Mold Identification for Quality Control

Bethesda, MD
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Microbial identification is a critical step for any Quality Control (QC) microbiology laboratory. Regulatory requirements demand identification of objectionable microbes including mold.

This training course will give you an opportunity to identify environmental isolates of mold using both macroscopic and microscopic techniques. Hands-on activities include Genus and species identification for many common, environmental mold contaminants that can be found in routine testing, performing a risk assessment for mold contamination, methods used to avoid mold contamination, preservation of mold specimens, rapid methods and SOPs for mold identification.

Attendees will receive a free copy of the book, “Medical Mycology: A Self-Instructional Text,” by Martha E. Kern, as well as copies of photomicrographs of common environmental molds.

Please note that this training course has hands-on lab activities.

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PDA Quality Control/Analytical Training Courses

  1. Identify common environmental isolates of molds to the Genus level and, for some isolates, to the species level
  2. Recognize proper terminologies for both macroscopic and microscopic images of molds
  3. Recommend isolation techniques appropriate for identification of mold
  4. Use several different techniques to identify unknown mold isolates
  5. Locate potential sources of mold contamination and determine how to eliminate the source
  6. Design an in-house mold culture collection system
  7. Prepare an SOP specific for identification of molds

Standard Pricing

Standard Member Price

$2,799

GovernmentMember Only

$1,959

Health AuthorityMember Only

$1,959

AcademicMember Only

$1,959

Non-Member

$3,359

See Qualifying Criteria for Member Types.

GROUP REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Register 3 people from the same organization as a group (at the same time) for the event and receive the 4th registration free. Other discounts cannot be applied.

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CANCELLATION: If a cancellation request is received 30 days before the event, a credit (registration fee paid minus a 200.00 USD/EUR processing fee) will be given. No credits will be given for cancellation requests received less than 30 days before the event. Cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected].

Day 1

Training courses generally run from 8:30 to 16:00 each day. Breakfast will not be provided, but lunch will be provided.

PLEASE READ  PDA is not affiliated or contracted with any outside hotel contracting company. If someone other than PDA or the PDA chosen hotel contacts you suggesting that they represent any PDA event, they do not. It is PDA's recommendation that you book your hotel directly through the official PDA chosen hotel that is listed on our web site.

PDA Training and Research Institute

4350 East West Highway, Suite 110
Bethesda, MD , USA

The following hotels are located near the training course location:

Hilton Garden Inn
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD 20814

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814

Residence Inn Marriott Bethesda Downtown
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814


Please visit the hotel’s website for more information.

How to Get Here
By Air

The Washington/Bethesda area is serviced by the following airports: Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

By Car

There is a parking garage located at the training course location. The fee is $12/day. Please do not leave your car in the parking garage past 6:00 p.m. as both the building and parking garage access doors are locked.