Maryland Branch ASM Dinner Meeting Dec 14 2016

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Maryland Branch ASM - Dinner Meeting

 

Date:  Wednesday, December 14, 2016

 

Time: 

6-7 pm:  Social hour (cash bar)

7-8 pm:  Dinner

8-8:15 pm:  Business meeting

8:15-9:15 pm:  Speaker Presentation by Lance Price

 

Location:

Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn Wyndham Affiliate

245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley

Map and Directions:  http://www.huntvalleywyndhamgrand.com/about/directions/

 

Speaker:  Lance Price

Dr. Lance Price is the Director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center and Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Dr. Price is pioneering the use of genomic epidemiology to understand how the misuse of antibiotics in food animals affects public health. His research has been covered in media outlets around the world, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, U.S. News & World Report, ABC News, PBS Frontline, NPR, Scientific American, Men's Journal, and Fitness Magazine, among others.

Topic: Foodborne Urinary Tract Infections: A New Paradigm Food-Associated Illness

 

For More Details and For Meeting Registration Information:  CLICK HERE FOR MEETING FLYER

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 7, 2016

 

Questions?  Contact:

Megan Waller

Secretary, Maryland Branch ASM

2505 Lord Baltimore Drive Suite A

Windsor Mill, MD  21244-2673

meganwaller001@gmail.com  

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25th Annual Philadelphia Infection and Immunity Forum (Sponsored by Eastern Pennsylvania Branch ASM)

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The 25th Annual Philadelphia Infection & Immunity Forum

Organized by the Student Chapter, Eastern Pennsylvania Branch ASM

 

Date:  Friday December 9, 2016

 

Location:  Drexel University College of Medicine; 2900 W. Queen Lane; Philadelphia, PA

 

Speakers:

Vaughn S Cooper, PhD.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of Pittsburgh

 

Frederic D. Bushman, Ph.D.
William Maul Measey Professor in Microbiology
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

 

Michael Grigg, Ph.D.
Chief, Molecular Parasitology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

 

Other Meeting Features: 

  • Platform Presentations from Graduate Students and Post-docs
  • Poster Presentations with Awards for Graduate Students & Post-docs
  • Vendor Show

 

For More Information and Registration:  http://www.cvent.com/d/2vq3j8/1Q

 

Questions?  Contact:

Simon Knight, Ph.D.

President, Eastern Pennsylvania Branch ASM

Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA  19104-6160

sknight@mail.med.upenn.edu

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South Carolina Branch ASM 2016 Spring Meeting

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Date:  April 9, 2016

 

Location:  Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston SC (in the Basic Science Building)

 

ASM Distinguished Lecturer: 

Dr. Jill R. Stewart

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Additional Speakers:  

  • Dr. Isaure De Buron, Department of Biology, College of Charleston, Charleston
  • Dr. Natalie Sutkowski, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, MUSC, Charleston
  • Dr. Mark Wiencek, Milliken & Company, Spartanburg
  • Dr. Natasha Sharp, Guild BioSciences, Charleston

 

Poster Session:  Poster Presentations from Undergraduate and Graduate Students.

 

Abstracts and Registration:  DEADLINE is March 28

 

More Information and to Register: http://www.asmbranches.org/brscar/html/spring-_2016.html

 

Meeting / Branch Contacts: 

Claudia L. Rocha, PhD

President, ASM South Carolina Branch

Assistant Professor, The Citadel

Claudia.Rocha@citadel.edu

 

Curtrice Zeigler

Secretary-Treasurer, ASM South Carolina Branch

Validation Specialist - SME- Sterilization/Microbiolgy

BD Diagnostics - Preanalytical Systems

Curtrice_Zeigler@bd.com

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Illinois Branch ASM (Illinois Society for Microbiology) Fall 2016 Meeting

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Illinois Society for Microbiology (ISM) (Illinois Branch of the American Society for Microbiology)

2016 Fall Meeting & 69th Pasteur Award Presentation:  Dr. Richard (Tom) Thomson Jr.

 

Date:  Tuesday, November 15, 2016

 

Time:  7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

 

Location:       

Cafe La Cave

2777 Mannheim Road

Des Plaines, Illinois

www.cafelacave.net

 

Registration:

  • ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2016.
  • Please complete the form on the Branch website Meetings page (http://ism-il.org/meetings/) and submit payment via Paypal or mail checks to: Dick Gottschall, 15583 Crab Apple Lane, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
  • Registration fee includes lectures and lunch. Please indicate vegetarian option on the registration form, if required.

 

Speakers: 

James Poupard, PhD, F(AAM)

Pharma Institute of Philadelphia

“A History of Clinical Microbiology- Why It Should Be Important to You”

 

Paul Schreckenberger, PhD, D(ABBM) F(AAM)

The Loyola University Medical Center

“The Future of Microbiology: A Look at New and Emerging Technologies”

 

Stephen Jenkins, PhD, D(ABMM) F(AAM)

New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

“The Future of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing- Are You Sensitive to Change?”

 

Gary V. Doern, PhD, D(ABMM)

University of Iowa College of Medicine

“Research in Clinical Microbiology”

 

Richard (Tom) Thomson, Jr., PhD, D(ABMM)

NorthShore University HealthSystem

“Clinical Microbiology: What is it and Where is it Going?”

 

P.A.C.E.® Credits:  ISM has applied to be a provider of Continuing Education for this program in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences through the ASCLS P.A.C.E® Program.  Completion of the program will provide 4.0 CE contact hours of continuing education.  The instructional level of this program is intermediate.

 

Branch/Meeting Website:  http://ism-il.org/meetings/  

 

For Additional Information & Payments by Mail:

Dick Gottschall

15583 Crab Apple Lane

Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Fax:      (952)473-0564

Email:   gottsch345@nethere.com

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Western New York Branch ASM 2016 Spring Symposium

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Date:  April 20, 2016

 

Location:  University at Buffalo Center for Tomorrow; Buffalo, NY

 

Featured Speakers/Topics: 

Jill C. Fennell, MD

Pediatric Resident,

University at Buffalo-SUNY

Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

“Respiratory Syncytial Virus at Women and Children’s Hospital”

 

Cara Clementi, PhD, MLS (ASCP)

Technical Director,

Clinical Microbiology

Kaleida Heath, Buffalo, NY

“Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis of Respiratory Syncytial Virus”

 

Kari E. Burzlaff, MPH

Emerging Infections Program (EIP) Surveillance Officer,

New York State Department of Health

Buffalo Office, Buffalo, NY

“Emerging Infections Program Presents: Everything Old Becomes New Again and other Lessons Learned from Microbes”

 

Registration Deadline:  April 11 - Click Here for Meeting and Registration Information 

 

Meeting / Branch Contacts: 

Lynn Connors

Secretary-Treasurer, Western New York Branch ASM

kevlynn9@yahoo.com

connorsl@buffalo.edu

 

Peter Trabold

President, Western New York Branch ASM

ZeptoMetrix Corporation

ptrabold@yahoo.com

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Eastern Pennsylvania Branch Symposium on Antimicrobial Stewardship and Rapid Diagnostic Tests

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Eastern Pennsylvania Branch ASM  46th Annual Symposium –

Antimicrobial Stewardship and the Use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests

 

Friday, November 18, 2016

 

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to attend the Eastern Pennsylvania Branch ASM 46th Annual Symposium, “Antimicrobial Stewardship and the Use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests,” to be held on Friday, November 18, 2016, in Philadelphia on the Thomas Jefferson University campus.

 

This is an exciting program with discussions regarding the new 2016 IDSA guidelines for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASP) and taking ASP to the next level by looking at the impact of rapid diagnostic tests and active reporting. The program features faculty from the Eastern PA Branch ASM, as well as nationally recognized guest speakers.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE MEETING PROGRAM

To Register, go to the Eastern PA Branch ASM website, www.epaasm.org, and click on “46th Annual Symposium.”

 

We look forward to seeing you at the symposium.

Sincerely,

The EPAASM Organizing Committee

Alan T. Evangelista, PhD, Co-Chair

Kevin Alby, PhD, Co-Chair

Kaede Ota Sullivan, MD, Co-Chair

Amity Roberts, PhD, Co-Chair

 

QUESTIONS?  CONTACT:

Alan T. Evangelista, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

Director of Microbiology, Virology, & Molecular Diagnostics

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

alan.evangelista@tenethealth.com

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Arizona-Southern Nevada Branch ASM 2016 Annual Meeting

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Date:  April 16, 2016

 

Location:  Arizona State University

 

ASM Distinguished Lecturer Program Speakers:

Pamela Marshall, Ph.D.

Arizona State University

“Rexinoids in Eukaryotic Communication”

 

Michael J. Federle, Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Chicago

“Quorum Sensing in Bacteria” 

 

Breakout Session Topics:  Medical Bacteriology, Microbial Diversity & Ecology, Biofuels & Bioengineering, Immunology & Virology

 

Registration Deadline:  Registration deadline extended until Friday, April 1st

 

For More Information and to Register:  http://asm.unlv.edu/meetings.html                   

 

Meeting / Branch Contact: 

Joseph Blattman

President-elect, Arizona/Southern Nevada Branch ASM

Arizona State University

Joseph.blattman@asu.edu

ASM.AZ-NV@asu.edu

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News and Updates from the Branches

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

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New York City Branch ASM 2016 Spring Meeting

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Date:  Friday, May 6, 2016

 

RSVP:  RSVP by April 28, 2016

 

Location:

THE HOTEL PENNSYLVANIA
401 7TH Avenue (between 32nd & 33rd Streets) 18th Floor
New York, NY
(800) 780-5733
(Near Subway Lines 1, 2, 3, A, & C; Directly across the street from Penn Station)

 

Meeting Speakers: 

Joseph Campos, PhD, Secretary, American Society for Microbiology
Interim Chief, Division of Laboratory Medicine
Director, Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics & Laboratory Informatics
Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
“Challenging Case Presentations”

 

Maria Karlsson, PhD
Surveillance Activity Lead,
Clinical & Environmental Microbiology Branch Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Atlanta, GA
“Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae: Superbugs of the Century”

 

Michael A. Pfaller, MD
Chief Medical Officer,
T2 Biosystems, Lexington, MA
Professor Emeritus Depts, Pathology & Epidemiology
University of Iowa College of Medicine & Public Health
“Nosocomial Candidiasis: Antifungal Stewardship & Rapid Diagnosis”

 

Anthony Tran, Dr PH
Director of Policy & Operations
NYC Bureau of the Public Health Laboratory
New York, NY
“NYC DOHMH PHL Response to What Plagues the Big Apple”

 

Richard J. Wallace, Jr, MD
Chairman, Department Microbiology
University of Texas Health Center, Tyler, TX
“Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Clinical Impact & Lab Diagnosis”

 

OTHER MEETING FEATURES:  Trivia Contest!    Exhibits!    Refreshments!

 

P.A.C.E.® CREDITS:  NYCASM is an approved provider of continuing education by the ASCLS P.A.C.E ® ; Program to provide 4.0 CE credits

 

Meeting RSVP:  RSVP by April 28, 2016 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TO REGISTERClick Here for Meeting Flyer and Registration Form

 

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

 

Contacts:

Audrey N. Schuetz
President, New York City Branch ASM
schuetz.audrey@mayo.edu

 

Maria Aguero-Rosenfeld
President-elect, New York City Branch ASM
New York University Langone Medical Center
maria.aguero-rosenfeld@nyumc.org

 

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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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Hawaii Branch ASM 2016 Spring Meeting

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Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016

Location:  

Sullivan Conference Room 
UH Cancer Center
John A. Burns Medical School
651 Ilalo Street
Honolulu, HI


Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Sarah Park
“Dengue: A Constant Threat to Paradise”

 

PACE CREDITS:  Approval for 1.0 PACE contact hours for this presentation is pending

 

FOR MEETING BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  CLICK HERE

RSVP:  Please RSVP by April 11, 2016

Contact:

Michael Lieberman, Ph.D.
Treasurer, Hawaii Branch ASM
mlieberman1@hawaiiantel.net 

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Washington DC Branch ASM and Capital Area Food Protection Association Joint Fall Meeting

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Washington DC Branch of the American Society for Microbiology and Capital Area Food Protection Association - Joint Fall Meeting at the National Agricultural Library

 

Date:  December 6, 2016

 

Time:  11am – 4:30pm

 

Location:

USDA National Agricultural Library

10301 Baltimore Avenue

Beltsville, MD 20705

 

Parking: Plenty of parking available onsite

 

ASM Distinguished Lecturer

Karl Klose, Ph.D.

Professor and Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology; Founder of the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases University of Texas, San Antonio

LectureTopic:  Rise of the Superbugs: Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

 

Other Meeting Highlights:

  • Additional speakers and topics on FSMA and food safety
  • Lunch
  • Networking

 

RSVP:  If you would like to attend please contact (by Nov. 30th):

Amit Mukherjee

President-elect, Washington DC Branch ASM

Amit.Mukherjee@fda.hhs.gov

 

There is no registration for this event.  All are welcome but are required to register (above) to be included on guest list for NAL security.

 

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Illinois Branch ASM (IL Society For Microbiology) 2016 Spring Meeting

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The Illinois Branch of ASM (Illinois Society For Microbiology (ISM)) 2016 Spring meeting will be held:

 

Date:  May 10–11, 2016

 

Location: 

White Eagle Golf Club
3400 Country Club Drive, Naperville, IL 60564
whiteeaglegc.com

Please note: White Eagle Golf Club Dress Code- No Jeans Please!

 

Speakers:

May 10

Deanna Sutton, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center
Molecular Identification and the Changing Taxonomy of Filamentous Fungi. How Do We Keep Up?

Niaz Banaei, M.D. (ASM Distinguished Lecturer)
Stanford University
Quality Assured Diagnosis of Clostridium difficle Infection: Can We Diagnose More Disease and Less Colonization?

Pete Iwen, M.S., PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Real Life Experiences in Responding to the Ebola Epidemic: Are Laboratorians Prepared for the Next Event?

Paul Schreckenberger, PhD
The Loyola University Medical Center
The Gut Microbiome and Intestinal Dysbiosis

May 11

Kamaljit Singh, M.D.
Rush University Medical Center
Arboviruses Including Zika Virus

Tom Kirn, M.D., PhD
Rutgers University: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Understanding and Addressing Discrepancies Between Bacterial Genotypic Antimicrobial Susceptibility Prediction and Phenotypic Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Results

Linda Bruno, M.A., MT(ASCP)
ACL Laboratories
IQCP- Where Are We Now?

Ferric Fang, M.D. (ASM Distinguished Lecturer)
University of Washington School of Medicine
Clinical Microbiology in Jeopardy!

 

P.A.C.E.® Credits:

ISM has applied to be a provide of Continuing Education for this program in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences through the ASCLS P.A.C.E® Program.  Completion of one day of the program will provide 4.0 CE contact hours of continuing education and both days will provide 8.0 CE contact hours of continuing education.  The instructional level of this program is intermediate.

 

Registration:

  • Advance registration is required.  Deadline: April 26, 2016.
  • Please complete the form on the ISM website at: http://ism-il.org/meetings/
  • Registration fee includes lectures, breaks, lunches and exhibits.

 

Contacts: 

Donna Carter, President, ISM (Illinois Branch ASM)
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
dcarter@luriechildrens.org

 

Violeta J Rekasius, Secretary, ISM (Illinois Branch ASM)
Loyola University Medical Center
vrekasi@lumc.edu

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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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Michigan Branch ASM 2016 Spring Meeting

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Frontiers in Microbiology Education

 

Date: April 22-23, 2016

 

Location:  Davenport University, Grand Rapids

 

This year's spring meeting of MI-ASM is going to be unlike other Branch meetings in that the focus will be on Microbiology Education.  There will be three Saturday talks regarding undergraduate Microbiology education, and a Friday night event focusing on STEM education in K-12.  

 

For More Details:   

 

Contact:  

Anne Spain

President, Michigan Branch ASM

Ferris State University

annespain@ferris.edu

 

 

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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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Theobald Smith Society New Jersey Branch ASM Meeting in Miniature 2016

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Theobald Smith Society New Jersey Branch ASM

Meeting in Miniature

April 27, 2016

 

DATE:  Wednesday, April 27, 2016

 

TIME:  1 pm - 8 pm

 

LOCATION:  Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Cook/Douglass Campus of Rutgers University-New Brunswick , NJ

 

MEETING FLYER

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Tin-Chun Chu, PhD

Seton Hall University

“What’s in Your Cup of Tea? Antiviral Activity of Tea Polyphenols against Herpes Simplex”

 

WAKSMAN HONORARY LECTURE:

Dr. Bradley Hillman  

Department of Plant Biology and Pathology

Rutgers University

“Chestnut Blight: A Great System to Study Microbiology and Much More”

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS: 

“The Dirt on the Arctic: Tundra Soil Bacteria Are Active In Subzero Temperatures”

Preshita Gadkari and Max Haggblom, Rutgers University

 

“Reductive Dechlorination of 1,2,3,4-Tetrachloro-dibenzo-p-dioxin in River Sediment Enrichment Cultures" 

Hang Dam and Max Haggblom, Rutgers University

 

“The Mer Operon of Thermus thermophilus: A Direct Link between Thiols and Mercury”

Javiera Norambuena and Tamar Barkay. Rutgers University

 

“Born to Clean: Corrinoid Auxotrophy in Organo-halide Respiring Dehalobacter restrictus”

Aamani Rupakula Boyanapalli, PhD. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

 

“Deep-Sea Dinner Party; Carbon Cycling in Biofilms at Hydrothermal Vents”

Grosche, A., Dreifus, J., Giovannelli, D., and Vetriani, C. Rutgers University

 

“A Long Story of MTBE Biodegradation and the Characterization of Keystone Taxa Under Different Redox Conditions”

Weimin Sun and Max Haggblom, Rutgers University

 

AND MORE:  Poster Session; Social Hour; Dinner

 

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

 

MEETING FLYER

 

Branch / Meeting Contact:

Siobain M. Duffy, Ph.D.

President, TSS NJ Branch ASM

Associate Professor

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

duffy@aesop.rutgers.edu

 

Andrew Marinucci

Treasurer, Theobald Smith Society, NJ Branch ASM

609-586-8556

Andrew.marinucci@verizon.net

Theobald.Smith@verizon.net

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Northwest Branch ASM 2016 Annual Meeting

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Northwest Branch ASM - 2016 Annual Meeting

 

Date:  November 18-19, 2016

 

Time:  Starts Fri, Nov 18 at 5:00 pm PST; Ends Sat, Nov 19 at 6:30 pm PST

 

Location:  University of Washington (Friday) and Seattle Pacific University (Saturday)

 

Keynote Address:

Dr. Tara Smith, ASM Distinguished Lecturer

Kent State University, College of Public Health

“Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Pigs, Pork, and Pathogens”

 

Plenary Session:

Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf

University of Washington

School of Medicine

“Zika: An Unprecedented Health Threat for Pregnant Women”

 

For Full Meeting Details and To Register:  Please visit the 2016 Conference website for detailed schedule information, poster registration, meeting registration and more:  http://spu.edu/depts/spur/Conferences/NWASMmain/NWASM16/index.htm

 

Register early to save!   Registration the day of the event is subject to an additional $15 service charge.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

 

Branch Website:  http://spu.edu/depts/spur/Conferences/NWASMmain/index.htm

 

Branch Contacts: 

Derek Wood

President, Northwest Branch ASM

Seattle Pacific University

woodd1@spu.edu

 

Stephen J. Libby

Secretary-Treasurer, Northwest Branch ASM

University of Washington

slibby@uw.edu

 

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Washington DC Branch ASM Joint Meeting with George Mason University Student Chapter ASM April 2016

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Washington DC Branch ASM and

George Mason University Student Chapter ASM

Joint Meeting

April 14, 2016

 

Please join us for an evening of scientific exchange and networking featuring student oral and poster presentations and

our Keynote Lecturer, Dr. Jeffrey Gardner from UMBC.

 

Information:  Meeting announcement flier and call for abstracts is available HERE

 

Abstract Deadline:  April 1st.

 

Branch Contact: 

Christopher A. Elkins, Ph.D.

President, ASM DC Branch

Director, Division of Molecular Biology

Office of Applied Research and Safety Assessment

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-025)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

chris.elkins@fda.hhs.gov

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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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Ohio Branch ASM Meeting April 2016

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Ohio Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (OBASM)

MEETING

April 8-9, 2016

 

Location:  Procter & Gamble Mason Business Center in Mason, OH

Meeting, hotel, and registration information can be found at our website:  https://ohiobranchasm.wordpress.com/

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

April 1 - registration deadline (there will be no onsite registration due to security restrictions)

March 18 - deadline for purchasing meals for the meeting

 

SPEAKERS: 

We have a full slate of wonderful speakers on the schedule:

Distinguished Lecturers

  • Dr. Jody Harwood, University of South Florida, ASM Distinguished Lecturer
  • Dr. Larry Forney, University of Idaho

Medical Microbiology

  • Dr. Ben Circello, Procter & Gamble
  • Dr. Haley Oliver, Purdue University
  • Dr. Nathan Weyand, Ohio University

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

  • Dr. Paul Hyman, Ashland University
  • Dr. Ginny Rich, The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Matt Sullivan, The Ohio State University

 

For further information please contact:

Erin Murphy, Ph.D.

Secretary, Ohio Branch ASM

Associate Professor of Bacteriology

Ohio University Heritage 740-597-3061

murphye@ohio.edu

 

D.J. Ferguson, Ph.D. 

President, Ohio Branch ASM

Associate Professor of Microbiology

Miami University

fergusdj@miamioh.edu

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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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Rio Grande Branch ASM Meeting April 2016

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Rio Grande Branch ASM Meeting

April 1-2, 2016

 

The Rio Grande Branch of the American Society for Microbiology's annual meeting will be held April 1st-2nd at the University of Texas at El Paso. 

Dr. Tara Smith, ASM Distinguished Lecturer, will give the keynote lectures on "Zombies and Infectious Diseases in Popular Culture" on Friday evening and "Ebola and Emerging Diseases: Why We'll Always Have Pandemics" on Saturday. 

 

In addition, we will be joined by National ASM Treasurer Dr. James Tiedje, whose lecture, "Interrogating our Microbiome for Personal and Environmental Health," will be given Saturday.

 

This year we are also introducing roundtable professional development luncheons for our students on topics including: career paths in microbiology, patenting your ideas, working with animals in research, etc.

 

ALL are welcome to attend from any institution, level, and even non-members of ASM that are interested in microbiology!

 

In order to plan accordingly for meals, etc. we ask that you return a completed registration form to asmutep@utep.edu by March 18th. Presenters are asked to return the registration and intent to present forms as early as possible but by March 4th for presentations.  

 

Meeting registration form and “Intent to Present forms” are available HERE

 

We look forward to having you join us.

 

Contact:

Charles Spencer

President, Rio Grande Branch ASM

ctspencer@utep.edu

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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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Indiana Branch ASM Meeting April 2016

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Indiana Branch ASM Meeting

April 1-2, 2016

 

Location:  Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne (IPFW), Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center

Date:  Friday-Saturday April 1-2, 2016

Speakers:  

  • ASM Past-President Dr. Timothy Donohue
    • "How Microbial Sciences Can Help Produce Fuels and Chemicals from Plant Biomass”

 

  • ASM Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Nancy Hanson
    • “The Regulation of Beta-lactamase Production: How Many Variations Can There Be?” 

 

  • Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan

 

This student-centered meeting will take place at the and begin with a dinner and presentation by Dr. Donohue on Friday evening. Saturday will begin with a student poster session followed by a talk by Dr. McMahan and student oral presentations. After lunch, Dr. Hanson will deliver her presentation and the meeting will conclude with student awards.

 

MORE INFORMATION:  The newsletter with the schedule, important dates, and forms is available HERE

 

Branch Contact: 

Tanya Soule, PhD
President-Elect
Indiana Branch ASM

Assistant Professor of Biology
Indiana University-Purdue University
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

soulet@ipfw.edu

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Southern California Branch ASM Spring Symposium - April 9

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Date:  Saturday, April 9, 2016

Location:

HOLOGIC
10210 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

Program Schedule: 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:05 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction

8:05 – 9:00 a.m.
Diagnostic Mycobacteriology in a Clinical Lab, from the past and into the future
Kamran N. Azad, PhD

9:00 – 9:55 a.m.
Coincidence or Cluster: Collaboration between clinical microbiology & public health laboratories impacting population health
Karissa Culbreath, PhD, D(ABMM)

9:55 – 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15 – 11:05 a.m.
Retail and Self-Testing in Infectious Diseases: Are we at the tipping point?
Cathy Petti, MD

11:05 – Noon
MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry & Clinical Microbiology: Old hat or new hat?
Susan Butler-Wu, PhD, D(ABMM)

 

MEETING CONVENER:  Rosemary She, MD

 

SPEAKERS:

Kamran N. Azad, PhD
Associate Scientific Director
Quest Diagnostics, Nichols Institute

Susan Butler-Wu, PhD, D(ABMM)
Director of Microbiology
LAC+USC Medical Center
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology
Keck School; of Medicine of USC

Karissa Culbreath, PhD, D(ABMM)
Scientific Director – Infectious Disease
TriCore Reference Laboratories
Assistant Professor of Pathology
University of New Mexico Health & Science Center

Cathy Petti, MD
Chief Health Officer, Ancestry.com
President & CEO, HealthSpring Global, Inc.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:  4 Hours of Continuing Education Credit Available

 

Registration and Additional Meeting Information:  https://www.scasm.org/2016-scasm-annual-spring-symposium-san-diego

 

Branch Contacts:

Mark Dubar

President, Southern California Branch ASM

Mark_Dubar@bd.com

 

Nicole M. Green, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

Secretary, Southern California Branch ASM

nicgreen@ph.lacounty.gov

 

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Northeast Branch ASM Joint Meeting with NACMID April 2016

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Joint Meeting:

Northeast Branch-ASM (NEB-ASM) 

and  

Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (NACMID)

 

Hot Topics in Microbiology: Challenges & Solutions

Date: April 11-12, 2016

Location: The Holiday Inn Boxborough, 242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA 01719

Poster Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2016 

Preliminary Program Highlights Include:   Two plenary lectures by ASM Distinguished Lecturer, Tara C. Smith; four half-day workshops: “Gram Stains Update” (hands-on workshop), “Is That Instrument the Right Fit for Your Lab?” and “How to Sell it the C Suites, Good Molecular Practices with Table Top Instruments” (hands-on workshop), and “Antibiotic Resistance and Susceptibility Testing.”  Sessions include “Finding the Balance in Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Verification- Recommendations for CLSI M52”; “Student Symposium-A potpourri of platform presentations”; “Public Health & Biosafety Instruction”; “The Gut Microbiome & Its Impact on Human Health”; “Lyme Disease: Diagnostic and Clinical Controversies”; and “Zika Virus Update”. Plus posters, prizes and vendor exhibits! CMLE will be available through the ASCP.

NACMID Website:  http://www.nacmid.org (online registration)

Northeast Branch ASM Website:  http://www.northeastbranchasm.org

Contacts:

Kristin Palladino  (Kristin_Palladino@uml.org)

Irene George, Secretary, Northeast Branch ASM (NEBranch-ASM@comcast.net)

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Rocky Mountain Branch ASM Spring Meeting

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Date:  April 9, 2016

 

Location:  Metropolitan State University in Denver, CO

 

Featured Speaker:  Meeting will include a special guest lecturer who will speak about changes in publishing practices and scientific discourse as a result of the revolution of on-line publishing   

 

Meeting / Branch Contact: 

Grant Bowman

President, Rocky Mountain Branch ASM

Department of Molecular Biology

University of Wyoming

grant.bowman@uwyo.edu

 

Adela Cota-Gomez

Secretary-Treasurer, Rocky Mountain Branch ASM

University of Colorado, Denver

Adela.Cota-Gomez@ucdenver.edu

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Intermountain Branch ASM 2016 Meeting

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Date: April 23, 2016

 

Location:  Alumni Hall, HSEB, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Meeting Topics/Speakers:

ASM DISTINGUISHED LECTURER: 

Dr. Stephen Lory, Harvard Medical School

“Genome-wide Detection of Virulence and Host Recognition Determinants in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

 

Other Speakers: 

  • Dr. June Round, U of Utah, “Immune Control of Microbiota Composition and Metabolic Syndrome”
  • Dr. Joel Griffitts, BYU, “Nature-inspired Engineering of Peptide Antibiotics”
  • Dr. Kim Hanson, ARUP Laboratories, “Choosing a Career in Clinical Microbiology”
  • Dr. Michael Kay, U of Utah, “D-peptide Inhibitors of Viral Entry for Fun and Profit”

 

Meeting FlyerCLICK HERE FOR MEETING FLYER

Contact:

Matt Mulvey

President, Intermountain Branch ASM

mulvey@path.utah.edu

 

Becky Johnson

becky.johnson@path.utah.edu

 

Website:

Meeting info: http://www.arup.utah.edu/education/conferences/ASMMeeting/

Registration: https://umarket.utah.edu/um2/pathology/product.php?product=25

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