Advances in Diagnostic Testing for the Bacteria, Viruses, and Parasites Behind Infectious Gastroenteritis

This webinar is a must attend program for lab managers and administrators who recognize the challenges of infectious gastroenteritis testing.

Aired March 23, 2023


To bring clinical laboratory leaders up to date about the challenges of infectious gastroenteritis and diagnostic testing, Dark Daily offers this free educational webinar, featuring Davidson Hamer, MD, from the Boston University School of Public Health and Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine.  

What You'll Learn

  • Overview of infectious gastroenteritis for reference laboratory, physician office, and nurse leaders
  • Why identifying cause of infectious gastroenteritis is difficult (causes and spread)
  • Advances in molecular diagnostics for infectious gastroenteritis compared to traditional culture and microscopy procedures (testing methods)
  • New perspectives in the clinical utility of limited sets of pathogenic targets


Davidson Hamer, MD

Professor of Global Health and Medicine

Boston University School of Public Health

Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

Davidson Hamer, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH, FISTM, is a board-certified specialist in infectious diseases with a particular interest in tropical infectious diseases. Dr. Hamer has extensive field experience in neonatal and child survival research, including studies of micronutrient interventions, maternal and neonatal health, malaria, pneumonia, and diarrheal diseases. In addition to his work at Boston University School of Public Health and Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, Dr. Hamer is also Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Dr. Hamer received his MD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a BA in biology and French from Amherst College. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the International Society of Travel Medicine.

Who should attend?

  • Medical Directors
  • Laboratory Directors
  • Managers of Reference Labs and Specialty Labs
  • Molecular Lab Leaders
  • Pathologists

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