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ASM Attends UN General Assembly

ASM President, Susan Sharp, Ph.D., joined global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York today in a historical meeting to focus on the commitment to fight AMR.

UN General Assembly Focuses on AMR

Leaders at the UN General Assembly draft a plan for coordinated, cross-cutting efforts to improve the current state of AMR.

Superbugs are a 'Fundamental Threat'

If antibiotics were telephones, we would still be calling each other using clunky rotary dials and copper lines," Stefano Bertuzzi, CEO of ASM, told NBC News.
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ASM Celebrates National Laboratory Professionals Week

Dear Colleague:

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is a supporter of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2012, and salutes the more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals around the country who perform and interpret more than 10 billion laboratory tests in the United States every year. We are pleased to provide three simple suggestions to enhance your Lab Week experience. Please visit  to see the suggestions on ways to highlight for others the important work that you do. 

Thank you for your contributions to the management of infectious diseases and to high-quality healthcare.


David C.  Hooper

President, American Society for Microbiology