Webinar: Quality Management for the Histology Laboratory

Gain a stronger understanding of managing specimen workflow.

Join Clifford M. Chapman, MS, HTL(ASCP), QIHC, technical director, Strata Pathology Services Inc., Lexington, MA, for a free webinar on quality management for the histology laboratory.

This webinar will begin by describing the basic technology and hardware behind barcode tracking of histology specimens. The different ways to utilize the tracking information generated will be discussed with regard to improving quality control of the final microscope slide and assisting the management of workflow through the laboratory. Emphasis will be on the standard operating procedures histologists must follow to ensure the system works to capacity.

Learning Objectives
After attending the webinar, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand the technology behind tracking histology specimens from receipt of the specimen to finished delivery of microscope slides.
  2. Understand the standard operating procedures of tracking that ensure 100 percent specimen accuracy.
  3. Use the tracking information to assist them in managing workflow through their laboratory.

Author Biography

Clifford M. Chapman received his bachelors of science degree from Lowell State College, his master’s of science from the University of Wisconsin, and then moved back to the Boston area to begin his histology career.

After supervising an electron microscopy cancer research facility at Tufts New England Medical Center, he transferred into clinical histology, performing special stains on renal biopsies.

Chapman then moved to the Massachusetts General Hospital where he carried out urology research and later directed the Special Procedures Laboratory, including work with mineralized bone specimens. In 1983, he became the technical director of Pathology Services, Inc., a position he held for more than 20 years.

He was also the histopathology supervisor for Children’s Hospital, Boston, and is currently the technical director at Strata Pathology Services Inc. Chapman is a certified histotechnologist, qualified in immunohistochemistry, and a strong supporter of education for histologists. He is both a past president and vice-president of the Massachusetts Society for Histotechnology (MaSH), and has also held the post of newsletter editor.

Throughout his career, Chapman has presented numerous workshops in histology at National Society of Histology Symposia, and regional, state and local histology meetings.

This webinar is sponsored by Leica Microsystems
Leica Microsystems
Free Contact Hour
Attendees of the live Webinar will receive one (1) contact hour, courtesy of the National Society for Histotechnology (www.nsh.org). Contact Hour certificates for NSH members will be posted in their “My NSH” accounts. Non-NSH members will be mailed a certificate.

Note that those who view the Webinar via the archives will not be eligible for the contact hour provided by NSH.

Important for group registration: If you are planning to attend the live webinar as a group (e.g., in a conference room), please have one person register using the link below, then fill out this Attendance Sheet with contact information for each person who attends the live event. Email the form to Kelly at [email protected] or fax it to 610-278-1425 (attn: Kelly Bocich) by May 1. This step is not necessary if no one in your group wants or needs the contact hour.

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