ASRM/CAP Reproductive Laboratory Accreditation Program Inspector Training Seminar
Time:8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:Boston Convention and Exposition Center
Erica J. Behnke, PhD, HCLD, Faculty
Kepler Johnson, E.L.D., Faculty
Jacob Meyer, PhD, HCLD, Faculty
Kathleen Passerelli, MT(ASCP), CAP Staff
Lyn Weiglos, MT(ASCP), CAP Staff
Developed in Cooperation with the College of American Pathologists (CAP)
NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND COURSE DESCRIPTION
In collaboration with ASRM, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has developed an accreditation program specifically designed for the unique needs of reproductive laboratories. This program was created with the primary objective of improving the quality of laboratory services through voluntary participation, professional peer review, education and compliance with established performance standards. Due to recent changes in accreditation inspection requirements, additional laboratorians may be involved in the inspection process.
Experience has shown that laboratorians already possess the technical knowledge regarding good laboratory practices. The purpose of this seminar is to demonstrate effective inspecting techniques so that inspectors will be more confident and comfortable performing inspection. The morning sessions focus on the overall inspection process including team preparation, resources and practical "how to" tips of conducting the inspection. The afternoon consists of sessions highlighting the accreditation requirements unique to embryology, andrology and cryobiology testing. Sessions include PowerPoint presentations, small and large group discussions regarding inspection scenarios, and hands-on document reviews. This seminar fulfills both the team leader and team member training requirements.
NOTE: To fulfill the CAP inspector training requirement, you must complete the online post-test. Instructions and a link to the post-test will be provided after the live seminar.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Prepare and perform an inspection using CAP resources.
- Use generally accepted techniques to produce consistent inspection findings.
- Identify deficiencies and recommendations and appropriately document findings.
- Identify compliance requirements unique to embryology, andrology, and cryobiology.