Professional Practice Resources
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.
Impact of New Microbiology Technology on Patient Outcomes
An educational series for ASM members starting June 2015.
Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Applications and Challenges
An intermediate virtual course for ASM members beginning in January 2015. This will be a repeat of the 2014 course.
What's New in Professional Practice?
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.
A new webinar series, "Impact of New Microbiology Technology on Patient Outcomes", is available for purchase now.
An Update on the PPC's activities during July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.
Demonstrate expertise in medical laboratory immunology with ABMLI certification; application deadline June 1.
Speakers' Bureau volunteers, Dr. Alice Weissfeld and Ms. Hannah Livesay, recently presented at the University of Houston, Downtown! This talk was a huge success, giving 69 students insight into the hectic and interesting lives of clinical microbiology. Are you an ASM Student Chapter interested in meeting with a speaker? Check out...