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+Next SCACM Audioconference: Jan 24, 2017 

Ryan Relich, Ph.D., MLS

"Zika Virus" 

Program Objectives:
1. Define clinical features of Zika virus disease.
2. Detail the Zika virus infectious cycle.
3. Discuss diagnostic testing methods for diagnosis of Zika virus disease.
4. Describe attributes of its transmission..

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Indianapolis IN
March 22-25, 2017

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French Lick Resort

March 7 - 10, 2018
French Lick, IN

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March 18-21, 2020
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Congratulations to our own Mike Brandon for winning the Scherago-Rubin award for ASM Microbe 2017.

Nice (28-31 March)

A postgraduate course entitled “Improving the Diagnosis of Bloodstream Infections – Advancing Technology and Quality for Better Care”. The target audience is microbiologists and infectious disease specialists.

•The Microbiology world is mourning the loss of Dr. Paul Schreckenberger, our dear friend, esteemed colleague, and longtime SCACM member. He will be sorely missed


•ASM and CLSI is hosting a five-part course titled “An ASM-CLSI Webinar Series on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Part 1 - Fundamentals of Susceptibility Testing, Reporting, and Test Validation”, starting January 4.

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Mary Plenzer
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Congratulations 2016 Recipients!

ASM Award:

Bridget Blumer - Chicago, IL

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, IN

SCACM MEMORIAL dedicated to those SCACM board members who have passed away

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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.

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