LabRoots Takes Action Through its Coronavirus Online Webinar Series to Provide Educational Discussions Surrounding the Disease, scheduled on April 2, 2020

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Participants will learn about the current epidemiology, infection control and prevention recommendations, specimen collection and testing, and clinical management for patients in a series of quarterly webinars

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LabRoots, the leading scientific social networking website offering premier, interactive virtual events and webinars, will be hosting approximately over 12,000 physicians, researchers, health educators, pharmacists, clinicians, scientists and industry and academia professionals who are committed to learning current information on implementing infection prevention and control measures and assessing risks for exposures about Coronavirus (COVID-19). The first Coronavirus Webinar of the ongoing series commences on April 2nd, offering guidance and emerging developments regarding the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

Kicking off the free Coronavirus Virtual Webinar Series, the event will feature an impressive agenda of recognized leaders who will present on topics covering, the origins and symptoms of COVID-19, laboratory tests in COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment, and the containment of COVID-19 cases.

Highlighting “Specimen Collection and Laboratory Safety,” a panel of five renowned experts with diverse backgrounds will examine specifically how samples are collected and processed to be tested in reference laboratories, best practices in collecting respiratory (swab) specimens and the effective protection for sampling staff, protection for laboratory professionals when handling blood, urine, stool and respiratory specimens, next-generation sequencing as it plays a significant role in the diagnosis, and the utility of nucleic acid and antibody tests as it relates to the importance of sampling locations and clinical sensitivity.

This full day of cutting-edge presentations delivered by prominent speakers also spans important areas encompassing laboratory diagnosis of Wuhan SARS-CoV-2 infections: current status to review the current laboratory methods available and random-access, point-of-care molecular devices for rapid and accurate diagnosis - such assays can be used in the local hospitals and clinics bearing the burden of identifying and treating patients; a session introduced by Li Jiang, MD, PHD, Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital and Center for Clinical Laboratories (SPCCL) on the implementation of molecular diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2; and a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19: Emergence, Biology, and Countermeasures) presentation shared by Dr. Mark Denison, Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, at Vanderbilt University round out the program.

Greg Cruikshank, Chief Executive Officer of LabRoots said, “The emergence and rapid increase in cases of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continue to cause complex challenges to global public health. Through our collaborative platform, we are excited to continue our strong foothold and presence in the online virtual conference arena to positively impact the scientific community. By offering an educational forum to the world, attendees of our newly added Coronavirus Webinar Series can be further prepared for COVID-19 by learning more about the need for prompt diagnosis, robust research, and understanding of biology and science to develop effective countermeasures,” added Cruikshank.

Produced on LabRoots’ robust platform, this online environment with exhibit and poster halls, and networking lounge allows attendees to connect seamlessly across all desktop and mobile devices. By participating in this webinar series, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit per presentation.

For more information or to register for the event, click here. Participants can follow the conversation online by using #LRcoronavirus.

About LabRoots
LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, and primary source for scientific trending news and premier educational virtual events and webinars and more. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning. Offering more than articles and webcasts that go beyond the mundane and explore the latest discoveries in the world of science, LabRoots users can stay atop their field by gaining continuing education credits from a wide range of topics through their participation in the webinars and virtual events.

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