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NCASM Fall 2016 meeting Announcement
The NCASM Program Planning Committee is busy putting together another great Fall meeting. The Fall 2016 meeting will be held Saturday, October 22 at Santa Clara University. Seven CEUs are available from this full day of science. The theme of the meeting will be "Emerging/Cutting-edge Technologies". Some of the topics will include:
Direct 16s Sequencing from Specimens
Direct NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) on Sterile Site Specimens
Metagonomics NGS for Diagnosis of Meningitis and Encephalitis
MALDI in the Clinical Laboratory
Point of Care Testing Platforms (lecture and/or workshop)
To view a near-final version of the meeting program, click here.
If you wish to register and pay online, click here.
(Online registration will be available until 12:00 noon, October 18. The earlier you register, the easier it is for us to plan on-site accommodations.)
SAVE, PRESERVE, PROTECT, and DEFEND....The Following Dates:
Fall 2016 NCASM Meeting: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Spring 2017 NCASM Meeting: Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, 2017
(Details will be posted as the meetings approach)
Images from the NCASM Fall 2015 Meeting
|The NCASM Executive Team that brought us the Fall 2015 meeting. Great job guys. Thanks!
||Over 30 students attended the Fall 2015 Meeting. The future of NCASM is looking great.
Meet the 2015 - 2017 NCASM Officers
Thank you to the executive officers who served NCASM the past 2 years, maintaining the high standards we are all used to. NCASM and our discipline are stronger because of your dedication to the education and promotion of microbiology in northern California. Last month the NCASM general membership elected new officers for the 2015 - 2017 term. Welcome to the 2015 - 2017 officers. The future of NCASM is in good hands:
President: Jennifer Kyle, PhD, CLS, Research Scientist III, Microbial Disease Lab, CDPH
Vice President: Hamida Nusrat, PhD, PHM, Faculty, CLS Program, SFSU
Secretary: Amy D. Kingsley, CLS, UC Davis Medical Center
Treasurer: Barbara Haller, MD, PhD, Chief of Microbiology, SF General and Trauma Center & HS Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF
ASM Councilor: Katya Polovina, BS, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UCSF
ASM Alternate Councilor: Mark Pandori, PhD, Director Alameda County Public Health Lab & Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF
Announcements (September 2016):
1. Student Participation - the Future of ASM & NCASM (click here to read the article from ASM News)
2. Please send us your Student Chapter Website URL and we'll link it from our "Student Chapters" web page.
3. California Association of Public Health Lab Directors (CAPHLD) fall meeting will be held October 18 in Lafayette, CA (on Hiway 24 between Oakland and Walnut Creek on). CEUs will be available for attending. For details go to: CAPHLD.org/conferences
New Job Postings (July 15, 2016) - New postings for Beckman Coulter Clinical Microbiology Product Support, Santa Cruz County PHM, UC Berkeley Project Scientist (Environmental Microbial Biology), and three job postings for LFS Examiners.
Southern California ASM (SCASM) also offers excellent meetings and professional opportunities.