Fax: 408.782.3031