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Idaho Bureau of Laboratories (IBL) provides educational opportunities on topics of interest to Idaho's clinical and environmental laboratory communities.

IBL regularly works with the National Laboratory Training Network (NLTN) to bring quality speakers and trainers to the state.  As a member of the Laboratory Response Network, IBL staff remain available to provide seminars and trainings for a wide range of audiences, including healthcare laboratory professionals and first responders.

Laboratory staff are also available to exercise emergency preparedness plans with community partners.

Upcoming Teleconferences

IBL frequently hosts teleconference and webinar presentations produced by state laboratories, federal agencies, and professional organizations.  A schedule of upcoming presentations can be found below.

Teleconferences will be held at Idaho Bureau of Laboratories.  Laboratory professionals are invited to attend any of these educational opportunities at IBL, but advance registration is required.  Contact Wendy Loumeau ( to register.

  • October 7, 2014 at 11:00 am MST
    • 2014 Influenza Update (APHL)
  • November 4, 2014 at 11:00 am MST
    • Metrics in Microbiology: Monitoring Processes and Taking Action (APHL)
  • December 2, 2014 at 11:00 am MST
    • Use of Chromogenic Agar in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory (APHL)
  • December 4, 2014 at 11:00 am MST
    • CLSI's Guide to Planning Laboratory Operations During a Disaster (APHL/CLSI)

Contact Information

Health Education Specialist:
     Wendy Loumeau

     (208) 334-2235 x 258