Medical Laboratory Science Continuing Education Conference - Looking to the Horizon

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To provide a structured, online learning platform for Medical Laboratory Professionals to maintain and enhance their competence and meet continuing education requirements.

Cost: Free

Accreditation and Designation Statements

Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
1861 International Dr., Suite 200
McLean, VA  22102

"The Lincoln Memorial University Medical Laboratory Science Department is an approved provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. Program."

Disclosure Statement

It is the practice of LMU-Medical Laboratory Science Department in the School of Allied Health Sciences to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All participating faculty, CE planners, and reviewers in these programs are required to disclose any relevant financial relationship(s) they have with a commercial interest that benefits the individual in any financial amount occurring within the past 12 months; and the opportunity to affect the content of CE about the products or services of the commercial interest.

Speakers have indicated no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity

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Course Format

This educational  activity is presented in an online, narrative slide presentation format. Participants can complete one or more of the three courses for credit. A pdf powerpoint of each session/module will be available for download. It is suggested that you print out the document before beginning each course to use for notetaking and assisting with the quiz.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this CE activity.

Click on course links below to begin the CE educational activity. Each module will have a step-by-step process for completing the required components for CE credit. These steps include:

1. Video presentation
2. Post-test with 5 attempts
3. Assessment/evaluation
4. Certificate of completion.

Video length is indicated as (00:00:00). Video links can open in a 2nd tab and be viewed for review when completing the post-test.

Course Start Date: 07/31/2014
Course Expiration Date: 10/15/2014


MLS CE 01: Laboratory Diagnosis of Megaloblastic Anemia - A Case Study Approach (Session 304-401-14)

Program Area: Hematology
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 1.0
Presenter: Dr. Bill Engle, D.D., MS(CLS), MT(ASCP), Associate Professor
​Chair, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Lincoln Memorial University

Description: This presentation will explore the etiology, clinical manifestations, and laboratory diagnosis of a megaloblastic anemia case study.  We will apply the results of the case history, clinical manifestations, peripheral blood findings, bone marrow morphology, and B12 and folate levels to differentiate the major types of megaloblastic anemia.


1) Compare and contrast the roles of folic acid and vitamin B12 in DNA synthesis.
2) Describe the effects of a deficiency in folic acid and/or vitamin B12 has on DNA replication and cellular division.
Explain the concept of asynchronous development and relate this process to megaloblastic anemia.

MLS CE 03: Laboratories in Forensic Pathology (Session 304-405-14)
Program Area: Chemistry
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 1.0
Presenter: Dr. Teresa Campbell, MD, Pathologist
Associate Professor of Pathology, Medical Director, MLS Program, Lincoln Memorial University

Description: This presentation will describe the major types of specimens used for forensic toxicology as well as the major laboratory analytical methods used to detect drups and ethanol in clinical specimens. We will discuss the many clinical factors that can influence the accurary of laboratory testing in forensic toxicology.


1) Describe the different types of evidentiary specimen collection in forensic medicien as well as the importance of maintaining chain of custody from person to person.

2) Compare and contrast the challenges and pitfalls that exist in the interpretation of postmortem forensic toxicology and the various factors that may influence the accurary of the laboratory results including but not limited to decomposition, postmortem redistribution, and embalming fluids.

3) Compare and contrast the major types of drugs that are most subject to postmortem redistribution, optimail sites for obtaining postmortem blood samples for toxicological analysis.

MLS CE 05: Laboratory Diagnosis and Monitoring of Infectious Hepatitis (Session 304-406-14)

Program Area: Immunology/Serology
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 1.0
Presenter: Mr Steve Edwards, MS(CLS), MT(ASCP)
Assistant Professor, Lincoln Memorial University

Description: This session will provide a review of those notorious viruses that casue an inflammation of the liver known as infectious hepatitis. Disease pathology will be discussed as well as the immunological markers that may be used to diagnose it and monitor its course.


1) Compare and contrast the major types of hepatitis viruses and explain the disease transmission and progression processes in viral hepatitis cases.

2) Describe how the clinical laboratory may be used to diagnose and monitor the course of infectious hepatitis.

3) Recognize a possible link between alloantibody production and patient diagnosis.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 Attendance
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Available Credit

  • 3.00 Attendance
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