2019 CPIP-A Case 1: Microbiology – Advantages and Potential Pitfalls of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Learn the technology of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization - time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry, types of MALDI-TOF systems currently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, benefits of implementing MALDI-TOF in the microbiology laboratory, limitations of the test, and how MALDI-TOF compares to traditional microbial identification methods.

Credit Type: CME, SAM, CPD
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Launch Date: January 21, 2019
Expiration Date: January 20, 2022 12:00 AM (ET)
Pricing: Member Fee: $45.00 Nonmember Fee: $59.00 Junior Member Fee: $10.00
MOC Category: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

Registration Information
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To enroll in the series with one easy payment, or to enroll multiple participants from the same institution, contact the CAP at 800-323-4040 option 1. This option is only available until December 31, 2019, after this date this activity is only accessible by an online credit card payment.

Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization - time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry has transformed the practice of modern clinical microbiology. Learn how MALDI-TOF can be used to identify microbial pathogens in a rapid, accurate, and cost-effective manner and understand the limitations of MALDI-TOF to appropriately and effectively apply within the clinical laboratory.

This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists and residents.

After completing this SAM eligible activity and post-test, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the use of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization - time of flight (MALDI-TOF) within the clinical microbiology laboratory as a useful tool for routine microbial identification.
  2. List the advantages and disadvantages of the MALDI-TOF in comparison to the traditional methods utilized within the clinical laboratory.
  3. Discuss the cost benefits of implementing MALDI-TOF within the clinical laboratory.

Related Link
Clinical Pathology Improvement Program

CME Information
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the American Board of Pathology’s (ABP) Continuing Certification (CC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).

Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Section 3 Credit
Accreditation in Canada: This event is an Accredited Self Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists - Association Canadienne des Pathologistes. You may claim a maximum of 1.25 hours equivalent to 3.75 credits.

Passing Requirements
You have a total of three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you correctly answer 70% or more of the post-test items, you may claim credit. CME/SAM credit can be applied to the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Self-Assessment Module (SAM) requirements. You must pass the post-test to claim credit; therefore, if you do not pass, you cannot claim any credit.

Attention Canadian Participants: You have three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you do not pass the post-test after three attempts, you may still claim CPD credit (self-assessment program credits) for this activity. Please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040 option 1 or education@cap.org with the name of this activity and the date completed to request a letter of participation.

Payment Information
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College of American Pathologists
Education Division
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750

Refund Policy
Refunds will be handled on an exception basis. Please submit your request to the CAP in writing via email at education@cap.org or fax at 847-832-8006.

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CAP Learning has recognized that some Veteran’s Administration, US Government, and military participants may have difficulty accessing the online assessment portion of this activity. If you experience difficulty or have any questions, please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040 option 1 or education@cap.org.

This activity and evaluation is available January 21, 2019, and will expire on January 20, 2022, at 12:00 AM (ET). You MUST claim credit by this date and time.

CC: CPIP0101Q.2019

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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