Join clinical microbiology laboratory directors in discussing recent journal articles in clinical microbiology. Each month, a group of presenters will discuss 1-2 articles in depth. Journal clubs are held every second Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. 

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August 11 Session

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Reeti Khare, Tarush Kothari, Joseph Castagnaro, Bryan Hemmings, May Tso, Stefan Juretschko, Active Monitoring and Feedback to Improve Blood Culture Fill Volumes and Positivity Across a Large Integrated Health System, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 70, Issue 2, 15 January 2020, Pages 262–268,

Impact of a Rapid Blood Culture Diagnostic Test in a Children's Hospital Depends on Gram-Positive versus Gram-Negative Organism and Day versus Night Shift. L. J. Juttukonda, S. Katz, J. Gillon, J. Schmitz, R. Banerjee. J Clin Microbiol 58:e01400-19.


Stephanie Mitchell, Ph.D., D(ABMM), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and UPMC Prebyterian.
Amy Mathers, M.D., D(ABMM), University of Virginia.


Alexandra Bryson, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.

Discussion Panel

Christopher Doern, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.
Jihye Kim, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.
Samia Naccache, Ph.D., D(ABMM), LabCorp Diagnostic.

Next Session Date

Sept. 8, 2020


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Contact Information

Nicole Jackson,