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NCASM Spring 2016 meeting will be held March 4 and 5 in Pleasanton, CA.
MICROBE WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - A long time ago, in a world seemingly far far away, the human race thought they had won the Microbe Wars. But, the microbes evolved and rose from the ashes of their empire to tell their story. In their ongoing pursuit of overcoming the Microbe Resistance, a rag tag group of microbiologists listen and try to understand them. (Screenplay Oscar to: Wendy Wilson and Susan Munro)
The Spring 2016 NCASM Meeting will be held in the same location as last year's meeting, the Double Tree Hilton Pleasanton at the Club. There will be sessions on: Clinical Mycology (including Candida), Virology (including Dengue, Chikungunya, Rift Valley Fever), Bacterial Pathogens (including Yersinia, Bartonella), and Microbial Ecology/Environmental Micro.
The program is now complete. If you wish to view the meeting program, click here.
If you wish to register and pay online, click here.
Special Note: NCASM has negotiated a room rate of $102/night for those who wish to stay at the Double Tree. This rate will be honored until Feb 17 or until the block of rooms is sold-out. To reserve a room at the Double Tree, click here.
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 New 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, Stanford Hospital and Clinics
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 (May 2015):
1. Internship opportunity with the US EPA Office of Water (click here for details)
2. Student Participation - the Future of ASM & NCASM (click here to read the article from ASM News)
3. Please send us your Student Chapter Website URL and we'll link it from our "Student Chapters" web page.
New Job Postings (January 25, 2016)
Southern California ASM (SCASM) also offers excellent meetings and professional opportunities.