International Events Calendar 2007

December 9-13, 2007 - Fraser Island, Australia
The AVG meeting is an opportunity for all those with interests in human, animal, plant or prokaryotic virology to come together and discuss wide-ranging issues from basic molecular virology to diagnosis and control. The meeting will attract between 250 - 300 delegates and one of the primary aims is to foster interactions between various virology fields and to encourage active participation by students.  ASM member Richard Kuhn, Purdue University, will present a number of talks during the meeting. 
October 3-6, 2007 - Brasilia, Brazil
The 24th Brazilian Congress on Microbiology will bring together 3500 microbiologist from Brazil and around the world to provide a platform to share research and discuss an array of current topics in microbiology.  Almost 300 conferences, round table discussions and symposia are included in the program.  In addition, over 2400 posters have been accepted.  ASM is sponsoring a scientific session and will be hosting a booth at the event.
September 23 - 26, 2007 - Victoria, Australia
The 9th BacPath meeting will be held in Lorne, Victoria. The theme for this years meeting is "the Molecular Biology of Bacterial Pathogens." ASM is an official sponsor of the meeting and ASM Ambassador to Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, Julian Rood will be representing the Society at the event. Guest speakers include Stephen Lory (Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School), Klaus Aktories (Institute for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Freiburg), Carmen Buchrieser (Genomics of Microbial Pathogens Unit, Institut Pasteur) and Ben Adler (Department of Microbiology, Monash University).
August 12, 2007 - Urumqi, China
ASM is collaborating with the Chinese Society for Microbiology (CSM) in the organization and implementation of a one-day seminar on Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases. The seminar will feature three ASM speakers and seven CSM speakers specifically chosen for their scientific expertise in the area of Infectious Disease. The seminar is strategically scheduled one-day prior to the CSM Annual Meeting at the same venue to ensure maximum attendance and exposure.
May 29 - June 1, 2007 - Washington, DC

The conference will bring together major healthcare providers, academic institutions, transglobal agencies and a full range of NGO's and non-profit organizations, to exchange ideas and reward achievement in the key field of global health improvement. The headline theme will focus on models of cooperation between NGO's, the private sector, governments and global institutions, worldwide.

March 7-10, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Prestigious scientists from the United States, Canada, Brazil and Mexico will lead scientific sessions on various topics related to infectious disease and clinical microbiology.  The Congress represents the principle forum in Mexico for discussion on infectious disease and constitutes an excellent opportunity for presentation and exchange of ideas, projects and clinical experience. 
February 1-2, 2007, California, USA
In the developing world, laboratory medicine is eclipsed by more urgent needs.  However, the availability of reliable diagnostic tests will allow the optimal use of scarce resources and ultimately improve patient care in limited resource environments.  This seminar consists of case studies presented by individulas who have been active in efforts to improve laboratory practices in the developing world.