General Meeting 2001 - Orlando, Florida

We have added this up-to-date information for those who will be attending the 2001 Annual General Meeting in beautiful, sunny Orlando Florrida.  If you are not attending the conference, you may be interested to see what the Division Officers have planned.  In addition to the symposia and poster sessions, the Public Health Division (Y) will hold the annual business meeting and a social "mixer" at dates and times to be announced.  Watch this page and subscribe to the Division Y list serv for up-to-the-minute updates.  If you have other questions about the meeting schedule or wish to build an itinerary for the meeting over the web, check the ASM national site here.  See you in Orlando!

Annual Business Meeting
Tuesday May 22, 12:00-1:00pm, Room 300.  Catered lunch provided by Kimberly-Clark. An excellent opportunity to get involved in your Division!

Tentative Agenda:
I. Introduction of Officers
II. Nominating Committee - Charge
III. Awards Committee - Formation
IV. Student Awards (Support for Travel to Annual Meeting)
V. Website/Listserve Information
VI. Fundraising
VII. Other Agenda Items

Social Mixer
We will  be co-hosting a social mixer with Division F on Monday evening from 7 - 9PM Signature 1, Rosen Centre Hotel.

New Developments in Vaccine Preventable Disease
Session Number: 18/Y
Session Time:    5/21/2001 8:00:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM
Location: 311G
CEİHours: 2.5

Development of vaccines to a wide variety of infectious agents have contributed greatly to the improvement of the publicís health. This session brings together a diverse group of speakers that will address a variety of topics surrounding vaccine use including ethics as well as the technical aspects of vaccine development. Topics for discussion include recent improvements in vaccine delivery and advances in vaccine development for malaria, the human immunodeficiency virus infection, and for meningogococcal disease. Information provided in this session will be of value to laboratorians and epidemiologists.

Alison C. Mawle-- Convener
Myron M. Levine-- Convener
Stephen L. Hoffman-- Towards a Vaccine for Malaria
Reno Rappuoli-- A Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Africa
William J. Bellini-- Molecular Epidemiology of Measles: A Necessity for Control and Elimination
Myronİ M. Levine-- Oral Vaccines
Seth Berkley-- Ethical Issues Surrounding a Vaccine for AIDS


Emerging Pathogens - 2001
Session Number: 117/Y
Session Start: 5/22/2001 8:00:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM
Location: 311A-D
CE Hours: 2.5

Emerging pathogens are being increasingly recognized and associated with infectious diseases. In this session, speakers will address the epidemiology and the microbiology of agents associated with emerging diseases. Objectives of the symposium are to:

* discuss and update the epidemiology of new agents
* identify factors contributing to emergence
* understand the factors contributing to spread of disease
* highlight recent advances in laboratory diagnosis

This symposium is designated for clinical and public health microbiologists, physicians, epidemiologists, veterinarians, infectious disease specialists and others with interest in emerging infectious agents.

Stephen M. Ostroff-- Convener
Mary J. Gilchrist-- Convener
Duane J. Gubler-- Division Y Lecture: West Nile Virus
Marc A. Fischer-- Toxin-Mediated Clostridial Sepsis Among Drug Injectors
J Stephen Dumler-- Ecological and Microbial Influences on the Emergence of Ehrlishioses
Linda A. Detwiler-- Animal Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy in the U.S.
Stephen M. Ostroff-- Recent Encounters with Emerging Pathogens/Diseases


Public Health Issues with Susceptibility Testing
Session Number: 191/Y
Session Start: 5/22/2001 2:30:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM
Location: 311E
CE Hours: 2.5

This session will focus on the role of the public health laboratory in addressing the important issues of antimicrobic resistance. The speakers will discuss susceptibility testing of bacterial agents such as Staphylococuss aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Mycobacterium spp. as well as the role of the public health laboratory in the determination of antiretroviral resistance in the human immmunodeficiency virus. The respective roles of the public health and hospital/independent laboratories will be addressed.

Attendees with background in clinical and public health microbiology will benefit from these presentations.

Barbara E. Robinson-Dunn-- Convener
Fred C. Tenover-- Convener
Gail L. Woods-- Susceptibility Testing of Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria in the Public Health Setting
Barbara E. Robinson-Dunn-- The Public Health Laboratory's Role in the Detection of Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance
Bereneice M. Madison-- M. tuberculosis Susceptibility Testing: Problems, Practices and Proficiency
Fred C. Tenover-- Emerging Staphylococcal and Pneumococcal Resistance: Two Different Federal Responses
Stephen Day-- The Role of the Public Health Laboratory in Determining Resistance of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus to Antiviral Agents



Poster Session

Public Health (Y)
SessionİNumber: 78/Y
SessionİStart: 5/21/2001 1:00:00 PM - 2:30:00 PM
Location: Poster Hall


Brandon Lenox-- Predictors of HIV Testing: Lack of Privacy and Counseling Experiences in a Veteran Population

Leila Gofti-Laroche-- Assessment of the Parasitical Quality of Drinking Water and Risks of Endemic Infectious Digestive Conditions (EMIRA Study)

Neva Ciftcioglu-- Detection of Nanobacteria in Viral Vaccines

Nadia Abdala-- HIV Transmission Among Drug Injectors: Should Bleach Be Used To Disinfect Syringes? 

Debra S. Horensky-- Blind Submission of the Avirulent Sterne Strain of Bacillus anthracis to New Mexico Clinical Laboratories

Melinda M. Pettigrew-- Comparison of ERIC Typing, Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis, and Ribotyping to Assess Genomic Variability Among Strains of Non-Typeable Haemophilus influenzae

C. Bopp-- Characterization of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Serotype O6:H16 Strains from U.S. Outbreaks

James L. Beebe-- Use of Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis(PFGE) Typing in the Investigation of a Multi-State Outbreak of Salmonella    enterica Serotype Enteriditis Infections Associated with Consumption of Unpasteurized Orange Juice 

Lawrence E. Carroll-- A Real-Time SYBR Green PCR Method for the Detection of Enterotoxigenic E. coli

Jinxin Hu-- Direct Detection of Bordetella pertussis in Nasopharyngeal Specimens using Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)

Margaret A. Fearon-- West Nile Surveillance in Ontario, Canada; Summer and Fall 2000 

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