RALS User Groups

Want to learn more about the New RALS System?
Then make plans to attend a RALS User Group!

2022 RALS User Groups

RSVP today for on-location Educational sessions!

The more proficient you are with your RALS System, the more control you’ll have over your day. Here’s your chance to hone your skills, and it's also the perfect opportunity to meet and network with your RALS System peers!

Ideal for RALS and non-RALS users each session is led by RALS Subject Matter Experts (SME), and includes: lunch, refreshments, and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) hours.  

Learning Sessions

  • Personalizing Your RALS System
  • Leveraging your POC Connectivity Solution
  • Making Your RALS Data Base Work for You

At our Chicago, Orlando, Detroit and Boston RUGs, we have a bonus session that will provide an additional 1.0 CEU:

  • The Ins and Outs of Training, Competency and Educational Requirements
    Jane L. Smith MS MT(ASCP) SI, DLM, Senior Specialist, Scientific Affairs
    Abbott Rapid Diagnostics

Sessions begin at either 8:30am or 9:30am (Registration) and end at 3:00pm or 3:30pm. Our goal is to make all locations easily accessible with plenty of free parking for attendees. More details will be provided soon after you complete your RSVP form.

We're still working out details on some of the locations, and changes are possible, but save the dates and return to this page often for updates.

Date

Location Venue

Register

May 19, 2022

Richmond, VA Embassy Suites, 2925 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294

RSVP

Jun 2, 2022 Dallas, TX Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Arlington South, 521 East Interstate 20, Arlington, TX 76018 RSVP
Jun 23, 2022 Princeton, NJ Courtyard Marriott, 3815 US Highway 1 @ Mapleton Road | Princeton, NJ 08540  RSVP
Jul 26, 2022 Chicago, IL  (during the AACC Annual Meeting) You do not have to be registered for the AACC Annual Meeting to attend this RUG being held at McCormick Place. All RUG attendees will receive a complimentary Clinical Lab Expo pass. RSVP
Sep 22, 2022 Orlando, FL Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport, 7550 Augusta National Drive, Orlando, FL 32822 RSVP
Sep 29, 2022 Seattle, WA TBD RSVP
Oct 13, 2022 Detroit, MI TBD RSVP
Oct 27, 2022 Boston, MA Courtyard Boston Dedham/Westwood, 64 University Avenue, Westwood, MA 02090 RSVP

2022 Virtual RALS User Groups

Register for any, or all, of our on-line Educational sessions!

VRUGs are held from 12:00 - 2:00pm on the dates shown below. Dates are subject to change so please visit this page often and check your emails should there be any updates. To register for any or all upcoming 1.5 CEU session click on a 'REGISTER' link below. 

Specific topics are still being determined  so check back often for details.
 

Date

Topics Include...

Register

January 24, 2022

Capturing Manual Tests in RALS!

More and more RALS users are asking about entering manual and lateral flow tests into RALS - and you can with our RALS Manual Test Entry (MTE) module. This means more tests done at the point of care can be electronically captured and stored in the RALS database for viewing and reporting, and can also be uploaded to the hospital LIS. Join us as we take a deeper dive into RALS Manual Test Entry, and much, much more.

LISTEN/WATCH

February 4, 2022

This VRUG was 'Super' with many 'how to' scenarios, including generating Reports in the New RALS System, to help you get the most out of your system. In addition, Super Bowl LVI teams will be determined and we asked for your predictions! 

LISTEN/WATCH

February 14, 2022

Our Valentine’s Day session was filled with good learning and good earning.. Many users joined us for a 'heartfelt' session about the New RALS Systemand learned about new ways to use the system. 

LISTEN/WATCH

March 4, 2022

This session showed 'How to View Patient ADT Events'; 'Assign Orders'; 'Generate and Review L-J charts in Bulk'; 'Set up Auto-Recertification'; and much more.

LISTEN/WATCH

March 14, 2022

Our 'Pi' Day 3.14 session continued showing 'How to View Patient ADT Events'; 'Assign Orders'; 'Generate and Review L-J charts in Bulk'; 'Set up Auto-Recertification'; and much more.

LISTEN/WATCH

April 4, 2022

Topics included: The Basics of RALS - Evaluation Criteria, Flag Configurations, and Device Configuration. What are Access Logs; How can I use Tasks; and much more.

LISTEN/WATCH

May 13, 2022

This session included discussions on Roles; The RALS Home Page; Striping; Data History, and more.

LISTEN/WATCH

June 6, 2022

New RALS UI features and updates using our online demo system

REGISTER

July 15, 2022

New RALS UI features and updates using our online demo system

REGISTER

August 8, 2022

New RALS UI features and updates using our online demo system

REGISTER

September 9, 2022

New RALS UI features and updates using our online demo system

REGISTER

October 3, 2022

New RALS UI features and updates using our online demo system

REGISTER

November 7, 2022

New RALS UI features and updates using our online demo system

REGISTER

December 5, 2022

New RALS UI features and updates using our online demo system

REGISTER

2021 Virtual RALS User Groups

Date

Topics Include...

Register

January 25, 2021

New RALS UI; Embedded Views; Current UI vs New UI differences; Active Scenarios

LISTEN/WATCH

February 5, 2021

New RALS UI; Embedded Views; Current UI vs New UI differences; Active Scenarios

LISTEN/WATCH

March 5, 2021

New RALS UI; Embedded Views; Current UI vs New UI differences; Active Scenarios; RALS LDAP Interface; Dashboards

LISTEN/WATCH

March 15, 2021

New RALS UI; Embedded Views; Current UI vs New UI differences; Active Scenarios; RALS LDAP Interface; Dashboards

LISTEN/WATCH

April 2, 2021

RALS eQuiz; Respiratory Configurations; Operator Messages;  RALS LDAP Interface; Dashboards; Active Scenarios  

LISTEN/WATCH

April 12, 2021

RALS eQuiz; Respiratory Configurations; Operator Messages;  RALS LDAP Interface; Dashboards; Active Scenarios

LISTEN/WATCH

May 7, 2021

File-based LMS Interfacing; RALS LDAP Interface; Embedded Views; Active Scenarios; 

LISTEN/WATCH

May 17, 2021

File-based LMS Interfacing; Evolution of the New RALS UI; Embedded Views; 
Active Scenarios; 

LISTEN/WATCH

June 4, 2021

File-based LMS Interfacing; Evolution of the New RALS UI; Embedded Views; 
Active Scenarios; 

LISTEN/WATCH

June 14, 2021

Changing Views; Add.remove operators; Resetting Passwords; Add and Sort Analyte Columns; Customizing Dashboards

LISTEN/WATCH

July 19, 2021

Enter Manual Test Results; Add Comments; Add Results to View; Override a Flagged Result

LISTEN/WATCH

August 13, 2021

Printing Results; Generate Operator Pending Recertification Report; Striping 

LISTEN/WATCH

September 10, 2021

Modify a Sample ID of a result; Review QC Results; Change Passwords; Filter results; Review LJ Charts; Creat LJ Tasks; Run Reports

LISTEN/WATCH

September 20, 2021

LJ Tasks/LJ Review; How to run a Report; How to see a recertification summary; User Questions

LISTEN/WATCH

October 1, 2021

RALS system navigation; Tasks; Levey-Jennings; Updating your RALS system

LISTEN/WATCH

October 11, 2021

What happens to RALS on October 12?; How to update your RALS system; Running reports; adding new locations; tasks; Levey-Jennings; and more

LISTEN/WATCH

November 8, 2021

What happened on October 12:; Embedded Views; Accessing the New RALS system; User Questions

LISTEN/WATCH

November 15, 2021

RALS Version 7.0.0 Updates; New Features, New Functionality!

LISTEN/WATCH

December 3, 2021

RALS Version 7.0.0 Updates; New Features, New Functionality!

VIDEO NOT AVAILABLE

December 13, 2021

RALS Version 7.0.0 Updates; New Features, New Functionality!

LISTEN/WATCH

2020 Virtual RALS User Groups

To listen to a recording of a past session, click on a link below.

Date Time Register
October 9, 2020 12:00-2:00pm EST LISTEN/WATCH  
October 23, 2020 12:00-2:00pm EST LISTEN/WATCH
November 9, 2020 12:00-2:00pm EST LISTEN/WATCH
November 16, 2020 12:00-2:00pm EST LISTEN/WATCH
December 4, 2020 12:00-2:00pm EST LISTEN/WATCH
December 11, 2020 12:00-2:00pm EST LISTEN/WATCH