Upcoming Anaerobic Course Dates & Price
Courses are held Wednesday through Friday, with the course ending at 11:30am on Friday. Attendees flying in from out of state should plan on arriving Tuesday afternoon or evening before the class.
- October 4-6, 2023
- January 24-26, 2024
- March 6-8, 2024
- May 15-17, 2024
- July 17-19, 2024
$3,495 course fee includes 3 nights’ hotel accommodations, local transportation to/from airport, most meals, and all course materials including the Wadsworth Anaerobic Bacteriology Manual.
Customers who purchase our AS-500, AS-580, or AS-150 anaerobic chambers may send one person free of charge to the course and receive a 50% discount sending an unlimited number of additional people to any future course.
Who Will Benefit From This Course
This course covers a wide range of topics in anaerobic bacteriology that will be useful to those in clinical diagnostic, microbiome research, veterinary diagnostics, microbiome therapeutics development, and general anaerobic organism research. You do not need to have extensive microbiology or anaerobic experience, and our instructors will guide you through the course activities.
Topics Covered & Course Schedule
Wednesday AM – Lecture: Oxygen toxicity and anaerobiosis, types of anaerobic infections, specimen collection & transport, primary isolation techniques, and preliminary identification techniques. Basic operational concepts for working inside the anaerobic chamber including entering/exiting the chamber, operating the airlock, and incubating samples.
Wednesday PM – Lab: Examine mixed culture samples streaked on various enrichment, selective, and differential culture media. Pick colonies and streak onto secondary plates utilizing spot potency discs for identification. Set up aerotolerance testing and perform basic gram stains.
Thursday AM – Lecture: Identification of anaerobes, presumptive & advanced ID methods, and susceptibility testing. Theory and principals of operation of anaerobic chambers including gas supply, catalytic oxygen removal, humidity control, incubation, and maintaining anaerobic conditions.
Thursday PM – Lab: Simulated workup and identification of unknowns using the Anaerobe Educator web based program. Anaerobic chamber basic/daily maintenance and common problem troubleshooting. Examining plates from previous day and recording results. Perform spot biochemical tests on plates.
Friday AM – Lab/Lecture: Long term anaerobic chamber maintenance including changing sleeves, changing the catalyst, changing cuffs, calibrating the incubator. Laboratory final exam identifying 16 live culture unknowns set up on various culture media plates.