Testing for SARS-CoV-2: Pipetting in a Firestorm

August 27th, 2020

Gary W. Procop, M.D., MS, M(ASCP)Presenter: Gary W. Procop, MD, MS, M(ASCP)
Title: Professor of Pathology; Director, Clinical Virology
Affiliation: Cleveland Clinic

Date: 08/27/2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Zoom / meeting Presentation Format: Live Webinar




At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Identify SARS-CoV-2 testing with different sensitivities.
  • Recognize the opportunities and risks associated with saliva testing and pooling.
  • Identify three advantages to a team-based approach for testing decisions.

Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Procop has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationship with commercial interests.

Planning Committee Disclosure

Drs. Gomez has indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

There are no conflicts of interest to resolve.

Financial Relationship Commercial Interest/Organization


Target Audience

Primary care physicians.


The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For additional Information please contact Dalia Rojas at (305)243-4919/ Arniece Gutierrez at 305-585-1891 or visit www.cme.med.miami.edu.

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  • Dr. Lisa Reidy, Director of Toxicology Laboratory

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