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201 5 TI M E LI N E JAN n APHL co-hosts Joint South Central and Southeast PulseNet/Outbreak-Net Regional Meeting in New Orleans, LA with CDC, FDA and CSTE n Five public health laboratories earn Lean certification with support from APHL n APHL holds meeting of Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality in Silver Spring, MD MAR n APHL CDC, FDA and CSTE sponsor Joint North Central and Midwest PulseNet/OutbreakNet Regional Meeting in Chicago, IL n APHL sponsors tandem mass spectrometry follow-up workshop in Durham, NC n APHL holds meeting of Hemoglobin-opathies Laboratory Workgroup in Atlanta, GA n APHL hosts LIMS training in Uganda MAY n APHL members and staff meet with Dr. Tom Burke, EPA science advisor and deputy assistant administrator of the Office of Research and Development n MMWR publishes article about APHL/CDC Competency Guide -lines for Public Health Laboratory Professionals n APHL receives $2.2 million co-operative agreement from CDC to strengthen biosafety and biosecu-rity in the nation’s laboratories FEB n APHL and GWU sponsor 7 International Institute for Public Health Laboratory Management at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town th APR n APHL sponsors Laboratory Investi-gation of Foodborne Illness work-shop with University of Maryland, Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition n APHL supports L-SIP reassess-ment and assessment in Iowa and Louisville n APHL conducts technical workshop on Pompe and lysosomal storage disorders in Atlanta, GA JUN n APHL launches web-based Yardstick Food Safety Laboratory Self-Assess-ment Tool n APHL convenes meeting of federal and public health partners to discuss development of a National Bio-monitoring Network n APHL Emerging Leaders develop three webinars to support Lean implementation n APHL and CDC complete Laboratory Information Management System Inte-gration (LIMSi) implementations in six Laboratory Response Network labs n 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 n APHL presents at first training workshop on Genetic Education and Counselling for Sickle Cell Conditions in Accra, Ghana n APHL participates in National Conver-sation on NBS Research and Informed Consent in Washington, DC n APHL publishes Culture Indepen-dent Diagnostic Tests: Paving the Way for Improved Diagnostics and the Future of Foodborne Disease Surveillance n APHL delivers “CLSI 2015 Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Update” to over 4200 participants 20 2015 APHL ANNUAL REPORT 20 2015 APHL ANNUAL REPORT

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