This is our first web page in a while and this is its first
newsletter. The letter and the page can be updated by the chair
of the Division through the ASM. Our web page is definitely a
work in progress and can use your help and input. I would like to
thank all those who have provided the initial advice and
contributed their thoughts.
At our last division meeting, we had a lively and spirited
discussion involving the direction of division V. The division
meeting is, like many, extremely small in the number of
individuals that attend but provides a forum for discussion of
future direction of our division as well as upcoming topics for
our annual meeting etc. Of principle concern is the particip
ation in the annual meeting, which is waning. Clinical Immunology
is divided among several societies including the ASM, Clinical
Chemistry, Flow cytometry and the AMLI. I hope that this web
page, linked to the others, can provide a continuous forum for
the exchange of ideas for our small and fragmented group.
Another important subject discussed by our small gathering has
also been a topic at meetings of the other societies, Clinical
Immunologists, that is board certification. ABMLI provides an
important vehicle for those o f us who direct Clinical
Laboratories. Through the auspices of the ASM and the American
Academy of Microbiologist, we are able to be CLIA certified lab D
irectors. The society supports our educational endeavors by
certifying CPEP programs in Clinical Immunology. The numbers of
individuals going for certification is decreasing while the
number of opportunities for Lab directors\rquote increases. If we
as a society and as a division do not continue to support and
advance our field it will taken over by others or simply
disappear. It is important for us to encourage qualified
individuals to apply for certification, take the exams, and
become ABMLI Board Certified
Consider nominating a distinguished microbiologist for one of the ASM awards:
Award nominations are due October 1.
Detailed information is available from pmcnult@asmusa.
Dr. William Ward at Medlantic Research Institute constructed the Division V Homepage
The Homepage is currently being tended by Ken BeamanFUHS?CMS.
We would welcome suggestions and content for these pages Ken is a firstname.lastname@example.org.
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