January/February 2008

January/February 2008




Women's Career Development Grant

The deadline for the Women's Career Development Grant is March 1st!  Please forward this information to any eligible Postdoctoral female scientist you know! 

Membership Board Women's Career Development Grant

 ASM Career Connections – New and Improved Website


Beginning January 1, 2008, ASM Career Connections debuted a new and improved website at www.asmcareerconnections.org.  ASM Career Connections is the online job board of ASM and serves as the onsite placement service at the ASM General Meeting and ICAAC. 


As a candidate, you can:

  • Access the website for free as an ASM member (fees for non-members apply)
  • View current job postings and contact employers directly
  • Post your resume so that it is searchable by employers
  • Receive Job Alerts of new job postings
  • Specify your preferred employment location, job industry, job function and scientific focus

ASM members receive premium exposure in the resume database.


Visit ASM Career Connections at www.asmcareerconnections.org or contact ASM at placement@asmusa.org or 202-942-9285 with any questions!

2008 ASM Annual Meetings

Keep this list of upcoming Meetings and Conferences handy for advanced planning!


6th ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting - Baltimore, MD

February 24 - 27  

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together individuals who are carrying out research to defend against the growing threat of bioterrorism and decision makers shaping the future biodefense research agenda, recognizing that emerging infectious diseases serve as a paradigm for handling the public threat of bioterrorism. Register online at http://www.asmbiodefense.org


108th General Meeting - Boston, MA


Discounted General Registration has opened.  Register early and save! Visit http://gm.asm.org for registration details. Recently added to this web site is also the Preliminary Program for your viewing.  This year's meeting will take place in June.



48th ICAAC®/IDSA 46th Annual Meeting - Washington, DC


The online abstract submission site is now open!  Visit http://www.icaacidsa2008.org.  The deadline to submit an abstract is May 19, 2008.  Housing and registration opens for ASM and IDSA members at a member rate in March.  The joint organizational meeting will take place in October of this year.



2008 ASM Conferences


  • ASM Conference on Manipulation of Nuclear Processes by DNA Viruses takes place March 2-5 in Historic Charleston, South Carolina at the Doubletree Guest Suites.  In year 2006, Charleston was rated as a TOP 10 travel destination for parks, beaches, golf courses, tennis courts, art galleries, B&Bs, restaurants, and theatres.  Viral-host interactions continue to play an important role in determining the course of viral infections, and this conference will bring together researchers to discuss how DNA viruses interact with many host pathways, so join us.
  • 9th ASM Conference on Candida and Candidiasis
    March 6-9, 2008 - Jersey City, New Jersey
    Discounted Registration Deadline is February 19. Visit "ASM Conferences" on the ASM website at index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=703 for details related to these deadlines.   
  • ASM Conference on Emerging Technologies of Medical Importance for the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases and the Detection of Pathogenic Microbes
    April 6-10, 2008 - Beijing, China 
    Discounted Registration Deadline is February 19. Visit "ASM Conferences" on the ASM website at index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=703 for details related to these deadlines. 


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