The COVID-19 Pandemic Through the Lens of the Laboratory

Wednesday, March 24
10:00am11:00am CDT

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Presented By

Allison R. McMullen, PhD

Scientific Affairs Manager
Roche Diagnostics Corporation

Carey-Ann Burnham, PhD

Professor, Pathology & Immunology, Molecular Microbiology, Pediatrics, and Medicine / Vice Chair, Faculty Mentoring & Advancement / Medical Director, Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine / Barnes Jewish Hospital
About the Session

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to the healthcare system. The pandemic highlighted the importance of laboratory testing, not only to clinicians but to others inside and outside of the hospital. This session will focus on the experiences of the lab through the eyes of two clinical microbiology laboratory directors. They will discuss the challenges that they faced and what changes can be made to better prepare the lab for future pandemics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the experience of the clinical laboratory during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Examine the challenges faced by the laboratory before and during the pandemic.
  • Identify ways in which the laboratory can be better prepared for future pandemics.


This session is made possible in part by the support of Roche Diagnostics, an ACHE Premier Corporate Partner.