Idaho Bureau of Laboratories (IBL) provides educational and outreach opportunities on topics of interest to Idaho's clinical and environmental laboratory communities.
IBL staff work with the Association of Public Health Laboratories, the Laboratory Response Network, and other organizations to provide seminars and trainings for a wide range of audiences, including healthcare laboratory professionals and first responders.
IBL frequently hosts teleconference, webinar presentations, and trainings produced by state laboratories, federal agencies, and professional organizations. Teleconferences will be held at Idaho Bureau of Laboratories. Laboratory professionals are invited to attend any of these educational opportunities at IBL, but advance registration is required. Contact Gabe Kimlinger (Gabriel.Kimlinger@dhw.idaho.gov) to register.
November 7, 2019: Plasmids and the Boundaries of Horizontal Gene Transfer
Fernando de la Cruz has been Professor of Genetics in the
University of Cantabria (Spain) since 1984. He has a general interest in mobile
genetic elements and various aspects of plasmid biology, including plasmid
genomics and metagenomics and has contributed to the analysis of plasmid
taxonomy with the concept of MOB-classification and its associated typing
method (DPMT). More recently, he developed an informatics program for plasmid
reconstruction from WGS data called PLACNET, which was developed as a web-page
for public access (PLACNETw). This tool, and others under development, are
being applied for plasmidomic analysis, including the principles of plasmid
functional genomics. He has published 220+ papers in international journals
that have been cited over 12,300 times.
All of the following are online training offerings that are provided free of charge. Browse the CDC Laboratory Training for other topics not listed below.
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July 2018 Idaho Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP) Follow-up Report
June 2017 Idaho Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP) Assessment Report
What is L-SIP?
APHL’s Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP) advances the efficacy of state and local public health laboratory systems through a guided process of performance evaluation, system
improvements, and periodic evaluation and reassessment.
This is a facilitated process by professionals skilled in public health and with strong facilitation skills. The process and results of the assessment will aid us in identifying the following:
Frequently Asked Questions
What actions will follow the assessment?
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