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201 5 APH L A W AR D S Lifetime Achievement Award Philip Amuso, PhD, HCLD(ABB) Former Chair of the APHL Work-force Development Committee; director for five clinical labor-atories around the nation Lifetime Achievement Award Sally Liska, DrPH Global public health laboratory consultant Presidential Award Joe Reardon Assistant Commissioner for Consumer Protection, North Carolina Department of Agricul -ture and Consumer Services Gold Standard Award for Public Health Laboratory Excellence Bahman Parsa, PhD Director, Environmental and Chemical Laboratory Services, New Jersey Division of Public Health and Environmental Laboratories 18 2015 APHL ANNUAL REPORT 18 2015 APHL ANNUAL REPORT

2015 Timeline

2015 Annual Report Timeline


APHL co-hosts Joint South Central and Southeast PulseNet/OutbreakNet Regional Meeting in New Orleans, LA with CDC, FDA and CSTE

Five public health laboratories earn Lean certification with support from APHL

APHL holds meeting of Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality in Silver Spring, MD


APHL and GWU sponsor 7th International Institute for Public Health Laboratory Management at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town

APHL publishes Culture Independent Diagnostic Tests: Paving the Way for Improved Diagnostics and the Future of Foodborne Disease Surveillance

APHL delivers “CLSI 2015 Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Update” to over 4200 participants


APHL CDC, FDA and CSTE sponsor Joint North Central and Midwest PulseNet/OutbreakNet Regional Meeting in Chicago, IL

APHL sponsors tandem mass spectrometry follow-up workshop in Durham, NC

APHL holds meeting of Hemoglobinopathies Laboratory Workgroup in Atlanta, GA

APHL hosts LIMS training in Uganda


APHL sponsors Laboratory Investigation of Foodborne Illness workshop with University of Maryland, Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

APHL supports L-SIP reassessment and assessment in Iowa and Louisville

APHL conducts technical workshop on Pompe and lysosomal storage disorders in Atlanta, GA


APHL members and staff meet with Dr. Tom Burke, EPA science advisor and deputy assistant administrator of the Office of Research and Development

MMWR publishes article about APHL/CDC Competency Guidelines for Public Health Laboratory Professionals

APHL receives $2.2 million cooperative agreement from CDC to strengthen biosafety and biosecurity in the nation’s laboratories


APHL launches web-based Yardstick Food Safety Laboratory Self-Assessment Tool

APHL convenes meeting of federal and public health partners to discuss development of a National Biomonitoring Network

APHL Emerging Leaders develop three webinars to support Lean implementation

APHL and CDC complete Laboratory Information Management System Integration (LIMSi) implementations in six Laboratory Response Network labs

APHL releases update to A Practical Guide to Moving to a New Site for Public Health Laboratories and A Practical Guide to Dealing with Laboratory Floods

APHL presents at first training workshop on Genetic Education and Counselling for Sickle Cell Conditions in Accra, Ghana

APHL participates in National Conversation on NBS Research and Informed Consent in Washington, DC


APHL achieves milestone: 94% of eligible public health labs report test data electronically via the AIMS platform

Over 400 participants join APHL’s “Harmful Algal Blooms: Drinking Water Impacts and Methods” webinar

APHL submits data from 2014 Public Health Systems Survey to Healthy People 2020 to update the Public Health Infrastructure-12 objective

APHL convenes meeting on Severe Combined Immunodeficiency in Bethesda, MD

APHL Emerging Leaders launch “Thatssick” website to share information on lab careers with students


APHL convenes Laboratory Response Network (LRN) Joint Leadership Committee to discuss assay development for LRN-B and LRN-C

APHL submits data from 2015 Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey to Healthy People 2020 to update the Public Health Infrastructure-11 objective


APHL begins second peer-to-peer coaching program

APHL sponsors 2015 LRN National Meeting with over 300 in attendance

APHL offers “Anaerobic Microbiology: Its Survival in Today’s World” to over 650 attendees


APHL attracts 35,000+ participants – over twice the number in 2014 – to a massive open online course, “Chemicals & Health,” offered in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University

APHL staff visit Sierra Leone to support Ebola lab strengthening activities and participate in African Society for Laboratory Medicine Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) conference

APHL establishes Public Health Laboratory Competency Steering Committee

APHL publishes The Brave New World of Laboratory Informatics II: Navigating in the Digital Age


APHL publishes Outbreaks of Undetermined Etiology CIFOR Guidelines

APHL co-sponsors Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management (InFORM) Conference in Phoenix, AZ, with CDC, FDA and USDA

PulseNet and workforce data visualization dashboards are available to members

APHL visits Vietnam to conduct a GHSA assessment and support planning


APHL launches CIFOR Metrics Entry Tool to help labs evaluate the performance of foodborne disease surveillance, investigation and control programs

APHL publishes 2014 Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey Summary

APHL and CDC convene 6th CaliciNet User Meeting in Albuquerque, NM

APHL establishes an office in Guinea to oversee association activities in that country

APHL Informatics Services Platform (AIMS) has over 50 messaging partners who route an average of 20,000 messages/month through the system

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