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 and offers professional development opportunities. 

PPC's 2014-2015 Annual Report 

What does ASM have for Clinical Microbiologists?

Impact of New Microbiology Technology on Patient Outcomes
An educational series for ASM members starting June 2015.

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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2015 ABMLI Diplomates

The ABMLI welcomes six newly certified Diplomates.


National Registry of Certified Microbiologists (NRCM)

NRCM applications due February 1.


2015 ABMM Diplomates

The ABMM welcomes 27 newly certified Diplomates.


2015 NRCM Registrants

The NRCM welcomes 48 new Registrants for 2015!


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.


Impact of New Microbiology Technology on Patient Outcomes

A new webinar series, "Impact of New Microbiology Technology on Patient Outcomes", is available for purchase now.


Professional Practice Committee

An Update on the PPC's activities during July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.