Laboratory Training and Workshops

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Available Training Opportunities

 Laboratory Response Network Workshop

Due to low enrollment numbers, the in-person LRN Workshops have been cancelled. 

The presentation topics will be offered virtually in the coming months.

Information will be posted once it becomes available.


NEW! Bio-Threat Preparedness : Rule Out or Refer Workshop 


Course Description

This free, intermediate-level workshop focuses on practical methods that clinical microbiology laboratories can use to remain alert for the agents of bioterrorism.  Participants will learn about surveillance and evaluation procedures that can be integrated into the routine work of the clinical microbiology lab.  Procedures for the referral of suspect cases will also be discussed.  In this hands-on course, following appropriate safety precautions, participants will examine actual cultures and organisms in a laboratory setting. 


This intermediate-level workshop is designed for Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Laboratory Technicians working in sentinel/microbiology laboratories in Tennessee. 

Dates                Thursday, November 3, 2022  (Flyer)        Friday, November 4, 2022 (Flyer)

Times                7:30 am - 4:15 pm (CT)

Location           Nashville, TN


Pre-registration is required.  Acceptance is limited to those working in sentinel/microbiology laboratories in the state of Tennessee.  Seating is limited to 12 participants per workshop date.  To register, click on the dates above  to complete the online registration form.  

Continuing Education

TDH Division of Laboratory Services is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. Participants who successfully complete this program will be awarded 7.5 contact hours.  


Infectious Substance Packing and Shipping Training


 Packing and Shipping Dangerous Goods:  What the Laboratory Staff Must Know (CDC Lab Training)  


Additional Training Opportunities 

 Is It Malaria?  Blood Borne Parasites That Cause Malaria Disease (Presentation- No Continuing Education Available)

Continuing Education for Laboratorians

The links to continuing education opportunities listed here are representative of a wide variety of offerings now available on the Internet.  You will find that some are very easy to use and free, while others are hard to use and may have a charge attached. As with any use of the Internet, caution should be used in all activities.