|Mission Statement - ASM Division C|
|Division C (Clinical Microbiology)
is comprised of members who are interested in methods for detection, isolation,
identification, characterization, and susceptibility testing of viral,
bacterial, fungal, and parasitic pathogens. Division C members are
also involved in detecting microbial products of diagnostic significance
such as toxins, antigens and nucleic acids. Division C members participate
in diagnosis-oriented investigations of these infectious agents.
The members of ASM have the opportunity
to select a major specialty area with which to align as a primary voting
member. In addition, members may also select a secondary association
as a non-voting member. These specialty areas comprise the ASM Division
Structure that includes 26 Divisions in four Divisional Groups.
Division C is the largest Division with almost 7,300 members and it is
one of the five Divisions making up Division Group I (Diagnostic Microbiology
and Epidemiology). Divisional
Officers and Officers of Divisional Groups are elected by Annual
Ballot. Each year at the General Meeting, Division C has
a business meeting where all members are welcome.