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SAVE THE DATE: NCASM Spring 2016 meeting will be March 4 and 5 in Pleasanton, CA. Details will be posted in early January
NCASM Fall 2015 Meeting Wrap Up:
The October 24, 2015 NCASM Fall Meeting at Santa Clara University was outstanding. Approximately 150 northern California microbiologists attended great talks, learned the lastest technologies from exhibitors, and networked with colleagues. It's refreshing to see so many future (students) and current professionals taking advantage of this meeting. Presenters have generously provided copies of their slide presentations. You can click on any of the presentations below to access a pdf file of the slides. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Spring 2016 meeting.
Click on any talk below to access the slides
New Concepts on Anaerobes in Health and Disease, Diane Citron, RM Alden Research Laboratory
Surveillance for Lyme and Emerging Tick-Borne Diseases in CA, Anne Kjemtrup, CA Dept of Public Health, Sacramento, CA
M45-A3: Update on Testing our Fastidious Friends, Diane Citron, RM Alden Research Laboratory
Antimicrobial Stewardship: Moving Beyond Rapid ID to High-Speed Susceptibility, James S. Lewis II, FIDSA, Oregon Health Science Univ
Difficult to Grow Mycobacteria That Cause Human Disease, Ed Desmond, CA Dept of Public Health, Richmond, CA
To see the complete Fall 2015 meeting program, click here.
|The NCASM Executive Team that brought us this 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 (November 23, 2015)
Southern California ASM (SCASM) also offers excellent meetings and professional opportunities.