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Eastern Pennsylvania Branch Special Meeting to Honor Long-Time Members Sept 2016

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Eastern Pennsylvania Branch Special Meeting to Honor Long-Time Members Sept 2016

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Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) – Special Meeting to Honor Long-Time Members

Eastern PA - Sept 2016 Mtg - Long Time Members

(L-R) Long-time Eastern PA Branch Members: James Poupard-45*, Barbara McHale-49, Olarae Giger-40, Victor Iacocca-64, James Smith-65, Louis Fare-59, Toby K. Eisenstein-49, ASM Past President, Richard Crowell-56 (*=Years of ASM Membership)     

 

The 749th Monthly Meeting of the Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of ASM, held on September 19, 2016 at Thomas Jefferson University, was a special meeting to honor Branch Emeritus members, as well as current Branch members who have belonged to National ASM for 40 years or more.  The Branch currently has 23 members in the “40-year plus” category, including two 65-year members, James Smith and Victor Iacocca, both of whom attended the meeting.

 

The meeting, “Branch Genomics: Mixing the Old and New Branch Generations,” focused on how Microbiology and the Branch have evolved over the last 60 years, and included some thoughts on future directions from the current Student Chapter (future Branch leaders!).  Presentations included:    

  • “The Branch and Microbiology 1950-1976 (James Poupard, Pharma Institute of Philadelphia)
  • “Changes in Microbiology at Temple University – Then & Now” (Toby K. Eisenstein, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University)
  • “Clinical Laboratories Microbiology – Then & Now” (Olarae Giger, Main Line Health Laboratories)
  • “Microbiology Education – Then & Now” (Barbara McHale, Office of the President, Gwynedd Mercy University)
  • “The Branch Student Chapter – The Future” (Simon Knight, Branch President; Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; and Neil Sullivan, Student Chapter President; Drexel University)     Eastern PA - Sept 2016 Mtg - Student Chapter Pres
Photo:  Neil Sullivan, Eastern PA Student Chapter President

 

Meeting attendees included students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and scientists working in laboratories in industry, government and medical schools – a diverse range of “old and new” members.  Photos and a “mix the generations” dessert session was held after the formal meeting.  

 

Reflecting on her involvement in the Eastern Pennsylvania Branch, Eisenstein commented, “The Branch has served a central role in communicating the depth and breadth of microbiology and connecting microbiologists working in different spheres of the science; the friends and colleagues I have met here over the years have had a major impact on my life and career.” 

 

Established in 1920, the Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of the ASM serves professional microbiologists across Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and South/Central New Jersey through several annual events as well as regular monthly meetings.   The Branch also sponsors an active regional Student Chapter.  For information on upcoming Branch activities:  https://www.epaasm.org/

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Maryland Branch 2016 Annual Student Oral and Poster Presentation and Meeting

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American Society for Microbiology, Maryland Branch

 

ANNUAL POSTER SESSION &

STUDENT ORAL PRESENTATIONS

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

University of Maryland

UM BioPark Life Sciences Conference Center

801 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

 

Deadline for Abstracts:  5 PM Wednesday June 8, 2016

 

Deadline for RSVP to Dinner: Friday, June 10, 2016

 

AGENDA

 

5:30-6:00:

Registration and Poster Set-up

6:00-7:15:

Pizza and poster session

7:15-7:30:

Business Meeting and Election of Officers:

Nominate someone for President-elect, Secretary or Treasurer; get their permission first and yes, you may nominate yourself.

Email nominee names to Paulette Hammond at phamm001@earthlink.net

7:30-8:00:

Undergraduate Oral Presentation

8:00-8:30:

Graduate Oral Presentation

More Information and To Register:  CLICK HERE FOR MEETING FLYER

 

PLEASE RSVP (E-mail) BEFORE Friday, June 10, 2016

 

Location:  

University of Maryland, UM BioPark Life Sciences Conference Center;

801 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//University+of+Maryland+BioPark,+801+West+Baltimore+Street,+Baltimore,+MD+21201/

 

Parking: http://www.umbiopark.com/properties/biopark-life-sciences-conference-center

 

BRANCH WEBSITE:  http://www.asmbranches.org/brMd/

 

CONTACT: 

Paulette Hammond

Secretary, Maryland Branch ASM

443-418-5479 (cell)

phamm001@earthlink.net

 

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Puerto Rico Branch ASM 59th Annual Meeting

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Puerto Rico Society of Microbiologists

(Puerto Rico Branch of the American Society for Microbiology) 

59th Annual Meeting

 

Industrial Microbiology – From the Lab Bench to the

Production Line and Beyond

DATE:            May 26-27, 2016

 

PLACE:         Verdanza Hotel

                        8020 Tartak Street, Isla Verde

                        Carolina, Puerto Rico

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS: 

 

ASM Distinguished Lecturer – Steven C. Ricke, Ph.D.     

Wray Food Safety Endowed Chair and

Director of the Center for Food Safety, IFSE

Food Science Department, Division of Agriculture

University of Arkansas

Topics:

  • “Stacking the Deck in the Gut – Current Status and Future Prospects of Prebiotics”
  • "Current Research Perspectives for Controlling Foodborne Salmonella in Food Production System Environments”

 

Joseph M Campos, Ph.D., D(ABMM), F(AAM)

Secretary, American Society for Microbiology

Director, Microbiology Lab, Molecular Diagnostics Lab and Lab Informatics

Children’s National Medical Center

Washington, DC

Topic:  “Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance”

 

Stefano Bertuzzi, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Chief Executive Officer, American Society for Microbiology

Topic:  “Future of ASM and of the Microbial Sciences”

 

MANY MORE SPEAKERS, PRESENTATIONS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES ARE SCHEDULED – CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE MEETING PROGRAM

 

REGISTRATION:   

SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER: Students members have the opportunity to attend PRSM-2016.  You can become a member and take advantage of this offer.  REGISTER at www.micropr.org, using code or coupon 59SM17, for $25.00 / day (two days for $50.00), in order to have access ONLY to lectures and Thursday May, 26’s reception.  SPACE IS LIMITED and you must be registered in order to attend.  This offer DOES NOT INCLUDE: breakfast, breaks or lunch.   

 

SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER: Non-member students and regular members can also attend, but they must REGISTER at www.micropr.org using code or coupon SM59 in order to attend AFTER 3:00 PM on May 26-27.  SPACE IS LIMITED and you must be registered in order to attend.  This offer DOES NOT INCLUDE: breakfast, breaks or lunch.  

 

BRANCH/MEETING WEBSITE:  http://www.micropr.org/

 

MEETING CONTACTS:

Robur Otero

President, Puerto Rico Society of Microbiologists (Puerto Rico Branch ASM)

787-380-2679

otero.smpr@gmail.com

smpr50@gmail.com

 

Maria Negron

Officer, Puerto Rico Society of Microbiologists (Puerto Rico Branch ASM)

mariatnegron@yahoo.com

smpr50@gmail.com

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Northeast Branch ASM 2016 Meeting Co-Sponsored Meeting with American Association for Clinical Laboratory Science of Central New England

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Microbial Metabolism and Antibiotic Efficacy

 

Date:  April 20, 2016

 

Location:  Rachel’s Lakeside, State Road, Dartmouth, MA

 

Speaker: Peter Belenky, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Brown University Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

 

Registration Deadline:  April 12, 2016

 

Meeting and Registration Details:  http://www.northeastbranchasm.org/neb/meetings-and-photos/

 

Contact:

Frank Scarano

Councilor, Northeast Branch ASM

NEBranch-ASM@comcast.net

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Eastern Pennsylvania Branch 746th Monthly Meeting April 2016

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Date:  April 25, 2016

 

Time:  

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Reception

6:00 - 7:00 pm - Seminar

 

Location: 

Thomas Jefferson University

Bluemle Life Sciences Building (BLSB)

233 S. 10th Street (10th and Locust Street) 

Philadelphia, PA

Reception will be held in 1st Floor Lounge Area; Seminar will be held in Room 101 (1st Floor)

 

Parking: Discounted Parking at the garage on 11th and Locust (Entrance on 11th Street under the Hamilton Bluilding)

 

ASM Distinguished Lecturer:

Ferric Fang, MD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology and Medicine

University of Washington, Seattle

"Nitric Oxide in Host-Bacterial Interactions"

 

Meeting Flyer:  Click Here for Meeting Flyer

 

Registration:  No Registration Required!

 

Branch Website:  http://www.epaasm.org/

 

Branch / Meeting Contacts: 

Simon Knight

President, Eastern Pennsylvania Branch ASM   

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA  19104-6160

sknight@mail.med.upenn.edu

 

Pina Fratamico

Secretary, Eastern Pennsylvania Branch ASM

Eastern Regional Research Center

USDA, ARS

Wyndmoor, PA  19038

pina.fratamico@ars.usda.gov

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Connecticut Valley Branch ASM 2016 Spring Meeting

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Date:  April 11, 2016

 

Time:  6:30-8:30 pm 

 

Location:  Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT (GPA Community Commons)

 

ASM Distinguished Lecturer:

Dr. Steven C. Ricke

Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas

"Foodborne Salmonella in Food Production Systems: How Do They Get There and How to Keep Them Out"

 

Meeting Flyer:  Click Here for Meeting Flyer

 

Contacts:

Jon Morris

Manchester Community College

jmorris@manchestercc.edu

 

Kathleen A. Feldman, Ph.D.

President, Connecticut Valley Branch ASM

University of Connecticut

kafeldman@comcast.net

Kathleen.feldman@uconn.edu

 

Paula Philbrick, Ph.D.

Secretary, Connecticut Valley Branch ASM

University of Connecticut – Waterbury

Paula.philbrick@uconn.edu

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