2007 General Meeting

107th Annual General Meeting
May 21-25, 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This year’s ASM General Meeting is May 21-25, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Please register on line at: http://www.gm.asm.org.

There are a number of Division P activities and sponsored events, including symposia, posters, two student oral presentation sessions, the Division P business meeting, and the Division P banquet. Look below or check the ASM website for more details on these events!

Interactions of Human Pathogens with Plants: New Paradigms in Food-Borne Disease. (Symposium 017/P) 

May 22, 2007  8:00am - 10:30am
801A-South Building

Maria T. Brandl  --
Sima Yaron  

Robert Tauxe  --
Emerging Food-Borne Infections: The Plant Story

Lisa Gorski  --
Molecular Factors Involved in the Behavior of Listeria monocytogenes on Plant Tissue

Eric W. Triplett  --
Regulation of Salmonella Endophytic Colonization by Plant Defenses

Maria T. Brandl  --
Biotic Interactions of Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 in Lettuce Soft Rot, and Effect on Virulence

Sheng-Yang He  --
Common and Differential Plant Responses to Plant and Human Pathogens 

Impact of the Food Chain on the Emergence of Antibiotic Resistance in Humans. (Symposium 123/P)

May 23, 2007  8:00am - 10:30am
201F - North Building

Hua H. Wang  --
Michael P. Doyle  --

Marilyn C. Roberts  --
Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Public Health: Outsmarting the Super Bugs

Hua H. Wang  --
Antibiotic Resistance Commensals in the Food Chain and Potential Impacts

Howard F. Jenkinson  --
Complexity and Antibiotic Resistance of the Oral Ecosystem

Thad B. Stanton  --
Antibiotic Resistance Gene Pool in the Swine Intestinal Tract

Michael P. Doyle  --
Antibiotic Resistance: A Summary and Recommendations from the IFT Pane 

Comparative Genomics on Lactic Acid Bacteria with Probiotic Roles. (Symposium 216/P)

May 23, 2007  2:30pm -  5:00pm
701B-South Building

Todd R. Klaenhammer  --
David A. Mills  --

Eugene V. Koonin  --
Comparative Genomics of Lactic Acid Bacteria

James L. Steele  --
Genomic Analysis of Lactobacillus casei

James Versalovic  --
Genomic Variation within the Probiotic Species Lactobacillus reuteri

Paul O'Toole --
Comparative Genomics of Lactobacillus Species

David A. Mills  --
Genomic and Glycomic Analysis of Bifidobacterial Enrichment in Infants by Human Milk Oligosaccharide

Integration of Federal Food Safety Initiatives: The Time Has Come. (Symposium 236/P)

May 24, 2007  8:00am - 10:30am
201F - North Building

David G. White  --
Martin Wiedmann  --

Jeffrey M. Farber --
Division P Lecture: The Global Village and Foodborne Disease

Olga L. Henao  --

Peter Gerner Smidt --

David G. White  --
National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS)

Division P Student Oral Presentations - I

Session Number: 057/P

Date : 5/22/2007 10:45:00 AM - 11:45:00 AM
Location: 801A-South Building

Martin Wiedmann, Convener

Sarita Raengpradub
sigma-B-Dependent Stress Response in Pathogenic and Nonpathogenic Listeria

Yanyun Chen
Utilization of a Chromosomally Based Bioluminescent Salmonella enterica Poona to Examine Wound Parameters Affecting Cantaloupe Contamination

Reid A. Ivy
The Temperature-Dependent Response Regulators DegU and CheY in Listeria monocytogenes Are Involved in Invasion of Caco-2 Cells

Bwalya Lungu
The Role of Protein Synthesis in the Starvation Survival Responses of Listeria monocytogenes 10403S and sigB Mutant

Division P Student Oral Presentations - II

Session Number: 275/P

Date: 5/24/2007 10:45:00 AM - 11:45:00 AM
Location: 201F - North Building

Mark W. Carter, Convener

Samila Charkhezarrin
Chloramphenicol Stress Alters Relative Expression Levels of fur and stx1 in Escherichia coli O157:H7

Geneviève M. Rousseau
Evolution of Lactococcus lactis<viewAbstract.htm> Phages Within a Cheese Factory

M. Elizabeth E. Palmer
Neither lmo2570 Nor sigB Is Solely Responsible for the Ability of L. monocytogenes 10403S to Respond to Nisin or to Compete and Grow in the Presence of Closely Related Bacterial Strains

Arpan Bhagat
Reduction of Salmonellae Inoculated on Orange Surface by Gaseous Chlorine Dioxide

Division P Banquet

21st Annual Food Microbiology Division Banquet

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Location: Sheraton Centre Hotel
123 Queen Street West, Toronto
Cocktails: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:30 PM
Dress: Business Casual Attire

To purchase a ticket for this event, please print and fill out this form and return to ASM, c/o Precision Meetings and Events, 301 N Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Be sure to include your check made payable to the American Society for Microbiology. All requests must be received no later than May 18th. Upon receipt of payment, we will send you a ticket that must be presented to join the banquet. Students will need to present their student identification at the banquet. We are limited to 120 tickets this year, so please pre-register. No reservations will be made without full payment for ticket. If any tickets are leftover, they will be sold for $55.00 at the door.

We hope to see you at our 21st Annual Sponsor Supported Banquet!

Division P Business Meeting

May 24, 2007 11:45am - 12:30pm
Division Meeting Div P. Division P Meeting
201F - North Building

Poster Sessions

May 22, 2007  1:00pm -  4:00pm
Poster 083/P. Foodborne Pathogens (Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria)
Poster Hall
May 22, 2007  1:00pm -  4:00pm
Poster 084/P. Isolation and Detection (General)
Poster Hall
May 23, 2007  9:00am - 12:00pm
Poster 152/P. Control Mechanisms
Poster Hall
May 23, 2007  9:00am - 12:00pm
Poster 153/P. General Food Microbiology
Poster Hall
May 24, 2007  1:00pm -  4:00pm
Poster 297/P. Foodborne Pathogens (Misc. Pathogens)
Poster Hall
May 24, 2007  1:00pm -  4:00pm
Poster 298/P. Virulence Factors and Toxins
Poster Hall
May 24, 2007  1:00pm -  4:00pm
Poster 299/P. Isolation and Detection (Nucleic Acid-Based Methods)
Poster Hall

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