Public and Scientific Affairs Board (PSAB)
Underlying the ASM's dedication to the advancement of scientific knowledge is its commitment that science serve the public interest. To address scientific matters affecting the public interest, the ASM created the Public and Scientific Affairs Board (PSAB) in 1979. The PSAB monitors legislation and regulation and develops positions for the Society on public policy issues. The PSAB encourages the adoption of sound policies affecting science and technology and the discipline of microbiology. The PSAB responds to policy makers who may request or require an understanding of research and technology in microbiology. It also communicates microbiological issues to the public.

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Clinical Microbiology Issues Update - June 2014

The June issue of the Clinical Microbiology Issues Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs. The content of this page is restricted to ASM Members only.Please login at the top-right or to become a member, join ASM.

06-18-2014

June 16, 2014 - ASM Letter Concerning DOE Authorization Bill

The ASM sent a letter to the House Science, Space and Technology Committee regarding the DOE authorization bill that would make significant cuts in R&D funding for the energy and environmental sciences.

06-16-2014

Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter - June 2014

The June issue of the Minority Microbiology Mentor has been published by the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities. The content of this page is restricted to ASM Members only.Please login at the top-right or to become a member, join ASM.

06-13-2014

Infectious Disease Laboratory Testing

ASM and CLSI Release White Paper on MSSA and Ceftriaxone EtestsThe PSAB Committee on Laboratory Practices and the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) have prepared MSSA and Ceftriaxone Etest issue:  CLSI & ASM White Paper to discuss claims in a retracted paper that 60% of methicillin sensitive S. aureus  (MSSA)...

06-10-2014

e-Public Policy Update - May 2014

The March issue of the e-Public Policy Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs. The content of this page is restricted to ASM Members only.Please login at the top-right or to become a member, join ASM.

05-14-2014

ASM Joins Campaign to Close the Innovation Deficit

The ASM joined 50 other organizations in a campaign to highlight Closing the Innovation Deficit.

05-08-2014

CSWM Communicator

The Spring 2014 issue of the CSWM Communicator has been published by the CSWM.  It features highlights of the committee's activities at this year asm2014 meeting in Boston, MA. The content of this page is restricted to ASM Members only. Please login at the top-right or to become a member, join ASM.

01-09-2013

Public Policy Reports

Biomedical and Life Sciences Research - Federal Funding for FY 2015 A compilation of the ASM recommendations to Congress for FY 2015 funding for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and science funding in the the National...

12-03-2002

2014 Statements and Testimony

ASM Signs onto a Letter Regarding the 21st Century Cures Initiative and the Antibiotic Development to Advance Patient Treatment (ADAPT) ActThe ASM joined 23 other organizations in signing a letter to the House Energy & Commerce Committee urging them to act promptly on the Antibiotic Development to Advance Patient Treatment...

01-07-2014

Federal Funding Opportunities Breakfast

Presentations from the breakfast are now available.

04-10-2014

 
 

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