The September issue of the e-Public Policy Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs.
The ASM submitted comments to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the possession, use, and transfer of select agents and toxins. The comments addressed adding certain Influenza virus strains to the List of Select Agents and Toxins.
The ASM submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) RFI on the Framework for the NIH-wide Strategic Plan. The comments will help NIH develop a 5-year strategic plan to outline a vision for biomedical research that will pursue fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and apply that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce illness and disability.
August 17, 2015 - ASM Comments on Department of State and Commerce Control Regulations for Certain Pathogens
The ASM submitted comments to the US Department of Commerce and the US State Department regarding the Category XIV materials (Toxicological Agents, Including Chemical Agents, Biological Agents, and Associated Equipment) included on the United States Munitions List and the Commerce Control List.
The August issue of the Minority Microbiology Mentor has been published by the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities.
The July issue of the Clinical Microbiology Issues Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs.
The ASM presented recommendations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at its annual public meeting on payment levels for new tests to be included in the 2016 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule.
The ASM has been asked to submit comments on the framework for the new National Institutes of Health strategic plan framework.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has requested that we post the following statement to ASM members regarding the inadvertent shipment of anthrax to laboratories.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is seeking feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, and other stakeholder groups on both the overarching questions that unite all Microbiome Research.