ASM Microbe 2017 Final Program 

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MEETING LOCATION

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
www.mccno.com

"The Microbe 2016 meeting was of a very high quality. There were many sessions that fundamentally informed the work I do in a diagnostic microbiology laboratory."
Susan Benson, Clinical Microbiologist, Pathwest

Courses and Workshops

ASM Microbe Course/Workshop registration is available online and on site, and is separate from your ASM Microbe registration. 

Full-day course/workshop registrants will be provided with redeemable lunch vouchers; half-day course/workshop registrants are responsible for their own lunch.

Handouts will not be available prior to your Course/Workshop.  

Microbe Academy for Professional Development (MAPD) 

Location: Embassy Suites New Orleans Convention Center Hotel
Address: 315 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 70130

2017 ASM-MAPD Program
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 ǀ 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 ǀ 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

The Microbe Academy for Professional Development (MAPD) will be held prior to ASM Microbe on Wednesday, May 31 – Thursday, June 1, 2017. The academy is designed to equip microbial sciences undergraduate, post baccalaureate and graduate students with skills needed to:

  • transition successfully to professional society meetings,
  • make a successful presentation,
  • meet and network with peers who share similar interest in microbiology,
  • build on networking opportunities with faculty mentors who are also members of ASM, and
  • strengthen mentoring relationships with research and academic advisors.

Faculty facilitators will provide students with personalized feedback and coaching in one on one and group setting and discuss mentoring and career tips to ensure success in microbial sciences careers.

Registration Rates  Early Bird Registration Rate
(On or before April 20, 2017) 
Regular Registration Rate
(After April 20, 2017)  
Student Full Day (Member)   $120  $170
Student Full Day (Non-Member)  $195  $245

 Note: Postdoctoral scientists are ineligible to participate in this workshop. 

ASM Microbe 2017 Courses/Workshops 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Full Day | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

001 - WS Analyzing your data in PATRIC: Assembly, Annotation, SNPs, RNA-Seq with a Suite of Comparative Genomic and Transcriptomic Tools – POM

In this age of sequencing and Big Data, research biologists are generating new kinds of data that require computational expertise to interpret. Attend this workshop to learn how to analyze your data with The Pathosystems Resource Integration Center (PATRIC) – the Bioinformatics Resource Center.

  • Get the FREE resource funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
  • "Virtually integrate" your data with the public data included in the PATRIC resource, which currently number more than 90,000 genomes and 700 experiments.
  • Learn to do some of the most difficult computational tasks to explore data, in your own workspace.


002 - CS Clinical Microbiology Board Review Course

Learn all the essential things you need to know about clinical microbiology at this intensive workshop!

  • Get a comprehensive review of Clinical Microbiology practice.
  • Learn from active directors of Clinical Microbiology laboratories on contemporary regulatory issues surrounding running a successful clinical microbiology laboratory.
  • Prepare for board examinations.


003 - WS Effective and High Impact Scientific Writing – POM

Want to be a better communicator and a more influential scientific writer? Come to this workshop and learn how to:

  • Write more interesting scientific manuscripts and papers appealing to the other scientists.
  • Write manuscripts that meet the expectations of journal editors and reviewers.
  • Convey complex information more clearly, quickly, and effectively.


004 - WS Introduction to Microbiome and Metabolome Data Analysis (using QIIME and GNPS) AND Advanced Microbiome and Metabolome Data Analysis (using QIIME and GNPS)

Looking for ways to make complicated bioinformatics analysis attainable? This unique workshop will provide you with the practical tips and state-of-the art tools to help you:

  • Integrate a functional picture from metabolites into your understanding of the microbiome.
  • Turn vast sequence and mass spec datasets into understandable images and results.
  • Learn what others in the field are starting to do already in the highest-impact publications related to microbiome.

005 - WS The Microbes are Winning: A Workshop on Antibiotic Resistance, Detection, Distribution (PK/PD), and Molecular Epidemiology in Significant Bacteria Pathogens

Can you win the battle against antimicrobial drug resistance (AMR)? Come to this workshop to:

  • Stay ahead of the “mutation curve.”
  • Reel in the superbugs that are on the loose.
  • Be Chief of Staph.

010 - CS Course in Medical Mycology

Want to know how to identify medically important fungi? Participate in this comprehensive workshop to:

  • Hear from a panel of internationally recognized experts covering a variety of topics.
  • Get a snap-shot on laboratory approaches to identify fungi of clinical importance.

Half Day AM | 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
007 - CS Institutional Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: Beyond the Basics (Organized in Cooperation with the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists [SIDP])

Get the answers to your pressing antimicrobial stewardship program questions from the top experts in the field. Take your program to the next level by learning how to:

  • Publish the findings of your stewardship activities and design your interventions for future publication.
  • Integrate the electronic medical record and clinical decision support software to enhance stewardship activities.
  • Collaborate with the microbiology lab in implementing rapid diagnostics.

014 - WS Introduction to Microbiome and Metabolome Data Analysis (using QIIME and GNPS)

Looking for ways to make complicated bioinformatics analysis attainable? This unique workshop will provide you with the practical tips and state-of-the art tools to help you:

  • Integrate a functional picture from metabolites into your understanding of the microbiome.
  • Turn vast sequence and mass spec datasets into understandable images and results.
  • Learn what others in the field are starting to do already in the highest-impact publications related to microbiome.

Half Day PM | 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
006 - WS Advanced Microbiome and Metabolome Data Analysis (using QIIME and GNPS)

Looking for ways to make complicated bioinformatics analysis attainable? This unique workshop will provide you with the practical tips and state-of-the art tools to help you:

  • Integrate a functional picture from metabolites into your understanding of the microbiome.
  • Turn vast sequence and mass spec datasets into understandable images and results.
  • Learn what others in the field are starting to do already in the highest-impact publications related to microbiome.

008 - WS Beginning Bioinformatics: An Introduction to the Command Line – POM

  • Ready to learn basic command-line tools and take your first steps in bioinformatics? This half-day, hands-on workshop will be the perfect choice for you if you’ve ever experienced the following moments: Want to install a cool bioinformatics tool and get stuck wondering what a .tar.gz file is.
  • Wonder what (a) "cat" has to do with a sequence file. When a manual says “open a Terminal window”, your first question is “airplane terminal or bus terminal?”
  • Wonder if “cd” a fundamental tool in computer science, or a slightly antiquated way of listening to music?


009 - CS Clinical Application of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (Organized in cooperation with the International Society of Anti-Infective Pharmacology [ISAP])

Are you involved in the development or clinical use of anti-infective drugs? Hear from the field’s experts on how you can apply Pharmacokinetics (PK), Pharmacodynamics (PD) and Pharmacokinetics-Pharmacodynamics (PK-PD) principles towards optimizing the use of antimicrobials.

Attend this workshop to learn.

  • What is PK/PD
  • How to apply PK-PD at the bedside.
  • How to make more informed dosing decisions for your patients.

011 - WS The Era of Laboratory Consolidation: Guidance for the Microbiology Laboratory Director

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to get valuable advice and practical guidance for laboratory consolidation from the experienced lab directors. By attending this workshop, you will:

  • Understand the unique challenges facing microbiology specimens during consolidation.
  • Learn technologies available to streamline workflow and ease the consolidation process.

012 - WS Functional Metagenomic Selections for Antibiotic Resistance Gene Profiling

Enhance your antibiotic resistance gene research by attending this hands-on workshop! This course will enable you to:

  • Use state of the art data analysis tool to discover antibiotic resistance gene for your datasets. 
  • Implement functional metagenomic screen in everyday work.

013 - WS How to Test, Treat, and Teach About Water in Developing Countries to Eliminate Waterborne Diseases

Did you know that waterborne diseases, an overlooked chronic epidemic affecting over a billion people in developing countries, are easily preventable? Come to this workshop to:

  • Learn a community-led program used by The Friends of the Old (FOTO) organization in Lower Nyakach, Kenya, to eliminate waterborne diseases despite having only unimproved, contaminated drinking water sources.
  • Perform two unique filed tests FOTO uses for E. coli, the 10 ml Colilert presence/absence test and the 1 ml E. coli/Coliform Count Petrifilm, and correlate overnight results with WHO disease risk categories from low to very high.
  • Catch practical disinfection methods such as liquid chlorine or solar water pasteurization using sunshine and a simple solar cooker to heat water to 65°C. 4

015 - CS Introduction to Pharmacokinetics-Pharmacodynamics: A Basic Primer (Organized in cooperation with the International Society of Anti-Infective Pharmacology [ISAP])

How to improve your use of antibiotics to combat antibiotic resistance? Meet the elite minds in the field at this workshop to get consultation for your ongoing project and learn:

  • Pharmacokinetics-Pharmacodynamics (PK/PD). Strategies to optimize dosing decisions for your patients.
  • Basic concepts/tools to accelerate drug development.

016 - WS Microbiology Career Choices: What’s Available and How to Succeed – POM Career/Mentoring

Are you a graduate student or postdoc who is interested in exploring nonacademic career paths? Don’t miss this highly interactive, informative workshop that may help shape your future career! At this workshop, you will:

  • Have direct conversations with microbiological professionals in areas ranging from industry, clinical labs, government agencies and labs, non-profits, undergraduate teaching institutions, and other nontraditional employment settings.
  • Visit multiple tables with the roundtable format to chat with different microbiologists.

017 - WS Mycobacteriology 2017: Supporting the Care of Patients with Mycobacterial Infections in an Increasingly Molecular Laboratory Environment

Learn the science underlying TB diagnostics, as well as new methods to troubleshoot problems when they occur! This workshop will help you:

  • Stay abreast of the ongoing expansion of newly named species of Mycobacterium (upwards of 174 new species) and the types of diseases and epidemiologic niches with which they are associated.
  • Get the newest information on laboratory diagnostics for the detection and identification of Mycobacterium spp. (including MALDI-TOF).
  • Learn the discrepancies between phenotypic and molecular detection of resistance in isolates of M. tuberculosis.

018 - WS Pediatric Microbiology for Clinicians and Laboratorians: Evidence-Based Diagnostics for the Little Ones

How can you use evidence-based diagnostics to improve pediatric care? Attend this workshop to:

  • Learn how microbiology tests add to best medical care and antibiotic stewardship in pediatric institutions
  • Hear cutting-edge information about diagnostic testing for pediatric infections.
  • Learn available evidence supporting best practices in pediatric microbiology.

019 - WS Science Outreach for the Microbiologist: Tips and Tools for Incorporating Outreach into your Career – POM

Connect with your fellow microbiologists, be passionate about science outreach, and get inspired for your future outreach and engagement endeavors! Come to this workshop to identify new resources to support activities in science outreach, and develop new skills in sharing science with diverse audiences.

  • Explore models for delivery of interactive science outreach stations, and get hands-on practice with experienced presenters.
  • Learn from microbiology case studies and public health outreach in action, with both U.S. and international examples.

020 - WS Teaching in the 21st Century: Outcomes, Evidence-Based Practices, and a Classroom for all Students – POM

Shape the future of learning in microbiology by enhancing your teaching techniques! Participate in this workshop to:

  • Gain resources for your teaching.
  • Translate your scientific thoughts, hypostheses, and theories into a course.
  • Clarify outcomes and assessments for your course.

021 - WS Turning Lemons into Lemonade through Quality Management and LEAN

The demands for a laboratory to have strong quality systems and do more with less is emphasized more than ever before by payers, accrediting bodies, and regulatory agencies. Are you ready for this challenge? Attend this workshop to:

  • Prepare yourself to adapt to the new healthcare paradigm which requires the laboratory to be a partner providing quality and value-added to patient care and safety.
  • Take realistic examples from clinical microbiology laboratories to explain concepts of quality management and way to apply quality solutions that are applicable to their institution’s environment and issues.
  • Learn to transform problems into worthwhile quality indicators using LEAN to improve laboratory operations.

 

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