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NCASM Spring 2016 meeting WRAP-UP
MICROBE WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - A long time ago, in a world seemingly far far away, the human race thought they had won the Microbe Wars. But, the microbes evolved and rose from the ashes of their empire to tell their story. In their ongoing pursuit of overcoming the Microbe Resistance, a rag tag group of microbiologists listen and try to understand them. (Screenplay Oscar to: Wendy Wilson and Susan Munro)
The Program Planning Committee has done it again. The Spring 2016 NCASM Meeting was a huge success. Seminars, interactions with colleagues, and lunches were great. Special thank you to the exhibitors for supporting the meeting and educating us with the latest in microbiological products.
Many of our speakers were able to provide pdf files of their seminar slides. Some speakers are unable to offer their slides due to institutional constraints. Others will be posted as they become available. You may access pdf files for any of the talks below by clicking the title:
Candida albicans Biofilms - Dr Clarissa Nobile
Valley Fever Vignettes - Dr Herbert Boro
Cryptococcus gattii - Dr Shawn Lockhart
Safety in the Clinical Lab - Dr Ellen Jo Baron
Detection of Emerging Resistant Organisms - Dr Ellen Jo Baron
Verification Testing of AST Methods - Dr Susan Sharp
Microbiology Beyond the Microscope - Dr Elizabeth Marlowe
Identification and Characterization of Secondary Metabolic Systems - Dr David Sherman
Democratization of Science: Do-It-Yourself Biology - Dr Patrik D'haeseleer
If you wish to view the complete meeting program, click here.
Images from the NCASM Fall 2015 Meeting
|The NCASM Executive Team that brought us the Fall 2015 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 (March 2016):
1. The UC Berkeley Microbiology Graduate Student Group will be hosting the 17th Annual Microbiology Student Symposium, May 06, 2016. 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 (May 25, 2016) - Three new job postings for LFS Examiners.
Southern California ASM (SCASM) also offers excellent meetings and professional opportunities.