Professional Practice Committee


The Professional Practice Committee’s (PPC) mission is to provide professional development opportunities and content to members to increase their skill, enhance their job performance and contribute to the profession. The PPC will serve the microbiology profession by representing clinical microbiologists and immunologists, microbiologists working in the pharmaceutical, environmental and food industries, and biological safety officers. Currently, the PPC oversees professional certification, accreditation of postgraduate clinical training programs, the clinical microbiology portal, mentoring for clinical microbiologists, and the Speakers' Bureau. The PPC also develops evidence-based and consensus-based practice guidelines and offers professional development opportunities. 

PPC's 2015-2016 Annual Report

What does ASM have for Clinical Microbiologists?

Impact of New Microbiology Technology on Patient Outcomes
An on-demand P.A.C.E.® accredited educational series for ASM members available for viewing through October 31, 2017.


What's New in Professional Practice?

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Professional Practice Committee

An Update on the PPC's activities during July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.


Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines

Two guidelines published: 1) "Urine Collection, Preservation, and Transport" and 2) "Effectiveness of Practices To Increase Timeliness of Providing Targeted Therapy for Inpatients with Bloodstream Infections".


Clinical Microbiology Portal

ASM together with CAP and CLSI are coordinating preparation and distribution of materials to help you address the CMS requirement for implementation of IQCP (Individualized Quality Control Plan) by January 1, 2016. Visit the Clinical Microbiology Portal for more information.