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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. Dr David Schnurr Memorial Scientific Symposium at the Richmond CDPH Campus, March 20, 2015 (click here for details)
5. Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Information Sessions in San Francisco (click here) and San Jose (click here)
6. University of California, Davis extension course on pathology using genetically modified mice (click here for details)
7. Student Participation - the Future of ASM & NCASM (click here to read the article from ASM News)
8. Please send us your Student Chapter Website URL and we'll link it from our "Student Chapters" web page.
New Job Postings (March 10, 2015)
Southern California ASM (SCASM) also offers excellent meetings and professional opportunities.