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Virtual: Pediatric Pearls - Updates From the St. Chris Experts
Start Date: 2/3/2022Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 2/3/2022End Time: 1:00 PM

Event Description

Point of Care Testing (POCT)

Presented By
Alan T. Evangelista, PhD, director, Microbiology & Virology/Molecular Diagnostics; Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children; professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the implementation and settings of point of care testing
  • Describe examples of POCT currently used at St. Chris using blood and urine specimens, and additional POCT for rapid detection of specific infectious diseases, such as Strep pharyngitis, HIV, and COVID-19

Target Audience
Physicians, nurse practitioners, nursing personnel, fellows, residents, medical students and other health care professionals who take care of children

Accreditation Statement
Tower Health is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tower Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Claiming CME Credits
Attendees MUST sign in with the six-digit activity code provided at the session using eeds within 24 hours of the conference start time and complete the online evaluation within 30 days at

Contact Information:
Name: Alma Barberena
Email: alma.barberena@towerhealth.org
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