2003 General Meeting

103rd Annual General Meeting
May 18-22, 2003, Washington, DC

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This year’s ASM General Meeting is May 18-22, 2003 in Washington DC. Please register on line at: http://www.asmusa.org/mtgsrc/generalmeeting.htm.
At this date we have 140 abstracts from our division alone!

2003 Symposia and Divisional Lecturer
Our divisional lecturer for 2003 is Dr. Todd Klaenhammer. His lecture is titled

"Genome Diversity among the Lactic Acid Bacteria".

We have three exceptionally interesting symposia (see listings below) and one co-sponsored for this year.

Dr. Elsa Murano to Deliver Symposia Address
We are fortunate to have the Undersecretary for Food Safety, Dr. Elsa Murano, as an invitee to deliver an address to the ASM and our division. This is scheduled for Tuesday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m. Check your program and the divison website for location.

Incoming Chairman
Our incoming Chairman is Dr. Chuck Kaspar of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Chuck will become chairman after this year’s general meeting. Congratulations Chuck! Our Division Adviser is Dr. Steve Gendel. Our e-mail addresses are posted on the division website http://www.asmusa.org/division/p/officers.html

Please e-mail your thoughts and ideas as well as suggestions.

Newly elected Officers
The newly elected Chair-elect of the division is Dr. Walter Hill, Director of Biosicences for the FSIS-USDA. Our new Alternate Councilor is Dr. Angelo Depaola USFDA, Duphin Island, AL. Walt serve as chair-elect with Chuck Kaspar during the year 2003-2004 and assume chairmanship for 2004-2005.

Submit Your Symposia Topics and Divisional Lecturer for 2004
It is not too early to begin the process of submitting symposia ideas as well as the names of potential divisional lecturers. Please submit or resubmit ideas to either Greg Siragusa, Chuck Kaspar or Steve Gendel. Each symposia has a stipend of about $3,000 for the convenors to use to help defray a portion of the meeting and travel costs of speakers.

Nominations for Chair Elect and Division Meeting
Please come ready to make nominations for the 2004-2005 Divisional Chair-elect. Our division meeting has not been scheduled yet. Our business meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, 10:30 — 11:30 a.m. following our divisional lecturer symposium.

Check the website for location. http://www.asmusa.org/division/p/index.htm

Division P Banquet
Once again we have Mr. Jeff Hammonds and Dr. Paul Hall to thank for organizing our annual divisional banquet. Please thank these guys when you see them. Click here to download and print the registration form with all details on the banquet.

Student Travel Awards to be Announced
The winners of this years student travel awards will be anounced by ASM and placed on our website prior to the meeting. Thanks you for submitting abstracts into the competition.

 WS-08: GMP Series: Quality and Productivity in a GMP Microbiology Lab - Survival in a "More with Less" Environment

WS-15: Microorganisms in Foods: Now What?

WS-17: In Vitro and In Vivo Test Methods Used to Assess the Efficacy of Topical Antimicrobial Products

WS-21: Manufacturing and Quality Control of Standard Microbial Cultures for Use in Food, Drug and Cosmetic Industries

ASM Division P 2003 General Meeting Symposia

Probiotic and Prebiotic Modulation of
the Intestinal and Vaginal Microflora:
Impact on Pathogens, Host Response and

Monday, May 19
8:00 am - 10:30 am

G. Reid, Canadian Research and Development Centre for
Probiotics, London, ON, CANADA and M. E. Sanders, Dairy
and Food Culture Technologies, Centennial, CO

Probiotics: Definition, Importance to Microbiology
and Health, and Optimal Standards for Human Use
M. E. Sanders

Dairy and Food Culture Technologies, Centennial, CO
Understanding and Altering the Intestinal Microbiota
W. M. De Vos
Weigeningen Univ., Wageningen, NETHERLANDS
Immunity versus Tolerance: Host Responses to
Commensal and Probiotic Bacteria
R. Gaskins
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Which Bacteria Should We Be Feeding When We Eat
G. R. Gibson
Reading Univ., Reading, UNITED KINGDOM
The Potential for Lactobacilli to Reduce the Risk of
Urogenital Infections Including HIV
G. Reid
Canadian Research and Development Centre for Probiotics,
London, ON, CANADA

Emerging Foodborne Pathogens:
Enterobacter sakazakii

Tuesday, May 20
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

D. L. Zink, U.S. FDA, College Park, MD and
R. L. Buchanan, U.S. FDA, College Park, MD

U. S. Food Safety Policy: Using Microbiology to Further
Enhance Food Safety and Protect the Public Health
E. A. Murano
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, DC
Enterobacter sakazakii: History, Ecology and
Epidemiology of an Emerging Pathogen
J. Kornacki
Univ. of Georgia, Griffin, GA
Heat Resistance of Enterobacter sakazakii and Options
for Control
S. Edelson-Mammel
U.S. FDA, College Park, MD

Genome Diversification and Evolution in
Food-Borne Microorganisms

Wednesday, May 21
8:00 am - 10:30 am

A. K. Benson, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE and
R. W. Hutkins, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Division P Lecture: Genome Diversity Among the
Lactic Acid Bacteria
T. R. Klaenhammer
North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC
Genome Evolution in Bacteriophage and Prophage
H. Brüssow
Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
Genome Diversification in Salmonella enterica
K. E. Sanderson
Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, AB, CANADA
Genome Diversity in Listeria monocytogenes Serotypes
A. K. Benson
Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

(Cosponsored by Division P)

Nutritional Aspects of Lactic Acid
Bacteria: Nutraceuticals and
Intestinal Delivery

Wednesday, May 21
8:00 am - 10:30 am
J. Hugenholtz, NIZO Food Research, Ede, NETHERLANDS and
W. Sybesma, Wageningen Agricultural Univ., Wageningen,

Nutraceutical Production by Food-Grade
J. Hugenholtz
NIZO Food Research, Ede, NETHERLANDS
Increased Production of B-Vitamins through Metabolic
W. Sybesma
Wageningen Agricultural Univ., Wageningen,
Production of Low-Calorie Sugars
P. Hols
Univ. catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Louvain-La-Neuve,
Removal of Undesirable Sugars from Dairy and Soy
J. Piard
INRA, Jouy-en-Josas, FRANCE
In Vivo Expression Technology (IVET) for
Lactobacillus plantarum
M. Kleerebezem
Wageningen Center for Food Science, Wageningen, NETHERLANDS

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