ASM Advisory to Members on the President’s FY 2017 Budget Request for Science and Public Health

The ASM Office of Public Affairs has prepared a summary of the Administration's FY 2017 budget request to Congress.  This summary includes special funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus.

December 22, 2015 - White House Releases National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The White House released a comprehensive plan that identifies critical actions to be taken by key Federal departments and agencies to combat the global rise of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

October is National Biosafety Stewardship Month

The NIH announced that October 2015 is National Biosafety Stewardship Month (NBSM).

December 8, 2015 - ASM Participates in CARB Working Group Meeting on Antibiotic Resistance

Susan Sharp, ASM President-Elect, presented answers to a series of questions on behalf of ASM to the meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB) Working Group on One Health Surveillance.   

Announcement of Public Consultation on Antimicrobial Resistance Rapid, Point-of-Care Diagnostic Test Challenge

As a part of the National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a prize competition for the delivery of one or more successful rapid point-of-care diagnostics that may be used by health care providers to identify bacterial infections.