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APHL Offers Two Web Trainings on Laboratory Ethics

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is hosting two web events in March and May.  The first is on ethics and data integrity for environmental labs and the May event will focus on the types of practical ethics problems faced by labs and how some have worked through them.  Please share these opportunities with your state lab staff as well as water systems that may have their own laboratories.  These web trainings also offers continuing education credits.

Ethics and Data Integrity for Environmental Laboratories
3/19/2013; 1:00–2:00 pm ET
Registration Deadline 3/17/2013

  • Course Description:  Many environmental decisions are supported by laboratory data. If data are not of the quality needed for the decision, then the decision may be incorrect, resulting in unacceptable risk to human health or the environment, or the expenditure of funds for unnecessary activities. This presentation will demonstrate the importance of having proper data integrity procedures in the environmental laboratory.  We will also discuss what situations can lead to a breach of ethical behavior and what should be done if a breach of ethics is suspected or known.
  • Audience:  This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in environmental settings.

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On Slippery Slopes: Principles, Problems and Cases in Lab Ethics
5/7/2013; 1:00–2:00 pm ET
Registration Deadline 5/5/2013

  • Course Description:  Every laboratory should have an ethics policy. This webinar will examine selected examples of practical problems in laboratory management from the standpoint of professional ethics, with description and background in relevant ethical principles and illustrative case histories, famous and infamous.
  • Audience:  This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.

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