ASM 108th General Meeting

The following is a list of sessions occurring at ASM’s 108th General Meeting in Boston that may be of interest to ASM’s clinical microbiology and public health members; please refer to the final program to verify meeting locations as rooms are subject to change.

Opening Session - Microbiology in the 21st Century: Genomes, Pangenomes and Systems Biology (Session 001)
Sunday, June 1, 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Seaport Exhibition Center
 
Status Update: Challenges with Gram-negative Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens (009/C)
Monday, May 2, 8:30am – 10:30am, Ballroom East
 
MRSA: What is the Role of Active Surveillance? (Session 013/L)
Monday, June 2, 8:00am-10:30am, 205A
 
Climbing the Professional Ladder Without Falling Off (Session 022)
Monday, June 2, 8:00am -10:30am, 104A
 
Division V Business Meeting (Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology)
Monday, June 2, 10:45am – 11:45am, 258B
 
Division C Business Meeting (Clinical Microbiology)
Monday, June 2, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Ballroom East
 
Emerging Resistance Threats (Session 110/A)
Monday, June 2, 8:00am – 10:30am, 210B
 
Tuberculosis: 21st Century View (Session 120/Y)
Tuesday, June 3, 8:00am – 10:30am, 205A
 
Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis: Incidental Human Pathogen or Public Health Threat? (Session 121)
Tuesday, June 3, 8:00am – 10:30am, 104A

Division Y Business Meeting (Public Health)
Tueday, June 3, 1:15pm – 2:15pm, 107A

Biosafety and Your Laboratory: The Importance of Safety in Science (Session 100)
Tuesday, June 3, 2:30pm - 5:00pm, 104A
 
Emerging Infections (Session 098/Y)
Tuesday, June 3, 2:30pm – 5:00pm, 205A
 
You are the Jury: The Microbiologist as Expert Witness - Real Cases with Real Attorneys (Session 112/C)
Tuesday, June 3, 8:00am-10:30am, Ballroom East
 
Case Presentations in Clinical Microbiology (Session 191/C)
Tuesday, June 3, 2:30pm – 5:00pm, Ballroom East
 
Research Activities in Today's Clinical Microbiology and Immunology Labs: Life Beyond the Board Exams (Session 201)
Tuesday, June 3, 2:30pm-5:00pm, 104A
 
President’s Forum: Pathogenic Mechanism for Avoidance of Host Recognition (Session 204)
Tuesday, June 3, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, 253A
 
Coordination of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Surveillance Programs, Can It Be Done? (Session 253A)
Wednesday, June 4, 8:00am-10:30am, 253A
 
Review of Current Performance of Automated Microbiology Systems (Session 216/C)
Wednesday, June 4, 8:00am - 10:30am, Ballroom East
 
It’s a Small World After All: Global Threat of Foodborne Illness (Session 295)
Wednesday, June 4, 2:30pm – 5:00pm, Ballroom West
 
Changing the Quality Control Requirements for Automated ID Systems
(Session 299/C)
Wednesday, June 4, 2:30pm - 5:00pm, 258B

Clinical Microbiology is a Trivial Pursuit (Session 310)
Wednesday, June 4, 2:30pm – 5:00pm, Ballroom East
 
Hidden Perils: Tackling Lab Biosafety (Session 313C)
Thursday, June 5, 8:00am - 10:30am, 205A
 
The TB Laboratory in High-Burden, Low Resource Countries (Session 321/U)
Thursday, June 5, 8:00am – 10:30am, 258B
 
Traditional Treatments of Infectious Diseases (Session 323)
Thursday, June 5, 8:00am – 10:30am, 107A

For more detailed information about these and other sessions, and click on the Program Viewer.

New College Report: Clinical Microbiology in the 21st Century
Download the Report

The American College of Microbiology recently released its new report, Clinical Microbiology in the 21st Century. The report discusses the current status of clinical microbiology, the directions in which it is headed, and solutions for the problems of today and those likely to be encountered in the years to come.

ASM Journal Articles of Interest
Journals Tip Sheet
 
Immune Cells May Induce Gastritis During H. pylori Infection
Infection and Immunity, May 2008
 
New Single-Dose Orthopoxvirus Drug in First Stage of Human Trials
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, May 2008
 
New Coronavirus Found in Beluga Whale
Journal of Virology, May 2008
 
ASM Endorses “One Health” Initiative
Press Release

The American Society for Microbiology has endorsed the One Health Initiative, which recognizes the inter relationships among human, animal, and environmental health and seeks to enhance communication, cooperation, and collaboration in integrating these areas for the health and well being of all species.

New from ASM Press
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Campylobacter, 3rd Edition (Editors: Irving Nachamkin, Christine M. Szymanski, and Martin J. Blaser) was recently published by ASM Press. The understanding of clinical aspects, epidemiology, pathogenesis, genomic diversity, and glycobiology of Campylobacter infection has greatly increased. All of the new findings, knowledge, and research are brought together in the third edition of this publication. For more information, please visit ASM press at the ASM e-Store and click on ASM Press.

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