Laboratory 4A: Clinical and Surgical Pathology: CLINICAL Pathology Track (Thursday 10/26/17 9am-1pm)


  • Optimizing quality of sample submission.  It is found that the most effective way to achieve our goal of reducing pre-analytical errors is to empower the veterinary technicians.  When veterinary technicians have the full picture, not only in the what to do but also the why and how, the quality of sample submission improves.
  • Strengthening communication between the clinic/hospital and laboratory.  The goal is to empower veterinary technicians with the knowledge required to most effectively submit pathology samples to the laboratory.  This includes emphasis on sample handling, labeling and providing a good history. Upon completion of the course, technicians will be able to explain what is clinicopathologic correlation.
  • Optimizing quality of point-of-care diagnostic testing.  The goal of this series is knowing the principles behind the test.  Technicians will be able to recognize and address potential sources of laboratory error and obtain greater job satisfaction.

Course Outlines

Clinical Pathology Track

  • Lecture section:
    • Inside the Brain of the Clinical Pathologist: How to help us help your patients
    • The Are and Practice of Sample Submission
    • Quality Matters: The in-house lab
  • Wet lab:
    • Microscope basics: proper setup, use and cleaning
    • Slide prep: hands on training in preparation and staining for standard sample types
    • Hematology Basics: Review normal and abnormal blood smears; perform differentials

General conference registration is required to attend all laboratory sessions.
Mahalo nui loa to Specialty VETPATH for making this laboratory possible.

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Dates Thursday 10/26/17
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
After 9/15/17$125.00
Location Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel
2500 Kuhio Avenue
Honolulu HI 96815
(808) 922-0811
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