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NCASM Fall 2015 Meeting, October 24, 2015:
The Fall 2015 Meeting is set for October 24, 2015 at Santa Clara University. The theme for the meeting will be strategies for diagnosing diseases caused by fastidious bacteria such as mycobacteria, Borrelia, anaerobes and more. We will offer 7 CEUs for this one day meeting. We have also invited numerous vendors who provide products that help in the lab diagnosis of diseases caused by these difficult-to-grow organisms. The Program Planning Committee has again put together a quality meeting without increasing registration fees.
The final draft of the meeting program is now available. To see the meeting program, click here.
If you wish to pre-register and pay online, click here.
To see a map of Santa Clara University and surrounding area, click here.
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
NCASM Spring 2015 Meeting Wrap-Up:
The Spring 2015 meeting was a huge success. Nearly 200 microbiologists attended each day of the Spring 2015 meeting. There were great scientific talks, student TED-talks, scientific exhibits, and colleagues from around the north state. Thanks to all who planned, spoke, and attended! If you wish to view a pdf file of the spring meeting program:
Some images from the spring 2015 meeting:
|Say "TEEEEEED". Students gave outstanding TED talks. "Thank you Dr. Mangan" for organizing this session.
||Getting Ready for Some Science
||Saturday Lunch Session
|Thank you Exhibitors and Sustaining Members for your Support!
Announcements (May 2015):
1. Internship opportunity with the US EPA Office of Water (click here for details)
2. University of California, Davis extension course on pathology using genetically modified mice (click here for details)
3. Student Participation - the Future of ASM & NCASM (click here to read the article from ASM News)
4. Please send us your Student Chapter Website URL and we'll link it from our "Student Chapters" web page.
New Job Postings (October 05, 2015)
Southern California ASM (SCASM) also offers excellent meetings and professional opportunities.