+Next SCACM Audioconference: Feb 28, 2017
Dr. Lars Westblade
"The Wonderful World of Weirdobacter species"
1. List key morphological and biochemical features of a selection of microorganisms not commonly encountered/recognized in the clinical microbiology laboratory.
2. Describe their clinical significance.
3. Identify antimicrobial susceptibility patterns associated with the microorganisms presented.
2017 SCACM SPRING MEETING
March 22-25, 2017
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March 7 - 10, 2018
French Lick, IN
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March 20-23, 2019
Kalahari, Sandusky, OH
2020 SCACM SPRING MEETING
March 18-21, 2020
Galt House, Louisville, KY
The CLSI Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing published its second issue of “CLSI AST News Update”. If you have not yet seen this and wish to do so, please go to:
The content is designed to bring you up to date on current issues in AST and contains links to a variety of resources including protocols and log sheets.
ASM is seeking applicants for their career mentoring award. It’s for new techs (1-5 years) to attend Microbe in New Orleans ($1500) grant.
deadline: February 15, 2017
Congratulations to our own Mike Brandon for winning the Scherago-Rubin award for ASM Microbe 2017.
Nice (28-31 March)
•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 2 - “Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Mechanisms of Resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Infection Prevention”. starting March 1.
•SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTOR to CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AWARD:
•2016 recipientMary Plenzler Significan Contributor to Clinical Microbiology Award Nomination Form
Congratulations 2016 Recipients!
Bridget Blumer - Chicago, IL
:: 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
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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.
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