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To continue to learn from experts in the field of histology, it is now possible to access the Sakura Webinar Series to view webinars that you may have missed, or would like to revisit. In addition, webinars recorded after January 2012 will include a quiz and the opportunity to earn 1 contact hour certificate provided for ASCP Certification Maintenance. Watch and learn today.  Upon successful completion of each quiz, you will receive a download link to print your certificate.

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Antibody Validation of IHC for CAP Compliance

Presented on November 10, 2016

Presented by Sheron Lear (ASCP)HTL, QIHC.

In the decades since the beginning of IHC, validating an antibody has gone thru many changes. Some of these changes have been driven by regulatory agencies such as CAP. The goal of these agencies is to ensure every test and diagnosis for every patient is accurate. The number o...

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Special Stains – Which One? And Why

Presented on October 13, 2016

Presented by Carolyn Doan, HT(ASCP).

All Histology Labs still do Special Stains either automatically or manually. Do you know why you do a particular stain on a particular piece of tissue? We’ll spend 45 minutes looking at as many stains as possible and learning more about what they are actually for. Examples: Wh...

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Surgical Pathology Dissection: A Histotech’s Guide to Grossing

Presented on September 08, 2016

Presented by Dale Telgenhoff, PhD, MBA, HTL(ASCP)CM.

The gross room is where specimens are accessioned into the histology laboratory, and the role of the histotechnician in this process is critical for the macroscopic analysis of tissues. Traditionally the work involved accessioning specimens into the LIS system, cassette prepar...

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H&E Staining – Consistency and Reproducibility

Presented on August 18, 2016

Presented by Carolyn Doan, HT(ASCP).

One of the greatest challenges in today's Histology labs is producing the same high quality H&E stain on slide after slide, day to day. In this brief, 45 minute session, we will dissect an H&E, both Progressive and Regressive, to identify the areas of concern. Then we’ll look ...

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Histology Quality: Ensuring Best Patient Care

Presented on May 19, 2016

Presented by Erin Grimes MHS HT (ASCP).

There are many variables that effect patient care in the histology laboratory. Sample shipment, fixation, and labeling are but a few variables that may be a challenge. Every histotechnician wants to provide the best care to the patients. Using simple procedures and tools, this...

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Pathology Workflow Design Using a Process Simulation Tool

Presented on April 21, 2016

Presented by William DeSalvo, BS HTL(ASCP), Collaborative Advantage Consulting LLC, and Brittany Hagedorn, Six Sigma Black Belt, LEED AP, SIMUL8 Corporation.

Anatomic Pathology has struggled with using and incorporating the tools of Lean Six Sigma. Hard to visualize, hard to adapt to the manual process, hard to incorporate due to variability and the high risk that a new workflow will actually produce the results desired. The increa...

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Digital Pathology – Understanding the Basics of the Technology

Presented on March 17, 2016

Presented by Elizabeth A. Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC.

This webinar will provide participants with a broad overview of the field of digital pathology, including the underlying technology, use cases, benefits and limitations.   In addition there will be discussion on regulatory issues and workflow considerations with a focus on how...

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The Crunch Is On: Clinical Bone Marrow Biopsies

Presented on November 19, 2015

Presented by Pamela A Marcum HT, (ASCP) BS, MS.

We have a situation at UAMS of needing to process clinical bone marrows for our Multiple Myeloma Center within 24 hours. WOW! We only have a limited time to fix, decal, and process for sectioning and they must be ready to be read by 7AM the next day. We have problems and we h...

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The Perfect H&E: Fact or Fiction

Presented on October 14, 2015

Presented by Carolyn Doan, HT(ASCP).

Uncover the basic chemistry of how and why the H&E stain "should" work. Explore what can go wrong and understand corrective options. Learn the secrets to produce, sustain and reproduce superior quality H&E-stained slides in your lab. (Carolyn Doan, HT(ASCP))

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A "How To" Guide for Histology Professionals

Presented on August 14, 2015

Presented by Tim Webster, HT(ASCP), CM.

If Darwin was right about the animal kingdom, can the same theory of evolution be applied to the histology laboratory? We are increasingly asked to do more, with less, and if our departments don't evolve, how can we remain competitive in an ever-changing healthcare environmen...

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