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Practical Anaerobic Bacteriology Workshops

The workshop consists of 3 hours of lecture & 3 hours of simulated lab. The lecture portion will cover theoretical aspects of obligate anaerobiosis, types of infections involving anaerobic bacteria and the anaerobic organisms most frequently involved in infections. Techniques covered will include specimen collection, primary isolation, identification and susceptibility testing. The laboratory session will present unknown organisms for identification using rapid, inexpensive and reliable procedures.


Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
August 21, 2015
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Lebanon, NH 03766
September 21, 2015
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Boston Children's Hospital



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 primary 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.
General Schedule: 
8:30 am             Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00-4:00 pm     Seminar With One Hour Break for Lunch
$125.00 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, textbook and handouts). Please submit registration form and payment as soon as possible, since space is limited.
For More Information Contact:
Sandy Burg
Phone: 800.782.7557
Fax: 408.782.3031

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