Monday, 08 January 2018 16:16

January 2018 ASMClinMicro News Round-Up

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Happy 2018, Bugs & Drugs readers! We’re beginning another year of clin micro blogs with a news round-up. Don’t miss these upcoming deadlines for career-promoting events, as well as several ways to contribute to the online clin micro community!


Engage with #ASMClinMicro!

You may have noticed an increase in the use of the #ASMClinMicro hashtag. ASM is using this hashtag to curate social media for its clinical microbiologist members, and you can contribute! Use the #ASMClinMicro hashtag to join the conversation. To see what people are saying, search for the hashtag, or visit the ASM ClinMicro Portal for the latest!


Clin Micro Mentoring Opportunity 

ASM offers a program for new clinical laboratory scientists (CLS) with aspirations to grow their careers. The ASM 2018 New Tech Professional Deveopoment Grant Program aims to involve non-doctoral clinical microbiologists at professional meetings, and offers defrayed travel expenses and registration to the 2018 Microbe meeting. Applicants must be ASM members to apply. Applications due by February 14, 2018. 

Click here to learn more or to apply.


Don’t miss the 2018 ASM Clin Micro Open! 

The ASM Clin Micro Open is being held May 3rd - 4th, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Florida. The approximately 50 attendees representing clinical and industry labs will discuss issues relating to diagnostic clinical microbiology. Keynote talks will be followed by small-group discussions to facilitate information exchange and collaboration. Applications are due by January 19, 2018. 

Click here to register and find out more


What clin micro topics should Bugs & Drugs cover in 2018?

Do you have an AST question you can't answer? A strange result you've received? We want to write about what you want to read about - just leave a note in the comment section below or contact Julie Wolf at

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