Washington DC Branch of the American Society for Microbiology and Capital Area Food Protection Association Joint Fall 2015 Meeting
JOINT MEETING – FALL 2015
Washington DC Branch of the American Society for Microbiology
Capital Area Food Protection Association
Date: November 19, 2015
Time: 12 Noon – 6:00 pm
USDA National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705
Steven C. Ricke, Ph.D.
ASM Distinguished Lecturer
Endowed Chair in Food Safety and
Director of the Center for Food Safety in the
Institute of Food Science and Engineering
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Dr. Ricke has been invited through the ASM Distinguished Lecturer Program: Steven Ricke ASMDL
Other Meeting Features:
- Additional speakers and topics on FSMA and produce safety
Christopher A. Elkins, Ph.D.
President, Washington DC Branch ASM
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
Hawaii Branch of the American Society for Microbiology 2015 Annual Fall Meeting Lecture
Date: November 14, 2015
Venue: UH Cancer Center, Sullivan Conference Room (701 Ilalo Street, Honolulu, HI 96813)
David C. Hooper, MD. Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Chief of Infection Control Unit and Associate Chief of Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Hooper is a past president of the American Society for Microbiology, and currently serves as the Chair of the ASM Meetings Board.
Lecture Topic - Microbial Ingenuity: The Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance
Registration: 5:30 6:00 pm
Business Meeting: 8:45‐9:00pm
For more information contact:
Dr. Chih‐Yun Lai, ASM Hawaii Branch Secretary
UH Cancer Center (Location of Hawaii Branch 2015 Annual Fall Meeting)
DATE: November 6-7, 2015
PLACE: University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
REGISTRATION: Registration for the Fall 2015 Allegheny Branch ASM (ABASM) meeting is now available online at: https://pitt.wufoo.com/forms/z1j7l6db1cryz5a/
For those attendees bringing students, note that the students can each fill out their own forms and submit (prepayment can be accepted or they can pay at the event). Registration should be submitted by Monday, October 26, 2015.
ASM Distinguished Lecturer – Dr. Briana Burton from Harvard University will be speaking on "Genes without Borders: Towards a Mechanistic Understanding of Bacterial DNA Uptake" on Friday evening. Additionally, on Saturday morning she will be presenting a "100+ person conversation: Active Learning in the Introductory Lecture Classroom" for all faculty, postdocs, or graduate students interested in active learning in the classroom.
Teaching Workshops – For faculty, pre-health advisors, post-docs/grad students (interested in teaching undergraduates) additional teaching workshops will be held on Friday including: how faculty can better prepare students for the new MCAT by increasing critical thinking ability of students, and an informational session on the Biology section of the exam. **If there is space available undergraduate students can attend but preference will be given to faculty.
Workshop on Preparing for Graduate School Interviews – A workshop for undergraduates on how to prepare for graduate school interviews will be held on Friday.
Workshop on Writing Personal Statements – A workshop for undergraduates on how to prepare personal statements will be held on Friday.
Student and Faculty Research Presentations – A variety of Student and Faculty research presentations (poster and oral) will take place on Saturday. The number depends on registration.
Travel Grants – Faculty, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate students may apply for travel grants. Applicants must be new to ABASM or not have attended more than one meeting in the last seven years. Grants will be preferentially awarded to individuals who are presenting either oral or poster presentations.
Hotels – Rooms have been blocked off at two local hotels. Both have a cut off deadline of October 15th, 2015 to receive the discounted rate. Please use "ABASM" to receive the discount and be placed in the block of rooms.
- Hampton Inn; 724-838-8800; 1000 Towne Square Drive; Greensburg, PA
- A double queen room is $119.00 and includes breakfast
- Ramada Greensburg Hotel & Conference Center; 724-836-6060; 100 Ramada Inn Drive, Greensburg PA
- A double queen room is $89.00 and includes breakfast
Tentative Schedule and Description of Events – Click Here
Maps and Registration Confirmation – The Branch will send a map of the campus and confirmation of registration for workshops or presentations in the week prior to the event.
Branch Contact –
Olivia Long, PhD
President, Allegheny Branch ASM
Assistant Professor of Biology/ Biochemistry
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg
The New Jersey Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (The Theobald Smith Society) Fall Meeting
The Meeting is Free and All Are Invited to Attend
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Location: The meeting will be held at the Alampi Room, Marine Sciences Building, George H. Cook Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901; directions here: http://marine.rutgers.edu/main/Directions-to-IMCS.html
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm:
"TNT – Watch Me (Explode) Biodegrade"
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm:
Montclair State University
“The Microbial Community of Liberty State Park”
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm:
7:45 pm – 8:45 pm:
The Outstanding Young Investigator Awardee 2015
“Deciphering the Host Range of Human Tropic Pathogens”
Theobald Smith Society Business Meeting
The Meeting is Free and All Are Invited to Attend
Branch Website: More information about the The New Jersey Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (The Theobald Smith Society) can be found at
President, TSS NJ Branch ASM
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
101st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Branch of ASM
Date: November 13-15, 2015
Location: Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
ASM Distinguished Lecturer:
Tara C. Smith
College of Public Health, Kent State University
MEETING REGISTRATION: Registration will open in late August
Branch Website: http://www.se-asm.org/
Melanie C. Griffin, PhD
President, Southeastern Branch ASM
Assistant Professor of Biology-Microbiology Cell and Molecular Biology Internship Coordinator
Department of Biology and Physics,
Kennesaw State University