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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 set for October 24, 2015 at Santa Clara University. We will offer 7 CEUs for the one day meeting. The theme for this meeting will be "Fussy Bugs".There will be seminars on anaerobes, Mycobacteria, spirochetes, and more. We have also invited numerous vendors who provide products that help in the lab diagnosis of diseases caused by these difficult-to-grow organisms. Additional details will be posted as the meeting takes shape. Stay tuned.
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 of the speakers were able to provide their slides for us to post on this website. The "Meetings" link at the top of this page will take you to a webpage with the slides from specific talks. These files will be available for approx 6 months.
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 (August 27, 2015)
Southern California ASM (SCASM) also offers excellent meetings and professional opportunities.