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SAVE THE DATE: NCASM Fall 2015 Meeting, October 24, 2015:
The NCASM Program Planning Committee lets no grass grow beneath their sneakers. The Fall 2015 Meeting is already set for October 24, 2015 at Santa Clara University. We will offer 7 CEUs for the one day meeting. More to follow as the meeting takes shape. Stay tuned.
Join the NCASM Executive Team:
NCASM will conduct a general election in July for officers to serve the next two years. This is a great opportunity to contribute to education and promotion of microbiology in northern California. Election will be held for offices of: President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer, Councilor, and Alternate Councilor. Duties for each office can be found from the "Organization" link above (By Laws Section E, Officers). Nominations must be received by May 31. If you are interested in running for one of these offices, please contact Mir Noorbash (mnoorbas@ValleyCare.com).
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 meeting program:
Some of the speakers were able to provide their slides for us to post on this website. If you click on a specific talk below, you will be linked to a pdf file of the slides. These will be available for approx 6 months:
Spread of Enteric Pathogens by Wildlife and Domestic Animals, Michele Jay-Russell, DVM, PhD
Whole Genome Sequencing of Foodbourne Bacteria, Okumu K'Aluoch, MS
Periprosthetic Infections, James Huddleston, MD
A Polio-like Syndrome in California, Emmanuelle Waubant, MD, PhD
Groundwater Replenishment System, Jana Safarik, BS
Water Laboratory Alliance, Latisha Mapp, MS
Advanced Water Purification Center in San Jose, Angela Cheung, PE
MALDI-TOF Integration into the Clinical Lab, Indre Budvytiene, MS
Molecular Detection of Beta-hemolytic Streptococcus, Jennifer Dien Bard, PhD
Salmonella and Fluoroquinolones, Eszter Deak, PhD
What's New from CLSI, Linda Mann, PhD
Summary of Student TED-like Talks, Dennis Mangan, PhD
Valley Fever, James L. Beebe, PhD
Some images from the 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 (February 2015):
1. Internship opportunity with the US EPA Office of Water (click here for details)
2. ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship. May 1, 2015 application deadline (click here for details)
3. ASM Kadner Institute: Personalized guidance in grant preparation and review. May 31, 2015 application deadline (click here for details)
4. University of California, Davis extension course on pathology using genetically modified mice (click here for details)
5. Student Participation - the Future of ASM & NCASM (click here to read the article from ASM News)
6. Please send us your Student Chapter Website URL and we'll link it from our "Student Chapters" web page.
New Job Postings (April 30, 2015)
Southern California ASM (SCASM) also offers excellent meetings and professional opportunities.