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Next SCACM Audioconference: May 3, 2016
"An Update on the Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Medically-Relevant Corynebacterium and Bacillus species"
Kathy Bernard, MS

Program Objectives:
1. Be aware of criteria used to assist with recognition of Corynebacterium or Bacillus isolates recovered from clinical materials which may be possible pathogens, rather than automatically dismissing their presence as contamination.
2. Evaluate the pros and cons of different identification methods used for these agents, including MALDI-TOF, as well as commonly-used methods for antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
3. Be cognizant of which species are most often recovered as pathogens from clinical materials and which species are usually multidrug resistant, which make treatment of such infections inherently difficult

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2017 SCACM SPRING MEETING
Marriott East, Indianapolis IN
March 22-26, 2017

William J. Brown Education Grants
Congratulations 2016 Recipients!
ASM Award
Bridget Blumer - Chicago, Illinois
SCACM Award::
Janet Southerland - Akron, Ohio
Shannon Bastin - Danville, Kentucky
Rhonda Blevins - Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Brian Hatcher - Flint, Michigan
Rachel Hissong - Indianapolis, IN
Rita Taylor - Ft. Wayne, Indiana

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2016 recipient
Mary Plenzler

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The South Central Association for Clinical Microbiology (SCACM) was formed to fill the need to produce better informed microbiologists.

The Association started with a small group of microbiologists who had attended a class together and wanted to keep in touch. They enthusiastically planned and conducted the first meeting of the Association. It was held in Columbus, Indiana (located in the south central region of the state) on October 2-3, 1970. It was well received by 35-40 attendees. Since then the group has grown to close to 1,000 members, primarily from but not limited to, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia.

The goals of the association include: promoting scientific knowledge of Clinical Microbiology through communication, improving education, encouraging scientific investigation, and gaining higher recognition in the field of Clinical Microbiology.

Each year, SCACM representatives judge the state or regional Science Fairs held in each of the six states, and present Science Fair Awards to deserving students.

Membership in the Association is open to anyone interested in the field of Microbiology and consists of Medical Technologists, Laboratory Technicians, M.D.'s, Ph.D.'s, Microbiologists, and Commercial Representatives.

2016 Corporate Sustaining Members
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Abbott Molecular
Accelerate Diagnostics
Advanced Instruments
Alere
Alpha-Tec Systems
Anaerobe Systems
BD Diagnostic Systems
Beckman Coulter MicroScan
BioFire Diagnostics
bioMérieux
Bruker Corporation
Cepheid
Copan Diagnostics
Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, IN
ELITech Group
Focus Diagnostics
GenMark Diagnostics
Global Focus Marketing & Distribution
Great Basin Scientific
Hardy Diagnostics
Immuno-Mycologics (IMMY)
Luminex Corporation
Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
Microbiologics
Microbiology International
MiraVista Diagnostics
Nanosphere
Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Oxyrase
Puritan Medical Products
Qnostics
Quidel Corporation
Roche Diagnostics
T2 Biosystems
ThermoFisher Scientific
Trinity Biotech

  

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