Professional Practice Committee


The Professional Practice Committee’s (PPC) mission is to provide professional development opportunities and content to members to increase their skill, enhance their job performance and contribute to the profession. The PPC will serve the microbiology profession by representing clinical microbiologists and immunologists, microbiologists working in the pharmaceutical, environmental and food industries, and biological safety officers. Currently, the PPC oversees professional certification, accreditation of postgraduate clinical training programs, the clinical microbiology portal, mentoring for clinical microbiologists, and the Speakers' Bureau. The PPC also develops evidence-based and consensus-based practice guidelines.

Annual Report of ASM’s Clinical Activities, Products, and Services.

What does ASM have for Clinical Microbiologists?

Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Applications and Challenges
An intermediate virtual course for ASM members beginning in January 2015. This will be a repeat of the 2014 course.


What's New in Professional Practice?

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Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Applications and Challenges

A repeat of the popular 2014 series, "Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Applications and Challenges", is available for purchase now.


National Registry of Certified Microbiologists (NRCM)

The Fall 2014 issue of The Loop is now available!


Speakers' Bureau

Speakers' Bureau volunteer, Dr. Karen Frank, recently presented at George Mason University! This talk was a success, giving students insight into the hectic and interesting lives of clinical microbiology. Are you an ASM Student Chapter interested in meeting with a speaker? Check out out database of speakers!


Clinical Microbiology Portal

Visit the Clinical Microbiology Portal to view October’s hot topic “Microbial Biofilms and Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections", presented by Rodney M. Donlan, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


2014 ABMLI Diplomates

The ABMLI welcomes seven newly certified Diplomates.


2014 ABMM Diplomates

The ABMM welcomes 20 newly certified Diplomates.