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SCACM is a not-for-profit organization, directed by volunteers from all levels of Clinical Microbiology.

The Board of Directors is comprised of both elected and appointed positions, as follows:

Elected Positions (elected each fall):

- Officers 2017
   President: Carol Young  
   President-Elect:  James W Snyder, PhD 
   Past-President:  Shelley Matheson
   Treasurer:  William Helmink
   Secretary:   Omar Perez  
   - State Directors
   - Directors At-large

Appointed Positions:

- Committee Chairpersons
- Interest Group Coordinators
- State Director Coordinator

State Directors coordinate continuing education activities (fall meetings, workshops, seminars) within the individual geographic regions.

Directors-at-Large are responsible for Spring program planning.

Various committees exist within SCACM to facilitate the vast amount of planning needed to successfully run such an organization.

Opportunities always exist for individuals interested in becoming involved in the planning of meetings, finances, exhibits, publications, etc. Become part of this active group - Fill out our Willingness to Serve Form

SCACM's unique use of Interest Groups also allows members to assemble with others in their subspecialty areas for information exchange.

SCACM has thrived and will continue to do so through the contributions of many.

for more information contact SCACM Communications

Box 1 3105 S. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: 1-877-997-2226 (voice message)

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Congratulations to our own Mike Brandon for winning the Scherago-Rubin award for ASM Microbe 2017.

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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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•2016 recipient

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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