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 February 2014.


What's New in Professional Practice?

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2014 ABMM Diplomates

The ABMM welcomes 20 newly certified Diplomates.


Speakers' Bureau

ASM is pleased to announce a Speakers' Bureau of microbiologists and immunologists. Its purpose is to make students aware of the myriad of career opportunities that a degree in microbiology offers. Student Chapters may schedule a live, recorded, or video call presentation.


Clinical Microbiology Portal

Visit the Clinical Microbiology Portal to view August’s hot topic “MERS in the United States", presented by Judith Lovchik, Ph.D., D(ABMM).


2014 NRCM Registrants

The NRCM welcomes 39 new Registrants for 2014!


Evidence-based Laboratory Practice Guidelines

Submit a topic for ASM's Evidence-based Laboratory Practice Guidelines!


National Registry of Certified Microbiologists (NRCM)

The Summer 2014 issue of The Loop is now available! Certify your expertise in microbiology with NRCM certification; deadline February 1. NRCM certification is a tangible credential and it certifies expertise in the following areas: biological safety; food safety and quality; and pharmaceutical and medical device. Visit to apply and schedule your online exam at...