1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Past Event

Event Description

This basic-level webinar is designed to help clinical and veterinary laboratory professionals understand how to report select agent and toxin identifications and recognize and report exposure incidents. This webinar will also address biosafety and other considerations when identifying bacterial select agents and toxins using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS). 

Event Objectives

After completing this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify educational and other resources available through the OneLab Network
  • Recognize a release or exposure incident while handling a select agent or toxin
  • Demonstrate how to report  a select agent or toxin release or occupational exposure incident
  • Identify biosafety practices to minimize the release or exposure to select agents or toxins while using the MALDI-TOF instrument

Event Media

Play Audio

network event maldi plate


1.0 hour

Event Speakers

Tarsha L. Harris, PhD

Tarsha L. Harris, PhD

Microbiologist/Form 3 Coordinator, Division of Select Agents and Toxins (DSAT), Office of Readiness and Response (ORR), CDC

Michael Perry

Michael J. Perry MS, MS Ed.

Associate Director, Biodefense Laboratory, New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) - Wadsworth Center