Eastern PA Branch ASM - 26th Philadelphia Infection and Immunity Forum

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26th Annual Philadelphia Infection & Immunity Forum

Organized by the Eastern Pennsylvania Branch and Student Chapter, American Society for Microbiology

 

DATE: Friday, December 8, 2017

 

TIME: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm  

 

LOCATION:

Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

Student Faculty Center

3500 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19140

 

SPEAKERS:

Dr. Sonja Best, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Virology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

“Role of Novel IFN-stimulated Genes (ISGs) in Host Resistance to Flavivirus Infection”

 

Dr. Daniel Kadouri, M.Sc. Ph.D.

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

“Biofilms and Predatory Prokaryotes”

 

Dr. Boris Striepen, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine

“Cell Biology and Molecular Biology of Protozoan Parasites"

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

  • Abstracts for oral presentation consideration should be emailed to Dr. Michele Kutzler (mak98@drexel.edu)
  • Oral Presentation Abstract Deadline: November 17, 2017

 

POSTERS:

  • Poster presentations with awards for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers
  • Abstract submission details and online registration at: www.epaasm.org
  • Poster Presentation Abstract Deadline:  December 1, 2017


MEETING REGISTRATION:

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Funding - Branch Funding Program Materials

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The Branch Organization Committee is currently accepting 2018 Branch Funding Proposals. 

Deadline for Submission of Proposals:  December 11, 2017

 

Proposal Forms, Funding Guidelines, and Lists of Previously-Funded Projects are available below:

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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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Maryland Branch Dinner Meeting December 6 2017

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Maryland Branch ASM Dinner Meeting

 

DATE:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017

 

TIME:

6:00-7:00 pm: Social hour (cash bar)

7:00-8:00 pm: Dinner

8:00-8:15 pm: Business meeting

8:15-9:15 pm: Speaker presentation by Nicholas Carbonetti

 

LOCATION:

Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley

245 Shawan Road

Hunt Valley, MD 21031

 

SPEAKER:

Dr. Nicholas Carbonetti

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Topic: “Pertussis Toxin: A Major Factor in the Pathogenesis and Lethality of Bordetella pertussis Infection”

 

REGISTRATION: Register for the meeting at https://www.asmmdbranch.com/dinner-meeting (Please Register By: November 29)

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

 

           

  • MEETING / BRANCH CONTACT:

Megan Waller

Secretary, Maryland Branch ASM

meganwaller001@gmail.com

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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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Rocky Mountain Branch ASM Fall Meeting 2017

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Rocky Mountain Branch ASM Fall Meeting 2017

 

DATE: November 11, 2017

 

TIME: Meeting starts at 9:00 AM

 

LOCATION:

University of Denver

Olin Hall

2190 E. Iliff Avenue

Denver, CO

 

SPEAKERS:

ASM Distinguished Lecturer:

Terje Dokland

Center for Structural Biology

University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

Keynote Speaker:

Schuyler Van Engelenburg

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Denver

 

POSTERS AND ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

All presenters in poster and oral presentation sessions must pre-register for the meeting by Friday, November 3: Click Here for Registration Form

 

AWARDS:

  • Travel Awards – Student & Postdoc Travel Awards available – Apply by Friday, November 3: Click Here for Travel Award Application Form  
  • Awards for Best Presentations – Cash Awards for Top Student & Postdoc Presentations

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER:

 

  • Questions? Contact:

Grant Bowman

President, Rocky Mountain Branch ASM

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

grant.bowman@uwyo.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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Washington DC Branch ASM Fall Meeting

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Washington DC Branch ASM and Capital Area Food Protection Association

Joint Fall Meeting 2017

  

DATE: November 16, 2017

 

TIME: 11:30 am to 4:00 pm

 

LOCATION: ​

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition’s (CFSAN)

​Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building

5001 Campus Drive

College Park, MD 20740

 

KEYNOTE LECTURE:

“Bacteria Hanging Out With Dolphins and Sargassum”

Dr. Jay Grimes

ASM Distinguished Lecturer

The University of Southern Mississippi

 

OTHER SPEAKERS:

“We’re All in this Together: A One Health Approach to Food Safety”

Dr. Kali E. Kniel

University of Delaware

 

“Impacts of Unconventional Oil and Gas Wastewater on the Structure and Function of Microbial Communities”

Dr. Adam Mumford

U.S. Geological Survey

 

“Integrating Modern Genomic Science into Practical Microbiology: The Case for Food Safety”

​Dr. Eric Brown

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

 

POSTER SESSION:

A poster session for students and early career scientists will be held from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Those wishing to present a poster should submit titles and authors via the registration form.

 

REGISTRATION:

  • This event is free and open to all but registration is required to be included on the guest list for security.
  • Non-US citizens will be required to submit a separate form 5-7 days in advance due to building’s security policy.
  • No fee to register!
  • REGISTRATION FORM

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER:

 

 

 

 

  • Questions? Contact:

Amit Mukherjee

President, Washington DC Branch ASM

Research Microbiologist

​U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

amit.mukherjee@fda.hhs.gov

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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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Hawaii Branch ASM 2017 Fall Meeting

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Hawaii Branch ASM -  2017 Annual Fall Meeting Lecture

1.0 P.A.C.E. contact hours available!

 

DATE: Saturday, December 2, 2017

 

TIME: 12 Noon – 3:00 pm

 

LOCATION:

Treetops Manoa (Wailele Manoa)

3737 Manoa Rd at the Manoa Waterfall

Honolulu, HI 96822

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Ilhem Messaoudi Powers, Ph.D.

ASM Distinguished Lecturer

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry,

University of California, Irvine

Topic:  "Aging and Immune Function: From Molecular Mechanisms to Intervention"

 

P.A.C.E. CREDITS: This lecture is approved for 1.0 P.A.C.E. contact hours.

 

REGISTRATION:

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

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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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Theobald Smith Society New Jersey Branch ASM 2017 Fall Meeting

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Theobald Smith Society (TSS), New Jersey Branch ASM - Fall 2017 Meeting

 

DATE:  November 16, 2017

 

TIME:  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

LOCATION: 

Alampi Room

Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences (IMCS)

Rutgers University

New Brunswick, NJ

 

STUDENT FLASH TALKS:  Session Begins at 6:30 pm -

  • “Bacterial transcription and Gene Regulation” – Kyle Skalenko
  • “Green Tea Polyphenols as Potential Anti-endospore Agents Targeting Bacillus spp.” – Theresa Aponte
  • “Deriving CRESS Viral Specific Amino Acid Substitution Model” – Lele Zhao
  • “Abiotic Context Drives Functional Outcomes of Microbial Inoculation in Metal Contaminated Soils” – Jayprakash Singh
  • “Zinc Stress Response in Cyanobacteria” – Jose L. Perez

 

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD SEMINAR: 

Lecturer: Dr. Selvakumar Subbian, 2017 TSS Young Investigator

Topic: “Host Directed Therapy for Tuberculosis"

 

MEETING FLYER: CLICK HERE FOR MEETING FLYER

 

QUESTIONS? CONTACT:

Tinchun Tina Chu, Ph.D.

President, Theobald Smith Society, NJ Branch ASM

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences,

Seton Hall University

Tin-Chun.Chu@shu.edu  

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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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Western New York Branch ASM Fall 2017 Meeting

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Western New York Branch ASM - Fall 2017 Symposium - 

 “Buffalo Bites: Buffets, Beans, Beer and Biomes”

 

MEETING DATE: Monday, November 13, 2017

 

TIME: 4:00 - 8:30 pm

 

PLACE:

University at Buffalo

North Campus

Center for Tomorrow

Amherst, NY 14226

http://www.buffalo.edu/home/visiting-ub/CampusMaps/maps.html

 

SPEAKERS:

Susan Lynch, Ph.D.

ASM Distinguished Lecturer

Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology

University of California, San Francisco

“Canary in the Coalmine: The Neonatal Gut Microbiome and Childhood Atopy and Asthma Development”

 

Christina Hidalgo, MPH

Regional Epidemiologist

New York State Department of Health

“Recent Food-borne Outbreaks and Food-borne Illness in Western New York"

 

Jazmine Sanchez

Erwin Neter Award Winner

Ph.D. Candidate

University of Rochester

"Cold Blooded Killer: Investigating Viral Gene Function in Frog Virus 3”

 

Joseph Bustos

Senior Manager, Corporate Quality Assurance

North American Breweries, Inc.

Rochester, NY

"An Overview of Brewery Microbiology and Quality Assurance”

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER:

 

 

  • Questions? Contact:

Kelly A. Cycon, Ph.D.

President, Western New York Branch ASM

Director, Virology

ZeptoMetrix Corporation

KCycon@ZeptoMetrix.com                                

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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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Eastern PA Branch ASM 47th Annual Symposium

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Eastern Pennsylvania Branch ASM

47th Annual Symposium: “MDROs (Multidrug-Resistant Organisms), The Growing Threat”

 

 

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017

 

Location:

Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson Alumni Hall

1020 Locust Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

Keynote Presentation:

“Epidemiology and Clinical Impact of MDRO Infections, and New Treatment Strategies”

Robert A. Bonomo, MD

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

 

Other Speakers/Topics:  

“Recent Changes and Ongoing Studies of MIC Breakpoints Affecting Interpretation of MDROs”

Jean B. Patel, PhD

Office of Antimicrobial Resistance, CDC, Atlanta, GA

 

Case Presentations (3 MDRO Cases)

Kevin Alby, PhD (HUP)

Kaede Ota-Sullivan, MD (Temple)

Alan Evangelista, PhD (St Chris)

 

“Cost Effectiveness of MRSA Screening Methods and Risk of Infection Following Colonization”

Michael David, MD, PhD

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

“The Changing Epidemiology of Multidrug-resistant Salmonella”

Shelley C. Rankin, PhD

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Phila, PA

 

“Rapid Diagnosis for Drug-resistant Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Disease”

Max Salfinger, MD

National Jewish Health, Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories, Denver, CO

 

“Fluconazole-resistant Candida spp, including Candida auris

Sean X. Zhang, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

 

Registration: http://www.cvent.com/events/mdros-multidrug-resistant-organisms-the-growing-threat/fees-bd5d5435710542f59b67ee3a293e4441.aspx

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Meeting Brochure: Click Here for Meeting Brochure

 

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

 

Meeting Contact:

Alan Evangelista, Ph.D.

Symposium Chair, Eastern PA Branch ASM

alan.evangelista@tenethealth.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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Southeastern Branch Awards Nominations 2017

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Southeastern Branch ASM Annual Awards - Call for Nominations -

Award Nominations Due by Friday, October 13, 2017

 

Awardees will be announced at the Southeastern Branch Annual Meeting

Meeting Date:  November 10-12, 2017

Meeting Place:  Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

 

Dear Colleagues,

It is time once again to submit nominations/applications for the Southeastern Branch ASM Awards.

NOMINATION FORM:  Please CLICK HERE for the awards nomination form and a description for each of the Branch awards.

DEADLINE:  All award nominations are due by Friday, October 13, 2017 at 5:00pm CST.

To nominate someone for the award, please e-mail lblankinship@una.edu the following information:

  1. A completed award nomination form
  2. The name and affiliation of the applicant
  3. The title of the specific award for which the person is being nominated
  4. Details (summary, letter(s), etc.) for why this person would make a strong candidate for the award

Southeastern Branch awards include:

  • The P.R. Edwards Award for outstanding service in furthering high professional ideals and standards in microbiology & originality and high competence as a practicing professional in microbiology
  • The Elizabeth O. King Award for notable and significant contributions in the areas of diagnostic, public health, or medical microbiology
  • The Margaret Green Award for outstanding service in the teaching of microbiology, particularly at the undergraduate level
  • The James C. Feeley Award for notable and significant contributions in the area of environmental microbiology and/or occupational health microbiology
  • The Robert G. Eagon Award for notable and significant contributions in the area of microbial physiology and/or microbial genetics
  • The Ivan Roth Award for notable and significant service to the Southeastern Branch

 

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT:

Lisa Ann Blankinship

Outgoing President, Southeastern Branch ASM

lblankinship@una.edu

 

BRANCH MEETING WEBSITE: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/sebasm/ 

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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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Kentucky-Tennessee Branch ASM Fall 2017 Meeting

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Kentucky-Tennessee Branch ASM Fall 2017 Meeting

Featuring “Research in Microbiology” presentations and “Clinical/ P.A.C.E” presentations

 

  • 5 P.A.C.E.® Hours Available 
  • ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: October 13, 2017 

 

MEETING DATE: November 10-11, 2017 (registration opens at 4:30 pm on Nov 10)

 

LOCATION:

Oakley STEM Center

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, TN

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 7:00 pm on November 10:

Dr. Daniel Wozniak, ASM Distinguished Lecturer

Ohio State University

Lecture Title TBA (Biofilms and Chronic Infection)

 

MEETING PRESENTATIONS: The meeting will include “Research in Microbiology” presentations as well as “Clinical/ P.A.C.E” presentations

 

P.A.C.E.® CREDITS: 5 P.A.C.E.® Credits for Clinical Microbiologists Available (ONLY $5 per P.A.C.E.® Credit!!!!!!)

 

P.A.C.E.® Presenters:

  • Linda S. Thomas, MAFM, BSMT (ASCP) (Topic: TBD)
  • Blanca Martinez (Topic: Antibiotic Resistance)
  • Jennifer Randle (Title: Pre-Analytical Phases of MALDI)
  • Linda L. Ross, MS, MLS (ASCP), Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Topic: Micro Mysteries: Case Studies in Clinical Microbiology)
  • Vickie Baselski, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM), Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Title: Vaccine Preventable Diseases and the Clinical Laboratory)

              

OTHER MEETING FEATURES:

  • Oral Research Presentations
  • Poster Presentations
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Networking

 

ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: October 13, 2017

 

REGISTRATION:

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Meeting Website: https://www.tntech.edu/cas/biology/asm-ky-tn-annual-meeting

                              

Facebook: Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KYTN.Microbiology/

 

Meeting Contact:

David L. Beck

KY-TN Branch ASM Meeting Host

Tennessee Tech University

dbeck@tntech.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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Illinois Branch ASM Fall 2017 Meeting

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Illinois Branch ASM (Illinois Society for Microbiology)

Fall 2017 Meeting & 70th Pasteur Award Presentation

 

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

 

Place:

Hyatt Lodge/Hamburger University

2715 Jorie Boulevard

Oak Brook, IL 60053

 

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

 

Branch Contact:

Irene Dusich

President, Illinois Branch ASM

NorthShore University HealthSystem  

idusich@northshore.org

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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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Southeastern Branch ASM 2017 Annual Meeting

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Southeastern Branch ASM 103rd Annual Meeting

 

Date:  November 10-12, 2017

 

Place: 

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront 

333 1st Street South

Saint Petersburg, FL 33701-4342 

http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hilton-st-petersburg-bayfrontSPTSHHF/index.html

Reservations: 727-894-5000 

The group room rate for the American Society for Microbiology’s 103rd Southeastern Branch annual meeting is $139 per night for a standard room at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront hotel. The rate is exclusive of applicable state and local taxes. To receive the group rate, the reservation must be made before October 1st. To obtain special rate, please inform them that you are attending the American Society for Microbiology’s 103rd Southeastern Branch Annual Meeting.

 

Program:  The conference, hosted by the University of South Florida, will cover all aspects of microbiology research and ongoing education within the Southeastern Branch.  This year will also feature special focus sessions on antimicrobial resistance and microbiomes. 

 

Branch Awards:  Now accepting nominations for the SEB-ASM 2017 Branch Awards.  More information is available here:  Southeastern Branch Awards Nominations 2017

 

Registration Rates: 

  • Early Bird Rates (by September 1st):  Faculty - $125; Student - $60
  • Rates after September 1st:  Faculty - $160; Student - $80

 

More Details and to Register:  http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/sebasm/

 

Meeting Contact:

Dr. Lindsey N. "Les" Shaw

President-elect, Southeastern Branch ASM

Professor; Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

shaw@usf.edu

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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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News and Updates from the Branches

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News and Updates - Find out What's Happening in the Branches:

 

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

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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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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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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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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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