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ASM offers a variety of Professional Development opportunities for those new to the field, as well as seasoned members of the microbiology community.  In addition to the annual meetings, ASM offers pre-meeting workshops, teleconferences, webinars and other on-line professional development activities.  Other options include certification programs that are valuable components in professional advancement and licensure. 


What's New in Professional Practice?

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American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM)

American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM) Certification. Certifies the expertise of doctoral-level microbiologists seeking to direct medical and public health microbiology laboratories. ABMM certification is achieved by passing an online multiple-choice exam that is offered daily in the month of June at testing centers worldwide. Deadline: April 1, 2016


Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines

Two guidelines published: 1) "Urine Collection, Preservation, and Transport" and 2) "Effectiveness of Practices To Increase Timeliness of Providing Targeted Therapy for Inpatients with Bloodstream Infections".


2015 ABMLI Diplomates

The ABMLI welcomes six newly certified Diplomates.


Clinical Microbiology Portal

ASM together with CAP and CLSI are coordinating preparation and distribution of materials to help you address the CMS requirement for implementation of IQCP (Individualized Quality Control Plan) by January 1, 2016. Visit the Clinical Microbiology Portal for more information.


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