Virginia Branch ASM 2017 Annual Meeting

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Virginia Branch ASM 2017 Annual Meeting

 

Date: November 3-4, 2017

 

Place: Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Norfolk, VA

 

ASM Distinguished Lecturer:  

Dr. Melanie R. Mormile

Department of Biological Sciences

Missouri State University of Science and Technology 

Topic: “Industrially Relevant Metabolic Activities of a Haloalkaliphilic Bacterium Isolated from Soap Lake, Washington”

 

Student Travel Awards: EVMS is sponsoring ten $100 travel grants to undergraduate students who present at the meeting

 

Registration and Abstracts: Deadline for registration and abstract submission is October 2.

 Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdi1NRM_cMUwo4UQdxvUbPjGoBHhY2PCQEqimmWDSKWDUKLqQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 Abstract Submission Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1I2VCi0YzjzIfpSo2RLwDf0gK1i5s1cEc1VlRvNK5iJ4hvQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

  • Meeting Contact:

Justin R. Anderson, Ph.D.

President, Virginia Branch ASM

Associate Professor and Chair

Radford University

janderson152@RADFORD.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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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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Allegheny Branch ASM 2017 Annual Meeting

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Allegheny Branch ASM 2017 Annual Meeting

 

Date: November 3-4, 2017

 

Place: Juniata College, 1700 Moore Street, Huntingdon PA

 

Featuring:

  • 16S rRNA Metagenomics Workshop – Led by Dr. Regina Lamendella, President, Allegheny Branch and Assistant Professor, Juniata College; Bring up to six DNA extracts to the conference and sequence them using 16S rRNA Illumina-tag PCR. This workshop will also introduce Bioinformatics platforms such as QIIME and QIITA to analyze data.
  • Keynote Talk: Dr. Christine White-Zeigler, Smith College (ASM Distinguished Lecturer)
  • How To Be Your Own Best Mentor” Workshop – Led by Dr. Carolee Bull, Professor of Plant Pathology and Systematic Bacteriology; this workshop will aid in career development, goal-setting, and managerial skills.
  • Poster Presentations
  • Oral Presentations
  • “Grow-It-Yourself” Workshop – Led by Dr. Max Reitman, Genetics Research Scientist at Ecovative; this workshop will utilize a mycelium technology for making materials.
  • “Medieval Medicine” – Presentation by Dr. Belle Tuten
  • Awards
  • Networking opportunities

 

Student Travel Awards: Apply for a student travel award by e-mailing your abstract (<300 words) to Dr. Gina Lamendella (lamendella@juniata.edu)

 

Registration and Abstracts: Please register no later than October 13. Register and provide information on your planned presentations at http://more.juniata.edu/conferences/registration/form.html?camp_id=187

 

Hotel: A block of rooms has been reserved at the The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. Please call for reservations before October 13 and use the code: Juniata College-ASM

The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

9970 Shaner Boulevard

Huntingdon, PA 16652

Phone: 814-643-3672

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/scehd-fairfield-inn-and-suites-huntingdon-route-22-raystown-lake/

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Click Here for Meeting Brochure

Meeting Contact:

Regina (Gina) Lamendella

President, Allegheny Branch ASM

Juniata College

lamendella@juniata.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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North Carolina Branch ASM 2017 Annual Meeting

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North Carolina Branch ASM 2017 Annual Meeting

 

Date: October 21, 2017

 

Place: North Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC

 

Featuring:  

  • Poster and oral presentations from undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and researchers from around North Carolina representing industry, academia, and government
  • Guest Speakers:
    • Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou
    • ASM National President Dr. Peggy Cotter
    • ASM National CEO Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi
  • Agar Art competition with cash prizes!

 

Registration: Advanced registration is $20 and is open until October 16, 2017 at 12:00-noon. On-site registration on the day of the meeting will be available for $25.

 

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 1, 2017

 

For More Information:

 

  • Branch Contact:

Dr. Michael Taveirne

President-elect

North Carolina Branch ASM

metaveir@ncsu.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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2017 Northeast Epidemiology Conference Sponsored by Northeast Branch ASM

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2017 Northeast Epidemiology Conference

Hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Connecticut Department of Public Health, and sponsored by the Northeast Branch of the American Society for Microbiology and Conduent

 

Date:  October 18-20, 2017

 

Place:  Hotel Northampton, Northampton, Massachusetts

 

There are multiple events related to this conference; registrants may register for all events, or choose individual events:

  • 2017 National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP), Northeast Regional Meeting – Date: Wednesday, October 18; Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Northeast Regional Antimicrobial Resistance Conference: “A Spectrum of Threat” – Date: Wednesday, October 18; Time: 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Reception/Dinner – “Around the World of Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Policy” – Date: Wednesday, October 18; Time: 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • 2017 Northeast Epidemiology Conference Sessions – Date: October 18-20

 

For More Details and to Register: http://www.northeastbranchasm.org/neb/2017-northeast-epidemiology-conference/

 

Questions? Contact:  

Pat Kludt

Treasurer, Northeast Branch ASM

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Patrica.kludt@state.ma.us

 

Irene George

Secretary, Northeast Branch ASM

NEBranch-ASM@comcast.net

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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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Northeast Branch ASM September 2017 Dinner Meeting

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Northeast Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Dinner Meeting –

“Old and New Arthropod Associated Diseases in Massachusetts”

 

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

 

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00 pm

 

Location:

Forefront Center for Meetings and Conferences

404 Wyman Street

Waltham, MA 02451

 

Featured Speaker:

Daniel P. McQuillen, MD, FIDSA, FACP, Senior Staff Physician and Infectious Diseases Specialist, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

 

Lecture Topic:  Dr. McQuillen will speak about currently prevalent arthropod-borne diseases in Massachusetts, with a focus on Powassan virus and other tick-associated diseases, using illustrative cases to highlight clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment.

 

CMLE Credit: This continuing medical laboratory education activity is recognized by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists as meeting the criteria for 1 CMLE credit.

 

For More Information and To Register: http://www.northeastbranchasm.org/neb/meetings-and-photos/  (Registration Deadline: September 22)

 

Questions? Contact:

Irene George

Secretary, Northeast Branch ASM

NEBranch-ASM@comcast.net

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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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Alaska Branch ASM 2017 Fall Meeting

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2017 Meeting  - Alaska Branch of the American Society for Microbiology

 

DATE: October 20-21, 2017

 

LOCATION: University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)

 

ASM DISTINGUISHED LECTURER:

Melanie Mormile, Ph.D.

Missouri University of Science and Technology

 

MEETING FEATURES:

  • ASM Distinguished Lecturer – Keynote Presentation
  • “Science of Sci Fi” Movie Night, with screening of old science fiction film followed by a presentation/panel discussion about the science in the film
  • Oral and Poster presentations
  • And more

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Program details are currently being developed; please check website frequently for updates, subscribe to Branch Listserv, or contact Branch president with questions:

Branch Website: http://www.asmbranches.org/brAK/index.htm

Join Branch Listserv: https://lists.alaska.edu/mailman/listinfo/uaf-asmakbranch

Branch Contact:

Khrys Duddleston

President, Alaska Branch ASM

University of Alaska Anchorage

knduddleston@alaska.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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Puerto Rico Branch ASM 2017 Student Research Symposium

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Puerto Rico Branch ASM (Puerto Rico Society of Microbiologists) Sixth Student Research Symposium: 

“Passing the Torch of Research and Ethics to the Next Generation”

 

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

 

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Location:

Center for Research and Success of Graduate Students

Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, San Germán Campus

 

Abstract Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017

 

Registration Deadline: October 20, 2017

 

For More Information and to Register:

Website: www.micropr.org

Email: smpr50@gmail.com

 

Branch / Meeting Contact:

Greetchen Diaz-Munoz

President, Puerto Rico Branch ASM

Director of Science Education Programs and Community Partnerships,

Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR)

gdiaz@cienciapr.org

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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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Northwest Branch ASM 2017 Meeting

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Northwest Branch ASM 2017 Annual Meeting

 

Date: October 13-14, 2017

 

Place: Washington State University, Pullman Campus

 

Speakers: The 2017 Northwest ASM Branch meeting will feature presentations by faculty and postdoctoral fellows from 6 different institutions in the northwest region as well as a highly anticipated keynote address from Ilhem Messaoudi-Powers, ASM Distinguished Lecturer, from the University of California - Irvine. 

 

For More Information: For speaker program and registration details, please visit website: https://www.nwasm.org

 

Questions? Contact:  

Dr. Leigh Knodler

President, Northwest Branch ASM

lknodler@vetmed.wsu.edu

 

Dr. Steve Libby

Secretary-Treasurer, Northwest Branch ASM

slibby@uw.edu

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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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Northern California Branch Fall 2017 Meeting

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Northern California Branch ASM Fall 2017 Meeting

 

DATE:  October 21, 2017

 

PLACE:  

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

 

More Details Coming Soon!

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  For more information about the meeting and the Northern California Branch ASM please visit the Branch website:

http://www.asmbranches.org/brcano/index.html

 

CONTACTS:

Wendy Wilson

Northern CA Branch ASM

Regional Planning Coordinator, ASM Region 7

wendy_wilson_fujino@yahoo.com

 

Hamida Nusrat, Ph.D., PHM

President, Northern CA Branch ASM

hnusrat@sfsu.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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Michigan Branch ASM Fall 2017 Meeting

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Michigan Branch ASM Fall 2017 Meeting -

"Microorganisms as Multicellular Organisms: Development and Differentiation"

 

Date:  September 15-16, 2017

 

Place: Wayne State University

 

Student Presentations: All students who are primary authors and presenters will receive free conference registration for the meeting they are attending. Despite the free registration, student authors and presenters must still register for the conference and note where appropriate that an abstract is being presented.

 

Student Awards: Awards available for undergraduate and graduate poster and oral presentations! Visit http://mi-asm.org/abstract/awards.htm for more details.

 

Deadline for Abstracts: Abstracts must be submitted by Wednesday, September 6 at 5 pm to be considered for an oral presentation. For more details on abstract submission, visit http://mi-asm.org/Meetings/Fall/fall2010-2019/Fall17meeting/index.html

 

Program Speakers:

Sean Crosson, Ph.D.

University of Chicago

"Environmental Adaptation in Diverse Bacterial Niches"

 

Daniel Kearns, Ph.D.

Indiana University-Bloomington

"Swarming Motility and Flagellar Number Control in Bacillus subtilis"

 

Lee Kroos, Ph.D.

Michigan State University

"Sensory Transduction in the Gene Regulatory Network Governing Myxococcus Development"

 

For More Information and to Register: http://mi-asm.org/index.htm

 

Meeting / Branch Contacts:

Susan Gunn

President, Michigan Branch ASM

Dean, College of Urban Education

Davenport University

sgunn3@davenport.edu

 

Ebenezer Tumban

Abstracts Manager Fall 2017 Meeting, Michigan Branch ASM

Michigan Technological University

etumban@mi-asm.org

 

Jennifer Hess

Secretary, Michigan Branch ASM

Aquinas College

hessjen@aquinas.edu

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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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Maryland Branch ASM October 2017 Meeting

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Maryland Branch ASM Dinner Meeting

 

Date:  Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Time:  6:00 pm

 

MEETING LOCATION:

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery

Map:   http://about.umbc.edu/files/2013/11/2013Map_General.pdf

Parking: Walker Avenue Garage

 

FEATURING:

  • Special Exhibit from the ASM Archives/Center for the History of Microbiology
  • Social hour (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
  • Dinner (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
  • Guest Speaker (8:00 pm - )

 

Speaker:

Peggy Cotter, Ph.D.

President, American Society for Microbiology

Professor, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

WEBSITE: http://www.asmbranches.org/brMd/

        

MEETING / BRANCH CONTACTS:

James B. Kaper, Ph.D.

University of Maryland School of Medicine

jkaper@som.umaryland.edu

 

Bradd Haley

President, Maryland Branch ASM

USDA

bradd.haley@gmail.com

 

Megan Waller

Secretary, Maryland Branch ASM

George Washington University Hospital

meganwaller001@gmail.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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Kentucky-Tennessee Branch ASM Fall 2017 Meeting

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Kentucky-Tennessee Branch ASM Fall 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

 

OTHER MEETING FEATURES:

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

 

ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: October 13, 2017

 

REGISTRATION:

 

HOTEL INFORMATION: https://www.tntech.edu/admissions/undergraduates/visit/#hotelsplacestostay

 

CAMPUS MAP (Meeting Specific): https://www.tntech.edu/assets/usermedia/cas/asm-ky-tn-annual-meeting/CampusMap-STEM-Center.pdf (GPS address: 155 W 7th Street, Cookeville, TN)

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

  • Meeting Contact:

David L. Beck

KY-TN Branch ASM 2017 Meeting Host

Tennessee Tech University

dbeck@tntech.edu

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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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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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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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Eastern PA Branch ASM 757th Monthly Meeting

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757th Monthly Meeting of the Eastern Pennsylvania Branch ASM

 

Date:  Monday, September 25, 2017

 

Time:  

Reception: 5:00 to 6:00pm
Seminar:    6:00 to 7:00pm

 

Cost: Free of Charge!

 

Location:

Thomas Jefferson University

Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Room 101

233 S. 10th Street (10th and Locust)

Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

Parking:  Discounted parking available at the garage on 11th and Locust Street (entrance on 11th street under Hamilton Building)

 

Lecturer:

Matthias Schnell, Ph.D.

Chairman, Microbiology and Immunology Department, Thomas Jefferson University

Director, Jefferson Vaccine Center

 

Lecture Topic:  “A Multivalent Vaccine Targeting the Viral Hemorrhagic Diseases Ebola, Sudan, Marburg and Lassa Fever"

 
More Information:  For details about the program, visit Branch website, www.epaasm.org 

 

QUESTIONS? CONTACT:

Fabienne Paumet, Ph.D.

Programs Chair, Eastern Pennsylvania Branch ASM

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Fabienne.Paumet@jefferson.edu

 

Çagla Tükel, Ph.C.

President, Eastern Pennsylvania Branch ASM

Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

ctukel@temple.edu

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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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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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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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Southern California Branch ASM 2017 Annual Meeting

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Southern California Branch ASM (SCASM) 81st Annual Meeting -

“TEAMWORK: The Key to Quality Patient Care”

 

Date:  October 26-28, 2017

 

Place:  Hyatt Regency, La Jolla at Aventine, San Diego, CA 

 

CE Credits:  14 Hours of Continuing Education Credits Available!

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Meeting Program: CLICK HERE FOR MEETING PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION DETAILS 

Website: www.scasm.org

Questions: Email info@scasm.org

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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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Texas Branch ASM Fall 2017 Meeting

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Texas Branch ASM Fall 2017 Meeting

 

DATE: October 19-21, 2017

 

PLACE:

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX

Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ‘56 Equine Complex

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

  • Keynote Address (Thursday): Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director and CEO, American Society for Microbiology
  • Keynote Address (Friday): Dr. Karl Klose, ASM Distinguished Lecturer; Robert J. Kleberg Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg, College of Sciences Professor, University of Texas, San Antonio
  • Clinical Microbiology Keynote Address (Friday): Dr. Carrie Byington, Dean, Texas A&M College of Medicine

 

OTHER MEETING FEATURES:

  • Sessions on Various Topics:
    • Plant and Environmental Microbiology
    • General Microbiology
    • Vector Borne Disease
    • Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology
    • Education and Outreach
    • Food Safety and Food Microbiology
    • Microbiome
    • Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Presentations
  • Career Panel
  • Posters
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Aggie Wranglers Performance
  • Meals
  • Networking

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 4, 2017 (Midnight)

 

REGISTRATION:

  • Register now to attend: http://txasm.org/events/draft-2017-fall-meeting/
  • Early registration will end on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm. All registration categories will increase by $25 after early registration closes.
  • The registration fee includes all meals on Friday and breakfast on Saturday.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:   

 

  • Meeting / Branch Contacts:

Lee Hughes

President, Texas Branch ASM

University of North Texas

Lee.Hughes@unt.edu

 

Paul Defigueiredo

Texas Branch 2017 Meeting Committee Co-Chair

Texas A&M University

pjdefigueiredo@tamu.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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South Central Branch ASM 2017 Annual Meeting

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South Central Branch ASM Annual Meeting

 

Date:  October 19-21, 2017

Place:  

Little Rock Marriott

3 Statehouse Plaza  

Little Rock, AR

 

ASM Distinguished Lecturer:

Dr. Harry L.T. Mobley

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

University of Michigan Medical School

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0620

 

Meeting Registration:

  • Early Registration (Deadline September 7, 2017) - $40 for students and $80 for non-students
  • Registration (After September 7) - $55 for students and $100 for non-students

 

Abstract Deadline:  Abstract submission deadline is September 28, 2017. Abstracts will not be taken after this date.

 

Hotel Accommodations:  Rooms have been blocked for meeting attendees at the Marriott. Rooms are $119/night (2 queen beds or 1 king bed). To book a room, visit http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=South%20Central%20Branch%20of%20American%20Society%20of%20Microbiology%20Meeting%5ELITPB%60SCBSCBA%60119.00%60USD%60false%604%6010/19/17%6010/21/17%609/19/17&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes. You must book your rooms by September 21, 2017 to receive the conference rate.

 

More Information:  http://southcentralbranchasm.com/annual-meeting/

 

Meeting Contacts:

Jon S. Blevins, Ph.D.

Vice President, South Central Branch ASM

Associate Professor

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR

jsblevins@uams.edu

 

Daniel E. Voth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Chair, Institutional Biosafety Committee

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR

dvoth@uams.edu

 

 

Karl J. Indest, PhD

President, South Central Branch ASM

Research Microbiologist

Engineer Research and Development Center

Vicksburg, MS

Karl.J.Indest@usace.army.mil

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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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Region One ASM Branch Meeting 2017

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52nd ANNUAL REGION I* MEETING ASM

(*Region I = Connecticut Valley, Eastern New York, New York City, and Northeast Branches of the American Society for Microbiology)

 

Date:  October 13, 2017

Place:  University of Connecticut, Storrs; Rome Ballroom

Meeting Registration:  Meeting Registration is now open – CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND FOR REGISTRATION FORM

More Details:  Speaker Schedule is currently under development.  Please email Sandra Barnes, CT Valley Branch Membership Secretary at Sbarnes@hcc.commnet.edu, or Kathy Feldman, CT Valley Branch President, at Kathleen.feldman@uconn.edu, if you would like to obtain a copy of the program as soon as it is ready.

Meeting Contact:   

Sandra Barnes

Secretary, Connecticut Valley Branch ASM

Sbarnes@hcc.commnet.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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Florida Branch ASM 2017 Annual Meeting Oct 13-15

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Florida Branch ASM Annual Meeting

 

Date:  October 13-15, 2017 (Career Development Workshop on October 13th; Meeting October 14-15)

Place:  Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL

Career Development Workshop for Students:  October 13, 2017

Abstracts:  Abstracts are due Sept 22, 2017 and can be submitted online: http://flasm.org/2017-abstracts.html

For More Information:  http://flasm.org/2017-meeting.html

Meeting Contact:   

Shannon Ulrich

President, Florida Branch ASM

info@flasm.org 

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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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North Central Branch ASM 2017 Annual Meeting

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North Central Branch ASM 2017 Annual Meeting

 

Date: October 6-7, 2017

 

Place: St. Norbert College; De Pere, WI

 

For More Information and to Register: https://asm-ncb.org/  

 

Please Note: Early Registration Discounts have been extended until Friday, September 15!

 

Meeting Speakers:   

Friday –

  • Karl Klose, University of Texas at San Antonio, ASM Distinguished Lecturer
  • Mark McBride, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Charles Kaspar, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ryan Newton, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
  • Sonia Bardy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 Saturday –

  • Thomas Zahrt, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Chris Kristich, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • John Kirby, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Hotel Accommodations: Special discounted rates available through September 15 at the following hotels:

The Wingate and Spring Hills hotels have shuttle service to the St. Norbert campus.  

 

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  • Contacts: 

David Hunnicutt

President, North Central Branch ASM

St. Norbert College

De Pere, WI

david.hunnicutt@snc.edu

 

Zachary Pratt

Vice-President, North Central Branch ASM

Edgewood College

zpratt@edgewood.edu

 

Christine Schneider

Secretary, North Central Branch ASM

Carroll University

clschnei@carrollu.edu

 

Eric Lewllyn

Treasurer, North Central Branch ASM

St. Norbert College

eric.lewellyn@snc.edu

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

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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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