Northeast Branch ASM Meeting Nov 2

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Northeast Branch ASM Meeting - 

Tracing the Enterococci from the Paleozoic Era to Hospital Pathogen

 

Date:  November 2, 2016

 

Location:  Forefront Center for Meetings and Conferences, 404 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA

 

Speaker: Michael Gilmore, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

 

Online Registration: 

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=g8sdkygab&oeidk=a07ed3qypit0f5e17fb

 

Registration Deadline:  October 28, 2016

 

Contact:

Carol Finn

Northeast Branch ASM; Regional Coordinator for ASM Region I

NEBranch-ASM@comcast.net

 

Branch Website:  http://www.northeastbranchasm.org

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Texas Branch Fall 2016 Meeting and 75th Anniversary Celebration

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Texas Branch ASM - Fall Meeting and Texas Branch 75th Anniversary Celebration

 

DATE:  November 10-12, 2016

 

LOCATION:  The University of Texas at Dallas

 

MEETING WEBSITE:  A preliminary program, registration, abstract and lodging information can be found on the UT Dallas website: http://txasm.org/events/2016-texas-branch-fall-meeting-of-the-american-society-for-microbiology/

 

STUDENT COMPETITION:

There will be four categories of student competition and awards. The categories will be at the Undergraduate and Graduate level, both for Posters and Oral Presentations.  If you or your students submit an abstract, please be sure to indicate on the form if the presenter is an undergraduate or graduate student and if you would like to present your work as a poster or a 15-minute talk. 

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Thursday Keynote: Dr. Ryland Young, Professor and Director of the Center for Phage Technology at Texas A&M
  • Friday ASM Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Tara Smith, Associate Professor at Kent State University College of Public Health
  • Saturday Keynote: Dr. Carla Easter, Chief of the National Human Genome Research Institute Education and Community Involvement Branch

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Due to the various hotels near the campus that are in all budgets, we could not choose just one. Visit the meeting website (http://txasm.org/events/2016-texas-branch-fall-meeting-of-the-american-society-for-microbiology/) to see a list of hotels within a 5-mile radius of UT Dallas. Contact the hotel of your choice directly to make a reservation and remember to ask for the UT Dallas rate.

 

ABSTRACT DEADLINE:  Friday, October 14th

 

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 26

Registration includes parking, breakfasts, opening reception, lunch and 75th Anniversary Celebration.

 

REGISTRATION LINK:  To attend the meeting, register here

 

MEETING FLYER:  Help us promote the meeting and encourage your students and colleagues to attend.  Please share MEETING FLYER and post in your department to help spread the word.

 

CONTACTS: 

Chloe Calloway

UT-Dallas

chloe.calloway@utdallas.edu

 

Ali Azghani, Ph.D.

President, Texas Branch ASM

aazghani@uttyler.edu

 

Kelli Palmer, Ph.D.

Texas Branch 2016 Fall Meeting Director

Kelli.Palmer@utdallas.edu

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South Carolina Branch ASM 2016 Spring Meeting

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Date:  April 9, 2016

 

Location:  Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston SC (in the Basic Science Building)

 

ASM Distinguished Lecturer: 

Dr. Jill R. Stewart

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Additional Speakers:  

  • Dr. Isaure De Buron, Department of Biology, College of Charleston, Charleston
  • Dr. Natalie Sutkowski, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, MUSC, Charleston
  • Dr. Mark Wiencek, Milliken & Company, Spartanburg
  • Dr. Natasha Sharp, Guild BioSciences, Charleston

 

Poster Session:  Poster Presentations from Undergraduate and Graduate Students.

 

Abstracts and Registration:  DEADLINE is March 28

 

More Information and to Register: http://www.asmbranches.org/brscar/html/spring-_2016.html

 

Meeting / Branch Contacts: 

Claudia L. Rocha, PhD

President, ASM South Carolina Branch

Assistant Professor, The Citadel

Claudia.Rocha@citadel.edu

 

Curtrice Zeigler

Secretary-Treasurer, ASM South Carolina Branch

Validation Specialist - SME- Sterilization/Microbiolgy

BD Diagnostics - Preanalytical Systems

Curtrice_Zeigler@bd.com

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Maryland Branch ASM Dinner Meeting Oct 5 2016

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Maryland Branch ASM Dinner Meeting

 

Date: October 5, 2016

 

Location:

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery

Map:   http://about.umbc.edu/files/2013/11/2013Map_General.pdf

Parking:  Walker Avenue Garage

 

Special Exhibit: Special Exhibit on Display from the Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives

 

Speaker

Jacques Ravel

Lecture Topic:  Exploring the Human Microbiome

Jacques Ravel, PhD, is the Associate Director for Genomics, Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS), the editor-in-chief for the Journal Microbiome, and a Professor in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. His research centers on the Human Microbiome Project, an NIH roadmap to sequence and study the human microbiota and their interrelationship with human health. He is also a noted researcher on microbial forensics.

 

RSVP:  RSVP for Dinner!  See Website (http://www.asmbranches.org/brMd/) or Meeting Flyer for Deadline Information 

Contact:

Megan Waller

Maryland Branch Secretary

meganwaller001@gmail.com

 

 Website for Meeting/Registration Information: http://www.asmbranches.org/brMd/ 

 

MEETING FLYER AVAILABLE HERE

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Western New York Branch ASM 2016 Spring Symposium

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Date:  April 20, 2016

 

Location:  University at Buffalo Center for Tomorrow; Buffalo, NY

 

Featured Speakers/Topics: 

Jill C. Fennell, MD

Pediatric Resident,

University at Buffalo-SUNY

Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

“Respiratory Syncytial Virus at Women and Children’s Hospital”

 

Cara Clementi, PhD, MLS (ASCP)

Technical Director,

Clinical Microbiology

Kaleida Heath, Buffalo, NY

“Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis of Respiratory Syncytial Virus”

 

Kari E. Burzlaff, MPH

Emerging Infections Program (EIP) Surveillance Officer,

New York State Department of Health

Buffalo Office, Buffalo, NY

“Emerging Infections Program Presents: Everything Old Becomes New Again and other Lessons Learned from Microbes”

 

Registration Deadline:  April 11 - Click Here for Meeting and Registration Information 

 

Meeting / Branch Contacts: 

Lynn Connors

Secretary-Treasurer, Western New York Branch ASM

kevlynn9@yahoo.com

connorsl@buffalo.edu

 

Peter Trabold

President, Western New York Branch ASM

ZeptoMetrix Corporation

ptrabold@yahoo.com

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Washington DC Branch ASM and Capital Area Food Protection Association Joint Fall Meeting

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Washington DC Branch of the American Society for Microbiology and Capital Area Food Protection Association - Joint Fall Meeting at the National Agricultural Library

 

Date:  December 6, 2016

 

Time:  11am – 4:30pm

 

Location:

USDA National Agricultural Library

10301 Baltimore Avenue

Beltsville, MD 20705

 

Parking: Plenty of parking available onsite

 

ASM Distinguished Lecturer

Karl Klose, Ph.D.

Professor and Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology; Founder of the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases University of Texas, San Antonio

LectureTopic:  Rise of the Superbugs: Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

 

Other Meeting Highlights:

  • Additional speakers and topics on FSMA and food safety
  • Lunch
  • Networking

 

RSVP:  If you would like to attend please contact (by Nov. 30th):

Amit Mukherjee

President-elect, Washington DC Branch ASM

Amit.Mukherjee@fda.hhs.gov

 

There is no registration for this event.  All are welcome but are required to register (above) to be included on guest list for NAL security.

 

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Arizona-Southern Nevada Branch ASM 2016 Annual Meeting

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Date:  April 16, 2016

 

Location:  Arizona State University

 

ASM Distinguished Lecturer Program Speakers:

Pamela Marshall, Ph.D.

Arizona State University

“Rexinoids in Eukaryotic Communication”

 

Michael J. Federle, Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Chicago

“Quorum Sensing in Bacteria” 

 

Breakout Session Topics:  Medical Bacteriology, Microbial Diversity & Ecology, Biofuels & Bioengineering, Immunology & Virology

 

Registration Deadline:  Registration deadline extended until Friday, April 1st

 

For More Information and to Register:  http://asm.unlv.edu/meetings.html                   

 

Meeting / Branch Contact: 

Joseph Blattman

President-elect, Arizona/Southern Nevada Branch ASM

Arizona State University

Joseph.blattman@asu.edu

ASM.AZ-NV@asu.edu

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New York City Branch ASM Fall 2016 Meeting

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New York City Branch ASM Fall 2016 Meeting

 

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016

 

Time:  8:00am to 4:00pm

 

Location:

THE HOTEL PENNSYLVANIA

401 7th Avenue (between 32nd & 33rd Streets), 18th Floor

New York, NY

(800) 780-5733

(Near Subway Lines 1, 2, 3, A, & C; Directly across the street from Penn Station)

 

Speakers:

 

Stefano Bertuzzi, PhD

CEO, American Society of Microbiology

The Future of Microbial Sciences & ASM’s Role

 

Stephen M. Brecher, PhD

Director of Microbiology, VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA

Susceptibility is Futile   Deal with it!

 

Bobbi Pritt, MD

Medical Director, Clinical Parasitology Lab; Co-Director Vector-borne Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Worms You Won’t Find in Your Garden!

 

Susan Whittier, PhD

Director, Clinical Microbiology Service, Columbia University Medical Center, NYPH, New York, NY

Rapid Detection of Enteric Pathogens   The Scoop on Poop

 

Nancy S. Miller, MD

Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology & Molecular Diagnostics, Boston Medical Center

From the Bench: A Potpourri of Challenges, Conundrums & Lessons in an Era of Improved Technology

 

Audrey Schuetz, MD

Senior Associate Consultant, Dept of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Fun with Fungi   New Breakpoints, New Drugs, New Guidelines

 

Contact:

Maria E. Aguero-Rosenfeld, MD

President, New York City Branch ASM

Maria.Aguero-Rosenfeld@nyumc.org

 

Website for Meeting/Registration Information: http://www.nycasm.org/

 

MEETING FLYER AVAILABLE HERE

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New York City Branch ASM 2016 Spring Meeting

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Date:  Friday, May 6, 2016

 

RSVP:  RSVP by April 28, 2016

 

Location:

THE HOTEL PENNSYLVANIA
401 7TH Avenue (between 32nd & 33rd Streets) 18th Floor
New York, NY
(800) 780-5733
(Near Subway Lines 1, 2, 3, A, & C; Directly across the street from Penn Station)

 

Meeting Speakers: 

Joseph Campos, PhD, Secretary, American Society for Microbiology
Interim Chief, Division of Laboratory Medicine
Director, Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics & Laboratory Informatics
Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
“Challenging Case Presentations”

 

Maria Karlsson, PhD
Surveillance Activity Lead,
Clinical & Environmental Microbiology Branch Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Atlanta, GA
“Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae: Superbugs of the Century”

 

Michael A. Pfaller, MD
Chief Medical Officer,
T2 Biosystems, Lexington, MA
Professor Emeritus Depts, Pathology & Epidemiology
University of Iowa College of Medicine & Public Health
“Nosocomial Candidiasis: Antifungal Stewardship & Rapid Diagnosis”

 

Anthony Tran, Dr PH
Director of Policy & Operations
NYC Bureau of the Public Health Laboratory
New York, NY
“NYC DOHMH PHL Response to What Plagues the Big Apple”

 

Richard J. Wallace, Jr, MD
Chairman, Department Microbiology
University of Texas Health Center, Tyler, TX
“Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Clinical Impact & Lab Diagnosis”

 

OTHER MEETING FEATURES:  Trivia Contest!    Exhibits!    Refreshments!

 

P.A.C.E.® CREDITS:  NYCASM is an approved provider of continuing education by the ASCLS P.A.C.E ® ; Program to provide 4.0 CE credits

 

Meeting RSVP:  RSVP by April 28, 2016 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TO REGISTERClick Here for Meeting Flyer and Registration Form

 

Branch Website:  http://www.nycasm.org/

 

Contacts:

Audrey N. Schuetz
President, New York City Branch ASM
schuetz.audrey@mayo.edu

 

Maria Aguero-Rosenfeld
President-elect, New York City Branch ASM
New York University Langone Medical Center
maria.aguero-rosenfeld@nyumc.org

 

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Southeastern Branch ASM 2016 Meeting Held with Kentucky-Tennessee Branch

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Southeastern Branch ASM 2016 Annual Meeting - Held Jointly with the Kentucky-Tennessee Branch ASM

 

Date: November 11-12, 2016

 

Time:  Begins at 4:00pm CST on Friday, November 11, 2016

 

Location: Science and Engineering Technology Building, University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama

 

ASM Distinguished Lecturer:

Dr. Steven C. Ricke

Wray Food Safety Endowed Chair and Director of the Center for Food Safety, IFSE

University of Arkansas

 

Contact:

Lisa Ann Blankinship

President, Southeastern Branch ASM

University of North Alabama

lblankinship@una.edu

 

Website for Meeting/Registration Information:  http://www.se-asm.org/    

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Hawaii Branch ASM 2016 Spring Meeting

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Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016

Location:  

Sullivan Conference Room 
UH Cancer Center
John A. Burns Medical School
651 Ilalo Street
Honolulu, HI


Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Sarah Park
“Dengue: A Constant Threat to Paradise”

 

PACE CREDITS:  Approval for 1.0 PACE contact hours for this presentation is pending

 

FOR MEETING BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  CLICK HERE

RSVP:  Please RSVP by April 11, 2016

Contact:

Michael Lieberman, Ph.D.
Treasurer, Hawaii Branch ASM
mlieberman1@hawaiiantel.net 

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South Central Branch ASM Annual Conference October 28-29, 2016

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South Central Branch ASM 2016 Annual Conference

 

Date: October 28-29, 2016

 

Time:  Meeting will convene at approximately 9:00 AM on Friday October 28 and conclude at approximately 3:00 PM Saturday October 29

 

Location: University of Louisiana at Lafayette

 

Contact:

Dr. Don G. Ennis

Chair, 2016 South Central Branch (SCB) ASM Conference

Department of Biology, University of Louisiana, Lafayette

dge5893@louisiana.edu

 

Website for Meeting/Registration/Abstract Information: http://southcentralbranchasm.com/

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Illinois Branch ASM (IL Society For Microbiology) 2016 Spring Meeting

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The Illinois Branch of ASM (Illinois Society For Microbiology (ISM)) 2016 Spring meeting will be held:

 

Date:  May 10–11, 2016

 

Location: 

White Eagle Golf Club
3400 Country Club Drive, Naperville, IL 60564
whiteeaglegc.com

Please note: White Eagle Golf Club Dress Code- No Jeans Please!

 

Speakers:

May 10

Deanna Sutton, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center
Molecular Identification and the Changing Taxonomy of Filamentous Fungi. How Do We Keep Up?

Niaz Banaei, M.D. (ASM Distinguished Lecturer)
Stanford University
Quality Assured Diagnosis of Clostridium difficle Infection: Can We Diagnose More Disease and Less Colonization?

Pete Iwen, M.S., PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Real Life Experiences in Responding to the Ebola Epidemic: Are Laboratorians Prepared for the Next Event?

Paul Schreckenberger, PhD
The Loyola University Medical Center
The Gut Microbiome and Intestinal Dysbiosis

May 11

Kamaljit Singh, M.D.
Rush University Medical Center
Arboviruses Including Zika Virus

Tom Kirn, M.D., PhD
Rutgers University: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Understanding and Addressing Discrepancies Between Bacterial Genotypic Antimicrobial Susceptibility Prediction and Phenotypic Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Results

Linda Bruno, M.A., MT(ASCP)
ACL Laboratories
IQCP- Where Are We Now?

Ferric Fang, M.D. (ASM Distinguished Lecturer)
University of Washington School of Medicine
Clinical Microbiology in Jeopardy!

 

P.A.C.E.® Credits:

ISM has applied to be a provide of Continuing Education for this program in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences through the ASCLS P.A.C.E® Program.  Completion of one day of the program will provide 4.0 CE contact hours of continuing education and both days will provide 8.0 CE contact hours of continuing education.  The instructional level of this program is intermediate.

 

Registration:

  • Advance registration is required.  Deadline: April 26, 2016.
  • Please complete the form on the ISM website at: http://ism-il.org/meetings/
  • Registration fee includes lectures, breaks, lunches and exhibits.

 

Contacts: 

Donna Carter, President, ISM (Illinois Branch ASM)
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
dcarter@luriechildrens.org

 

Violeta J Rekasius, Secretary, ISM (Illinois Branch ASM)
Loyola University Medical Center
vrekasi@lumc.edu

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Southern California Branch ASM 80th Annual Meeting

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The Southern California American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting will be held:        

 

Date:  October 28-29, 2016

 

Location: 

Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Dr,
San Diego, CA 92122

 

Speakers:  Featuring a great line-up of speakers, starting with the ASM CEO, Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi

 

Meeting Topics Include: 

  • Futures in Microbiology
  • Digital Microbiology
  • New Methods for Detection
  • Lean Processes
  • Foodborne Pathogens
  • Case Studies on Cutting Edge Challenges and Solutions

 

MEETING REGISTRATION:  www.scasm.org

 

For Additional Information:

Branch Websitewww.scasm.org

Emailinfo@scasm.org

Phone:  858-487-7759

 

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Michigan Branch ASM 2016 Spring Meeting

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Frontiers in Microbiology Education

 

Date: April 22-23, 2016

 

Location:  Davenport University, Grand Rapids

 

This year's spring meeting of MI-ASM is going to be unlike other Branch meetings in that the focus will be on Microbiology Education.  There will be three Saturday talks regarding undergraduate Microbiology education, and a Friday night event focusing on STEM education in K-12.  

 

For More Details:   

 

Contact:  

Anne Spain

President, Michigan Branch ASM

Ferris State University

annespain@ferris.edu

 

 

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Puerto Rico Branch ASM 59th Annual Meeting

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Puerto Rico Society of Microbiologists

(Puerto Rico Branch of the American Society for Microbiology) 

59th Annual Meeting

 

Industrial Microbiology – From the Lab Bench to the

Production Line and Beyond

DATE:            May 26-27, 2016

 

PLACE:         Verdanza Hotel

                        8020 Tartak Street, Isla Verde

                        Carolina, Puerto Rico

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS: 

 

ASM Distinguished Lecturer – Steven C. Ricke, Ph.D.     

Wray Food Safety Endowed Chair and

Director of the Center for Food Safety, IFSE

Food Science Department, Division of Agriculture

University of Arkansas

Topics:

  • “Stacking the Deck in the Gut – Current Status and Future Prospects of Prebiotics”
  • "Current Research Perspectives for Controlling Foodborne Salmonella in Food Production System Environments”

 

Joseph M Campos, Ph.D., D(ABMM), F(AAM)

Secretary, American Society for Microbiology

Director, Microbiology Lab, Molecular Diagnostics Lab and Lab Informatics

Children’s National Medical Center

Washington, DC

Topic:  “Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance”

 

Stefano Bertuzzi, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Chief Executive Officer, American Society for Microbiology

Topic:  “Future of ASM and of the Microbial Sciences”

 

MANY MORE SPEAKERS, PRESENTATIONS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES ARE SCHEDULED – CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE MEETING PROGRAM

 

REGISTRATION:   

SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER: Students members have the opportunity to attend PRSM-2016.  You can become a member and take advantage of this offer.  REGISTER at www.micropr.org, using code or coupon 59SM17, for $25.00 / day (two days for $50.00), in order to have access ONLY to lectures and Thursday May, 26’s reception.  SPACE IS LIMITED and you must be registered in order to attend.  This offer DOES NOT INCLUDE: breakfast, breaks or lunch.   

 

SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER: Non-member students and regular members can also attend, but they must REGISTER at www.micropr.org using code or coupon SM59 in order to attend AFTER 3:00 PM on May 26-27.  SPACE IS LIMITED and you must be registered in order to attend.  This offer DOES NOT INCLUDE: breakfast, breaks or lunch.  

 

BRANCH/MEETING WEBSITE:  http://www.micropr.org/

 

MEETING CONTACTS:

Robur Otero

President, Puerto Rico Society of Microbiologists (Puerto Rico Branch ASM)

787-380-2679

otero.smpr@gmail.com

smpr50@gmail.com

 

Maria Negron

Officer, Puerto Rico Society of Microbiologists (Puerto Rico Branch ASM)

mariatnegron@yahoo.com

smpr50@gmail.com

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North Central Branch ASM 2016 Meeting

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76th Annual Meeting of the North Central Branch ASM

 

Date:  October 21-22, 2016

Location: 

Quality Inn & Suites Starlite Village Conference Center
2601 East 13th Street
Ames, IA, 50010

 

Featuring ASM Distinguished Lecturer:

Michael Ibba

The Ohio State University

 “Translational Control of Antibiotic Resistance”

 

For More Information on the Scientific Program/Other Meeting Highlights/Registration: www.asm-ncb.org

 

Contact:
Brad Bearson
North Central Branch-ASM President
brad.bearson@ars.usda.gov

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Eastern Pennsylvania Branch 746th Monthly Meeting April 2016

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Date:  April 25, 2016

 

Time:  

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Reception

6:00 - 7:00 pm - Seminar

 

Location: 

Thomas Jefferson University

Bluemle Life Sciences Building (BLSB)

233 S. 10th Street (10th and Locust Street) 

Philadelphia, PA

Reception will be held in 1st Floor Lounge Area; Seminar will be held in Room 101 (1st Floor)

 

Parking: Discounted Parking at the garage on 11th and Locust (Entrance on 11th Street under the Hamilton Bluilding)

 

ASM Distinguished Lecturer:

Ferric Fang, MD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology and Medicine

University of Washington, Seattle

"Nitric Oxide in Host-Bacterial Interactions"

 

Meeting Flyer:  Click Here for Meeting Flyer

 

Registration:  No Registration Required!

 

Branch Website:  http://www.epaasm.org/

 

Branch / Meeting Contacts: 

Simon Knight

President, Eastern Pennsylvania Branch ASM   

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA  19104-6160

sknight@mail.med.upenn.edu

 

Pina Fratamico

Secretary, Eastern Pennsylvania Branch ASM

Eastern Regional Research Center

USDA, ARS

Wyndmoor, PA  19038

pina.fratamico@ars.usda.gov

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Theobald Smith Society New Jersey Branch ASM Meeting in Miniature 2016

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Theobald Smith Society New Jersey Branch ASM

Meeting in Miniature

April 27, 2016

 

DATE:  Wednesday, April 27, 2016

 

TIME:  1 pm - 8 pm

 

LOCATION:  Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Cook/Douglass Campus of Rutgers University-New Brunswick , NJ

 

MEETING FLYER

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Tin-Chun Chu, PhD

Seton Hall University

“What’s in Your Cup of Tea? Antiviral Activity of Tea Polyphenols against Herpes Simplex”

 

WAKSMAN HONORARY LECTURE:

Dr. Bradley Hillman  

Department of Plant Biology and Pathology

Rutgers University

“Chestnut Blight: A Great System to Study Microbiology and Much More”

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS: 

“The Dirt on the Arctic: Tundra Soil Bacteria Are Active In Subzero Temperatures”

Preshita Gadkari and Max Haggblom, Rutgers University

 

“Reductive Dechlorination of 1,2,3,4-Tetrachloro-dibenzo-p-dioxin in River Sediment Enrichment Cultures" 

Hang Dam and Max Haggblom, Rutgers University

 

“The Mer Operon of Thermus thermophilus: A Direct Link between Thiols and Mercury”

Javiera Norambuena and Tamar Barkay. Rutgers University

 

“Born to Clean: Corrinoid Auxotrophy in Organo-halide Respiring Dehalobacter restrictus”

Aamani Rupakula Boyanapalli, PhD. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

 

“Deep-Sea Dinner Party; Carbon Cycling in Biofilms at Hydrothermal Vents”

Grosche, A., Dreifus, J., Giovannelli, D., and Vetriani, C. Rutgers University

 

“A Long Story of MTBE Biodegradation and the Characterization of Keystone Taxa Under Different Redox Conditions”

Weimin Sun and Max Haggblom, Rutgers University

 

AND MORE:  Poster Session; Social Hour; Dinner

 

BRANCH WEBSITE:  http://www.asmbranches.org/brnj/

 

MEETING FLYER

 

Branch / Meeting Contact:

Siobain M. Duffy, Ph.D.

President, TSS NJ Branch ASM

Associate Professor

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

duffy@aesop.rutgers.edu

 

Andrew Marinucci

Treasurer, Theobald Smith Society, NJ Branch ASM

609-586-8556

Andrew.marinucci@verizon.net

Theobald.Smith@verizon.net

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Northwest Branch ASM 2016 Annual Meeting

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The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Northwest Branch of ASM is planned for November; exact date and location TBD

 

For additional information:

More details will be available soon.

 

Branch Contacts

Derek Wood

President, Northwest Branch ASM

Seattle Pacific University

woodd1@spu.edu

 

Stephen J. Libby

Secretary-Treasurer, Northwest Branch ASM

slibby@uw.edu

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Washington DC Branch ASM Joint Meeting with George Mason University Student Chapter ASM April 2016

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Washington DC Branch ASM and

George Mason University Student Chapter ASM

Joint Meeting

April 14, 2016

 

Please join us for an evening of scientific exchange and networking featuring student oral and poster presentations and

our Keynote Lecturer, Dr. Jeffrey Gardner from UMBC.

 

Information:  Meeting announcement flier and call for abstracts is available HERE

 

Abstract Deadline:  April 1st.

 

Branch Contact: 

Christopher A. Elkins, Ph.D.

President, ASM DC Branch

Director, Division of Molecular Biology

Office of Applied Research and Safety Assessment

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-025)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

chris.elkins@fda.hhs.gov

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North Carolina Branch ASM 2016 Annual Meeting

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The Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Branch of ASM will be held:             

 

Date:  October 1, 2016

 

Location: 

University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Wilmington, NC

 

For additional information:

More details will be posted on the North Carolina Branch website soon.

Branch Website:  http://www.mbio.ncsu.edu/NCASM/index.html

 

Branch Contacts: 

Arthur Frampton

President-elect, North Carolina Branch ASM

University of North Carolina-Wilmington

framptona@uncw.edu

 

James W. Brown

Secretary-Treasurer, North Carolina Branch ASM

North Carolina State University

james_brown@ncsu.edu

 

Wrennie Edwards

President, North Carolina Branch ASM

Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics

wrennies@yahoo.com

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Ohio Branch ASM Meeting April 2016

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Ohio Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (OBASM)

MEETING

April 8-9, 2016

 

Location:  Procter & Gamble Mason Business Center in Mason, OH

Meeting, hotel, and registration information can be found at our website:  https://ohiobranchasm.wordpress.com/

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

April 1 - registration deadline (there will be no onsite registration due to security restrictions)

March 18 - deadline for purchasing meals for the meeting

 

SPEAKERS: 

We have a full slate of wonderful speakers on the schedule:

Distinguished Lecturers

  • Dr. Jody Harwood, University of South Florida, ASM Distinguished Lecturer
  • Dr. Larry Forney, University of Idaho

Medical Microbiology

  • Dr. Ben Circello, Procter & Gamble
  • Dr. Haley Oliver, Purdue University
  • Dr. Nathan Weyand, Ohio University

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

  • Dr. Paul Hyman, Ashland University
  • Dr. Ginny Rich, The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Matt Sullivan, The Ohio State University

 

For further information please contact:

Erin Murphy, Ph.D.

Secretary, Ohio Branch ASM

Associate Professor of Bacteriology

Ohio University Heritage 740-597-3061

murphye@ohio.edu

 

D.J. Ferguson, Ph.D. 

President, Ohio Branch ASM

Associate Professor of Microbiology

Miami University

fergusdj@miamioh.edu

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Maryland Branch 2016 Annual Student Oral and Poster Presentation and Meeting

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American Society for Microbiology, Maryland Branch

 

ANNUAL POSTER SESSION &

STUDENT ORAL PRESENTATIONS

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

University of Maryland

UM BioPark Life Sciences Conference Center

801 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

 

Deadline for Abstracts:  5 PM Wednesday June 8, 2016

 

Deadline for RSVP to Dinner: Friday, June 10, 2016

 

AGENDA

 

5:30-6:00:

Registration and Poster Set-up

6:00-7:15:

Pizza and poster session

7:15-7:30:

Business Meeting and Election of Officers:

Nominate someone for President-elect, Secretary or Treasurer; get their permission first and yes, you may nominate yourself.

Email nominee names to Paulette Hammond at phamm001@earthlink.net

7:30-8:00:

Undergraduate Oral Presentation

8:00-8:30:

Graduate Oral Presentation

More Information and To Register:  CLICK HERE FOR MEETING FLYER

 

PLEASE RSVP (E-mail) BEFORE Friday, June 10, 2016

 

Location:  

University of Maryland, UM BioPark Life Sciences Conference Center;

801 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//University+of+Maryland+BioPark,+801+West+Baltimore+Street,+Baltimore,+MD+21201/

 

Parking: http://www.umbiopark.com/properties/biopark-life-sciences-conference-center

 

BRANCH WEBSITE:  http://www.asmbranches.org/brMd/

 

CONTACT: 

Paulette Hammond

Secretary, Maryland Branch ASM

443-418-5479 (cell)

phamm001@earthlink.net

 

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Rio Grande Branch ASM Meeting April 2016

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Rio Grande Branch ASM Meeting

April 1-2, 2016

 

The Rio Grande Branch of the American Society for Microbiology's annual meeting will be held April 1st-2nd at the University of Texas at El Paso. 

Dr. Tara Smith, ASM Distinguished Lecturer, will give the keynote lectures on "Zombies and Infectious Diseases in Popular Culture" on Friday evening and "Ebola and Emerging Diseases: Why We'll Always Have Pandemics" on Saturday. 

 

In addition, we will be joined by National ASM Treasurer Dr. James Tiedje, whose lecture, "Interrogating our Microbiome for Personal and Environmental Health," will be given Saturday.

 

This year we are also introducing roundtable professional development luncheons for our students on topics including: career paths in microbiology, patenting your ideas, working with animals in research, etc.

 

ALL are welcome to attend from any institution, level, and even non-members of ASM that are interested in microbiology!

 

In order to plan accordingly for meals, etc. we ask that you return a completed registration form to asmutep@utep.edu by March 18th. Presenters are asked to return the registration and intent to present forms as early as possible but by March 4th for presentations.  

 

Meeting registration form and “Intent to Present forms” are available HERE

 

We look forward to having you join us.

 

Contact:

Charles Spencer

President, Rio Grande Branch ASM

ctspencer@utep.edu

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Northeast Branch ASM 2016 Meeting Co-Sponsored Meeting with American Association for Clinical Laboratory Science of Central New England

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Microbial Metabolism and Antibiotic Efficacy

 

Date:  April 20, 2016

 

Location:  Rachel’s Lakeside, State Road, Dartmouth, MA

 

Speaker: Peter Belenky, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Brown University Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

 

Registration Deadline:  April 12, 2016

 

Meeting and Registration Details:  http://www.northeastbranchasm.org/neb/meetings-and-photos/

 

Contact:

Frank Scarano

Councilor, Northeast Branch ASM

NEBranch-ASM@comcast.net

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Indiana Branch ASM Meeting April 2016

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Indiana Branch ASM Meeting

April 1-2, 2016

 

Location:  Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne (IPFW), Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center

Date:  Friday-Saturday April 1-2, 2016

Speakers:  

  • ASM Past-President Dr. Timothy Donohue
    • "How Microbial Sciences Can Help Produce Fuels and Chemicals from Plant Biomass”

 

  • ASM Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Nancy Hanson
    • “The Regulation of Beta-lactamase Production: How Many Variations Can There Be?” 

 

  • Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan

 

This student-centered meeting will take place at the and begin with a dinner and presentation by Dr. Donohue on Friday evening. Saturday will begin with a student poster session followed by a talk by Dr. McMahan and student oral presentations. After lunch, Dr. Hanson will deliver her presentation and the meeting will conclude with student awards.

 

MORE INFORMATION:  The newsletter with the schedule, important dates, and forms is available HERE

 

Branch Contact: 

Tanya Soule, PhD
President-Elect
Indiana Branch ASM

Assistant Professor of Biology
Indiana University-Purdue University
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

soulet@ipfw.edu

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Connecticut Valley Branch ASM 2016 Spring Meeting

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Date:  April 11, 2016

 

Time:  6:30-8:30 pm 

 

Location:  Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT (GPA Community Commons)

 

ASM Distinguished Lecturer:

Dr. Steven C. Ricke

Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas

"Foodborne Salmonella in Food Production Systems: How Do They Get There and How to Keep Them Out"

 

Meeting Flyer:  Click Here for Meeting Flyer

 

Contacts:

Jon Morris

Manchester Community College

jmorris@manchestercc.edu

 

Kathleen A. Feldman, Ph.D.

President, Connecticut Valley Branch ASM

University of Connecticut

kafeldman@comcast.net

Kathleen.feldman@uconn.edu

 

Paula Philbrick, Ph.D.

Secretary, Connecticut Valley Branch ASM

University of Connecticut – Waterbury

Paula.philbrick@uconn.edu

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Northeast Branch ASM Joint Meeting with NACMID April 2016

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Joint Meeting:

Northeast Branch-ASM (NEB-ASM) 

and  

Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (NACMID)

 

Hot Topics in Microbiology: Challenges & Solutions

Date: April 11-12, 2016

Location: The Holiday Inn Boxborough, 242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA 01719

Poster Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2016 

Preliminary Program Highlights Include:   Two plenary lectures by ASM Distinguished Lecturer, Tara C. Smith; four half-day workshops: “Gram Stains Update” (hands-on workshop), “Is That Instrument the Right Fit for Your Lab?” and “How to Sell it the C Suites, Good Molecular Practices with Table Top Instruments” (hands-on workshop), and “Antibiotic Resistance and Susceptibility Testing.”  Sessions include “Finding the Balance in Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Verification- Recommendations for CLSI M52”; “Student Symposium-A potpourri of platform presentations”; “Public Health & Biosafety Instruction”; “The Gut Microbiome & Its Impact on Human Health”; “Lyme Disease: Diagnostic and Clinical Controversies”; and “Zika Virus Update”. Plus posters, prizes and vendor exhibits! CMLE will be available through the ASCP.

NACMID Website:  http://www.nacmid.org (online registration)

Northeast Branch ASM Website:  http://www.northeastbranchasm.org

Contacts:

Kristin Palladino  (Kristin_Palladino@uml.org)

Irene George, Secretary, Northeast Branch ASM (NEBranch-ASM@comcast.net)

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Southern California Branch ASM Spring Symposium - April 9

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Date:  Saturday, April 9, 2016

Location:

HOLOGIC
10210 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

Program Schedule: 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:05 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction

8:05 – 9:00 a.m.
Diagnostic Mycobacteriology in a Clinical Lab, from the past and into the future
Kamran N. Azad, PhD

9:00 – 9:55 a.m.
Coincidence or Cluster: Collaboration between clinical microbiology & public health laboratories impacting population health
Karissa Culbreath, PhD, D(ABMM)

9:55 – 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15 – 11:05 a.m.
Retail and Self-Testing in Infectious Diseases: Are we at the tipping point?
Cathy Petti, MD

11:05 – Noon
MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry & Clinical Microbiology: Old hat or new hat?
Susan Butler-Wu, PhD, D(ABMM)

 

MEETING CONVENER:  Rosemary She, MD

 

SPEAKERS:

Kamran N. Azad, PhD
Associate Scientific Director
Quest Diagnostics, Nichols Institute

Susan Butler-Wu, PhD, D(ABMM)
Director of Microbiology
LAC+USC Medical Center
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology
Keck School; of Medicine of USC

Karissa Culbreath, PhD, D(ABMM)
Scientific Director – Infectious Disease
TriCore Reference Laboratories
Assistant Professor of Pathology
University of New Mexico Health & Science Center

Cathy Petti, MD
Chief Health Officer, Ancestry.com
President & CEO, HealthSpring Global, Inc.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:  4 Hours of Continuing Education Credit Available

 

Registration and Additional Meeting Information:  https://www.scasm.org/2016-scasm-annual-spring-symposium-san-diego

 

Branch Contacts:

Mark Dubar

President, Southern California Branch ASM

Mark_Dubar@bd.com

 

Nicole M. Green, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

Secretary, Southern California Branch ASM

nicgreen@ph.lacounty.gov

 

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Intermountain Branch ASM 2016 Meeting

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Date: April 23, 2016

 

Location:  Alumni Hall, HSEB, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Meeting Topics/Speakers:

ASM DISTINGUISHED LECTURER: 

Dr. Stephen Lory, Harvard Medical School

“Genome-wide Detection of Virulence and Host Recognition Determinants in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

 

Other Speakers: 

  • Dr. June Round, U of Utah, “Immune Control of Microbiota Composition and Metabolic Syndrome”
  • Dr. Joel Griffitts, BYU, “Nature-inspired Engineering of Peptide Antibiotics”
  • Dr. Kim Hanson, ARUP Laboratories, “Choosing a Career in Clinical Microbiology”
  • Dr. Michael Kay, U of Utah, “D-peptide Inhibitors of Viral Entry for Fun and Profit”

 

Meeting FlyerCLICK HERE FOR MEETING FLYER

Contact:

Matt Mulvey

President, Intermountain Branch ASM

mulvey@path.utah.edu

 

Becky Johnson

becky.johnson@path.utah.edu

 

Website:

Meeting info: http://www.arup.utah.edu/education/conferences/ASMMeeting/

Registration: https://umarket.utah.edu/um2/pathology/product.php?product=25

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Rocky Mountain Branch ASM Spring Meeting

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Date:  April 9, 2016

 

Location:  Metropolitan State University in Denver, CO

 

Featured Speaker:  Meeting will include a special guest lecturer who will speak about changes in publishing practices and scientific discourse as a result of the revolution of on-line publishing   

 

Meeting / Branch Contact: 

Grant Bowman

President, Rocky Mountain Branch ASM

Department of Molecular Biology

University of Wyoming

grant.bowman@uwyo.edu

 

Adela Cota-Gomez

Secretary-Treasurer, Rocky Mountain Branch ASM

University of Colorado, Denver

Adela.Cota-Gomez@ucdenver.edu

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