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SAVE, PRESERVE, PROTECT, and DEFEND....The Following Date:
Spring 2017 NCASM Meeting: Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, 2017
(Details will be posted as the meeting approaches)
NCASM Fall 2016 meeting Wrap-Up
The Fall 2016 meeting was held Saturday, October 22 at Santa Clara University. Thank you again to the Program Planning Committee for your efforts to bring us another quality meeting. To view the meeting program, click here.
We are able to provide slides from some of the fall meeting presentations. Click on any of the seminars below to access a pdf file of the presentation:
Impact of Culture Independent Diagnostics, Karissa Culbreath, PhD
Bacterial and Fungal Ribosomal Gene Sequencing from Direct Patient Specimens, Indre Budvytiene, MS, CLS
Clinical Microbiology in the Era of MALDI-TOF MS, Susan Butler-Wu, PhD
Images from Past Meetings
|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 (November, 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. Interested in exobiology or science education? The Chabot Space and Science Center is looking for adult volunteers. For more information, go to: www.chabotspace.org/adult-volunteers.htm
New Job Postings (December 06, 2016) - New postings for Marin General Hospital Microbiology Supervisor, City of Santa Cruz Environmental Microbiologist, California Department of Public Health LFS Examiners, Beckman Coulter Clinical Microbiology Product Support, Santa Cruz County PHM, and UC Berkeley Project Scientist (Environmental Microbial Biology).
Southern California ASM (SCASM) also offers excellent meetings and professional opportunities.