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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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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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Optimization of Microtomy

Presented on July 16, 2015

Presented by Herbert "Skip" Brown, HT(ASCP).

The increasing demands from pathologists for visualization of thin, high-resolution tissue specimens has taken the art of sectioning to an understanding of the science of microtomy. This has caused histologists to develop a unique micro-technique to ensure optimization and qu...

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Implementing Barcoding in Pathology

Presented on June 18, 2015

Presented by Tim Morken, BA, HTL(ASCP).

Barcoding specimen and materials tracking in pathology has been convincingly proven to improve patient safety by avoiding common mislabeling mistakes. Barcoding also allows precise tracking of all materials and measurement of workflow down to the minute, which can help you ma...

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Identification of Infectious Diseases by Immunohistochemistry

Presented on May 14, 2015

Presented by Jim Burchette, HT(ASCP).

The use of immunohistochemistry for identification of infectious diseases is a very important role in diagnostic clinical pathology. Oftentimes, results obtained with IHC testing give a definitive diagnosis, especially in patients with compromised immune systems such as trans...

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Predictable Performance in Histology, Is it Predictable?

Presented on March 19, 2015

Presented by Bill DeSalvo HTL (ASCP).

This webinar will address the trend in the Histology Laboratory to assess personnel reliability, in particular the pressure to treat human error analysis in the same manner as hardware component analysis. Traditionally, Histology focuses on human error, but should we be broad...

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